Peek into Penzance
Located in picturesque Mount’s Bay in Cornwall, Penzance is well known as a tourist destination with great beaches and facilities as well as a wealth of history and culture to explore. The town is also three hundred and forty five miles from the Medusa Juice Vape Store in Peterborough. As you tour Penzance and enjoy everything this bustling town has to offer, you can take a trip to visit the Medusa Juice Vape Store and check out our fantastic selection. You won’t find a better range of e-liquids, not to mention our great vaping accessories and new clothing line. With items being added all the time as well as new offers and contests, it’s well worth visiting regularly.
Penzance takes its name from Penn Sans meaning ‘holy headland’ in the Cornish language. The name refers to the chapel which stood over a thousand years ago on the headland to the west of what is now Penzance Harbour.
Where are all the pirates?
Archaeological evidence suggests that the area where Penzance stands has been occupied since prehistoric times. A Bronze Age settlement and Iron Age fortifications have been found nearby as well as a number of Roman coins.
During the medieval period Penzance received Royal charters to hold weekly markets as well as annual fairs, making the town was a significant trading centre. Around this time a quay was built and received the right to charge harbour dues to any ship using the docks which helped strengthen the town’s economy further.
The history of the town is not without its hardships as Penzance was subject to frequent pirate raids. In the 16th and 17th centuries Penzance was visited by plague and an estimated ten percent of the population was killed by the disease. And in 1595 a Spanish force landed nearby and the outnumbered local militia were forced to flee leaving the Spanish troops to loot and burn Penzance and neighbouring villages.
When the Civil War broke out Penzance remained a Royalist town and Parliamentarian forces sacked the town in retaliation for their support of Royalist troops.
By the 19th century Penzance was firmly established as an important regional centre. The town was home to a large society of tradesmen as well as the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. As the industrial revolution changed the country, Penzance acquired a new dry dock and foundry that would become vital as increasing numbers of steamships visited the harbour.
The town continued to grow rapidly after it was connected to the railway network. It was during the Victorian Era that Penzance became more prominent as a tourist destination. The railways allowed visitors to come from far and wide and the town had a reputation for clean air and beautiful beaches. And to this day the town remains a popular choice among holidaymakers.
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Penzance is famous for its beautiful beaches of golden sand. The coastline around the town is part of Cornwall’s area of outstanding natural beauty and the miles of beaches are as picturesque and filled with fun activities as you would expect. There are many beaches nearby, including Perranuthnoe and Kenneggy Sands, so there’s something for everyone.Visitors will find family friendly spaces with ice cream and rock pools or more secluded locations and great opportunities for surfing.
To enjoy more of the amazing coastline and area of outstanding natural beauty, hike along the South West Coast Path. Follow the trail to the west to reach Lamorna Cove and the village there or further along to the seaside town of St Ives. Or head east to reach the historic town of Marazion. And for a more adventurous view of the coastline you can take coasteering tours and enjoy rock climbing on the cliffs.
A ferry or a short walk across the causeway when the tide’s out will take you to St. Michael’s Mount. This beautiful island that looks and feels like it belongs in a magical fantasy world and is a must see for visitors. Discover the medieval castle that sits atop the island and climb the fairytale turrets to admire the view. While there you can enjoy the islands cafes or restaurant as well as the picturesque sub-tropical gardens.
Penzance also has a rich history of art and culture that’s well worth checking out. The Penlee House Museum focuses on the artistic heritage of Cornwall. Explore the displays of local artefacts and paintings by the Newlyn School of Artists. For more contemporary artwork, visit The Exchange Gallery which features some wonderful local work alongside national and international pieces.
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While visiting Penzance visitors have plenty of activities to choose from. As well as hiring surf boards, you can also hire kayaks and boats to spend more time out on the water. And if you prefer to stay on land you can choose from paintball, escape rooms, soft play areas and even a VR arcade.
The seaside town of Penzance is a wonderful tourist destination with great beaches and a range of restaurants, traditional pubs and some fantastic stores. While enjoying everything that Penzance has to offer why not take a trip out to visit the Medusa Juice Vape Shop in Peterborough? Visit regularly either in person or through our online store to make the most of the latest e-liquids as well as great deals and contests. Medusa Juice also has an amazing range of accessories and a clothing line featuring great t-shirts and hoodies with eye catching designs.