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
Other things to do nearby
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.
Nothing beats cycling down the old green lane to Nanjizal - one of the more secluded beaches in Cornwall.
From monks to a Cornish giant, the history and mythology that layer up on this rocky tidal island near Penzance is richly diverse.
Penzance has the best transport links in West Cornwall, giving great flexibility in choosing your route.
A long sweeping beach, ideal for surfing. The school has an excellent reputation offering lesson for all abilities. Visit the website
Marazion and Gwithian have regular events for both Kite and Wind Surfing.
The most south-westerly point in mainland Britain, with spectacular views, iconic signpost and a range of visitor attractions.
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
If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you.
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.
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
The most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world!
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!
There's a great 12 mile cycle route that takes you from Portreath right across Cornwall to Devoran.
The North Cornish Coast and lakes offer a range of water sports both inland and on the sea.
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