Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta - Aug 28th-31st


The Regatta celebrates the significant role that Falmouth and Royal Greenwich have played in maritime history, both ports are preparing themselves as perfect showcases for the 2014 Regatta.

Over 40 tall ships will gather in Falmouth from 28 to 31 August 2014 for four days of festivities before racing along the south coast and cruising up the Thames to Royal Greenwich, in the heart of London for further celebrations.

Come and join us in Falmouth — soak up the atmosphere throughout the town with the exciting shoreside entertainment programme, most of which is FREE, including entry to Falmouth Docks to go on board the large square sail ships.

Become a member of crew for the race or become one of the many volunteers who make the event such a memorable experience.

For the latest Regatta information please see: www.falmouthtallships.co.uk

Cornwall: Night Train - the most romantic way to visit


Here at The Abbey Hotel in Penzance we are finding more and more people are coming to visit us via the Night Train. Having done it myself quite a few times, I can thoroughly recommend it as it’s so quick and easy. I also enjoyed the slightly old fashioned and nostalgic feel to the whole trip, especially having such a comfortable bunk all to myself.

But perhaps the best bit apart from avoiding the traffic on the roads, is that you can come straight off the train and in for breakfast in our 17thC Breakfast room in front of a lovely fire.

We’re in Tatler!


A while ago we were asked to be part of their ‘Making Waves’ article about summer holidays in Devon and Cornwall. Well, we’ve just had the latest copy through and it looks great.


Abbey Honesty Bar


Here at The Abbey Hotel in Penzance we have been trying out a new concept for us, an honesty bar. So far it’s working really well and is a big hit with guests and as we are always looking to make things better, we’d love any suggestions for drinks to stock it with.



Brian’s Chocolate & Banana Loaf

It seems like our lovely Chef Brian has come up with another Abbey Hotel winner! His latest delicious offering of a Banana & Chocolate Chip loaf was so popular that it went in a day! It’s or surprising as the weather has been stunning and the offer of a slice with afternoon tea in our garden one a hard one to decline. Not even I was able to have a piece, I guess I’ll have to quicker next time!

We’ve been selected by Country & Townhouse Magazine!


Here at The Abbey Hotel, Penzance we were delighted to find out that we had been included to feature in this year’s edition of the highly regarded ‘Hotels’ edition of Country & Townhouse Magazine.



We pride ourselves as being considered by some as one of the finest boutique hotels in Cornwall and are in some truly esteemed company. I personally feel proud and honoured to be hand picked by a magazine of such high standards and quality.