The South West is very lucky to have an abundance of both natural and man-made beauty all across the region just waiting to be explored. From sprawling National Parks to Ancient Ruins, we’ve picked a few days out that may be of interest to you.
Corfe Castle in Dorset is protected by the National Trust and contains over 1000 years of history. Just shy of Poole on the A351, it has previously been a Saxon stronghold, a Norman fortress, a royal palace and a family home all whilst overlooking Purbeck. With a whole host of things to do on site and nearby, such as a variety of walking spots and historical tours of the ruins, you won’t be disappointed.
To find out more, visit their website http://bit.ly/2hXyfKG
Take the B3351 from Corfe Castle to arrive at Studland Bay, a four-mile stretch of natural coastline to explore, featuring some superb views of the Purbeck Hills and Old Harry Rocks. With a wide range of natural wildlife to discover and plenty of activities continuously happening across the bay, you won’t have any trouble finding something to do!
Explore Studland Bay further by visiting their website http://bit.ly/2e6f1Nj
If natural sights are your scene, why not take the 8 mile trip from Wells up to Cheddar Gorge? Home of England’s largest gorge, stretching over three miles long and 400 feet deep. With weathered crags and pinnacles, this truly is one of England’s most incredible landscapes. With a walk nearby that lets you take in the whole of Cheddar Gorge, you can easily spend an entire afternoon exploring!
For more information, visit the Cheddar Gorge website http://bit.ly/2vwZssh
What is there to say about Dartmoor that hasn’t been said before? Situated in between Exeter and Plymouth, Dartmoor has an absolutely breathtaking moorland, with over 360 square miles of landscape to explore. Dartmoor has a number of pretty villages scattered around, as well as other nearby sights such as Castle Drogo, Buckland Abbey and Finch Foundry - we’d be shocked if there wasn’t something here for everyone!
To find out more about Dartmoor, visit their website http://bit.ly/1TXPO8f
With more than 80,000 people flocking to arguably the most famous open air theatre in the world, the Minack Theatre offers picturesque scenery as well as an amazing range of visual performances from both amateur and professional theatre. After following the A30 to Trevescan, before following on to Porthcurno, you will see the theatre perched on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. You can catch a variety of performances at this unique theatre, including dramas, musicals, opera, comedies and storytelling.
To see the Minack Theatre’s schedule, visit their website http://bit.ly/1UhFCqM
Sprawling across both Devon and Somerset counties is Exmoor. Off the A39, A396 or A358, depending on which way you are arriving from, this National Park contains a variety of landscapes. These include coastal views, deep wooded valleys, high sea cliffs, fast flowing streams and a huge amount of wildlife - there is so much to see. Be sure to visit the gorgeous hamlet of Bossington and Dunster Castle too, which are also situated within Exmoor National Park. You won’t be short of places to visit here!
To find out more about Exmoor, head over to their website http://bit.ly/2vS8I7O
Stationed just off the A39 near Camelford on the rugged Cornwall coast is Tintagel. Tintagel has a rich history but is famous for being heavily associated with the legend of King Arthur. As well as the fabulous scenes in and around the local village including regular family events, Tintagel really comes to life when visiting the castle, which dates back as far as the Romans.
To learn more about Tintagel, visit their website http://bit.ly/2vBr8KZ
With a working port and spectacular coastline, the Fowey Estuary has a real charm about it. Situated just off the A390 at St Blazey, it’s location places it in an ideal location for walking enthusiasts, offering fantastic walks through woodlands, cliffsides and hilltops. As well as walking, other activities include sailing, fishing or even just enjoying the town.
To find out more about Fowey, visit their website http://bit.ly/2uCiWgA
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