Lands End is the most westerly point of Great Britain. Next stop, is across the pond to the America’s.
The point is home to the First and Last post, mimicking the post in John O’Groats, Scotland, which is a massive 838 miles away. Many charity and fundraising events commence and conclude here, from races, to televised news and sport documentaries.
In 2012, The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games started right here, with the Olympic flame being received from Beijing. Flown into Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose, Helston, the flame had finally touched British soil. Being met by David Beckham, the flame was transported from Helston to Lands End to begin the tour, through the country, in time for the games to begin.
On a fine day, you can see Longships Lighthouse. The Lighthouse marks where the English Channel meets the Irish Sea. The currents can get so bad, the waves hit a new record swell, measuring 29.9 feet, during a storm early February 2014.
Lands End has a spectacular view of the cliffs and coast, whatever the weather. The point is also home to Lands End Hotel, and a few shops and attractions. Parking is available for small charge, with a fairly big car park. There is some attractions and activities for little ones, the farm with a smallholding near the entrance to lands End, is home to many small farm yard animal.