Penzance, a municipal borough, seaport, and watering-place of Cornwall, pleasantly situated on the shore of Mount's Bay, 10 miles E.N.E. of the Land's End. It is the most westerly town in England. Owing to its equable climate it has lately come into great repute as a health-resort. It is an important centre of the mackerel and pilchard fisheries, and possesses an excellent harbour.