Best Things to See & Do in Madron

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  • Located in Madron near Penzance. Woodland garden with views over Mounts Bay. Exotic trees and shrubs including tree ferns create a prehistoric feel

  • The Shore - Penzance

    There’s nothing overly fancy about the location of the Shore. Set on a crossroads on the edge of Penzance town centre this restaurant is all about the food. 

    Probably the best seafood in town, this bistro is run by Bruce Rennie, a chef with a wealth of experience from the Michelin starred kitchens of some of the biggest names in food. Now working alone in the kitchen, food is crafted around whatever is fresh and in season....
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  • Alverne Restaurant / Penzance

    Alverne Restaurant - Penzance

    This really is a little gem in the middle of town, and it's a rare day when you walk past and the outside tables aren't buzzing. Inside, it's comfy and cosy, and the perfect place for a pitstop when you're in town.

    Alverne serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the specials board changing daily (and often during the day) to make the most of the fresh Newlyn fish. 

    There's a sunny, Mediterranean feel to a lot of the menu, with tapas-inspired small plates, delicious sides, and...
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  • Home to a permanent collection of Newlyn School paintings and an exhibition detailing the history of Penzance

  • The Honey Pot / Penzance

    Food - Honey Pot - Penzance

    This much-loved little cafe is tucked away down a side street in the centre of Penzance. It's a favourite spot for breakfast, lunch, or simply catching up over a coffee, and in the summer, it's open Friday and Saturday evenings, too.

    The food is homemade and local, with a great emphasis on sustainable and seasonal. During the lockdown in 2020, The Honey Pot started to serve gorgeous, homemade ready meals, which were so popular that they still sell them.

    But let's be honest....
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  • Jubilee Pool - Penzance

    Situated at the eastern end of Penzance's promenade is one of the jewels in Penzance's crown - the iconic art deco Jubilee Pool. Opened in 1935, to celebrate King George V's Silver Jubilee the pool is testament to Penzance's...

  • Jubilee Pool Café / Penzance

    Jubilee Pool Cafe

    It's the perfect day: relaxing in Penzance's beautiful Art Deco lido, with a break for lunch on the sunny terrace.

    There's dining indoors and out at the Jubilee Pool, which serves breakfast and lunch, as well as delicious locally made cakes. Enjoy a plate of mackerel or some Cornish cheeses as you gaze down at the pool or out across Mount's Bay.

    After your swim, head here for a chilled glass of wine or a hot coffee, depending on your...
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  • Lanyon Quoit
    Situated in largely unpopulated and treeless Cornish landscape between Madron and Morvah, Lanyon Quoit, along with other Cornish dolmens, dates back to the Neolithic period (3500-2500BC), predating both the pyramids in Egypt and metal...
  • Located on the outskirts of Penzance Trewidden is reknowned for it's collection of camellias and exotic shrubs

  • Iyengar Yoga - West Cornwall

    Iyengar Yoga classes with certified yoga teacher Emily West. Based in Penzance, West Cornwall offering beginners courses and mixed ability classes.

  • Golowan Devil

    In the Cornish language, Golowan (or Goluan or Gol-Jowan) means the Feast of St John and it is on St John’s eve, the 23rd of June, that the festivities begin for this revived tradition in Penzance. (The patron saint of the town, the town hall is...

  • 2 Fore Street / Mousehole

    Come to this pleasing little bistro for fresh fish with fantastic views. 2 Fore Street is in the centre of the village, looking out towards the busy little harbour.

    It's a lovely place to enjoy seafood and a glass of something chilled in the evening; however, it's equally good simply to stop here for a coffee in the morning. On a sunny day, try to get a table in the pretty courtyard.

    If you're heading out for the day, 2 Fore Street has also opened a deli recently (a bit further...
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  • Harris's Restaurant / Penzance

    Harris's Interior

    If you're looking for a place for a more intimate dinner, try this Penzance favourite. The pretty little restaurant is tucked down a side street in the middle of town, where it's been feeding discerning diners for over thirty years.

    Harris's specialises in locally caught seafood, perfectly prepared and beautifully served, alongside wine recommendations. The portions are also generous, which can be rare in a high-end establishment - this is the place to bring a date if you both truly...
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  • Sukothai / Penzance

    Sukothai - Penzance

    For real Thai food (as opposed to the usual British imitation dishes), choose this friendly little restaurant in Penzance. The intimate space makes the experience even more fun, as diners and staff chat together, enjoying the authentic Thai cuisine. 

    The dishes are delicate and full of intricate textures and flavours. Share a selection with your dining companion(s) to make sure you try as many different dishes as possible. It's a good spot for veggie and vegan diners. Wash it down...
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  • Bakehouse Restaurant - Penzance

    Step off the pavement in Penzance's Chapel Street and into what feels like a different world. The romantic courtyard in the Bakehouse Restaurant is full of fairy lights, plants and palm trees. Inside, the clean, contemporary decor is perfect for the restaurant's changing display of local art.

    The menu is also always changing, with fresh fish from nearby Newlyn and a lot of seasonal local produce. Even the wine comes from Penzance, from Polgoon Vineyard. 

    The Bakehouse Penzance...
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