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Porthcurno Telegraph Hut, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Today, billions of people around the world use the internet and mobile phones to communicate. In the middle of the 19th century, the first submarine telegraph cables were laid as the story of modern, global communication...

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Porthcurno Beach

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Porthcurno is a stunning sand beach a short distance from Land's End and St. Ives on the south west coast of Cornwall. Part of Porthcurno Bay, Porthcurno Beach is the west section of a huge low tide arc of sand that runs...

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Minack Theatre

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

'Cornwall's theatre under the stars'. On the cliffs above Porthcurno Beach near Land's End, the south west tip of the UK. An open-air theatre looking out across the sea. Plays performed from June to September. Open to vi...

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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Explore the landscape around Porthcurno and you'll find clues to its past as a hub for global telecommunications. Behind Porthcurno Beach is the Porthcurno Telegraph Hut. Up on the cliffs to the west is Wireless Point. O...

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Rospletha Cliffs, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Rospletha Cliffs are in the western section of Porthcurno Bay. The granite cliffs are part of Pedn-men-an-mere or Wireless Point. The remarkable Minack Theatre is built from, and into, their rock. The views east over Por...

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St Levan Sculpture, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

As you enter St Levan Church, you'll see the pulpit in front of you to the right. Behind this is the beautiful St Levan Sculpture. Made from bronze and granite, the sculpture 'depicts St Levan Blessing three bream, and w...

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St Levan Stone, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

As you approach St Levan Church south entrance, you'll see one of the St Levan Crosses. Behind is a large rock split in two. This is St Levan's Stone. Owing to the quality and detail of Google's satellite imagery, you ca...

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St Levan Church, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula) has an intoxicating beauty and presence. This natural beauty is matched by its legends and traditions. Spend time reading Robert Hunt's 'Popular Romances of the West o...

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St Levan Crosses, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

According to the St Levan Church guide leaflet which is on sale within the church, 'there were, in addition to the tall cross by the Stone, at least five crosses of the Celtic pattern, one at each of the entrances leadin...

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Green Bay, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Green Bay is part of a stunning arc of blond sand that lines Porthcurno Bay at low tide. Green Bay is the beach area between Porthcurno Beach and Pedn Vounder Beach. It backs onto Treen Cliff and is separated from Porthc...

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Porth Chapel, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Porth Chapel is one of many compact blond sand beaches on the The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula). Set beneath high granite cliffs, Porth Chapel is best known for its connection with the stories surrounding...

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Pedn-men-an-mere or Wireless Point, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

This anonymous headland is part of the story of modern telecommunications. It's part of the story of cable telegraphy versus wireless technology. It's part of the story of the giant telecommunications company Cable&Wirel...

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St Levan's Holy Well, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

St Levan's Holy Well is set on cliffs high above the blond sand and polished granite cliffs of Porth Chapel. We've walked to St Levan's Holy Well on the South West Coast Path from both Porthcurno and Land's End. It's har...

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Submarine Telegraph Cable Pyramid, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

This small, white pyramid marks the spot where a submarine telegraph cable connected England to America via France. It's located on dramatic granite cliffs above Pedn Vounder Beach and Green Bay by Porthcurno village on...

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Porthcurno Bay, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

We've included 'Porthcurno Bay' on PictureTheUK as a point of reference. The bay isn't marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer 102 'Land's End' map but it's a convenient way to help people discover the many attractions wi...

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Carn Barges and Cliffs, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

This is the section of coastline west of Porth Chapel. The South West Coast Path climbs to provide excellent views of the beach and Pedn-men-an-mere or Wireless Point beyond. The path branches north from Carn Barges and...

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Pedn Vounder Beach, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

South West England is blessed with a high number of gorgeous beaches. Those of us who photograph and write about the South West for PictureTheUK have visited many remarkable stretches of coastline over the decades. At lo...

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Treen Cliff, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

In our opinion, this is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline* along the entire 630 mile South West Coast Path. *Other sections of coastline we'd recommend visiting in South West England for the views include...

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Best Beaches in West Cornwall, Cornwall

Located in Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula) is a relatively small area. Blond sand, polished granite cliffs and blue-green seas combine to form some of the best beaches in South West England and the UK. When the lig...

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Logan Rock, Cornwall

Located in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Spend time studying Ordnance Survey Explorer maps of South West England and you'll bump into points of interest marked 'Logan Stone' or 'Logan Rock'. These are stones or rocks that can be rocked or 'logged'. Perhaps the...

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