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Southwest England Tours & Travel

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The West Country is an unofficial name for the southwest region of England. The South West with its long Jurassic coastline is a haven for tourists and so many tourist attractions can be found here. Stonehenge, the most famous prehistoric standing stones in the world are located here as well as Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, and the dramatic Land's End.

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» Avebury

Avebury

Some places just have a special feeling and Avebury is one of them. A Neolithic site of three stone circles dating from 2600 BC, Avebury has the largest stone circle in Europe. Avebury is a henge, which means a bank or ditch with stone circles within this ring. No-one knows exactly who built it or why but it was most likely used for some kind of worship. Today it is still important to contemporary pagans especially during the solstices. The village of Avebury is partially within the circle …

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» Bath

Bath Tours & Travel, Southwest England

Bath is the oldest of England's principal tourist destinations and has been welcoming visitors for centuries. The three hot springs within the city were sacred to the Celtic goddess Sulis, whom the Romans later identified with the goddess Minerva. Bath first achieved its status as a sacred spa site with the growth of the Roman settlement Aquae Sulis …

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» Bristol

Bristol Tours & Travel, Southwest England

Explore all of Bristol on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, which takes you by double-decker bus to 20 stops around the city including the historic City Centre, the SS 'Great Britain,' Avon Gorge, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton Village, the Bristol Zoo and more. Enjoy great views and live commentary on board, and hop off to walk around and sightsee in depth. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you can experience Bristol's most noteworthy sights …

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» Cornwall

Cornwall Tours & Travel, Southwest England

Ranging from the wide sweep of Whitsand Bay to tiny hidden coves reached by winding tracks, the beaches of South Cornwall are as perfect for lazy summer days as for invigorating winter walking. In North Cornwall, surfers flock to catch the waves all along the coast from Sennen to Newquay and Bude, and Gwithian Beach offers the best windsurfing in the country …

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» Cotswolds

Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is an area of south central England known as much for its rural landscapes as it is for its stone home and villages. Characterized by the historic limestone towns in the area, the Cotswolds was designated an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" in 1966. Traditional gardens, pubs and antique shops abound, this area stretches 25 miles wide and 90 miles from north to south, while bordering several English counties …

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» Devon

Devon Tours & Travel, Southwest England

Walkers are attracted to the spectacular views along Devon's coastal path and Dartmoor's rugged landscape where wild ponies graze and sleepy villages nestle in hidden valleys. Don't forget - all over Devon there are cafés and tearooms serving fresh, local produce – as well as the famous and delicious cream teas! …

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» Lacock

Lacock

A small, rural village on the southern edge of the Cotswolds in Wiltshire County, Lacock is famous for its historic feel and big-screen appearances. It has been featured in several film and television productions, including Pride and Prejudice, Emma and most recently, Harry Potter. Sights include the medieval Lacock Abbey, with its expansive English gardens, stable house and Fox Talbot Museum, a photography exhibition named after the inventor of the negative/positive photographic process (a Lacock resident in the 1800s.) …

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» Salisbury

Salisbury

Salisbury is a "city within the country" in the county of Wiltshire. It is most famous for its cathedral - which has the highest spire in all of England - and its proximity to Stonehenge. The Salisbury Cathedral houses an original display of the Magna Carta. Visitors can also see Old Sarum, the ancient site of the original city, and the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum. The city itself is laid out in a medieval grid pattern, surrounded by lush English countryside and numerous parks and gardens …

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» Stonehenge

Stonehenge

One of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries, people have speculated about Stonehenge for centuries, wondering who built it, why, and how. The circle of massive standing stones in the middle of a green field is about 3500 years old, and will perhaps forever remain enshrouded in mystery, making it an even more intriguing place to visit. Check out the impressive structure and hear the various theories that have evolved regarding Stonehenge …

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» Wiltshire

Wiltshire Tours & Travel, Southwest England

In Wiltshire, be sure to visit the huge and fascinating monument that is Stonehenge and the mysterious stone circles at Avebury - both are deservedly World Heritage Sites. At Longleat you can explore not only the famous safari lodge and mansion but also the world's largest maze, and train enthusiasts are sure to enjoy a trip to STEAM, the museum of the Great Western Railway …

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Helpful Holidays offers 500 up-market holiday homes in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset and book over 14,000 holidays a year. Our 22 year old business is based on reputation, a very high level of customer service (and satisfaction) and a "tell it like it is" approach …

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South West England is one of the regions of England. It is the largest such region in terms of area, and extends from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly …

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Traditionally, the South West of England has been well known for producing Cheddar cheese, which originated in the Somerset village of Cheddar, for Devon cream teas, and for cider. It is now probably equally well known as the home of the Eden Project, Aardman Animations, the Glastonbury festival, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, trip hop music, Cornwall's seafood restaurants and surfing beaches …

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