Marking the most westerly point of mainland England, Land’s End occupies a headland where the English Channel meets the Celtic Sea. It’s a popular tourist destination and is traversed by the South West Coast Path, the longest waymarked footpath in the country.
Soak up the sweeping views across the coastline from Land’s Endpoint, with the Isles of Scilly visible on a clear day. Keep an eye out for the Longships Lighthouse, an active 19th-century tower that rises to 35 metres in height. Don’t miss the Land's End Sign, which was erected in the 1950s and indicates distances to places around the globe.
At the RSPB Wildlife Discovery Centre, you can learn about Cornish birdlife and spot local species through the provided binoculars. Mementos from your visit to Land’s End can be found at First and Last House, a whitewashed building that has stood atop the cliffs for around 200 years.
Land’s End is around 20 minutes’ drive from Penzance and just over an hour from Cornwall Airport Newquay, which has seasonal flights to destinations across Europe. Open-top buses depart from St Ives to Land’s End while the area is small enough to explore on foot.