Visit South West England emirs yourself in Westcountry Life! Explore the South West in which ever way takes your fancy. A land of diversity enticing all – families, couples, walkers, surf enthusiasts to food and drink connoisseurs.
The South West region of England is spread across eight counties, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall, as well as the Isles of Scilly. A much-loved holiday destination attracting both visitors from the UK and overseas. Steeped in historic towns, villages and landmarks the region boasts glorious un-spoilt picturesque scenery.The region is one of nine in England and the largest approximately 9,200 square miles offering an extensive abundance of interesting and exciting destinations to stay, explore and dine.
When to Visit South West England?
Whilst the region welcomes guests throughout the year with many festive celebration’s the most popular time to visit is between the months of March and September, the warmest months been June July and August. Exmoor Holidays however are perhaps most magical over Autumn and Winter when all the leaves have fallen and warm log burning fire can be taken advantage of.
Four star; fine dinning; honeymoon suite’s; seaside bed and breakfast’s to country manors.
Without doubt our award winning sandy beaches are always a popular; favorite; day out whilst enjoying a Great British seaside holiday, Woolacombe and Croyde offer a relaxed family atmosphere; where you can also take some surf lessons; hire a board and enjoy some tasty Southwest Ice Cream too! For those thrill seekers how about a day out at Keypitts Off Road adventures fun for families and groups of all ages!
Exmoor National Park
Exmoor National Park lies across the counties of Devon and Somerset; home to an abundant variety of flora; fauna and wildlife. Famous for its Exmoor ponies; spectacular vistas; moorlands; historical landmarks and sites of interest such as Tarr Steps, at it’s heart it’s picturesque town’s and village’s such as Lynton & Lynmouth steeped in character and history. A rich mix of landscape the rugged; rural moorlands in contrast to the fresh crisp sea views. Many visitors to Exmoor enjoy exploring it’s natural wonders by foot; with miles of well maintained footpaths and bridleways; breathtaking views and the odd country pub never to far away! A number of excellent walking guides are available such as Exmoor Nature Diaries; and The Exmoor Society or for those bird of prey enthusiasts how about a Hawk Walk with Nigel at North Devon Hawk Walks; a popular and well recommended way to enjoy Exmoor as well as being a great introduction to falconry!
Undoubtedly the South West is most notorious for its Cream Teas, Clotted Cream, Somerset Cider and Devon Fudge; By all means visitor’s travelling to Exmoor and North Devon are certainly welcomed by fruitful picking’s of popular to unusual Southwest delicacies and locally grown produce.
South West Events Calendar
From carnivals, markets, theater to educational courses, camp out’s and organised walks. The South West offers an eclectic programe of event’s for both visitors and locals alike to enjoy.
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With so many country lanes to explore, coast paths to wonder and cycle routes to concur. Start Planning your route discover the many magical locations the South West has to offer