As one of Cornwall’s most southerly towns, Penzance hosts a range of activities for you and your four-legged friend.
With mystical castles, glorious gardens and cute cafés to treat yourself and your pooch, a day trip to Penzance should definitely be on anyone’s bucket list when visiting our Cornish county.
For those who seek a more tranquil and serene surroundings, Penzance promises miles of beautiful coastline to keep those paws moving from dawn until dusk. Just a stone’s throw away from one of Cornwall’s most popular tourist destinations, here’s why we love Penzance and some of our top places to visit when you are in this tremendous town.
St Michael’s Mount
Situated on the edge of Penzance, St Michael’s Mount is one of Cornwall’s top tourism locations, it would be difficult to keep a visit to this classic castle off any list. Set just off the shore from Marazion, this picturesque location is a must-see for anyone knew to our Cornish county. Acting as the sister building to the famous castle based in Normandy, Mont St Michel, this idyllic spot is a beautiful place to visit with your four-legged friend.
With dogs permitted to enter the harbour and village, despite unable to enter the actual castle and gardens, this is an ideal spot to gaze upon the surroundings of the building whilst taking in the awe-inspiring view of Marazion and Penzance.
Wish to take a walk at dusk? Well from 6pm onwards, dogs are permitted on both Long Rock and Marazion beach, meaning you can walk straight from Penzance to the grounds of the Mount with soft sand between your toes and paws.
There is nothing that embodies the sumptuousness of summer more than a glorious garden. With beautiful botanicals and fresh flowers, Trengwainton promises a lustre of luscious loveliness in their National Trust protected gardens. These wonderful gardens lie right in the heart of Penzance making it an easy to access, blissful adventure for you and your furry friend.
Like us, the National Trust loves all things wildlife and this includes our dogs. Welcome on leads all year round, these glorious garden walk is perfect for our golden oldies out there that fancy a springtime stroll in a quiet area. Soak in the springtime glory and see what wonderful wildlife and fantastic flowers you can see on your gander around these gorgeous gardens.
With canine treats available at reception, a delightful day out at Trengwainton is guaranteed so grab your leads and head down to this luscious locations that is beyond pawfect for you and your four legged friend.
You cannot find a pub that embodies the nautical essence more than the Dolphin Tavern. This pub oozes history, and is host to a plethora of shipping artefacts straight out of the prop cupboard for Pirates of the Caribbean.
Serving fresh and tasty food 7 days a week, this dog-loving pub is a great place to grab a bite to eat after a long day’s walk around the town centre. Featuring fresh Cornish produce, we recommend trying their Rattler battered catch of the day, showcasing the best of Cornish Cyder and fresh fish produce!
With dogs warmly welcomed inside and outside of the pub doors, as long as they're on a lead, the doors of the Dolphin Tavern are open to them whenever they like!
Gorgeously positioned above and behind Penzance, Madron has stunning views of Mounts Bay. But what lies behind the village of Madron is what we adore beyond belief.
Madron Carn promises miles and miles of outstanding outdoor beauty. This country walk is pawfect for more active dogs. From rocky crags to country paths, this summer stroll is definitely a walk within the wilderness. Close to the ancient village of Madron, and with Celtic stone ruins by your side, this wonderful walk will 100% throw you into the historic landscape of what West Cornwall has to offer.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
This idyllic and blissful location is a superb spot for those wishing to seek tranquillity from the hustle and bustle from Penzance town centre. In a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a gorgeous setting for large scale exotic and sub-tropical planting. Interwoven with this there are high quality and awe-inspiring art installations that will take your breath away.
Once you have explored the wealth of beauty Tremenheere has to offer, grab yourself and your canine companion some refreshments at Tremenheere Kitchen. They serve fabulous freshly prepared homemade meals, snacks & drinks throughout the day using the best locally sourced seasonal produce. Dogs are not allowed inside the café, but there are lots of outside seating areas if you would like to lunch with your pets!