"Cape Cornwall" Cornwall Things to Do Tip by King_Golo

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  Cape Cornwall...
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      Cape Cornwall...
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  • ... and its harbour - Cornwall
      ... and its harbour
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Cape Cornwall was long thought to be England's most westerly point, until new calculations in the mid 20th century found that it's Land's End which deserves this honour. Ever since then, Cape Cornwall has fallen into a deep sleep and is only visited by few tourists. There is not much to see except a spectacular cliff landscape and a former maritime research building on top of the cape, but it's a pleasant place if you want to escape the masses and commercialisation at nearby Land's End. A little harbour adds to its charm with some colourful boats and fishery equipment. The only drawback is the ever-present mafia-like National Trust which charges a few pounds for the car park - despite the fact that there is literally nothing they can preserve.

Directions: The road to Cape Cornwall starts in St. Just in Penwith which is approximately 8km away from Penzance

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 30, 2011
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