Falmouth, England, United Kingdom
Land's End & Cornwall Drive
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 4¼ Hours
The far west of Cornwall is a beautiful and compelling land enriched by thousands of years of Celtic tradition -- rugged and lush all at the same time. Notice the sharp contrasts between the spectacular cliffs and granite moorlands at the Land's End peninsula and the softer sub-tropical vegetation of the gardens, the flower-filled lanes and the tranquility of wooded valleys as you continue inland.
You will travel alongside the River Fal with its tree-lined banks fringing the country road leading to the market town of Helston. Peaceful villages and quiet farmland can be seen through curtains of trees, and the rural landscapes give way to flat terrain with occasional views of the coastline as you continue to Land's End.
The granite mass of Land's End tumbles into the sea at the end of the Cornish Peninsula -- the westernmost point on the mainland of England. For centuries this point has signified either the end of a long journey or the start of a blue-ribbon Atlantic crossing. Land's End has been developed into a popular tourist complex and amusement park. Passing through the complex, you'll have time to walk down to the rocky plateau and viewing area atop the 60-foot-high granite cliffs of Land's End. On a clear day, this blustery but majestic headland offers dramatic views of the coastal areas and wind-eroded outcroppings. Photograph the popular signpost that marks the number of miles to New York and other points.
Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars.