There are too many places to visit in Cornwall to cover here, so we’ve just listed a few nearby sites together with their typical distance by road and driving time from Chymorvah.
Distance: about 10 miles
Driving time: approx 20 minutes
A tiny fishing village just west of Penzance, Mousehole (pronounced ‘mou-saul’) is best explored on foot as the narrow, winding and often steep roads are not designed for cars. You might be able to park along the pretty harbour wall but it’s probably better to use the car park on The Parade, which will be on your left just before you enter the village (coming from Penzance).
St Michael’s Mount
Distance: about two miles
St Michael’s Mount is an iconic island redolent of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. It is connected to the mainland by a granite causeway that can be crossed on foot at low tide. The island is home to an impressive medieval church and castle and is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens that are, for some reason, closed at weekends. The castle is generally open from Sunday to Friday but is also closed on Saturdays. If that’s the only day you can manage, you can still cross the causeway or take a boat but your visit will be limited to a walk around the harbour. For more details visit the National Trust website.