The town and parish of Penzance has a population of just over 21,000; Penzance is one of the busiest towns in Cornwall.
The town supports a large number of small businesses that are involved in service industries, light engineering, manufacturing, retail, catering and specialist trades and crafts.
The town’s streets are packed with shops, traditional pubs and lively cafés and restaurants that offer international cuisine as well as mouth-watering Cornish specialities.
There is a good choice of accommodation, from homely guesthouses to top-of-the-range hotels.
Penzance is a town that is constantly evolving without losing its historic appeal and rich Cornish identity, so vividly expressed in everyday life and in such events as Golowan and Montol.
Penzance covers all bases as a friendly holiday resort and a busy shopping centre while its thriving cultural life reflects West Cornwall’s distinguished reputation in the international art world.