Our literary past

Penzance and the surrounding area has always attracted writers drawn to the enigmatic coastline and the myths and reality of a seafaring community.

Here are just some of the literary figures who have lived in and written about the Penzance area.

Our local tour guide, Anna McClary will be hosting literary tours of Penzance during the Literary Festival where you can see for yourself the places where inspiration or even tragedy struck! Tour dates and times will be available here very soon.

Find out more about Anna’s tours at her website Tour Guide Penzance.