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The Food and Drink of the West Country – Part 2

The Food and Drink of the West Country – Part 2

July 23, 2018 at 11:12 am

One of the West Country’s famous agricultural out puts that is a bi-product of the dairy industry is cheese. Some of the cheeses in the region are so famous that they have had to have their names protected as farmers around the world have tried to recreate the taste ofRead More

The Food and Drink of the West Country – Part 1

The Food and Drink of the West Country – Part 1

July 15, 2018 at 10:42 am

The West Country is home to a huge and successful agricultural community. This has resulted in fantastic produce that is made available each year for the large numbers of restaurants to use and some of the finest restaurants in the county are located in the region. There are certain foodsRead More

Inland Tourist Destinations in the South West – Part 2

Inland Tourist Destinations in the South West – Part 2

July 4, 2018 at 9:42 am

Tourists who visit Somerset are often attracted to Wookey Hole which is found in the north of the county. It consists of series of caves that have been formed naturally in the Mendip Hills. Over the years chemical weathering has resulted in the limestone rock being weathered and eroded awayRead More

Getting Transport To and From The West Country

Getting Transport To and From The West Country

June 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The South West of England is a region of the British Isles with the most transient of populations. The population numbers of the area vary greatly with the time of the year. The most obvious contrast is between the summer and the winter with the region being packed out withRead More

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