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[[Image:Landsend.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Englands most southwesterly point]]
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[[Image:Landsend.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Britains most southwesterly point]]
'''Land's End''' is the most Southwesterly point in [[England]] and part of [[Cornwall]] in the [[West Country]].
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[[Image:P1020684.JPG|thumb|250px|right|Sea arch]]
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[[Image:P1020534.JPG|thumb|250px|right|Coastline East of Lands End]]
  
An atmospheric, dramatic piece of coastline steeped in history and romance.  Well, it was until a few years ago, before it was developed for the tourists.
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'''Land's End''' is the most Southwesterly point in [[Britain]] and part of [[Cornwall]] in the [[West Country|South West]].
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It is not a town or village but rather a former small holding which now has an Visitor Complex with a Hotel, Visitor attractions and is well known for being the starting/ending point for the Land's End to John O'Groat's journey.
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==Understand==
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Land's End's main represents both the starting and ending points of the longest journey in Great Britain, Land's End to [[John O'Groats]].  Consequently, it is known as "The First and Last", due to its position at the extremity of the UK. It is an atmospheric, dramatic piece of coastline steeped in history and romance.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
If you go there by car, be prepared to spend 2 pounds for the parking area.
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If you go there by car, be prepared to spend £5.00 for the parking area. If you want to avoid the parking fee to the complex you can walk from further afield.
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Alternatively, you can park your car in Sennen Cove, close to Land's End and walk from there, enjoying the walk along the coast path.
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There is also a regular bus schedule between [[Penzance]] and [[Land's End]] (one bus hourly, except on Sundays: schedules may vary in winter).
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Buses depart from the central bus station in [[Penzance]].
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Local tour operators in [[Penzance]] offer tours covering the whole peninsula including Land's End.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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The whole area can be easily accessed on foot. Take care with clothing, because Land's End can be a rough, windy place due to its exposed location and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
  
 
===Land's End Airport===
 
===Land's End Airport===
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Land's End Airport offers a great range of activities including: Scenic Flights, Banner Towing, Aerial Photography, Pilot Training, Trial Lessons, and Flying School and Skybus flights to the Isles of Scilly.
 
Land's End Airport offers a great range of activities including: Scenic Flights, Banner Towing, Aerial Photography, Pilot Training, Trial Lessons, and Flying School and Skybus flights to the Isles of Scilly.
 
[http://www.landsendairport.co.uk/].
 
[http://www.landsendairport.co.uk/].
 
==See==
 
If you just want to see the coast, you can avoid the entrance fee to the theme park by walking around the outside of the park, but when you get to the coast it's all a bit of a let-down with all the fairground rides so nearby.
 
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
There is a tacky theme park on the site. A professional photographer takes photos of you in front of the signpost showing your hometown's distance. (see photo above) He will charge you around 5 pounds for the photos. Unfortunately you can't do photos on your own, since the signpost is surrounded by a small fence, preventing you from getting to close.
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* There is a Complex of Attractions on the site. A professional photographer takes photos of you in front of the signpost showing your hometown's distance (see photo above). He will charge you around £10 for the photos. There is a fence around the signpost, but you can, and many people do, just take their own photos standing in front of the fence.
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* Go to [[John O'Groats]]! The Land's End to John O'Groats, (or Vice Versa) journey has been undertaken by many individuals as a personal challenge and to raise funds for good causes. It is often undertaken on foot or by bicycle to raise funds. Ian Botham, the former England cricketer, popularised the journey in recent years when raising funds for charity.
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* Walk to [[Sennen Cove]]. Those not wishing to walk the length of Great Britain, may alternatively prefer a walk on the clifftop to Sennen Cove and enjoy the spectacular sea views.
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* Walk East along the coast to the first promontory. The sea arch is visible along with the extraordinary rock formations in this area (weathered Granite). The coast path continues on to Porthgwarra past various coves, many caves, another sea arch and possibly some of the most dramatic coastline in the entire UK. An extended walk will reach Porthcurno where there is a bus service.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
The theme park has a quite big souvenir shop offering a wide range of souvenirs.
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The Complex has various souvenir shops offering a wide range of souvenirs, although they are mostly overpriced.  
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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Land's End Hotel has a restaurant area which is open to non-residents as well. (see below)
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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* There is a Bar at the Land's End Hotel.
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* A few miles away is the 'First and Last Inn'. The staff were seemingly racist. Inside it is dingy, dank and crowded and looks unchanged since the 1980's. Seems to exist purely by luring passers by based on its name. Best to avoid.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
* '''Land's End Hotel''' - the hotel is located a few minutes away from the signpost itself. Room fares range from 40 to 90 pounds, depending on the time of year and type of room. Breakfast is included.
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* '''Land's End Hotel''', Phone: 01736 871844, [http://www.landsendhotel.co.uk]. Located a 60seconds away from the signpost itself. Room fares range from 40 to 90 pounds, depending on the time of year and type of room. Breakfast is included.
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*Whitesand backpackers - cool hostel in Sennen about 2 miles up the A30 from Lands' End.  Rooms and dorms.  Good food, plus licenced bar.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
If you wanted to see dramatic piece of unspoilt coastline, go 20 miles along the coast to [[Lizard Point]], England's most '''SOUTHERLY''' point. The natural scenery is just as good (if not better), there's a great atmosphere, no entrance fee, and not too many people around. [[Lizard]] village has a couple of shops and pubs.
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If you wanted to see dramatic piece of unspoilt coastline, go 20 miles along the coast to [[Lizard Point]], Britain's most '''SOUTHERLY''' point. The natural scenery is just as good (if not better), there's a great atmosphere, no entrance fee, and not too many people around. [[Lizard]] village has a couple of shops and pubs. Also consider Cape Cornwall - 5 miles to the North, once thought to be the most Westerly point, but modern maps proved this wrong!
 
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==External links==
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*[http://www.landsendairport.co.uk/ Land's End Airport.co.uk] - Land's End Airport Website.  For Scenic Flights, Flights to the Isles of Scilly, Pilot Training and further information.
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Latest revision as of 18:26, 21 June 2012

Britains most southwesterly point
Sea arch
Coastline East of Lands End

Land's End is the most Southwesterly point in Britain and part of Cornwall in the South West. It is not a town or village but rather a former small holding which now has an Visitor Complex with a Hotel, Visitor attractions and is well known for being the starting/ending point for the Land's End to John O'Groat's journey.

Understand[edit]

Land's End's main represents both the starting and ending points of the longest journey in Great Britain, Land's End to John O'Groats. Consequently, it is known as "The First and Last", due to its position at the extremity of the UK. It is an atmospheric, dramatic piece of coastline steeped in history and romance.

Get in[edit]

If you go there by car, be prepared to spend £5.00 for the parking area. If you want to avoid the parking fee to the complex you can walk from further afield.

Alternatively, you can park your car in Sennen Cove, close to Land's End and walk from there, enjoying the walk along the coast path.

There is also a regular bus schedule between Penzance and Land's End (one bus hourly, except on Sundays: schedules may vary in winter). Buses depart from the central bus station in Penzance. Local tour operators in Penzance offer tours covering the whole peninsula including Land's End.

Get around[edit]

The whole area can be easily accessed on foot. Take care with clothing, because Land's End can be a rough, windy place due to its exposed location and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.

Land's End Airport[edit]

Situated close to Land's End itself, the Airport enjoys a spectacular setting. Overlooking the dramatic Cornish coast offering a welcome relief to the bustle of ‘up-country’ life. Within the immediate vicinity are several tourist attractions, scenic walks and plentiful accommodation. The South West Coastal Footpath is adjacent to the Airport and leads to many stunning beaches including Sennen Cove and Porthcurno. Land's End Airport offers a great range of activities including: Scenic Flights, Banner Towing, Aerial Photography, Pilot Training, Trial Lessons, and Flying School and Skybus flights to the Isles of Scilly. [1].

Do[edit][add listing]

  • There is a Complex of Attractions on the site. A professional photographer takes photos of you in front of the signpost showing your hometown's distance (see photo above). He will charge you around £10 for the photos. There is a fence around the signpost, but you can, and many people do, just take their own photos standing in front of the fence.
  • Go to John O'Groats! The Land's End to John O'Groats, (or Vice Versa) journey has been undertaken by many individuals as a personal challenge and to raise funds for good causes. It is often undertaken on foot or by bicycle to raise funds. Ian Botham, the former England cricketer, popularised the journey in recent years when raising funds for charity.
  • Walk to Sennen Cove. Those not wishing to walk the length of Great Britain, may alternatively prefer a walk on the clifftop to Sennen Cove and enjoy the spectacular sea views.
  • Walk East along the coast to the first promontory. The sea arch is visible along with the extraordinary rock formations in this area (weathered Granite). The coast path continues on to Porthgwarra past various coves, many caves, another sea arch and possibly some of the most dramatic coastline in the entire UK. An extended walk will reach Porthcurno where there is a bus service.

Buy[edit][add listing]

The Complex has various souvenir shops offering a wide range of souvenirs, although they are mostly overpriced.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Land's End Hotel has a restaurant area which is open to non-residents as well. (see below)

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • There is a Bar at the Land's End Hotel.
  • A few miles away is the 'First and Last Inn'. The staff were seemingly racist. Inside it is dingy, dank and crowded and looks unchanged since the 1980's. Seems to exist purely by luring passers by based on its name. Best to avoid.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Land's End Hotel, Phone: 01736 871844, [2]. Located a 60seconds away from the signpost itself. Room fares range from 40 to 90 pounds, depending on the time of year and type of room. Breakfast is included.
  • Whitesand backpackers - cool hostel in Sennen about 2 miles up the A30 from Lands' End. Rooms and dorms. Good food, plus licenced bar.

Get out[edit]

If you wanted to see dramatic piece of unspoilt coastline, go 20 miles along the coast to Lizard Point, Britain's most SOUTHERLY point. The natural scenery is just as good (if not better), there's a great atmosphere, no entrance fee, and not too many people around. Lizard village has a couple of shops and pubs. Also consider Cape Cornwall - 5 miles to the North, once thought to be the most Westerly point, but modern maps proved this wrong!




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