Penlee Point, Rame

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Penlee Point
Penlee Point Rame.jpg
Penlee Point from the sea
Location Rame, Cornwall,
Coordinates 50°19′05″N 4°11′20″W / 50.31806°N 4.18889°W / 50.31806; -4.18889Coordinates: 50°19′05″N 4°11′20″W / 50.31806°N 4.18889°W / 50.31806; -4.18889
Geology Coastal headland

Penlee Point (Cornish: Penn Legh, meaning stone-slab headland) is a coastal headland to the southeast of the village of Rame in southeast Cornwall, UK. The point lies at the entrance to Plymouth Sound.[1]

Historical locations[edit]

Above the point, a little below the Coastal Path, is Queen Adelaide's Grotto, built in 1827/1828 to commemorate the visit of King William IV and Queen Adelaide to Mount Edgcumbe.[2][3] Penlee Battery is the former site of a fort, and is now a nature reserve.

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