Visiting the southern coast of England, I also went to ‘Land’s End‘, a headland and lovely holiday area in Cornwall, which is part of the Penwith peninsula and seen as the most westerly point of England. The edge is marked by the ‘First and Last House’ which is now a small gift shop.
The place is especially known for end to end journeys and as part of the common phrase ‘from Land’s End to John o’Groats’ for very long distances. For over two hundred years, tourists have been visiting. In the early days the visitors often travelled to the point by foot or horse as the path was muddy and small. Today, around two hundred meters away, there is a big entertainment complex with cafés, food stalls, small shops, a hotel and other entertainment facilities.
Until 1982, Land’s End was owned by a Cornish family before it was David Goldstone who sold it to the National Trust later on. David Goldstone also developed the theme park that is hosting a night-time firework with live music twice a week during August.
In my opinion, the point itself is not very spectacular and crowded with loads of people. However, as I started in Sennen Cove and walked along the coast path all the way to Land’s End, it was a very nice view and a special time. It is very interesting to stand at the most westerly part of England at the edge – literally at the land’s end 😉
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