Guest House accommodation in Penzance, Cornwall, at The Dunedin Private Hotel
St Michaels Mount - just a short distance from the Dunedin Guest House, Penzance, Cornwall
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Linda and John welcome you to The Dunedin Guest House in Penzance, Cornwall where we endeavour to provide our guests with the very best quality bed and breakfast service.

The Dunedin is a large Victorian Guest House built in 1886 and provides AA 4-Star rated bed and breakfast accommodation. Our sleeping accommodation consists of 8 tastefully furnished bedrooms, all of which have recently been re-decorated, re-furnished and re-carpeted. All our bedrooms have modern en-suite facilities, flatscreen FreeView digital colour TV's, DVD players, radio alarms, hair dryers, cooling fans and tea/coffee making facilities.

Our Guest House is situated in a wide and tree-lined avenue leading to the seafront, with its long promenade and sheltered bay, which is only a few minutes walk away. From the promenade, St. Michael's Mount can be seen towering up out of Mounts Bay and the fishing village of Newlyn can be seen nestling on the other side of the bay. On the edge of Penzance town centre, but within a few short minutes walk, The Dunedin is ideally situated to visit all the pubs, restaurants and other attractions in Penzance. Some of the other attractions in the West Cornwall area include Land's End, Mousehole, St Ives, the Minack Theatre and many more.

Breakfast dining room

Breakfast is served in our bright and airy dining room and there is a wide selection of cereals, fruit juices & segments and cooked-to-order hot main courses to suit a variety of tastes and preferences.

The "BT Infinity Superfast Broadband " wireless internet network is now available to our Guests throughout The Dunedin. This is a totally free and unrestricted service for our Guests. Please ensure that your device has a wireless card or USB adapter, appropriate virus protection and a firewall.

Here we pride ourselves on our welcoming atmosphere and, should you decide on a holiday or a short break with us, we will certainly do our best to make your stay an enjoyable one.

To experience all the features of The Dunedin, you can now see our Video Tour

The Origins of the name “Dunedin”

Edinburgh Castle - originally Din Edyn

Edinburgh Castle in Scotland was built on Castle Rock, which has been occupied since at least 900 BC.

The Celtic Votadini Tribe lived there and had close ties to the Romans during their occupation, until 406 AD. The Votadini became known as the Gododdin around 600 AD, which is when Castle Rock first appeared on record. The King of the Gododdin, Mynnyddog Mwynfawr, named his fortress: “Din Eidyn”. After the Angles defeated King Mynnyddog and overran the fortress in 638, it was renamed Edinburgh, and has kept that name ever since.

The meaning of the name means “Fortress or Castle on the Rock”, and this it was, being the seat of Scottish Kings for almost 1000 years. The honours of Scotland (The Crown, Sceptre and Sword of State) are housed today, along with the Stone of Scone, in the Crown room in Edinburgh Castle. And thus: "Din Eidyn” became: “Dunedin

A town named “Dunedin” in New Zealand, a town named “Dunedin” in Florida, USA and our own special “Castle on the Rock” here in Penzance, “The Dunedin”.


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The Dunedin
Alexandra Road
Cornwall TR18 4LZ

Tel: 01736-362652
FAX: 01736-360497
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