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The Penzance Youth Hostel campsite is set in the grounds of the hostel which is a fine early Georgian manor house in landscaped woodland and gardens. The area has good transport links to some of the finest coastal walks, cliff scenery and beaches in Britain.
The site features a sheltered and cosy, south-facing campsite on a level green adjacent to the main Youth Hostel building with views across Mount's Bay to the Lizard Peninsula. Just a 10-minute walk from the nearest bus service and 15 minutes from the centre of Penzance, this campsite is ideally places for a family break or if you're organising a group getaway.
There is a washroom and mini kitchen on the campsite as well as four toilets and two showers. Guests also have use of all the hostel facilities and wildlife spotting guides are available from the Youth Hostel reception, so set out into the natural environment to see what you can find! On return to YHA Penzance sample the fabulous beer-battered fish and other homemade dishes in the café and bar area.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Penzance Bus Station — 1.2 miles
1.2 miles Crowlas (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
4.1 miles St Erth: Rail Station Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
- Train stations
Penzance Rail Station — 1.2 miles
1.2 miles St Erth Rail Station — 6.2 miles
6.2 miles Lelant Saltings Rail Station — 6.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Penzance Ferry Terminal — 1.3 miles
1.3 miles Helford Village Ferry Landing — 18.9 miles
18.9 miles Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 19.1 miles
Penzance Airport — 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Land's End St Just Airport — 5.0 miles
Walkers/cyclists: go through the town centre and pass the YMCA. Turn right along Castle Horneck Road and cross the A30 bypass. Take the driveway on the left and walk to the top of hill to the hostel.
Drivers follow the A30 bypass and turn at the Castle Horneck YHA sign. Do not go through the town centre.
Bus information: we are 2km from the Penzance bus station. First Bus Company buses number 5 or number 6 run to the Pirate Inn daily every 30 minutes. Good bus links for Lands' End, Porthcurno, St Ives and locations on the coastal footpath available nearby.
Take a trip to St Michael's Mount, Land's End, St Ives or to the Isles of Scilly and explore the unique history and culture of the World Heritage Sites in West Cornwall. Look for sharks, dolphins and seals on a marine safari, go birdwatching with the RSPB or try badger, bat and moth spotting in the garden.
Penzance is an atmospheric market town with excellent services and facilities and provides easy transport links to fine sandy beaches, superb cliff scenery and the SW Peninsula Path. West Penwith also boasts the highest density of prehistoric sites in mainland Britain.
Visitor attractions include Land's End, St Michael's Mount, Minack Theatre, Hepworth Museum and Tate St Ives, Geevor Mine, Levant Beam Engine, Porthcurno Telegraph Station, Chysauster Settlement, Marine Eco-tours, Paradise Park, Zennor Wayside Museum and Trengwainton Gardens.
- St Michael's Mount (3.6 miles)
- Tate St Ives (7.5 miles)
- Land's End (7.7 miles)
- Trengwainton Garden (0.8 miles)
- St Michael's Mount (3.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.