Treventon is a stroll into Penzance Town

Treventon is ten minutes walk into the thriving Penzance town centre

Walk via Penlee House

The most direct route into town is by turning right out of Treventon. At the end of Alexandra Place, follow the path to your left, after about 50m on your left is an entrance to Penlee House gardens. Walk through the gardens, turning right at the first junction towards Penlee House which hosts the art gallery, museum and a café. Continue past Penlee House and out of the main gate, cross over the zebra crossing and continue up the path, at the end of this turn left and then right onto Parade Street past the Acorn Theatre where you will arrive at the town centre.

Penlee Gardens Penzance
Penlee Gardens Penzance

From Parade Street, to your right is Chapel Street which leads down towards the sea front, you will notice the striking Egyptian House, a listed building now owned by the Landmark Trust. Along Chapel Street you will find independent shops, restaurants and pubs including The Turks Head and Admiral Benbow both of which serve food at lunch and dinner times. Continuing down Chapel Street and Quay Street you will pass the Dolphin Inn which serves food all day.

Egyptian House

From Parade Street, walking left up Green Market you will arrive at the town centre where you will find the usual high street shops mixed in among a good selection of independent shops. The main thoroughfares are Market Jew Street and Causwayhead.

Walk via the Promenade

Turn left out of Treventon and then left down Alexandra Road, at the roundabout cross over onto the Promenade and the Atlantic Ocean in front of you. The promenade regularly takes a bashing from storms and is currently being restored with work planned to be completed by June 2020 in time for the Golowan Festival. Turn left and follow the promenade, in the distance you will see St Michael’s Mount and along the way you will pass various opportunities to eat and drink.

jubilee pool
Jubilee Pool

At the end of the promenade take a look into the artdeco Jubilee Pool opened in 1935, the year of King George V’s Silver Jubilee. The pool is building a geothermal heating system that is planned to be operation in spring 2020.

Continuing towards town follow the pavement past the Dolphin Inn, to your right is the Penzance Ferry Terminal, home to the Scillonian III which sails daily to the Isles of Scilly, crossing over the drawbridge will take you past Penzance Harbour on your right. From here on you can take any of the next left turns which will lead you into the Penzance town centre. In any case turn left before the new Premier Inn to reach the far end of the town centre.

Cornwall Council post on promenade improvements

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