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Things to do in St. Just in Penwith, Cornwall

St. Just in Penwith is the mainland's most westerly town, situated next to Cape Cornwall. The town was once a centre for tin and copper mining, and is rich in antiquities.

The medieval church contains a fifth or sixth century stone inscribed with the letters XP, the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ, also two restored wall paintings, one depicts Christ 'blessing the trades'

In Bank Square is the remains of a round or amphitheatre, like the Piran Round at Perranporth, called Plan-an-Guare, the place of the plays. In the Middle Ages miracle plays were performed here and later in the eighteenth century, it was a venue for games and wrestling matches.

North at Botallack Head are the crown engine houses of the nineteenth century Botallack mines, which had shafts following tin and copper lodes far out to sea.

From Land's End aerodrome at St. Just, you can take a pleasure flight to the Isles of Scilly.

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