Land’s End in Cornwall is famous for its iconic location and epic coastal landscapes. Here’s a guide to one of Britain’s favourite landmarks.
Land’s End is located in Cornwall, and is Britain’s most south-westerly point.
Just 10 miles from the pirate town of Penzance, and 18 miles from the popular seaside town of St Ives, it’s one of the country’s most famous landmarks.
There are a few ways of getting to Land’s End:
The easiest way to reach Land’s End in Cornwall is by car, following Google maps.
You can park in the pay and display car park, right at the entrance of the Land’s End Attraction.
There are rail links from all major towns that run into Penzance, terminating at the main station on the seafront.
Train services run frequently from London Paddington station, including the Night Riviera Sleeper Service to Penzance.
The main station in Penzance is 9 miles from Land’s End so to complete your journey, you’ll need to arrange separate transport via taxi, bus or hire car.
There are bus services from the main station in Penzance to Land’s End.
These designated bus routes are 1/1a and 1b.
Bus services are irregular throughout the seasons though, so it’s best to plan your travel in advance.
There’s a taxi rank at the main train station in Penzance serviced by a number of local companies who’ll be happy to transport you to Land’s End.
Any Time Taxis: 01736 888888
Penzance Taxis: 01736 366366
Nippy Taxis Penzance: 01736 366666
Prowse Cars: 01736 871786
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Parking: Cars & Motorhomes £4 / Motorbikes £1
It is highly recommended that you book parking online in advance through the Land’s End website to guarantee a space.
Also, if you pay online parking costs £4 rather than £6 for the day.
Daily: 10am – 4pm.
The Visitor Centre, shops and attractions are open daily from 10am. Last Admission into the attractions is 4pm.
As with any tourist attraction, the best time to visit Land’s End in Cornwall is first thing in the morning if you want a peaceful trip.
The earlier the better to avoid crowds!
However, if you’re not bothered about it being busy (which it does get in the peak months) then you’re good to go at any time. Opening times: 10am – 4pm.
The summer months are the busiest, as expected, and the spring and autumn are a wonderful time to go too, especially for the coastal walks.
In winter, the cliffs get chilly and windy but it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. It’s a lot quieter in the colder months and still naturally beautiful, but make sure to wrap up warm!
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Land’s End in Cornwall is one of Britain’s best loved landmarks, famous for its unique location and beautiful scenery. There are plenty of things to do if you’re a first time visitor or even a local.
Dogs on leads are welcome at Land’s End, but can not go into the attractions.
Land’s End is a great day out for families, couples and even solo travellers looking for more things to do outside the popular town of Newquay.
There are some unreal photo opportunities too. This iconic, unforgettable corner of the British Isles is a real photographers haven, especially at sunset.
Whilst you’re there you can find yourself in the company of soaring seabirds and, if you’re lucky, the coast’s resident basking sharks, seals and dolphins may put in an appearance too.
Walking around Land’s End in Cornwall makes for the perfect day out. Whether you’re on holiday in Cornwall or just enjoying a day out with family or friends, your experience won’t be complete without a visit to Land’s End.
Things To Do At Land’s End In Cornwall
At Land’s End in Cornwall, there’s cafes, kiosks, Land’s End Restaurant & Bar and First & Last Inn. There are plenty of different options to grab a bite to eat.
In the summer months there’s a really lovely vibe, with sheltered beer gardens and families and friends enjoying Cornish treats whilst strolling along the stunning clifftops.
Don’t forget to take home some delicious locally produced Cornish fudge.
A bit of retail therapy never hurt anyone. In the charming West Country Shopping Village, you can snap up anything from locally made jewellery to a wide selection of toys for the kids. Even books, pottery and ales and ciders too.
There are lots of things to buy that are unique to Land’s End so a souvenir to take home from your memorable trip has to be bought.
Located on the clifftops at the most westerly point of mainland Britain, there is the First & Last house.
As the name implies this is indeed the first or last house in mainland Great Britain. Depending on whether you’re entering or leaving England, it would have been the first or last house you visited.
This little cottage was built in the 19th century for Gracie Thomas. She ran it as a souvenir shop selling small pieces of granite with Land’s End stamped on them. Not much has changed over the years other than the tat has probably got a little tackier.
Nowadays, you can pop in for some real Cornish ice cream, along with a variety of refreshments and toys.
There is also a craftworkers shop located in the small village of Land’s End.
Cornwall is home to most working artists outside London and Land’s End hosts a very talented team of independent local artists and craftspeople. Therefore there are plenty of unique and handmade gifts for you to choose from.
In terms of attractions at Land’s End in Cornwall, there’s also plenty to choose from.
For example, a 4D film experience, Arthurs Quest, Green Farm, the Iconic Sign Post and End to End Story.
You can find out more about these attractions on the Land’s End website.
Land’s End was formed around 270 millions years ago, when a mass of boiling granite forced its way through the overlying softer rocks to the surface.
This peninsula is steeped in history, nature and adventure, all waiting to be explored!
The National Trust in Land’s End has more than 25 historic places and gardens. So there’s a sheer amount of wild landscape to enjoy.
The constant action of the waves, wind and salt spray has evidently formed rock arches, sea stacks, off-shore rock islands and rugged cliffs. All ranging in height from 61 to 122 metres high.
Land’s End is a perfect location for walkers and explorers of all levels!
There are peaceful trails, with breath-taking views along the stunning high cliffs. One thing that’s guaranteed is, it’s natural beauty leaves lasting impressions on all it’s visitors.
On a clear day you’ll even be able to spot the Isles of Scilly!
Luxury – The Land’s End Hotel
Land’s End Hotel is situated on the westerly point of Cornwall, upon Granite Cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
It includes a terrace and free WiFi in public areas.
Each room features an en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer, flat screen TV and a complimentary tray with local tea and coffee. Some rooms have sea views.
Not forgetting a restaurant serving local specialities, as well as a bar.
The centre of Sennen is just 1 miles from Hotel Land’s End, and Penzance Train Station a 20 minute drive.
Mid-Budget – Cape Cornwall Club
Sitting on the cliff tops of the Cornish Coast, Cape Cornwall Club offers sea views from its restaurant and patio.
Set in a converted barn, the 15 modern rooms have free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms.
A Cornish breakfast is served daily in the restaurant. You can also enjoy homemade cakes and coffee in the bar and lounge area.
Cape Cornwall has an 18-hole scenic golf course, featuring ancient mine shafts and views from the rugged cliff tops.
St Just is 15 minutes away by foot and Land’s End is also only a 10 minute drive.
Budget – The Wellington
Located near the coastal town of Penzance, this historic hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a bar, food and live music.
Parking is available in the Market Square or in the large free car park nearby.
Modernised guest rooms feature a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities.
The dining room offers a selection of traditional, locally produced pub dishes and the bar serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
The Wellington is just 8 minutes from Land’s End and many of Cornwall’s sights are within easy driving distance.
For more places to stay in Cornwall, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.