Land's End is a headland on the Penwith peninsula, located near Penzance, Cornwall, at the extreme south-western tip of the British mainland.
Visible from Land's End is the Longships Lighthouse.
The Longships, a few miles out, is a serpentine and quartz island.
Offshore, midway between Land's End and the Isles of Scilly, is the supposed location of the mythical lost land of Lyonesse, referred to in Arthurian literature.
The name has a particular resonance because it is so often used in outlining the length of Britain when races, walks and charitable events take place between Land's End and the Scottish village John o' Groats (the most northeasterly settlement in mainland Britain).
The phrase Land's End to John o' Groats is frequently heard both as a literal journey and as a metaphor for great or all-encompassing distance.
There is a theme park at Land's End.
For a more information about Land's_End see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land's_End) November 2005
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