Penzance Neighbourhoods, Locations and Districts

(Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK)

Penzance regionPenzance is a particularly friendly and vibrant town, situated on the far western edge of Cornwall. The town of Penzance is located within the scenic Mount's Bay area, a prominent stretch of water, which is home to the world-famous St. Michael's Mount.

The town has become an important commercial centre for the whole of Land's End peninsula and features a number of prominent districts and nearby areas, such as Chyandour, Gulval, Heamoor, Longrock, Madron, Newlyn, Tredavoe and Tremethick Cross. Here are Penzance's main districts, neighbourhoods and locations.


Central Penzance is based around Market Jew Street, Wharf Road and Station Road. Many shops are located in this part of town and close to the harbour, such as the Wharfside Shopping Centre. Nearby Chapel Street is well pedestrianised and is a particularly historic and winding route, leading down towards the seafront. Many interesting independent retailers, waterfront eateries and traditional pubs reside in this part of Penzance.

Along the coastline, Battery Road, leads to the South Terrace and the Western Promenade Road, and this stretch is a prominent thoroughfare in Penzance, edging the seafront and connecting many nearby hotels and guesthouses. Slightly inland and enjoying a fairly central location, the Penlee Memorial Park covers a vast area, being home to the much visited Penlee House Art Gallery and Museum and edged by Alverton Place, Park Corner and Morrab Road. Penlee Park is an important area of green, offering the perfect alternative to the nearby sandy beaches, which are just a short walk away.