Founded in 1216, Penryn is an historic town with many fine granite buildings, mostly 17th century with Georgian fronts. Take a stroll and discover Penryn’s special character.

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  • Heritage trail
  • Waterside cafes
  • Steeped in history
  • Woodlands to explore


Located at the head of the Penryn River, Penryn has a proud history as a medieval port, many years before neighbouring Falmouth even existed.

Visit Penryn Town Museum (free to enter) to see historic photos of the town, toys from days gone by, and a talking chair that tells tales from the past.

Penryn has three pubs on the Maritime Line Rail Ale Trail, including the King’s Arms, pictured. Visit real ale pubs along the line between Truro and Falmouth and get your sheet stamped to win a collector’s item T-shirt.

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Penryn Station Information

Penryn does not have a ticket office or ticket machine, so if boarding here you can buy your ticket on the train from the guard. There is step free access at this station.  Station Road, Penryn, Falmouth, TR10 8HF


Buying Tickets to Penryn

Truro to Penryn



Off-Peak Day Return. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime at weekends or Bank Holidays.

Great fares from further afield




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

45 min

Approximate journey time




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1hr 15min

Approximate journey time


The Maritime Line

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