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14 travelers at this place:

  • Day123

    Driving to Cornwall

    October 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Bleak wet day for our drive south to Cornwall. Morning stop at Weston-super-Mare, strange name for a town but a lovely seaside town south of Bristol. Amazingly they have a sand castle competition running all summer. Lunch at Port Isaac, a small fishing port on the west Cornwall coast (also the little town where Dr Martin is set and filmed)- I had a great lobster sandwich.

  • Day134

    Doc Martin fan

    October 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    We set off from Bath at 8am to get a good start to the day as we had plans to visit quite a few places on our way to Penzance today. Best laid plans as they say! Peak hour traffic, an accident and a GPS that insists on sending us on narrow one lane roads put us back by a couple of hours so we had to bypass Lynmouth, Lynton and Allerford. We had a breakfast stop at Weston-super-Mare, a lovely seaside town south west of Bristol, and got to see what remained of their Summer sand-sculptures. The town has a great pier too and quite a nice sandy beach and, although it was an overcast slightly wet visit, you could imagine what a nice holiday spot it would be in Summer. We then set course for the Doc Martin location, Port Isaac on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwal, which Alan and I were excited to see being fans of the TV show. It didn't disappoint. What a charming village! Final destination, Penzance, our home for three nights (two days). The drive to our door was down a very narrow but long street with barely enough room for one car but somehow Alan managed to miss all the parked cars. Mind you he had to drive half road half footpath to do it! Well done Al.Read more

  • Day9

    Driving to Penzance

    April 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    After leaving London and the stop at Stonehenge, the driving got much easier. Less traffic and pretty countryside and towns to pass through. I stopped at one little village and grabbed a coffee from an old hotel. It had a fire roaring in a snug like room and I was tempted to just sit for a while. But the road beckoned and I was happy to get to Penzance just before dark. The bed and breakfast is very nice and the owners welcoming. A quick meal at a local Thai restaurant and then I was soon tucked up in bed.Read more

  • Day10

    Where it really all began

    April 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Some of you may know that I was born in Penzance Cornwall fifty mumble mumble years ago. This morning I visited Penzance hospital and also the house and village that my dad grew up in called Pendeen. I remembered the address somehow and found the lovely stone terrace house nestled in the narrow lane just as I recalled it (from a visit at 10 yrs old). I chatted to a newer resident and she said many of the old traditional houses were being bought by "city folk" who can telework these days. I know nana would have been pleased that her old house is still the original stone and not painted bright blue or reclad like some of the neighbours. Apparantly the old ways of village life is disappearing as it is in many places as technology shrinks the distances.Read more

  • Day21


    October 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    After a VERY trying day we are arrived in Penzance, which looks very neat and nice.

    A walk along the promenade and fish and chips finished the day, which featured a magical mystery tour diversion to absolutely bloody nowhere, getting lost in a maze of back country lanes, and almost getting bogged in field that wasn't actually at the edge of hell - but you could sure see it from there. It took us about 7 hours of driving to relocate about 200 miles. Car is looking a bit the worse for wear, thank goodness we took the full insurance!!!Read more

  • Day2

    Trewidden Garden

    May 20, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Eigentlich wollten wir ja den "Nachbargarten" besuchen, aber der hatte geschlossen. Vor Ort bekamen wir dann den Tipp, dass Trewidden "nur ums Eck" ist und geöffnet hat. Diese Chance ließen wir uns nicht entgehen. Am Ende unserer Reise stellten wir fest, dass es eine sehr gute Entscheidung war, da dieser Garten einer der schönsten war.

  • Day11

    11. Tag Penzance

    August 15, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    3. Tag der Wanderung

    Motto: Sonne, anstrengende Wege und Gewaltmarsch ☀️☀️

    22 KM heute, insgesamt 57 KM

    Heute ständiges auf und ab auf schmalen Wegen mit tw. dichter Vegetation, aber schönen Aussichten auf das Meer. Leider haben wir dann eine Abzweigung falsch erwischt und haben einen Umweg über das Landesinnere genommen.

    In Lamorna, einer kleinen Bucht, eine Stärkung mit Cornish Beer!

    Einige Kilometer weiter in Mousehole, einem kleinen belebten Ort mit Hafen und netten Häuschen wieder Rast mit Pizza+Beer 🍺

    Die letzten Kilometer über Newlyn nach Penzance waren dann ein bisschen leichter vom Weg her, aber es hat sich weit angefühlt.

    In Penzance haben wir uns leider das falsche Hotel ausgesucht, ein Horror, welche Zimmer dort angeboten werden. Schon die Rezeption und der Inhaber des Hotels war ausgesprochen speckig - dreckig - unordentlich - unsympathisch...... und am Zimmer war es noch schlimmer! Fotos dazu auf Nachfrage 😜.

    Nach einigen Telefonaten haben wir dann noch ein Zimmer im Beachfield Hotel am anderen Ende der Stadt gefunden und sind im Cliff Hotel „abgereist“. Also Weg wieder zurück und dann endlich frisch machen und Essen im "The Bakehouse" im Zentrum.

    Irgendwie war die Stadt mit schlechtem Karma belegt, wir haben uns dort nicht wohl gefühlt.....
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Penzance, Пензанс, Pennsans, Πενζάνς, پنزانس, Pen Sans, ペンザンス, 펜잰스, Penzansas, ပင်န်ဇန့်မြို့, 彭赞斯

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