5 Must Visit Destinations in South West England

NEWQUAY

It’s one of the top destinations in England with good reason.Its fantastic sandy beach is its major attraction but Newquay has a lot more than the sand. There is a lot more to attract the lone traveler, but it is still an ideal location for a family break with plenty of large sized accommodation and places to relax.

The Lappa Valley Steam Railway is a magical place to relax and enjoy riding in quaint steam train as you explorethis well preserved woodland.  You will see a host of birds such as ravens, woodpeckers, buzzards and swallows. You can also enjoy boating and also have a chance to learn about Cornish mining history.

Spend sometime relaxing at the beautiful Trenance Gardens and Leisure Park. Here you can have fun swimming, riding in pedaling boats in the lake or enjoy an awe-inspiring walk around the park.

THE COTSWOLDS

Cotswolds boasts of some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the whole of England threaded by pretty rivers and beautifully dotted with gold clad villages of exquisite charm. It is the perfect place for group holidays, family escapes or romantic breaks.

In the past Cotswolds farmers made huge profits from the wool of their sheep which they invested in the ‘wool churches’ spread all over the county. One of the best is the grand St James in Chipping Campden. Another of Cotswolds pride is the serene Hailes Abbey Cistercian Monastery with a history you will enjoy learning about.

The exquisite market town of Moreton-in-Marsh is captivating with its antique shops, smart restaurants, pubs and treasured ancient churches. Walk on its wide Roman road and explore all that this charming town has to offer.

DORSET

For anyone who is fascinated by the outdoors, Dorset is your ideal destination; the dramatic coastline and the surrounding picturesque landscape will fill your holiday with fun packed activities. It should be included on any trip around the UK if visiting the South West

Explore the award winning ‘Jurassic Coast’ and witness the World Heritage Durdle Door rock formation and the beautiful Lulworth cove. You can enjoy water sports such as wind surfing and sailing or just laze around catching the rays.

Away from the beach hold your breath and take in the marvelous quintessential English landscape that has not only inspired many but has earned its spot in the movie industry. Discover the ancient market towns, charming villages, ruined castles and stately homes where history is alive.

PADSTOW

Padstow is a jaw-dropping town with its colorful harbor, fleet of trawlers, netters and crabbers and surrounded by impressive pastel-washed medieval houses. It is a perfect description of ‘a working harbor that wears a holiday hat’!

Spend an idyllic afternoon crabbing, drop a baited crab line in the water and see how many baby crabs you can bait; then drop them back in the harbor where you found them when you are done.

Be inspired by the strikingly beautiful Elizabethan Manor overlooking the picturesque fishing harbor of Padstow; the Prideaux Place, the fruitful labor of love between Peter and Elizabeth Prideaux. Hear the stunning stories surrounding this monument of love.

ST IVES

This is a breathtaking town, well recognized for its history of fishing, farming and mining. It boasts of spectacular ancient villages. Enjoy walking in the blue flag beaches and visit the galleries and art studios; St Ives has attracted a lot of art lovers for years.

Do not miss the Iron Age settlement village of ChysausterVillage with stone-walled homesteads and open central courtyard.