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Inland Tourist Destinations in the South West – Part 1

Inland Tourist Destinations in the South West – Part 1

June 17, 2018 at 9:29 am

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the South West is Stonehenge. Each year it is visited by over 800,000 people and one of the reasons for this is its accessibility. It is located on the Main A303 road that travels from London down to Exeter which means thatRead More

Summer and Festivals and Shows in the West Country

Summer and Festivals and Shows in the West Country

June 5, 2018 at 8:28 am

The West Country is steeped in tradition when it comes to looking at the different festivals and shows that occur during the summer months. Being in a region of the country that is reliant on its agriculture to produce economic benefits for its population, this time of the year whenRead More

The County Towns of the West Country

The County Towns of the West Country

May 22, 2018 at 10:22 pm

The county towns of the West Country are not necessarily the largest urban settlements. Historically many of the town have been given their county town status and when they have been overtaken by another urban area in terms of size they have maintained their status as the head of thatRead More

The Music of the West Country

The Music of the West Country

May 16, 2018 at 10:26 am

There are occasions when people associate West Country music as being songs sung by rural folk bands that play at the local pub, or at a Young Farmers dance. It is true of course there have been a number of these acts that have shot to national prominence, and thereRead More

Sport in the West Country

Sport in the West Country

May 3, 2018 at 10:34 am

Sport in the West Country is highly competitive and well supported. There are club sides across a variety of sports that are famous around the globe as well as on the national stage. The sport in the region is slightly different from other areas of the country with certain sportsRead More

The National Parks of the West Country

The National Parks of the West Country

April 17, 2018 at 12:36 pm

The West Country is dominated by two Large National Parks Exmoor and Dartmoor. To the east of the region is the New Forest but the majority of its area is too far east to count as being part of the South West region. Many people see Exmoor and Dartmoor asRead More

The Famous Seaside Towns of the West Country – Part 2

The Famous Seaside Towns of the West Country – Part 2

March 29, 2018 at 8:07 pm

Bournemouth is regarded as being in the West Country, but it is at its most easterly point. It is a town but has a population of over 180,000 and the surrounding conurbation totals over 450,000. It is renowned for its 7 miles of beaches and the region attracts thousands ofRead More

The Famous Seaside Towns of the West Country – Part 1

The Famous Seaside Towns of the West Country – Part 1

March 20, 2018 at 3:42 pm

The West Country has attracted millions of tourists each year who come to visit the region for a variety of reasons. The warm summers, the national parks and the cuisine of the area, help to attract people into the area but the biggest reason why people have chosen for theRead More

Bristol and Its History

Bristol and Its History

March 3, 2018 at 1:14 am

Bristol is the largest city in the West Country and the 10th largest city in the United Kingdom. The city is sited where the River Avon is joined by the River Frome, before the Avon goes to empty into the Severn Estuary. Parts of the Estuary are included in Bristol’sRead More