Land's End, Cornwall

Land's End Signpost
The famous signpost at Land's End
Image by Lewis Clarke
Land's End is situated at the most westerly point of Cornwall, which, in turn, is the most westerly county in England.

The name Land's End is used for the headland and cliffs which face the Atlantic Ocean, and for the Visitor Attraction that attracts over 400,000 visitors every year.

Land's End is famous for its iconic signpost that shows the distance, 874 miles, to John o' Groats, the most north-easterly point of the UK,  the distance, 3147 miles, to New York across the Atlantic Ocean, and the distance, 28 miles,  to the Isles of Scilly. The signpost also shows the current date, so that visitors' photographs are easily dated.

Cornwall, UK: Holidays, Tourism, and Pasties

Land's End, Cornwall
Image by Roger Butterfield
Cornwall is England's most westerly and most southerly county. With nearly 300 miles of coastline, some of England's best weather, and a rich history, Cornwall is a major tourist destination.

Cornwall boasts many world famous tourist attractions including Land's End, The Eden Project, and St.Michael's Mount, as well as towns and cities like St. Ives, Newquay, Penzance, and Padstow that are known throughout the world.