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 railroad 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 railroad in the mid-19th century.