Hiring a car in Penzance gives you the freedom to see the highlights of this popular destination - plan carefully, there are plenty of them...
Known for boating, fishing, swimming, a castle-crowned tidal island, pirates, smugglers, and the eternally captivating spectacle of Mazey Day, this historic port is drenched in tales of the past that lure visitors in like mermaids singing sailors on to the rocks.
Precious family holiday memories are made every day in Penzance, especially when the weather heats up and the sunshine lures Brits down to Cornwall. If you plan to visit in summer, booking car rental in Penzance as early as possible is recommended to get the vehicle you want - plus you can make savings when you book in advance.
This is traditional Cornwall at its finest: pretty and safe beaches dot the area; you can catch the drifting smell of fresh-from-the-water seafood being cooked; boats bob in the harbour; stone cottages line the seafront; and independent boutiques welcome visitors off streets that rise and fall like winter waves.
Clinging to the hillside that overlooks Mount's Bay and with sublime views of nearby St Michael's Mount, Penzance is everything you want it to be. There are museums and art galleries, an eclectic mix of cafés and restaurants, walking and cycling routes, and surf spots. It's easy to reach this part of Cornwall too, as trains terminate right in Penzance. Visitors from Aberdeen can even hop on a train in the morning and be in Penzance by night-time - at just over 13 hours it's the longest single train journey in the UK. Of course visitors arriving by train will be eager to book a car to make the most of their time here.
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A world of family adventures is available when you book car hire; Penzance is an excellent base from which to explore Cornwall...
The nearest attraction is St Michael's Mount, which is an iconic sight on the Cornish coastline. As low tide approaches a path is revealed almost magically, leading the way to this tidal island where walks, talks and tours showcase this captivating destination in the sea.
Travel west from Penzance - though you can only go so far - to find the Minack Theatre and, of course, Land's End. The open air theatre has been carved into the side of the cliff and it hosts shows throughout the year. Sitting here by the sea and hearing opera, seeing a Shakespeare play - even watching one of the special children's shows - is utterly magical. Land's End is a mere 20-minute drive from Penzance and a visit is worthwhile, if only to say you've stood at the very end of mainland Britain.
The town of St Ives is one of the most beloved destinations in all of Cornwall thanks to its excellent beaches, cluster of arty types, historic sites and lip-smacking range of top-class restaurants. You can drive to St Ives in just 25 minutes from Penzance.
Beaches are one of the main attractions in Cornwall. With your rented car you can reach the best beaches with ease. Pack up the car with a picnic, sunscreen, buckets and spades and hit the sands of Perranuthnoe, Long Rock, Praa Sands and Prussia Cove, to name just a few. Of course, the beauty of having your own wheels means that you can go in search of a beach that suits you perfectly.