Penzance | 'Pensans'
The Old Market Town of Penzance bustles with shops and restaurants. Our apartment complex is situated a short stroll form the heart of the town at the bottom of the historic Chapel Street, where the news of Lord Nelson's Death first reached England in 1805. Chapel Street is steeped in history, from The National Trust's Egyptian House to the infamous Admiral Benbow pub with its tales of smugglers tunnels.
A 5 minute walk along Chapel Street brings you to the town centre, which has a variety of high street and independent shops, cafés, restaurants banks, and supermarkets. At the top of Market Jew Street is the statue of Sir Humphry Davy, the Penzance born chemist who studied the effects of electric currents on compounds.
Towards the bottom of the town is the Wharfside Shopping Centre with modern shops, cafés and restaurants. Further on you will find the Bus Station and Train Station, the final stopping point for travel links from the rest of the country.
Along the harbour you will find our restaurant, The Boatshed Café-Bar, which was part of the original Wharf building dating back to the 18th century. From the Quay opposite, you can board the Scillonian III, a passenger ferry taking you to the world famous Isles of Scilly, a unique offshore island paradise.
A short walk along the harbour towards Newlyn, where Cornwall's biggest fishing fleet are based, you pass Britain's largest open air swimming pool and take in the old Promenade.