Sennen Cove Things to Do

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    The signpost

    by leics Written Jan 15, 2012

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    Well, I took a photo and so, I suspect, do the vast majority of visitors to Lands End.

    Just as they do at John-o-Groats, the furthest northerly point of mainland Britain.

    The signpost was first erected in the 1950s and has been run as a family business ever since. If you want to be in the photo with it you must pay for the privilege. But if you stand outside the rope you can take your own photo for no charge, so that is what I did.

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    Penwith House

    by leics Written Jan 15, 2012

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    Penwith House stands near the more recently-built 'theme park' area of Lands End.

    It was built in 1860 as a small hotel....a 'temperance' hotel, selling no alcohol and allowing none on the premises.

    It now houses (inevitably) a souvenir shop (Easter to September) and also a gallery selling paintings etc.

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    The First and Last House

    by leics Written Jan 15, 2012

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    Although supposedly the first building to be built at Lands End itself, other reports suggest this cottage was built after Penwith House (see below), the temperance hotel. The furthest point of Lands End is right in front of the cottage.

    Whichever came first, the cottage was run in the 1800s by one Gracie Thomas, as a souvenir shop and refreshment stop for visitors. The first Lands End postcard was sold from here.

    The cottage still functions as a souvenir shop and cafe, although it was closed when I visited in early January.

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    Wander the cliffs

    by leics Updated Jan 15, 2012

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    As long as the wind is not too strong (in which case you, like me, will find walking physically difficult) walking along the cliffs in either direction is wonderful, with clean air and cliffs and crashing sea, seabirds and wild flowers.

    The South West Coast Path will take you all the way around Cornwall, including the cliffs at Lands End, and there are other public footpaths too, so you have a number of options in either direction...take a circular walk or just there-and-back-again.

    Buy or borrow an Ordnance Survey map...these detailed maps are by far the best for walking in the UK, with all public footpaths and ancient sites shown. You can even find and print out the relevant section on the link given below.

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