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We had an amazing evening on 21st December at the Winter Solstice Celebrations, aka #Montol, in Penzance. We started the evening off with a lovely meal at the ancient Admiral Benbow pub in Chapel Street, #Penzance. This public house is the oldest in Penzance and reputedly has an old smuggling tunnel leading down to the docks. Inside it has a nautical theme, with artefacts from ships as well as diving equipment, and is well worth a visit for this alone.
Montol Celebrations, Penzance
The evening procession leaves from St John’s Hall and wends its way through the streets of Penzance before arriving at the site of the old hill fort at Lescudjack. However, my favourite part of the winter solstice celebrations is the ten o’clock procession which starts at the old Market Place building and increases in size as it reaches the Union Hotel, Chapel Street.