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Penzance, on the South Coast of England, is the largest of the villages in the far west of Cornwall, in England and it's just 75 miles from Plymouth, where the ferry coming from Santander arrives. Compare and find the cheapest ferry crossings available from Penzance with our easy to use booking form on the top of this page. Isles of Scilly operates a ferry out of Penzance and below, you can find all the Penzance ferry timetables, journey times as well as our best prices.
Ferries to and from Penzance
Isles of Scilly operate a ferry to Isles of Scilly from Penzance in Cornwall. The ferry crossing takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes and on board the Scillonian III you will be able to relax at the lounge areas or to have a drink or snack at the cafés.
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During the last week of June you can enjoy the Festival of Golowan, where ancient Celtic traditions are celebrated, there is also music, fireworks and street performances. Everyone has a great time, especially in the giant beer tent with live music and dance until late in the evening.
Penzance is the hometown of one of the fathers of electrochemistry, Humphry Davy. It is the largest of the villages in the far west of Cornwall, where you'll find over 30 pubs and many restaurants serving from traditional fish and chips to Italian, Thai, Chinese or Indian foods. Once you've sated your appetite, you have shops, a cinema and two night clubs at your disposal.
Penzance port facilities
Penzance's port is composed of an inner dry dock and a dock, accessible through a door that opens only for three hours each high tide, since the level of the water around is usually quite low. The facilities at the port are basic, but you have a shopping centre and restaurants right outside the harbour. From Easter to November the "Scillonian III" passenger ferry sets sail every day from Penzance to the island of St. Mary's, located in the Atlantic Ocean at 28 miles from Land's End. The crossing takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Getting to Penzance
If coming from London, take the M4 up to Bristol and then M5 up to Exeter. From there take the A30 to get to Penzance, and follow the signals to the harbour.
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