South West England

South West England is a beautiful coastal region that has some unique attractions, stunning places to visit and family days out. Immerse yourself in the mystery of Stonehenge, explore two National Parks and have a culinary experience with exceptional seafood, cream teas and ciders. The attraction of South West England for many is the beaches of Cornwall, Dorset and Devon. VisitEngland have collected some of the best experiences in South West England below. With so many events happening all year round, suitable for everyone in the family, the South West has more to offer than just coastline.

Explore South West England

The South West is one of the most popular holiday destinations in England for visitors from the UK and abroad. Follow the links below to get more information on different counties and be inspired by what you can discover in the South West.


There's plenty bubbling below the surface of this elegant Somerset city, and not just the ancient thermal springs, with Victorian parks to roam and medieval abbeys to scale.


Bournemouth is home to all things nautical, a seven-mile swathe of Blue Flag beaches dotted with quintessentially English beach huts, a traditional pier and plenty of ice-cream kiosks.


Visit Bristol, Banksy’s town and experience a wide range of attractions for all the family. From stunning bridges to modern museums, this South West city has something for everyone.


Cornwall is one of the primary reasons couples and families visit South West England. Beautiful coastlines and stunning food make a trip to Cornwall a brilliant choice.


Museums that transport you back to the Domesday Book, yellow-stone Cotswold hamlets straight from a chocolate box and manors perched on rolling, emerald hills.


Explore the county of Devon, with a moorland National Park, experiences for everyone in the family, miles of coastline and the attraction of a Devonshire tea!


Visit Dorset to see natural attractions carved by Mother Nature herself. Have a day out with the family walking from Dorset’s famous ridgeways to a local farmers market.


Whilst it is an active city, Exeter is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all. Indulge yourself by relaxing in one of Exeter's many decadent spas or sit back and enjoy a scrumptious cream tea.


Visit Gloucestershire to explore the Cotswolds, hire bikes for a family day trip, experience sporting heritage and visit a wide range of local attractions.


Somerset has so many attractions. Experience an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on foot, by bike or by car. Family fun can be had at a number of charming Victorian seaside towns.


There are some fantastic places to explore with your family in Wiltshire. Perhaps the most snapped attraction is the druid ring of standing stones at Stonehenge.

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