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Land's End Longship lighthouse in distance with cliffs as sun sets.
Land's End Cliffs and coastline overlooking blue sea and sky.
Village in Land's End with a pond and quant houses.
Cliffs of Land's End overlooking sea on a semi cloudy day.

Land's End

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  • Land's End is a best-loved British landmark, well known for its unique location and stunning scenery.
  • Home to cliff-top trails, breath-taking views, pay-as-you-go family attractions, a shopping village, restaurant and cafés, Land's End is a free spot to go to, offering loads of family fun.
  • With miles and miles of beautiful West Cornwall coastline, there are plenty of attractions to discover to have an unforgettable experience, with historic lighthouses, great food, shopping and more.

Land's end landmark attraction is a top family tourist destination, located in West Cornwall, featuring rugged cliffs, and stunning views, with Longships Lighthouse, built in the 19th century. The most westerly point of England's mainland, Land's End is one of the most frequented Cornwall attractions for tourists.

You won't be short of a fun time at Land's End, from the spectacular granite cliffs, where the Isles of Scilly can be seen on a clear day, lying gently on the horizon. These Cornish views are one in a million and just a stone's throw away is the Longships Lighthouse, plus, around six miles south-west is the Wolf Rock Lighthouse. These are picture-perfect places to snap some photographs of the family, overlooking the waves that wade in beneath spectacular cliffs. This experience makes a wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, a great spot where you can gaze at the sunset over the sea. Don't miss out on Land's End during spring, where the cliff landscapes are brimming with wildflowers. There are also well-maintained and easy to navigate footpaths from the Dollar Cove suspension bridge, making it a smooth journey.

Land's End boasts an impressive tourist complex, with lots of Cornwall tourist information, details about the history and heritage of Cornwall and Land’s End. The little ones will love learning about Land's End's history, as they learn about the ships and the hazards of the sea. With exhibitions, like the Lost Labyrinth, audio-visual experience, and more, you can discover everything about Land's End, from the lost land of Lyonesse and the legends of King Arthur to the present day air-sea rescue service and their job. Your kids will love the tales of adventure, heroism, monsters, pirates, smugglers, wreckers, and more. And, when you've soaked up enough history, the Labyrinth Shop sells souvenirs associated with the Celtic legends and heritage of West Cornwall.

If you want to stay the night, the Land's End hotel is a great option, which features terrific entertainment and activities, including exhibition halls, play areas that kids will adore and craft shops that have traditional craftsmen working on beautiful items. When you're feeling peckish, be sure to check out The Land’s End Cornish Sweet Manufactory, a traditional sweet factory, which the kids will love. Indeed here visitors can watch skilled sweet-makers at work, whilst sampling the delicious results. For any animal lovers, Greeb Farm is a restored 200-year-old Cornish farm, located in a spectacular, pretty setting and here the little ones can meet the animals and make some furry friends.

There is no better place for shopping than Land's End. Browse for bargains in this pretty cliff-top setting, home to boutiques and local producers. Alternatively, why not visit The West Country Shopping Village, Penwith House or the First and Last House, which all offer tasty treats, fantastic gifts and clothing, that will serve as an excellent souvenir of this unforgettable corner of the British Isles.

If you're looking for other great places to visit in Cornwall, check out Porthminister Beach and the Eden Project, for more family fun and to connect with nature like never before.

What you need to know before you go 

  • There are on-site toilets and baby changing facilities.
  • The area is friendly for visitors with disabilities, with accessible parking spots, plus toilet facilities.
  • When you're feeling peckish, there's a great range of food discover. Take a trip to the Cornish Pantry for your selection of hot and cold meals from a self-service counter, or visit the Bakehouse for some delicious takeaways, and select the sweet treats at the Land’s End Doughnut Company or the Ice Cream Parlour. If you're looking for something more substantial, enjoy a lunchtime or evening meal at The Land’s End Restaurant, featuring fantastic views across the Atlantic Ocean and stunning contemporary décor.

Getting there

  • Land's End is located in West Cornwall, in south-west England.
  • If travelling by car, there are a variety of routes you can take. If coming from London, drive along the M4 motorway, if coming from Manchester, drive along the M6 motorway, then join the M5 motorway towards Exeter and then the A30 into Cornwall. If you’re travelling through North Devon, join the A39 from junction 27 on the M5 and drive down the north coast via the A30 at Indian Queens. Alternatively, from or via South Devon, you can take the A38 via Plymouth and Liskeard and then join the A30 at Carminnow Cross. Once you're on the A30 (mostly dual carriageway), travel westbound towards Redruth, Camborne and Hayle and then you will reach Penzance. In Penzance, keep an eye out for signs that are marked Land’s End and then follow the A30 for 9 miles until you arrive at the village of Sennen. Once in Sennen, drive through the village, past Sennen Cove and the First & Last Inn. Land’s End is at the very end of the A30 road.
  • With Land's End Airport right by, you can also fly here.
  • If you want to travel by train, there are rail links from all major towns that run to Penzance, terminating at the central station on the seafront. High-speed train services run regularly from London Paddington Station, including the Night Riviera Sleeper Service to Penzance. The main station in Penzance is nine miles from Land’s End so to complete your journey; you’ll need to arrange separate transport via taxi, bus or hire car.

Please follow the latest government guidelines if travelling by public transport.

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