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Situated in the South of England, the West Country is home to breathtaking landscapes, a magnificent coastline and some of the best beaches in the UK.
The West Country is renowned for its production of quintessentially English delicacies such as clotted cream, cider and of course Cornish Pasties. The fishing villages of Padstow and Mousehole are the perfect place to relax and take in the stunning coastline and experience a taste of the West Country.
Some of the most famous attractions in the West Country include Land’s End and the Eden Project in Cornwall, the historic city of Exeter in Devon, Glastonbury Festival in Somerset and Stonehenge in Wiltshire. However, these are just a few of many fascinating attractions on offer in the region.
The beautiful county of Cornwall is renowned for its mesmerising coastline which stretches for over 250 miles and encompasses fantastic sandy beaches, coves, and secluded bays. Surfers flock to Cornwall for its swell and barrelling waves. Whilst families with young children are known to flock to beaches such as, Marazion Beach, Polkerris Beach or Swanpool Beach.
For those looking to explore the stunning Jurassic Coast or relax at the beach, the East of Devon is a charming place to visit. Whether you want to hike the rugged coastline or countryside, ramble through stunning landscape or search for prehistoric fossils, there are plenty of things to see and do in the area.
The Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses dramatic cliff edges and various wildlife. The South West Coast Path is a fantastic walk which covers part of the Jurassic Coast and offers stunning views at various points of the path.
Situated above Somerset and enveloped in the hills of South West England, Bristol is a vibrant and bustling city, popular with both domestic and international tourists. Clifton Suspension Bridge is one of Bristol’s most famous structures. The dramatic and recognisable structure marks a turning point in the history of UK engineering.
Among Bristol’s tourist attractions are a vast number of art galleries, museums, a cathedral, and a picturesque Harbour. The city has a thriving night life and is known for being a cultural hub for music, live gigs and its various bars and clubs.
More information on the West Country and the South West of England can be found here.