Best Things to See & Do in Mousehole

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  • Home to a permanent collection of Newlyn School paintings and an exhibition detailing the history of Penzance

  • Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital

    Bird hospital and sanctuary for sick and injured birds

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

  • Located on the outskirts of Penzance Trewidden is reknowned for it's collection of camellias and exotic shrubs

  • Merry Maidens - aerial photo
    This late Stone/early Bronze Age (2500-1500BC) stone circle is renowned for both its beauty and the stories connected to it. It lies in a gently sloping field between Lamorna and St Buryan, a stone’s throw from Tregiffian barrow and a...
  • Island castle set in the middle of Mount's Bay, just off the coast of Marazion. The Mount is now managed by the National Trust but remains the home of St Aubyn family.

  • Newlyn Art Gallery

    Public art gallery featuring contemporary art. Located on the edge of Newlyn Green, overlooking the sea, the gallery take full advantage of its position with the recent addition of a glass pavilion.

  • Morrab Gardens. Sup-tropical garendens located between Penzance's town centre and promenade

  • Historic Chapel Street - Penzance

    The oldest part of Penzance is the quay. From here it extended up what is now Chapel Street which is rich in history and contains an eclectic mix of buildings and businesses. Most of the street dates back to the mid 18th...

  • The Pipers of Boleigh

    The Pipers menhirs are set in fields just across the road from the well known Merry Maidens of Boleigh stone circle. In the far west of Cornwall one comes to expect a lot of ancient sites; however, this particular area has an unparalleled...

  • 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...

  • Newlyn Fish Festival

    Every August Bank Holiday Monday the fishing port of Newlyn hosts its own lively Fish Festival, celebrating all things fish. There are local arts and crafts on offer, along with demonstrations of live cookery, musical and theatre events, children...

  • Tregiffian Barrow

    A stone's throw from the Merry Maidens, this Neolithic or early Bronze Age barrow or entrance grave has numerous interesting features. It is also only one of three such sites in Cornwall, the others being found at Pennance and...
  • Tremenheere arid gardens

    The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are probably the newest addition to Cornwall's tradition of great gardens. Only opened in 2012 the gardens have already become an established fixture on the itinerary of green-fingered visitors...

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