It's hotting up down in Penzance and the bank holidays are a-comin'! As we launch our gorgeous Panzance hotel on the cusp of the Easter weekend, we thought we'd let everyone know why Cornwall, and for that matter Penzance are such great places to visit over the bank holiday... All of these activites are a short drive from our hotel and another reason why Penzance is such an amazing location to explore Cornwall from!
Easter Egg Hunting
National Trust Easter Egg Hunts are taking place in several destinations around the UK, including the beautiful gardens at Trengwainton near to Penzance! Take the kids for a great day out in beautiful surroundings
Magic and Beauty of St Ives
A short drive from Penzance is the beautiful and artistically prolific town of St. Ives, which is the home to many living artists, and a historic center for many artists from days gone by, amongst them the fabulous sculptor Barbara Hepworth, who's garden is a showcase for her work.
She said 'Finding Trewyn Studio was a sort of magic', wrote Barbara Hepworth; 'here was a studio, a yard and garden where I could work in open air and space'. Many who vist the garden still feel this magic. You can visit the website here. The Tate now watch over her garden and the museum dedicated to her life's work.
Good Friday at the Minack Theatre
The Minack Theater is a beautiful cliff side ampi-theater buuild into the rocks at Porthcurno, a short but rather steep drive from Penzance. It truly is a stunning setting and watching plays at sunset here can really add to the drama of it all.
The Minack opens on the 1st of April after the cool winter months. The summer programme for 2011 can be found here and a visit the the Minack is a treat not to be missed!