Best Things to See & Do in Mousehole

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  • 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...

  • The Exchange Gallery - Penzance

    Contemporary art gallery showcasing the very best of national and international contemporary art. The converted telephone exchange also has a cafe and education space

  • Carn Euny Prehistoric Village

    Carn Euny is one of the best-preserved Iron Age villages in the south west, with nine visible hut foundations and a spectacular sixty-five foot fougou. The name 'fogou' derives from the Cornish 'fogo', meaning 'cave'. Fogous...

  • Boskednan Stone Circle detail

    The Boskednan stone circle is located in an area of moorland rich in megalithic sites. Within a mile of the site are notable stones such as Men-an-Tol, Men Scryfa and Carfury menhir to mention a few. Within the immediate vicinity...

  • Boscawen-un

    Boscawen-Un, believed to have been a very important Bronze Age ceremonial site, lies off the beaten track between Carn Euny and St Buryan. Of all the stone circles in Penwith, this one is particularly special as it is not only...
  • Prussia Cove

    The path leaves Penzance from the seaward side of the train station, at the bottom of Market Jew Street. A paved footway is sandwiched between the railway line and the sea, although at low tide it is possible to walk along...

  • The Minack Open Air Theatre is in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere in the world, perched high on golden cliffs above the turquoise sea

  • 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...
  • Established in 1990, the museum has an elaborate collection of lighthouse equipment that helps to tell the story of how an organization, Trinity House, has built and maintained lights around the coast of England and Wales for over 400 years.

  • The Drift Stones (The Sisters)

    Also known as the Triganeeris Sisters, or simply 'the Sisters', the Drift Stones are an impressive pair of standing stones situated in a field just off the A30, a few miles west of Penzance near the village of Drift. The largest...
  • The Egyptian House

    Located 50 or so metres from the top of Chapel Street is the Egyptian House (Nos 6-7). It's perhaps one of Cornwall's most flamboyant examples of architecture with it's ornate facade of lotus columns and stylized cornices....

  • Tanglewood Wild Garden

    Are you looking for a wild getaway in Cornwall? Look no further as Penzance is home to the Tanglewood Wild Garden. Tanglewood Wild Garden is a 9-acre natural garden and woodland boasting four ponds. The dog-friendly gardens are kept as natural...

  • Tater Du Lighthouse - Close Up

    Tater Du is the Cornish name for the section of coast near Porthcurno in West Penwith on which this namesake lighthouse stands. A bright white beacon on the dark granite cliffs of the southern approach to Land’s End, Tater...

  • Grey Heron, little Egret

    Marazion Marsh is the most southerly RSPB reserve in the UK, famous for Aquatic Warblers (of which more than 170 have been spotted on the site) and, more recently, the presence of rare Bittern, for which the EU has granted the site SPA (Special...

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