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Getting There -- Ten express trains leave daily from Paddington Station in London for Penzance; the trip takes 5 1/2 hours. Call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Five buses per day, run by National Express (tel. 0871/781-81-81; www.nationalexpress.com), leave from London's Victoria Station heading for Penzance (trip time: 8 1/2-9 hr.). The buses have toilets and reclining seats.

By car, you can drive southwest across Cornwall on the A30 all the way to Penzance; the trip takes between 5 and 6 hours.

Visitor Information -- The Tourist Information Centre is on Station Approach (tel. 01736/362207; www.penzance.world-guides.com/index.html). It's open Easter to September daily 9am to 5pm; October to Easter, hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.