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Land's End or Lizard

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Land's End or Lizard

What would be the pros and cons to these two places?

Thanks kindly

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1. Re: Land's End or Lizard

Hi

This will probably generate some interest!

I reckon almost all the votes go for The Lizard.

As you may or may not know, The Lizard is the the most southerly point of the UK. It has a car park,couple of shops/eateries and nearby village.

Then you have the stunning views and beautiful walks along the coast path. And its free(well you may have to pay to park your car)

Lands End however has been bought and turned into a sort of theme park. Now thats not all bad as it does make a decent family day out with things for kids to enjoy. But it has detracted in my opinion from the pure beauty of the location. You have to pay for every attraction,you can't just walk there and see Lands End. Even the famous sign has a photographer standing by it who you have to pay to have your pic taken. To be fair,you can just pay to park and walk around without visiting the attractions, but it is somewhat over commercialised in my view.

I would go to The Lizard,but thats personal opinion.

Ps Don't forget the Minack theatre whilst down in that area. http://www.minack.com/

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2. Re: Land's End or Lizard

<<The Lizard is the the most southerly point of the UK>>

Scilly Isles?

I think the only downside to not going to Lands End is that you dont get your picture taken next to "the signpost". I know its cheesy but surely everyone has to have one of those in their family album?

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3. Re: Land's End or Lizard

Ok,Ok

The Lizard is the most southerly point of MAINLAND Great Britain, and thats its claim to fame.

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4. Re: Land's End or Lizard

Thx Bad and Joe - just came to my knowledge about the Lizard as I've only heard of Land's End before this. Thanks for that link to the theatre. What happens if it rains and you're out there?

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5. Re: Land's End or Lizard

I agree with Badcat, I would take a trip to The Lizard over Lands End anytime. Lands End has been spoilt, the parking is extortionate (you can park by donation on The Lizard) there are lovely places to eat, the village is picturesque with shops to explore and the walk to Lizard Point is wonderful and the views are breathtaking.

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Thx Super - saw a picture of whales. Must mean you can see whales there too. Once you get to this town is it a long walk to the point?

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<<What happens if it rains and you're out there?>>

You're gonna get wet :-)

FWIW they really aren't far apart so you can do both unless you are on a very tight timescale, and it seems a shame not to get a picture with you and the signpost with Calgary 4,122 in the background.

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8. Re: Land's End or Lizard

The Lizard gets my vote too.

However, if you want to go to Land's End as well why not park in Sennen Cove and walk along the coast path to it. Cheaper parking, nice beach with a few places to eat and drink, and a couple of gift shops/art galleries too.

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9. Re: Land's End or Lizard

Thx for the tip Joe. I guess I wasn't very good in my questioning. I just wondered if they cancel the performance if it is raining.

Sorry to sound stupider than I feel, but what is the 4,122 mean?

Walt ~> Thx for those other suggestions.

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10. Re: Land's End or Lizard

I think Joe is really keen for you to have a picture taken by the photographer at the milepost at lands end. That would be the distance from Calgary to Lands End in miles I assume - impressive stuff to work that out!

By the way - the Lizard gets the thumbs up from me too.

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