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By the 18th century, there was a large commercial centre along the river, with quays for the coal yards and quarried granite, warehouses for merchants and chandlers’ shops. Today the remaining old buildings are used for other purposes, but, in its heyday, Penryn exported dressed granite all over the world. The stone used in Gibraltar, Singapore and Buenos Aires, among many other places. Closer to home, it was used to construct London Bridge and the South Bank.

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The town's most recent development is the Tremough Campus - which is part of both the University of Exeter and University College Flamouth. The name Tremough translates into pig farm, although prior to becoming the university campus it was a catholic convent school. The 70-acre estate, complete with country house, has had in the region of £80 million of new buildings developed under the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative.

Much of the old granite town has been restored in recent years and Penryn has its share of shops and galleries. There are steep, cobbled streets and even an old water pump in a tiny secluded square. The centre boasts an attractive clock tower and there is a museum in the town hall. There are several restaurants, cafés and pubs in the town, including the 200 year old Kings Arms, and many, many more in nearby Falmouth.

Though now the town is overshadowed by the larger nearby town of Falmouth, Penryn was once an important harbour in its own right, exporting granite and tin to the rest of the country (and indeed the world) throughout the medieval period.

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Penryn, near Falmouth, is one of the oldest market towns in Cornwall. Steeped in history, with a fascinating timeline of architecture, a labyrinth of side roads, woodland to explore, beautiful scenery to take in and a dynamic community of people to meet including a thriving art community. Plus, there are some wonderful cafe’s, bars and shops to enjoy.

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Most medications can safely be missed for a few days and you may be advised that your prescription will be issued routinely. Emergency prescription requests are not requests for medication which has been ordered late. We will not issue urgent prescriptions for items that can be bought over the counter.

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Penryn railway station was opened by the Cornwall Railway on 24 August 1863. It is towards the north west end of the town and is served by regular trains from Truro to Falmouth on the Maritime Line.

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Penryn is a convenient centre from which to visit much of west and mid-Cornwall and it is largely overlooked by the tourist industry, unlike many other towns and villages in the area. The beautiful Helford River is nearby, and the towns of Falmouth, Helston and Truro are very close. The area also offers a wide variety of self-catering accommodation. There are lovely sandy beaches within a short distance and many walks through woodland and along river banks.

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Cornwall’s energy and feel are unique; people tend not to end up here by chance, they come for a reason, and there are plenty of good reasons to choose from. The smaller scale, for example: students tell us how much they like recognising faces and being recognised themselves. They also tell us this is a great place to live, not just because of what they expect (beaches, beauty, sunsets, friendliness) but because of what’s surprising (music, culture, energy, ambition).

Once the main port on the river with a thriving trade in fish, tin and copper, Penryn became overshadowed by the huge growth of Falmouth. Today, Penryn is a quiet town that retains much of its heritage with buildings dating back to Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian times. The town has been designated as an important conservation area.  Penryn is also home to University College Falmouth.

Penryn Athletic (founded 1963) is a non-League football club who play at the 1,500 capacity Kernick Road ground. The club is a member of the South West Peninsula League Division One West, which is a step 7 league in the national league system. Also known as "The Borough".

At Penryn College we work hard to prepare students to achieve whatever they aspire to, however great or small. Our role is to help them meet their personal challenges and provide opportunities that will enable them to thrive in the 21st century.

Penryn Surgery aims to provide high quality patient centred care.

Nowadays, the town is more or less connected to the newer port of Falmouth. However it still retains its individuality, partly due to its situation on a promontory between two creeks. It is still a busy little town. Although Falmouth has been the main trading centre for many years, Penryn is still a centre for sailing and so there are still boatyards and chandlers. In addition, many newer industries flourish in the town.

Its work complements that of the University Medical School’s European Centre for Environment & Human Health, based on our Truro Campus. The Centre conducts world-class research into the interconnections between the environment and health. Specifically, its researchers investigate the health implications posed by a range of environmental threats.

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Our afternoon activities for #PenrynSD16 include: 800m, 400/300m, 200m and 100m races. #Competition95 days ago

This system will reduce the number of phone calls to the surgery. It will be easier for patients phoning for appointments, advice or in urgent need of medical help to get through

Penryn is twinned with Audierne in Brittany, France.[citation needed]

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In 1312, another annual fair was granted by Edward II for the three days beginning with that of Saint Vitalis the Martyr. Soon the small town had become a busy port and half the population of Penryn consisted of foreigners. There were 22 substantial merchants recorded as paying the subsidy, compared with 33 at Helston and 42 at Truro.

In the early 19th century, granite works were established by the river and large quantities of the stone were shipped from its quays for construction projects both within the UK and abroad.

Sports day was a great success, with over 900 pupils from Yr7,8,9&10 competing for their house! Arwenack eventually winning! 💚 #GreenArmy85 days ago

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Today, Penryn is a quiet town and has retained a large amount of its heritage. With a large proportion of its buildings dating back to Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian times, the town has been designated as an important conservation area. The local museum is housed in the Town Hall. Penryn has a small but active Rotary Club.

The environment and sustainability are important to us and feed - directly and indirectly - into all our degree programmes. Our Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) brings together state-of-the-art resources with leading academics to pioneer cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change. 

Who will be our Table Tennis Champions at #PenrynSD16? We will provide you with live updates throughout the day. #LiveUpdate94 days ago