I hear the words Land’s End and I believe in magic and fairies and all things good. I imagine walking the cliffs dreaming of whatever it is that I’m dreaming of. I recall reading about Land’s End in a romance novel when I was a teenager. I don’t recall the book or the plot, I just remember feeling like I was actually there and the desire to stand on the cliffs and look out over the ocean all the way to Newfoundland.
Between Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly is supposed to be the land of Lyonesse, which is referred to in the King Arthur legends.
Land’s End was the number one spot on my bucket list. Sadly, my visit to Land’s End was very quick and cut short. We crammed everything into a few minutes of rushing around. Check out this post to read about the adventure we had getting to Land’s End! What Do You Mean I Shouldn’t Be Driving In Your Country? I will return to walk the cliffs soon.
Isn’t this gorgeous? Standing on the cliffs, smelling the ocean, breathing in the sea air, listening to the waves crash and looking out over the Atlantic is breathtaking.
This signpost is iconic! It was erected in the 1950’s for folks who had completed the John o’ Groats to Land’s End journey (they are called End-to-Enders). On July 18, 2009, I stood at the sign and had my picture taken! The picture cost £9.95 and is worth every penny to me!
The Land’s End Hotel
We checked in at The Land’s End Hotel, but couldn’t stay. A repeat visit is in order in 2019 as part of the Europe leg of my trip! I would enjoy kicking back for a few days in this hotel and walking the cliffs in the morning with my tea.
A Superior Sea View Double room is 210 GBP.
Visiting Land’s End
Check out the following site for planning your visit to Land’s End: Land’s End. There are a number of different activities to do in the area for all ages.
Land’s End to John o’ Groats
Land’s End to John o’ Groats is a walk in Great Britain that goes from Land’s End in England to John o’ Groats in Scotland. It’s the south western most point to the north eastern most point, is 1,407 km and takes 2-3 months to walk. This is an intriguing idea to me and I’m thinking about it 🙂 Maybe someday I’ll complete this journey and pose at both signs!
- Visit Land’s End
- Land’s End Hotel
- Leaflet 2009 – Land’s End
- Map – Land’s End
- Land’s End to John o’ Groats
- Land’s End History
Jackie is “Mom” to one amazing son, an IT professional and an obsessed traveller. She spends her time reading, golfing at Ladies League and implementing software projects. Jackie has travelled to all 7 continents and 93 countries and is always planning the next destination and adventure!