Priests Cove Cape, near St Just-in-Penwith

St Just-in-Penwith


This ancient Cornish mining town, Britain's most westerly town, has a wealth of artistic talent and Plain-an-Gwarry - an open air mediaeval theatre, situated near the WWII War Memorial.

Nearby there is Ballowall Barrow, a spectacular cliff-edge position, this unique Bronze Age tomb had a long and complex history as a sacred site.

Visit the Town's website

What makes it special

  • Visit the medieval openair theatre space
  • Explore the local remains of the tin mining industry

Hostels nearby

St Just-in-Penwith

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Map references

OS Map: 203, and Explorer 102

OS Grid Ref: SW369314

Lat/Lng: 50.124472, -5.681484

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Running at Land's End

Running at Land's End

Penzance to Land's End Distance: 16.5 miles/ 27km   Start/Finish: Penzance Station TR18 2LT, Land's End   Terrain: Trail, road, coast path   Toughness: Challenging   A

Watersports at Lands End

Watersports at Lands End

If you've never surfed before, then book a lesson at Sennen Cove - tuition, board and wetsuit hire are all available in the village. More experienced surfers will enjoy the big waves at Gwynver.

Climbing at YHA Lands End

Climbing at Lands End

If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you.

Walking and Rambling at Lands End

Walking and Rambling at Lands End

With footpaths heading in all directions from the hostel door, you'll soon enjoy cliff top views towards Land's End before crossing the sands of Sennen Cove, or passing Cape Cornwall and the dramatic

Lands End

Land's End

The most south-westerly point in mainland Britain, with spectacular views, iconic signpost and a range of visitor attractions.

Geevor Mine

Geevor Mine and Levant Beam Engine

7.1 miles The largest mining museum in Britain with underground tours and “gold” panning. Levant Beam Engine is a short walk away. Visit the website  

Sennen Cove Beach

Sennen Cove Surfing School

A long sweeping beach, ideal for surfing. The school has an excellent reputation offering lesson for all abilities.     Visit the website



This iconic and highly photogenic site is one of the best known megalithic structures in Britain. see the Historic Cornwall or the Wikipedia website

Climbing in Penzance

Climbing in Penzance

The area is famous for its granite routes, including Chair Ladder and Commando Ridge, but there are other options including the vertical wall at Gurnard's Head.

Group of people road cycling

Cycling in Land's End

Nothing beats cycling down the old green lane to Nanjizal - one of the more secluded beaches in Cornwall.

Running in Penzance

Running in Penzance

Admittedly Cornwall is more famous for its leisurely pace of life and calorific cream teas than its enthusiasm for running!

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

The history of cable telecommunications, only a short walk from the Minack Theatre and beach at Porthcurno. The museum explains the dawn of wireless science in the former global hub of cable comm


Coasteering in Land's End

If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you. Kernow Coasteering offer coasteering adventures on the rocky coastline close to YHA Land’s End.

An arty fish textured facade outside a cornish fishmarket in Cornwall

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

The only Cornish gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists, the museum also covers West Cornwall's social history. Visit the Gallery's website