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Chapel Street

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Address: Penzance, England
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A lovely, eclectic mix of architecture

As a huge Bronte fan, I have wanted to visit the birthplace/childhood home of Maria Branwell, the Brontes' Mother, and their Aunt Elizabeth for many years. It is a private... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

As a huge Bronte fan, I have wanted to visit the birthplace/childhood home of Maria Branwell, the Brontes' Mother, and their Aunt Elizabeth for many years. It is a private residence so not accessible but I could take photos of the house and the plaque proclaiming its 'claim to fame'. Until I planned my trip to Penzance, I had no... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I lived in Chapel Street for nearly 25yrs best Street to have lived-in when we first lived-in it was like village life inside Penzance unfortunately has died a little at the moment hopefully it will rise again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Although some of the older houses around Dock Lane have been demolished and new places build, it is interesting to walk down and see the old taverns

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Saltash Cornwall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This has to be the most interesting street in Penzance. By chance we stayed at the Union Hotel at the top of the street. The street begins at the top of the 'shopping area' and goes down to the port to catch the Scillonian Ferry. The hotel itself was an interesting building. The oldest Hotel in Penzance. It was opposite... More 

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Tarifa, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Lots of architecture to see down this Street, with independent shops, local food outlets and stunning accomodation. If you get the chance to stay in Penzance I would recommend checking availability at the Chapel House - an elegant boutique town hostel, well worth staying

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Without those great little Chapel Street independent retailers, Penzance would be nothing. The high street is a shocker so a trip down Chapel Street is a blessing. Lets face it, the council have no interest in returning the town to an established market town as it was all those years ago. Keep it up you indi's.....

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Lichfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is a slice of Penzance history, both past and more recent. There is an interesting mix of vintage shops, gifts, Galleries, old pubs and interesting buildings. Overtime we visit the street there is something else we haven't seen before.

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is probably the most attractive part of the town centre. The architecture is fabulous, particularly The Egyptian House. Also, keep a look out for someone lying on the roof of The Admiral Bembow. There are a number of great little independent shops and some of the best pubs/places to eat in Penzance. If you are driving I would recommend... More 

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Pleasant walk in streets of Penzance with plenty of good restaurants with lovely views across the bay

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Lots of nice restaurants and pubs most can be recommended but can be some of the more expensive in the town. Lots of boutique and curio shops. Leads down to the harbour area and promenade walks

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