West Penwith

West PenwithThis area of Cornwall known as the West Penwith has much to offer the visitor.

Situated in a world heritage site and among CNN’s 100 must see places. Pendeen and St Just have a history of mining tin and everywhere there is evidence of that past.

The famous Botallack mine with its engine houses set in the cliff, and Levant Mine where the oldest working steam engine in Cornwall is situated are adjacent to the Coastal Footpath, which is popular with those who love walking - often viewing seals, porpoises and sharks along the way.

Stone age villages and ancient stones, are also part of this unspoilt part of Cornwall. The scenic route from Pendeen to St Ives, whether you travel by car or open top bus is one of the most spectacular in the country.

Once in St Ives, you can explore the quaint streets browsing, the shops and galleries including the famous Tate Gallery, and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. Many famous artists make their homes here in as they did in the past. Newlyn has connections with the art world as well as being a thriving commercial harbour. Further on is the picturesque little village of Mousehole much remembered by children and the book the The Mousehole Cat. Visit St Michael's Mount and the Minack Theatre, Lands End or one of the many beaches in the area for surfing or just lazing.

Fishing and boating trips can be arranged from Penzance or St Ives, and there is a Golf Club at Cape Cornwall. If after this you are hungry - well there are many and varied places to eat as local fresh food is on offer everywhere – this is your holiday enjoy it!

Botallack Crowns