The Penwith Peninsula and Lands End – England's westernmost point – is a popular destination with many backpackers who come here for its mix of ancient Celtic monuments, quaint villages and surf beaches.
The Library, Market Street, St Just
Tel (01736) 788 669
Open Jun-Aug Mon-Wed & Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm, Sun 10am-5pm
First run buses on the Penwith Peninsula with most buses terminating at Penzance and St Ives. Useful bus routes include bus 300, which runs along the coast between Penzance and St Ives stopping at Lands End and St Just; buses 1, 1A and 1B from Penzance to Lands End and bus 9 from Penzance to St Just.
Kelynack Camping Park, Kelynack St Just, Cornwall TR19 7RE
Tel (01736) 787633
Letcha Vean, St Just-in-Penwith
Tel (01736) 788 437
The Old Chapel, Zennor
Tel (01736) 798 307
Lands End, Sennen, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7AR
Tel (01736) 871776
The area around Lands End has good surfing and you can learn to surf at the Sennen Surfing Centre.
Based out of Whitesands Lodge, the Sennen Surfing Centre teaches you to surf on the uncrowded surf breaks at Sennen Beach.
Whitesands Lodge, Sennen
Tel (01736) 871 458
This Bronze Age tomb features a series of burial chambers.
Near Carn Gloose, 1.5km west of St Just
All that remains from this Iron Age settlement are the foundations of stone huts and an underground passage.
A30, 2km southwest of Sancreed
Bus 10A, 10B
This 2000-year-old Celtic settlement is made up of eight stone courtyard houses unique to Lands End and the Isles of Scilly.
B3311, 4km northwest of Gulval
Tel 07831 757934
Open Apr-Jun 10am-5pm daily; Jul-Aug 10am-6pm daily; Sep 10am-5pm daily; Oct 10am-4pm daily
Geevor was a working tin mine until as recently as 1990 and has now been recreated as a heritage site that has underground tours plus displays of mining equipement.
Bus 17, 300
Tel (01736) 788662
Open Jan-Easter 9am-3pm daily; Easter-Oct 9am-4pm daily; Nov-Dec 9am-3pm daily; tours Jan-Easter 11am, 1pm, 3pm daily; Easter-Oct 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm daily; Nov-Dec 11am, 1pm, 3pm daily
This chambered tomb is believed to date from the Neolithic or Bronze Age periods.
B3315, 3km southeast of St Buryan