Land’s End is the southwestern tip of the English mainland, where the country sinks across the slopes into the Atlantic Ocean. The ancient kingdom of Kernow, the province of Cornwall, was once rich in history and atmosphere. Once upon a time, there was an isolated pub called the First and Last Rest. Now there is a park here. But the scenery is never terrifying.
A few miles to the east is St. Michael’s Mount Island, located at the top of the fan-friendly Castle, attached to the mainland. It was first created in 1135 as the sister of the more famous Mont St. Michael through the English Channel in Normandy. The rugged peak, which rises 250 feet above sea level, is well worth a visit. Close to the mainland, Pensance, west of England, is a working port known as the home of the singing pirates of Gilbert and Sullivan. Hiding in a narrow lane, the Abe Hotel became one of the most glamorous and scenic hotels in the vicinity of the 1960s supermodel Jean Shrimpton. For more information, visit Turks Head, an old pub in downtown Corniche Alley.
Departs from Pennsylvania to the Skilly Islands, about 100 ferries. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, they feature undisturbed beaches, exotic trees and flocks of rare seabirds. You will even find the world-famous subtropical Gardens on Tresco Island. It is also the only place worth escaping without a car. Island House offers a seasonal yachting school, outstanding parks and open views of the sea and other islands.
Located northeast of Lands End, St. Ives’s is a small holiday resort and port city, and the quality of Mediterranean lighting has attracted artists for many years. This well-kept white room is made up of cubist collapses, overlooked as a bay, and located along the narrow streets of art galleries and artisan shops. The Tate Gallery in London is a branch of the handsome Rotunda overseas. In the 1930s, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, the home of the leading artist in St. Ives and her husband, along with artist Ben Nicholson, helped establish the port city as a haven for avant-garde and abstract artists. After exploring the gallery or surfing, you can also relax in Primrose Valley, one of the best hotels in St. Ives.