Things To Do

West Cornwall is well serviced by public transport both in terms of getting to Penzance to start your holiday and to enable you to explore the many delights on offer.

Travelling by train;

Travelling by bus:

Travelling by plane:

Travelling by car:

For those travelling by car, nearby attractions with mileage and travel time by car is as follows or check out yourself using the following link;

Destination Miles Time by Car
Newlyn 1 mile 4 minutes
Mousehole 3 miles 10 minutes
St Michael’s Mount, Marazion 4 miles 11 minutes
St Just, World Heritage status for mining 7.5 miles 16 minutes
Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen 8 miles 16 minutes
St Ives 8 miles 19 minutes
Sennen Cove 9 miles 20 minutes
Lands End 10 miles 22 minutes
Minack Theatre & Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno 10 miles 22 minutes
The Lizard 25 miles 45 minutes
Truro 27 miles 43 minutes
Falmouth 26 miles 52 minutes

Why not check out the Aerial views of West Cornwall below to give you an idea of why a third of Cornwall has been designated as an area of outstanding beauty…

Here are some of the more popular activities and places to visit while staying at Camilla House.

Art Galleries

We are very fortunate; Penzance, St Ives and the surrounding area have rich offerings of both private and public galleries, with many well-known artists regularly exhibiting.  A selection from the many that are worth considering can be seen here:

Penlee House, Penzance – Originally a private house with amazing gardens.  Penzance’s own art gallery and museum can be found within 5 minutes walk of Camilla House.

Regular art exhibitions, permanent ‘Newlyn School’ and Lamorna Group paintings, archaeology from West Cornwall and an extensive photographic library are some of the highlights to be found at :Penlee house – see more at

The Exchange, Penzance – The new offering from the Newlyn Gallery provides a contemporary new art space just around the corner from Camilla House – see the dual website

Newlyn Gallery, Newlyn (Penzance) – Dating back to 1895 and placed on the outskirts of Newlyn (close to Penzance) the gallery offers a variety of exhibitions throughout the year and is home to the Newlyn Society of Artists – details of what is on can be seen at

Tate St Ives, St Ives – Part of the national Tate Galleries, this modern building houses important displays of modern and contemporary art and has the added bonus of including Barbara Hepworth’s studio and garden – check the Tate website for events at

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