Penzance Tourism

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Penzance (/pɛnˈzæns/; Cornish: Pennsans) is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. It is well known for being the most westerly major town in Cornwall and is approximately 75 miles (121 km) west of Plymouth and 300 miles (480 km) west-southwest of London. Situated in the shelter of Mount's Bay, the town faces south-east onto the English Channel, is bordered to the west by the fishing port of Newlyn, to the north by the civil parish of Madron and to the east by the civil parish of Ludgvan. The civil parish includes the town of Newlyn and the villages of Mousehole, Paul, Gulval and Heamoor. Granted various royal charters from 1512 onwards and incorporated in 1614, it has a population of 21,200 (2011 census).

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Facts and Stats for Penzance*

  • Pollution Statistics in Penzance

    Know the pollution level of Penzance before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Penzance: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Penzance for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Penzance.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.13 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.13 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.13 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.13 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.13 (Low)
  • Living in Penzance - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 70.7 (High)
    • Pollution Index 51.72 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.3 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 87.5 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.15 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 73.07 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Penzance

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Penzance

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.89 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 54.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 119.37 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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