Lands End, England

The Coast line around Lands End is spectacular and the site of the most westerly point is superb, particularly when the weather is good. In summer the whole place can be pretty busy with tourists or as the natives here call them, ents. Listen out for this derogatory term while you are down here.

After a stroll around Lands End, and a stare at the view, it is then worth exploring further afield.T his area of Cornwall is rich in history and some wonderful places to visit, places like the Minack open air theatre that was carved out of the cliff face and still puts on shows. Mousehole is a famous picturesque village towards Penzance and a little east of Penzance is Mounts bay and St Michaels Mount.

Links

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28 May 2006 - Lands End, England

Lands End was part of a trip I took down to Devon. First on the list to see was Exeter, my university city and place full of memories. After that were was Penzance, the pretty village of Mousehole on the coast, Lands End and finally the Eden Project were all destinations. The Eden Project consists of two huge domes that replicate different the tropical and temperate climates of the world. They give a fantastic experience and walking through the tropical dome with all the jungle plants, heat and humidity really is like walking in a different part of the world.
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Lands End I

Lands End I

Walking along the battered coastline is an interesting visual experience because of the rock formations caused by the elements in this most exposed of exposed locations.
Lands End II

Lands End II

What these picture don't show is the Lands End vistior centre which is a tacky collection of souvenir shops sellig overpriced tat and of course the sign post pointing to John O'Groats and New York which everyone likes to have their picture taken in front of.
Lands End - With view of the visitor centre

Lands End - With view of the visitor centre

The trail from the visitor centre which can be seen in the background. The path around the coast gives some great views and are very peaceful (if the weather is right that is!)
The Eden Project - The tropical dome

The Eden Project - The tropical dome

Yes its the tropical dome and not me in the tropics but when in here you could easily imagine yourself in the jungle. In the domes are sections representing different parts of the Earth and have their respective plants.
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