Lizard sometimes referred to as The Lizard is a village on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately ten miles (16 km) south of Helston, and is Britain's most southerly settlement.

The name derives from the Cornish Lis for 'place' and Ard for 'high'. The village is in the civil parish of Landewednack, the most southerly parish on the British mainland.

Lizard is a tourist centre and its large village green is surrounded by cafes and gift shops. The Spanish Armada was first spotted from near Lizard village in 1588.

Lizard Lighthouse, the oldest mainland light in Cornwall, is situated half-a-mile south of the village. It has twin towers and was erected in 1752 although there had been a light here since 1619. The Lizard lifeboat station, operated by the RNLI, is situated at Kilcobben Cove half-a-mile east of the village.

 

 

 

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