Priests Cove Cape, near St Just-in-Penwith

St Just-in-Penwith

Overview

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

coasteering

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.

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.

St Michaels Mount

St Michael's Mount

From monks to a Cornish giant, the history and mythology that layer up on this rocky tidal island near Penzance is richly diverse.

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

Lands End

Land's End

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

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

Climbing at YHA Lands End

Climbing at Lands End

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

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.

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

Leach Pottery

Leach Pottery

The most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world!

Walking

Walking and Rambling in Portreath

 A 25 minute walk through lovely woodland ends at the coast in Portreath. Enjoy the great surfing beach or relax in one of the cafes and watch people riding the waves!

Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach

Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach

Made famous in the recent Poldark BBC series, this beautiful sandy beach has a little church at one end, jutting out of the cliffs. See the National Trust website for why the area is of archae