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Penzance - Cornwall
 
Penzance
Penzance is a town and civil parish located in Cornwall. The town is approximately 75 miles from Plymouth and 300 miles from London, with a population of 20,000 people.

Penzance is well known for being the most westerly town in Cornwall. It is also a port, only 10 miles from the sea. The town is full of many cliffs, coves and sandy beaches. Beaches include Penzance promenade beach, Battery Rocks beach and Newlyn beach.

A popular tourist attraction in Penzance is Penlee House-gallery and museum, which is the only Cornish public gallery featuring Newlyn school artists. The gallery shows paintings by artists such as Stanhope and Frank Bramley. Penlee House also hosts many exhibitions focussed on the history and archaeology of Penzance. Other museums throughout the area include Porthcurno Telegraph Museum and Geevor Mining Museum (Geevor is a tin mine museum).

One of Penzance’s most famous former residents is Sir Humphrey Davy who invented a safety lamp for miners. Another very famous person from Penzance was Thomas Holloway, who was a patent medicine vendor and philanthropist. He was considered to be one of the richest men in England in his time (he died in 1883 at the age of 83).

Neighbouring towns to Penzance include Mousehole (3 miles), Newlyn (2 miles) and Pendeen (7 miles).

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