History of PENZANCE

Penzance is steeped in a rich history which is reflected throughout the town with a number of important historical buildings.

Originally a traditional fishing settlement and later adding mining to its list of industries, in 1614 the town became a Borough when it was granted a Charter by King James 1.

You can discover more about the history of Penzance here – Civic Society and Penlee House Gallery and Museum.

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