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About Penzance
Penzance is a civil parish and port town in the Penwith district of Cornwall, England, UK. Granted various Royal Charters from 1512 onwards and Incorporated in 1614, it has a population of 21,168 people and is currently Penwith's principal town. Situated in the shelter of the Mount's Bay, the town faces southeast onto the English Channel, is bordered to the west by the fishing port of Newlyn and stretches towards the small town of Marazion in the east. The town's location gives it a subtropical climate that is warmer than most of the rest of Britain. Although the first historical mention of Penzance (as a place for landing fish) was in 1322, the town was, until fairly recently, overshadowed by its near-neighbour Marazion. (Marazion was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1088 and is the oldest chartered town in Britain, having been granted this status by King Henry III in 1257.) In medieval times and later Penzance was subject to frequent raiding by Barbary pirates. The name of one of Penzance's oldest buildings 'The Turk's Head' pub is said to be a reference to these incidents, however there is no written evidence to this effect.
M5 South from Bristol (1.0mi, 1.6km)
Take the M5 South from Bristol to Exeter where you join the A30. Stay on this all the way to Penzance. Follow signs to Penzance promenade and turn right at the mini roundabout into Alexandra Road. Mennaye Road is the second road on the right and Glencree House is on the right hand side.
M5 south A30 penzance (120.0mi, 193.1km)
M5 take A30 bodmin then penzance, when entering penzance follow signs for ferry &newlyn carry on along the seafront promenade until your first mini island in front of beechwood hotel, turn right into alexander rd, then 2nd right by church like building into mennaye rd, duporth is first building on your right.


Duporth Guest House
1 Mennaye Rd
TR18 4NG

01736 333989

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