Destination guide

Travel to friendly Penryn

Enjoy the theatre scene and other features of Penryn. This city's bars, university setting and seafood restaurants attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and walkable location. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Penryn

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Penryn a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Enys Gardens (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Penjerrick (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Falmouth Aquarium (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Castle Beach (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Pendennis Point Beach (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Poldark Mine (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Penryn

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Penryn. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Enys Gardens (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Penjerrick (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Stithians Lake (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Potager Garden (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Swanpool Beach (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Maenporth Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Penryn

Fly into Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), the closest airport, located 19.9 mi (32 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Penryn Station.

Where to stay around Penryn?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,134 holiday lettings near Penryn. From 320 Houses to 184 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Penryn for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Penryn?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Penryn. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Penryn Station: 4,376 holiday lettings
  • Watergate Bay: 3,970 holiday lettings
  • Fistral Beach: 4,221 holiday lettings
  • Kynance Cove: 2,335 holiday lettings
  • Crantock Beach: 4,208 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Penryn listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Penryn?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 320 Houses in Penryn. Our other popular types of Penryn holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 184 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 516 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 516 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Penryn?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 105 holiday homes with pool available in Penryn. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.