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 Welcome to Penryn Town Council

Penryn is one of Cornwall’s most ancient towns, founded in 1216 with a wealth of charm, character and history.  Standing at the head of the Penryn River, it occupies a sheltered position and was a port of some significance in the 15th century.

Medieval Penryn owed its existence to its harbour as its promontory site sits between two river channels on a branch of a tidal estuary.  It was a planted town designed to stimulate economic activity and was already a thriving port, with lively markets and fairs in the main square, by the late 16th century while neighbouring Falmouth was only beginning to develop.
 
 

Penryn Town Guide

The Penryn Town Guide is available here to browse or download.

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