3* Queens Hotel, Penzance
The Queens Hotel has been welcoming visitors to the far west of Cornwall since 1862, with great service in a friendly atmosphere. The family-owned and run hotel offers high levels of comfort and style whilst still reflecting its heritage with fine paintings and grand architecture.
Wi-Fi Bar/lounge Salon Board games/puzzles Flatscreen TV Safe The hotel has a lift but it does not access all of the hotel
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
Trip to Isle of Scilly
Tour of the Tolgus Tin Streaming Mill
Ferry trip to St Mawes
We arrive with time to settle in before dinner.
St Ives and Penzance
We spend this morning at leisure in the picturesque fishing harbour of St Ives. There are many attractions to visit including numerous galleries (including Tate St Ives), four fabulous beaches, a working harbour and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (additional charges will apply). After lunch, we spend the afternoon in Penzance - wander through the subtropical Morrab Gardens, visit the Egyptian House and Penlee House Museum or visit famous St Michael's Mount (walk at low tide or catch the ferry at high tide. There are steps to access the castle.) (additional charges will apply).
Trip to Isle of Scilly
This morning, we take the ferry from Penzance harbour to the uncrowded and unspoilt Isles of Scilly. On our 2 hour 40 minute cruise we can relax and enjoy the stunning views and, if we are lucky, we may even be joined by a pod of playful dolphins. We visit Hugh Town, the capital of St. Mary's, the largest island, but still less than 2.5 square miles long. Being the central hub of the islands, there are several excellent eateries, cluster of shops, galleries and a museum of island life to explore. We return to Penzance on the late afternoon ferry.
Tolgus Mill & St Mawes
Today we experience a unique piece of Cornish heritage with a tour of the Tolgus Tin Streaming Mill, where we learn the process of tin streaming and how tin ore is smelted to create exquisite Cornish jewellery. In the afternoon we enjoy a ferry trip to the charming harbour town of St Mawes, protected by the coastal fortress of St Mawes Castle.
We depart after breakfast and head home.