Cheapest car hire in Penzance
*daily rates in Penzance based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Useful things to know about Penzance
- From Penzance airport you can get a helicopter trip to The Isles of Scilly.
- The town is famed for its connection to the opera, ‘The Pirates of Penzance’.
- It houses a museum celebrating the internationally acclaimed ‘Newlyn School of Art’.
- The death of Admiral Nelson was first proclaimed in the town.
- It is in Mount’s Bay, the location of St Michael’s Mount.
Penzance Mini Guide
Hiring a car is a great way to explore what is one of the most scenic parts of England and there are some stunning coastal drives which you can do. Another place you can drive to without too much difficulty is Trereife House and this 18th century manor house opens its rooms and gardens to visitors. If you are lucky, a traditional English Tea will be served there so that you can tuck in to some delicious scones and enjoy a traditional pot of tea.
Once you have driven around the surrounding countryside, take some time to walk through the centre of town and enjoy the quaint sights which make Penzance one of the United Kingdom’s most charming towns. These include the fisherman’s statue in Newlyn Promenade, a long promenade which dates back to the 19th century. Newlyn is also the name of a school of art and the Newlyn artists’ paintings can be seen in the splendid Queen’s Hotel which has a good collection of work.
All around you will see some stunning architecture including examples of Art Deco, Georgian and Regency buildings. Be sure to see the Egyptian House and the Market House, they are among the most handsome buildings in the south of England. Furthermore Penzance Town Hall (known as St Johns Town Hall) is one of the biggest granite buildings in the world. With some incredible pubs and incomparable architecture, you will want to devote at least one whole day to seeing Penzance. Take your camera! It takes around six hours to drive from London
to Penzance and the routes you would use are via the motorways M4 and M5, followed by the A30 road.
Latest Update from Penzance:
- A lot of Spain celebrates the 'Bonfires of St John' festival but so does Penzance which has fireworks, live music, processions and more to add to the noisy festivities.