An attractive granite town (often overlooked) at the head of Penryn Creek. Picturesque steep main street with handsome restored, Georgian houses, and off it, run ‘opes’ and alleys with quaint cottages - just some of the 250 listed buildings, hereabouts. Granted Charter in 1236. Hence, a much older town (just celebrated 800- years) than its more famous neighbour, Falmouth. In the C17, England’s busiest port after London. The granite from Penryn’s quarries helped to build New Scotland Yard, four London Bridges and the Fastnet Lighthouse. The home of Falmouth (& Exeter) University at Tremough Campus. A place of creativity and artistic endeavour (galleries galore) where there is an undercurrent of bohemia at play.
Town Fair - Aug BH W/E.
Photography: Copyright ©William Fricker Photography/Goldeneye Guides