First and Last House


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Depending on your viewpoint this is either the first or last house in mainland Great Britain. Well according to the sign it is. The cottage was built in the 19th century for Gracie Thomas and it’s located on the cliff tops of Land’s End. Gracie Thomas ran it as a souvenir shop selling small pieces of granite with Land’s End stamped on them and even today it still functions as a souvenir shop.

Now call me cynical. Why can’t a house at the northerly end of Great Britain be classed as the First and Last house? Well there is! At John O’ Groats, considered to be the most northerly point of mainland Great Britain, although in fact it’s actually Dunnet Head, there’s a First and Last Souvenir shop. Guess who owns it?

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