Conveniently located on the brink of Cornwall’s wild western peninsula and at the end of the railway service from London Paddington, Penzance boasts a lofty, bohemian charm overlooking the beauty of Mounts Bay. With its art deco lido, busy harbour and a burgeoning art and food scene, there’s plenty do both on land and on the water. Stroll along the Victorian promenade, set sail to the Isles of Scilly or sit back and enjoy the scenery over a Michelin–starred meal. Nudging Newlyn – home of Cornwall’s largest fishing fleet &ndash the seafood is some of the best in the country, whether you dine in the hands of celeb chef Ben Tunnicliffe or enjoy takeaway fish and chips on the seafront. From the convenient location it is easy access to St Ives and Carbis Bay or head further west to Sennen and Mousehole.