Set out along the sweep of Mount's Bay, Penzance is the most
westerly major town in England, and is still the terminus of the
main railway line from London. It boasts a tangle of authentic
winding streets and a charming promenade, making it one of
Cornwall's premier resort towns. One of Penzance's most popular
attractions is the tidal island of St Michael's Mount.
Shrouded in myth and legend, St Michael's Mount is home to an
imposing castle and the beautiful chapel of St Michael, and has
fascinated visitors for centuries. Enjoying a milder climate than
much of the rest of Britain, Penzance has much to recommend it, and
as such it has been a celebrated destination for holidaymakers ever
since the arrival of the railway in the mid-19th century.