Beyond Land’s End stretching to the Isles of Scilly, the lost land of Lyonnesse is reputed to lie. The land is said to have been engulfed by the sea over 900 years ago.
According to tradition the only survivor of the sinking was a man called Trevilian, who rode a white horse before the waves. The family crest shows the image of this white horse.
The story may be related to folk memory of dry land between Lands End and the Isles of Scilly. There is evidence to suggest that the sea levels were different within written records, Scilly was referred to as one island during the reign of Maximus in the Fourth Century AD. The land of Lyonnesse has also been linked into the legend of King Arthur.
Directions: Land’s End is at the end of the A30.