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Discover the locations and experiences that will make your holiday extra special, as we round up the best bits of South West England by theme, including everything from the Star Wars filming locations to top local cuisine.

Stourhead Park

15 of South West England's hidden gardens

From secret hidden gardens through to the gigantic tropical biomes of the Eden project, explore the region’s diversity of horticulture at your leisure with our list of secret gardens.

Cream Tea in Cornwall

10 of South West England's gourmet treats

Taste regional traditions like the iconic Cornish pasty, indulge at Michelin-starred restaurants, sample some of the freshest seafood in the world and finish off with a tipple or two of regional cider, ale or gin.

Jane Austen Festival, Bath

7 of the greatest literary heroes from South West England

England is a constant source of inspiration for writers, with the South West being one of the country’s literary hotspots, sparking the imaginations of Agatha Christie, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen and many others.

South West Coast Path

10 jaw-dropping walks in South West England

There’s no better way to explore the South West than to travel on foot.

Pier Zipwire at Bournemouth Pier

10 ways to get your adrenalin pumping in South West England

If you 're looking for an action packed adventure, there's plenty to keep your adrenaline pumping as you travel around England's South West

Cycle the City, Bristol

10 cycle paths in South West England

The South West is the perfect haven for cycling. National Parks, forest trails, country lanes and coastal tracks are awaiting your discovery.

Fal River Festival

15 festivals and events to travel for

The South West is home to many world famous events such as the Glastonbury Festival, Bristol Balloon Fiesta and Bath Literature Festival.

Poldark, BBC, South West Coast Path

11 places in South West England gracing a screen near you

From the latest Star Wars film and the Harry Potter series to Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tim Burton’s weird and wonderful creations, which famous film or TV show scenes will you re-enact first?

South West Coast Path

6 jaw-dropping walks on the South West Coast Path

Explore 630 miles of coastal path from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour.

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