Penzance Picture 1

Image by Paul Watts - supplied by Visit Cornwall


A body of water dominated by the grandeur of St. Michael's Mount. Located just 10 miles from Land's End, an area of Celtic culture and outstanding natural beauty surrounds the town.

Named "Pen Sans" in the ancient Cornish language, meaning "Holy Headland", referring to the headland to the western side of the harbour on which a chapel was established by early Christians well over 1000 years ago.

The town received Royal Charters for its harbour in 1512, for markets and fairs in 1592 and was formally incorporated by Royal Charter in 1614.

With a population of approx 20,000, it is both a market town and a popular tourist destination, and features an attractive promenade on its sea front. There are several historic houses in the town, amongst Regency and Georgian terraces, along with a number of museums and galleries.

The town has the most westerly major harbour on the English Channel and, from there, ferry services operate to the Isles of Scilly, which lie some 28 miles beyond Lands End augmented by air services from both Penzance and Land's End.

Upcoming Events

Rugby Ramble - Sunday 01 March 2020

Cornwall Air Ambulance: Rugby Ramble

Get a group of friends or family together for a day of walking and cracking rugby in Penzance.

Cornwall Air Ambulance have partnered with the Cornish Pirates and St Austell Brewery to bring you this new and exciting event!

We’ll start the day at Mennaye Field, home of the Cornish Pirates for a 10.15am registration, before heading out on an 8km walk taking in the sights, walking along the promenade and making a few stops at various watering holes for suitable refreshments along the way. The Ramble will return to the Pirates with plenty of time for the 2.30pm kick off!

Now fully warmed up, we’ll arrive at Mennaye Field, home of the Cornish Pirates.

As part of the Rugby Ramble group, you’ll have your match ticket as well as a pasty and pint at the game paid for – plus the exclusive Rugby Ramble T-shirt!

Registration fees

£35pp or £30pp (group bookings of 5+)

For this you’ll receive your match ticket, pasty, pint and an exclusive Rugby Ramble T-shirt.

Sponsorship required: £50 (donations also accepted)

More than just a day out

The Rugby Ramble is a fantastic day out at the rugby, but it’s also a hugely important fundraising event for the charity that will help save more time and more lives.  With just a few months left to raise the remaining money towards the New Heli Appeal, your registration fees will be crucial in helping bring the new air ambulance to Cornwall.

01637 889926

Mennaye Field
Alexandra Rd
TR18 4LY