Located in an area of Celtic culture and outstanding natural beauty, in Mounts Bay, the market town of Penzance is the Capital of the far west of Cornwall. The town's location gives it a warmer climate than the rest of Britain. Penwith has a vibrant, active arts and cultural heritage. There are several historic houses in the town, amongst Regency and Georgian terraces, along with a number of museums and galleries. A wide range of sport, recreational and entertainment activities and facilities are available.