Is Lands End Worth Visiting?
I feel that visitors feel obliged to visit Lands End, as it’s one of those places we’ve all heard of. But do you really know what is there, and if it’s worth it?
Famed for being the most south westerly point in the UK and for what people would once believe, the end of the earth. Lands End is now a commercialised attraction and arguably spoilt for monetary gain. The coastline around here is stunning, beautifully rugged and bursting with history. You can easily get to the coastline without visiting the attraction that is Lands End, by following the coastal path from a location either side.
Lands End is now privately owned; unfortunately National Trust lost out on a bid for the location a while back so it was built upon and became what it is today. You’ll find yourself paying a hefty sum to enter the car park, where you can park up all day and wander around the area.
The area now comes with museums, cafes, gift shops, ice cream parlours, cinema, hotels and more. Walking through the main attraction, you’ll soon see the coastline and that famous sign. The sign is roped off and although you can easily grab a snap from the rope, to stand next to it you will pay another fee.
Aside from the glitz and the glam of the attraction, the coastline is fantastic around here so I do absolutely recommend exploring it. The walk from Lands End point will take you across the cliff side and you’ll find Enys Rock, a stunning arch in the water, carved out by the ferocious Easterly waves.
A short walk further still, or accessed directly from the car park, is a gorgeous farm. You can take a seat here and enjoy the views, watch the lamas, sheep and ducks as they go about their day. You can also pay to enter and explore further into the farm and the pottery.
Overall, Lands End is worth visiting to explore the coastline, find Enys Rock and enjoy the farm. The hefty parking charge does provide access all day, so it would come out okay if you venture out on the coast path for the day, but it’s also worth finding a spot nearby to park and head towards Lands End. As hard as it is, try to ignore the circus of the amusements they have built and take in the natural beauty instead.