What will I find at Lands End

Feb 15th, 2001, 02:20 PM
  #1  
vicki
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
What will I find at Lands End

We will be taking day trips from Oxford and my brother wants to drive to Lands End. Any information on sights, things to do would be appreciated.
 
Feb 15th, 2001, 02:36 PM
  #2  
John
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Vicki, it's a very long drive from Oxford to Land's End for a day trip, around 5 hours or so using motorways. Drive most of the day, get there. Stop. Look. Water. Cliffs. Souvenir places. Eat a pasty. Get back in the car, start driving.
 
Feb 15th, 2001, 02:42 PM
  #3  
Patrick
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Vicki, John has said it all. We were driving around the coast at that point and just HAD to make the rather short detour to Land's End. I tried to make it feel really great and important to stand at this westernmost point of Britain, but knowing that Ireland was still further west didn't help, and the drifting smell of what seemed to be some rancid hot dogs (were they looking for us Americans?) blunted any sense of history of the moment. I think we bought a couple of postcards and left. I guess buying the postcards was the highlight of our visit. There are far more interesting and scenic places in that entire area.
 
Feb 15th, 2001, 03:26 PM
  #4  
Karen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I remember being very disappointed in Lands End...not pretty, commercial stands with uninteresting stuff for sale. You could do alot better in the Cotswolds or Devon or other places in
Cornwall. I agree it is a very long drive just to see Lands End.
 
Feb 15th, 2001, 03:34 PM
  #5  
Thyra
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Vicki, though I agree with the above in terms of Lands End (they built this sort of tacky touristy "theme park-like" place there which is not that hot. Cornwall itself is great. Lots of ancient megoliths, which, unlike Stonehenge are just sitting right out in the middle of fields alone. Tintagel castle is in Cornwall, and through some describe Titagel as tacky, if you are into King Arthur at all it's really quite interesting. Penzance and St. Ives are also worth a visit, and Mount St. Michael...with the castle audio tour is really fun.
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:54 PM.