Camilla House

Accommodation for The Discerning Traveller

Find out more about the Camilla House and what is on offer.

The Camilla House is the ideal base for those who wish to explore the rich offerings of West Cornwall and further afield.

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Abstract Art (our own) at the Camilla House

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Camilla House - Arts & Crafts...

Penzance and West Penwith are well known for their connection with artists and the areas boasts some excellent galleries - both public and private that can be explored at any time of the year. The artistic element does not stop with paintings - pottery, jewellery, sculpture and the performing arts all have a strong local representation.

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Minack Theatre from the air
  • Minack Theatre from the air
    The Minack Theatre - a popular destination to watch performing arts with the spectacular back-drop of Porthcuno as seen from the air
  • Minack Theatre inside
    Even if you cannot attend a production at the Minack Theatre it is open to day visitors throughout the year
  • Art in the garden
    Many venues throughout Cornwall have art exhibitions, often in the most unlikely of places - here is an example we found at Trelissick Gardens
  • Golowan Parade
    Penzance has a rich and diverse festival scene - Golowan is the main mid-summer event held in June with parades and all sorts of performing arts
  • Golowan Fireworks
    One of the 'highlights' of Golowan - the annual firework display as seen from Camilla House
  • Montol Parade
    The mid-winter festival in Penzance, a strange night indeed - well worth checking out while staying at the Camilla House
  • Montol Fire
    The torch-lit procession of Montol arrives at Lescudjack hill fort for a spectacular fire finish
  • Mousehole Lights
    Coming to visit Penzance in the winter brings many surprises and rewards, in December there is the famous Mousehole lights along with Newlyn and many surrounding villages
  • Mousehole Lights
    Mousehole provides a great backdrop to the Christmas lights and offers a rich collection of shops selling local arts and crafts.

Minack Theatre from the air


Some highlights to visit during your stay at the Camilla House include:

Suggestions - Public Galleries

Penlee House - Penzance - originally a private house with amazing gardens, Penzance's own art gallery and museum can be found within 5 minutes walk of the Camilla House. Regular art exhibitions, permanent 'Newlyn School' and Lamorna Group paintings, archaeology from West Cornwall and an extensive photographic library are some of the highlights to be found at Penlee House.

Newlyn Galleries - The 'original' is in Newlyn (Penzance) - dating back to 1895 and placed on the outskirts of Newlyn (close to Penzance) the gallery offers a variety of exhibitions throughout the year and is home to the Newlyn Society of Artists.
We now have the 'Exchange' in Penzance which offers an alternative gallery to visit while staying at the Camilla House. Details of both can be found by following the link button on the left.

Tate St.Ives - St.Ives - Part of the national Tate Galleries this modern building houses important displays of modern and contemporary art and has the added bonus of including Barbara Hepworth's studio and garden.

Suggestions - Theatres

Minack Theatre - Porthcurno - The world famous Minack theatre is easily accessible by public transport or car from the Camilla House. Go to the theatre as a daytime visitor to enjoy the stunning location, or book to see a fantastic annual programme of shows and plays.

Kidz R Us - St.Ives - A youth theatre company operating in their own theatre who provide professional productions of many and exciting shows. Check their web site link for the programme of the coming year.

Hall for Cornwall - Truro. A major venue for Cornwall with a varied programme that attracts big names and productions to the Duchy.