Car Hire in Land’s End
This information is correct as of April 2015
Whether you’re planning an epic drive to John O’Groats in the north-east of Scotland, or just want to have the freedom to explore the south-west tip of England, you can always find the best deals on car hire in Land’s End with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car in Land’s End
The nearest car hire locations to Land’s End are in the town of Penzance, about 25 minutes drive away. National and Europcar both have a base at Penzance train station. There’s also an Enterprise, a Yello, and a Tucker car hire in the town.
If you’re willing to go a little further afield you can find more car hire options in St Ives, about 35 minutes from Land’s End. Some companies, such as St Ives Bay Campers and St Ives Campervan hire, specialise in campervans: perfect for a weekend of roughing it along the Cornish coast.
Driving in Land’s End
The Penwith peninsula, where Land’s End is located, is fairly quiet and rural. There’s not much in the way of traffic congestion, and you should be able to get about fairly easily on the country roads. Land’s End is a popular destination for weekend visitors and day-trippers, so expect the area (and the car park) to be quite busy during school holidays.
Parking in Land’s End
Parking at Land’s End costs £5, but you can park for free at Sennen Cove and walk to the famous viewpoint.
Great day trips from Land’s End
Land’s End isn’t actually Great Britain’s most southerly point: Lizard Point is. A lot of people don’t know this, so the viewpoint is less crowded and best of all there’s no entrance fee. After a walk along the cliffs you can end the day at Lizard Village, a small settlement half a mile from Lizard Point. The village green is surrounded by charming cafes and restaurants. Another interesting detour is The Top House: Britain’s most southerly pub. Obviously the driver will be sticking to soft drinks.
This lovely little seaside town is known for its pretty beaches, quaint shops, and excellent art galleries. Driving through town can be difficult due to the narrow streets, so leave your car in one of the car parks nearby (it usually costs £3-5 for a day of parking). If you’re interested in art you should definitely visit the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, the New Millennium Gallery, and of course the Tate St Ives.
Cornwall boasts some of Britain’s best beaches. There are lots to choose from, but on a sunny day it’s hard to beat Harlyn Bay. This large sandy beach is ideal for families, but it’s also a favourite spot for surfers. During summer there are lifeguards on the beach, making swimming an attractive and safe option. There’s a car park above the beach, but there are no restaurants or cafes so it’s best to pack a lunch if you’re planning to spend more than a few hours.
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