To clear our heads from the New Year’s Eve festivities in St Ive’s the night before, we headed to Lands End, literally, to the end of England. It’s the most southwesterly point of mainland Britain and a truly picturesque landmarks in the country.
From St Ives we took a bus to Penzance and then changed for another local bus to Lands End. It took us about an hour to get there and the road was pretty bumpy, but we got to drive through several cute villages through their narrow streets, woods and fields. An attraction in itself, I’d say.
During summer there are more frequent buses available. Service 1 calls at a few stops before reaching lands End. Check the St Ives Bus Company for exact departure points and timings.
If you are travelling to Lands End in winter, make sure to wrap up. It was incredibly windy on our arrival, I was glad to have my scarf and a hat, even though it nearly got blown away into the ocean.
The bus stops next to the main visitor center where you can grab a leaflet with more information about the walks and other activities. We had an amazing stroll along the dramatic cliffs with the rough waves crashing into the rocks. It was quite a walk and the views were absolutely fantastic.
The stunning cliffs at Lands End reach up to 122 metres high and the waters here are notoriously rough, so be careful when standing close to the edge. But don’t stand too far away, you might get lucky on a clear day and see the Isles of Scilly.
There are many things you can do and see in Lands End, like visiting the Greeb Farm on the edge of the cliff, explore the Heritage Trail, watch both the sunrise or sunset over Longships Lighthouse and above all don’t forget the Cornish pasties, they are the best.
Have you been to Lands End? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments below…
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