Our guide to the best days out in South West

So you like laid-back cities and lovely scenery? South West England’s your spot.

Bodmin Jail

When this Cornish clink was built in 1779, it was actually ahead of its time with separate cells for men and women, hot water... Keep reading

Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein

This mash up of a museum and interactive experience, located in a lovely (but slightly creepy) Grade-II four-floor gaff in Bath, has a load... Keep reading


Visit one of the world's oldest man-made structures, dating back over 5,000 years. Stonehenge is the historical site, just outside Salisbury, with huge, 13-foot... Keep reading

Camel Creek Adventure Park

This Cornish family theme park is home to over 60 rides and attractions kids'll love. From cult classics like the carousel to rollercoasters, a... Keep reading

SEA LIFE Weymouth

From Jurassic safaris to Chesil Beach, there’s plenty to do in Dorset. But, we’d hazard a guess, that SEA LIFE Weymouth will be a... Keep reading

Days out in South West

Down a bit. Left a bit. Stop. There it is – that corner of the map that looks a bit like a cow’s leg. The South West of England includes some pretty cool places, like Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. The biggest city is Bristol (shout out to Banksy and the rest of Massive Attack), but Bath, Plymouth and Salisbury are worth a visit too.

Lovely hills, moors and beaches make it beautiful. It’s the sunniest part of the UK, with 1,600 hours a year, and there’s tons of stuff to do. Channel your inner Druid at Stonehenge (nude dancing optional), stay in a cute Cotswolds village, or try surfing in Cornwall. If you’re into plants, the Eden Project is the biggest greenhouse you’ve seen in your life. The Jurassic Coast’s got some of the world’s best dinosaur fossils – UNESCO says so. And you can even take a boat to the Isles of Scilly. Nothing much to see around here then, really.

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