South West England

Landscapes that melt together rambling moors, rolling hills and postcard-shot beaches dotted with medieval market towns and cathedral spires. South West England shouts 'picturesque' from every corner. Hiking and biking trails criss-cross valleys and ridgeways, wind between stone-built villages and traverse towering gorges. Legends of mystical moorland beasts and stone circles lead you through endless Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Foodies should fast well in advance for a gourmet trip stuffed with cream teas, fruity cider and crumbly cheeses.

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Landscapes that melt together rambling moors, rolling hills and postcard-shot beaches dotted with medieval market towns and cathedral spires. South West England shouts 'picturesque' from every corner. Hiking and biking trails criss-cross valleys and ridgeways, wind between stone-built villages and traverse towering gorges. Legends of mystical moorland beasts and stone circles lead you through endless Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Foodies should fast well in advance for a gourmet trip stuffed with cream teas, fruity cider and crumbly cheeses.

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Get an adrenaline kick in Dartmoor National Park

Get an adrenaline kick in Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is the place to get your adventure kicks, from cycling to climbing to white water kayaking.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

 
Take in the spectacular view at the Ferry Boat pub

Take in the spectacular view at the Ferry Boat pub

This little pink pub on the River Dart is a friendly spot to sup on your pint and watch the world go by.

Location: Dittisham, Devon

 
Feast on Plymouth’s fabulous foodie scene

Feast on Plymouth’s fabulous foodie scene

Dine in Plymouth and sample dishes from UK's top chefs including James and Chris Tanner, Hugh Furnley-Whittingstall, Gary Rhodes and Mitch Tonks.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

 
Wake up early for a totally worth it tour of Brixham Fish Market

Wake up early for a totally worth it tour of Brixham Fish Market

An early morning visit to Brixham's famous fish market is the most authentic way to experience coastal life in the southwest of England.

Location: Brixham, Devon

 
Uncover the remains of a Roman town

Uncover the remains of a Roman town

Travel through every era in Cirencester's history, from Stone Age to Civil War.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

 
Tuck into enjoy fresh seafood on the River Exe Café

Tuck into enjoy fresh seafood on the River Exe Café

Take a water taxi to the River Exe Café, located on a floating pontoon on the Exe Estuary, and sample freshly caught fish dishes.

Location: Exmouth, Devon

 
Cycle alongside the Exe Estuary

Cycle alongside the Exe Estuary

Jump on a bike to explore the beautiful Exe Estuary, taking in the lovely scenery, villages and landscapes along a 26 mile-long route.

Location: Exeter, Devon

 
Escape to the countryside on a foodie break

Escape to the countryside on a foodie break

Calling all foodies - enjoy a break at the Three Daggers with boutique accommodation, excellent seasonal food and the promise of a good pint.

Location: Westbury, Wiltshire

 
Explore the River Wye by canoe

Explore the River Wye by canoe

Spring is one of the most picturesque times of year to navigate the Wye Valley by water.

Location: Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

 
Enjoy a cosy festive getaway at Tudor Farmhouse

Enjoy a cosy festive getaway at Tudor Farmhouse

Tudor Farmhouse is a rural retreat with boutique bedrooms and award-winning restaurant that is a home from home for the holidays.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

 
Cycle The Two Tunnels Circuit of Bath

Cycle The Two Tunnels Circuit of Bath

The Two Tunnels path has transformed a stretch of disused railway line into a walking and cycling track complete with music and light installations.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Discover Dazzling Birds and Wildlife

Discover Dazzling Birds and Wildlife

People flock to Scilly to come and enjoy our rich and diverse birdlife, so plan your break here to see some of the UK's wildest residents.

Location: Isles of Scilly

 
Artisan art, Craft and Food for a picnic

Artisan art, Craft and Food for a picnic

See artists working in the Forest of Dean then visit a farmers market to pick up gourmet delights to satisfy the hungriest of tums.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

 
Horse-riding in Burnham-on-Sea

Horse-riding in Burnham-on-Sea

Show off your horsemanship as you trot your way along beautiful sandy beaches.

Location: Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

 
Discover The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Discover The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Explore hidden paths and bamboo tunnels on this aristocratic Cornwall estate.

Location: Heligan, Cornwall

 
September events: Experience Agatha Christie's Riviera in Devon

September events: Experience Agatha Christie's Riviera in Devon

Discover Agatha Christie's Riviera and follow in her footsteps by attending her namesake festival, and walking the Agatha Christie Mile in the bustling harbour town of Torquay.

Location: Torquay, Devon

 
Mackerel Fishing at Beer

Mackerel Fishing at Beer

Take a sea fishing trip in Devon.

Location: Beer, Devon

 
Grab the wheel and drive your own steam engine

Grab the wheel and drive your own steam engine

Bring history to life and drive a traditional steam engine at the Avon Valley Railway for a day.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Climb rocks and explore caves of the Mendip Hills

Climb rocks and explore caves of the Mendip Hills

The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is made up of dramatic limestone ridges which offer spectacular views

Location: Mendip Hills, Somerset

 
Escape to Weymouth for golden sands and family fun

Escape to Weymouth for golden sands and family fun

With a spectacular sandy beach and safe waters plus other attractions in the town and surrounding area, there’s loads to do with the kids.

Location: Weymouth, Dorset

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