Penwith is an area in Cornwall, at the very South Western extremity of Britain. It is sometimes known as the Land's End peninsula.
It is situated to the West of the narrow strip of land between Lelant on the North coast and Marazion on the South.
The coast tends to be very rugged, but there are seaside resorts and gaunt reminders of the tin mining industry, as well as moors with their own folklore.
Penwith has the air of another country, separate even from the rest of Cornwall.
Land's End is the Westermost point of mainland Britain.
Mousehole is a delightful old fishing village.
Porthcurno is the location of the precariously situated Minack Theatre.
St. Ives (Cornwall) is a picturesque and very popular seaside town, whose quality of light attracted a great number of artists.