Penryn (Cornish. Penrynn, of Penryn, dt "promontory") is a civil parish and a town in Cornwall. It borders on the Penryn River and 1.6 km northwest of Falmouth. In the 2001 census, the population was 7,166. Despite its proximity to Falmouth Penryn be developed into an important port. In the Middle Ages granite and tin was exported there. Penryn is one of the oldest towns in Cornwall and has an extensive history. In the Domesday Book the land on which the city stands today lands was referred to the "Trelivel" counted. Founded in Penryn in 1216 under the Bishop of Exeter. Penryn could get a large part of its historical heritage. It has more listed buildings than any other city in Cornwall. In the town hall, a museum is located. It is twinned with Audierne in Brittany.