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Lands End in Cornwall

December 15, 2013 by David Herd

Lands End, Cornwall.

Lands End CornwallHere we are at England’s most westerly point. Wind levels in winter reach around 20-25 knots, which is windier than most of England. The highest temperature recorded is 28.9 °C, and the lowest temperature recorded is -3.4 °C.

Penwith House

Penwith House Lands EndThis historic building dating from 1860 houses a hotel, a gift shop with maritime gifts, toys and confectionery. Coordinates:   50°3’56″N   5°42’51″W.

Beautiful old building

Penwith House Lands End In 1987 Peter de Savary purchased Land’s End for almost £7 million from David Goldstone. He had two new buildings erected and much of the present theme park development was instigated by him. He sold both Land’s End and John o’ Groats to businessman Graham Ferguson Lacey in 1991. The current owners purchased Land’s End in 1996 and formed a company named Heritage Great Britain PLC. Attractions at the theme park include children’s playgrounds and recorded music. Twice a week in August there are firework displays. Nearby is the Land’s End Hotel. In May 2012, Land’s End received widespread attention as the starting point of the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay.

 Blue sky and lots of wind.

Lands End CornwallLand’s End is a headland and small settlement in western Cornwall, England. It is the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England. It is on the Penwith peninsula, about eight miles west-southwest of Penzance.

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Rugged coastline.

Cornish coast Lands End

This is certainly not a good place for a swim. 🙂

Lands End England’s most westerly point.

Lands End

The sea pounds these rocks 24/7.

Lands End Hotel.

Lands End HotelWe were so lucky to have the beautiful blue sky, photos look so much better. What you can’t see in the shots is the howling wind that nearly blew us off our feet.  😆

 Air Ambulance.

Air ambulance Lands End

I guess this choppers working days are over. 🙂

David Herd, intrepid traveller.  😎

David Herd at Lands EndMany thanks for visiting my Lands End post, please pass it on to your friends and

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