Penryn

Penryn, South Cornwall
Penryn, South Cornwall
Penryn, South Cornwall
Penryn, South Cornwall
Penryn, South Cornwall
Penryn, South Cornwall
Penryn, South Cornwall

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Penryn, near Falmouth, is one of the oldest market towns in Cornwall. Steeped in history, with a fascinating timeline of architecture, a labyrinth of side roads, woodland to explore, beautiful scenery to take in and a dynamic community of people to meet including a thriving art community. Plus, there are some wonderful cafe’s, bars and shops to enjoy.

Once the main port on the river with a thriving trade in fish, tin and copper, Penryn became overshadowed by the huge growth of Falmouth. Today, Penryn is a quiet town that retains much of its heritage with buildings dating back to Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian times. The town has been designated as an important conservation area.  Penryn is also home to University College Falmouth.

Things to do in Penryn

  • Ennys Gardens A 30 acre garden complete with waterwheel and ponds plus the New Zealand garden is part of the Enys Estate. It's a secret garden which not many people know about, even the locals are often not aware of it's existence. Great tea rooms with home-made cakes is in the cobbled courtyard. Top tip: Visit during May/June to see the magnificent displays of bluebells in the woods and meadow. 
  • Loe Beach Watersports Centre Loe Beach encompasses Loe Beach Boat Hire, Loe Beach Watersports Centre and Loe Beach Cafe. Loe Beach Boat Hire offers hire of several types of craft including: motor boat hire, kayak hire, sailing dinghy hire, row boat hire 
  • Penryn Town Museum A small museum rich in local history and heritage. Discover the fascinating story of Penryn with artefacts from the 13th century Glasney College, Cornwall's famous medieval monastery. Open weekdays only. 
  • Penryn Water Taxi Take a trip on the river to Flushing, Mylor, Falmouth and St Mawes. Top tip: Book in advance to guarantee your places 
  • Raze the Roof - Indoor Play & Laser Tag Great place for the kids to unwind with great play facilities and comfy sofas for muma and dads to relax in. There's also a cafe. Top tip: Recommended for an odd rainy day 
  • Kernow Wake Park Wakeboarding is a new, fast-growing watersport that uses a cable tow system. It's similar to snowboarding or skateboarding, except on water, and has become a modern alternative to water skiing. Located in Kessel Quarry, Halvasso, three miles from Penryn on the Helston Road, you can wakeboard in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. Beginners are always welcome. Top tip: Check out the best deals online and details of kit hire 
  • BF Adventure This outdoor centre at Halvasso three miles from Penryn on the Helston Road, offers watersports, climbing, zip wire and bushcraft among its wide range of activities. 

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★★★★Visit Britain
South Coast
Self catering near Falmouthon on the University Campus in Penryn.  One bed and seven bed flats that are low cost, self contained sleeping 1 to 14 guests, with free parking & WiFi, ideal for families or groups. 

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South Coast
Self catering apartments on the University Campus in Penryn, near Falmouth. These modern low cost double and twin rooms with ensuite available during July and August, with free parking, WiFi and no minimum nights’ stay.

★★★★Visit Britain
South Coast
Two beautifully restored cottages, sleeping 4 - 5 plus cot, set in open farmland on a dairy farm. Ideally situated for the north and south coasts, gardens, sailing, walking and cycling.

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South Coast
A warm welcome awaits you at these 8 award-winning 4 star luxury apartments set within the beautiful surroundings of Mylor Yacht Harbour with views across the Carrick 'Roads' estuary on the South Coast.

South Coast
These character cottages in Cornwall are situated four miles from Falmouth on the top of a hill outside the village of Mabe overlooking the countryside towards the Roseland peninsula, Falmouth bay and St Austell. Sleeps 2 and 4.

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South Coast
4 star hotel on the banks of the Helford River with award winning food, gardens, golf course, spa, indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, cottages and holiday homes. Plus tennis, kayaking, boat trips & electric vehicle charging. Perfect spot for rest and relaxation

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South Coast
New 5 star gold award holiday homes + four traditional self-catering cottages with all the facilities of a 4 star hotel. Access to spa, pool, golf course, kayaking, boat trips, award winning restaurant, tennis & beautiful walks around the Helford River.

South Coast
Bell Cottage is an attractive single-storey cottage, fully equipped for two people. It is comfortable and spacious and situated in a quiet, traffic free location. The cottage is an ideal central base for exploring Cornwall’s coast & countryside.

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