Best Things to See & Do in Zennor

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  • Moomaid in the Village - Zennor

    Moomaid in the Village / Zennor

    The legendary Moomaid has returned home to Zennor. This new ice cream parlour in Zennor follows in the hoofsteps of the much-loved Moomaid cafes in St Ives and Porthtowan.

    The new parlour/take-away has a cosy interior, a string-light-strewn covered patio and a sun-trap of a garden at the front. It’s part of a recently renovated local craft centre, and the...

  • Zennor Quoit
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    Located about a mile south of Zennor on the high, flat Amalveor Downs is the substantial Zennor Quoit, a fine example of a portal dolmen. The sketch below was made by the renown antiquarian William Borlase in 1769 an the...

  • Men-an-Tol holed stone
    An unusual and attractive Cornish site, the Mên-an-Tol is believed to belong to the Bronze Age, thereby making it around 3,500 years old, though little evidence has been found. It consists of four stones, the most memorable being the...
  • Mulfra Quoit Sun

    The Neolithic Mulfra Quoit sits high on the West Cornwall moors with wide reaching views over the landscape and sea. It is similar in structure to nearby Chûn Quoit but less well preserved. 

    The quoit is a typical...

  • Gurnard's Head nr Zennor

    Gurnard's Head is a long, narrow, headland near the hamlet of Treen, in the parish of Zennor, on the north side of the Penwith peninsula. The name derives from the fact that the shape of the headland is supposed to resemble the...
  • 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...
  • Chysauster
    Some say that Chysauster's eight stone dwellings represent the earliest identifiable village street in England. The dwellings, which have been called 'courtyard houses', were probably built and occupied between 100BC and 400AD by...
  • Porthmeor Stone Circle - Treen Common

    Located on the West Penwith moors, as they drop back down towards the north coast is this apparent stone circle. It seems much of the time the stones are obscured by the gorse and heather, however, after a recent fire they...

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

  • Carn Kenidjack

    The Tinners Way is an ancient 18 mile (29Km) trail from St Ives to Cape Cornwall in St Just. The walk takes in everything that is quintessentially West Penwith, starting on the rugged north coast and heading inland across high moor which has...

  • The Wayside Folk Museum in Zennor has thousands of artefacts reflecting both the domestic and industrial history of the area

  • Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden

    The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden features works in bronze, stone and wood in addition to paintings, drawings and other archive material

  • The Shore - Penzance

    The Shore Restaurant / 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...

  • Porthmeor beach - St Ives

    There are few towns anywhere which can rival St Ives for both number and quality of beaches. There are no less than five beautiful sandy beaches within easy walking distance of St Ives town centre. St Ives has few rivals for the crown of Cornwall...

  • Leach Pottery postage stamp - 1987

    Established by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada in 1920, many studio potters have had their training here. The historic pottery buildings have been restored, there are regular exhibitions and a selling gallery with work by leading contemporary potters.

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