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One of the most amazing, beautiful and tranquil areas of the UK, the West Country includes  places such as Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. The West Country is a prime destination among tourists as they can enjoy the green countryside, rivers, sandy beaches, moors, and dramatic coastlines here. It is the perfect place for families to spend some time relaxing and enjoying the beauty of nature.

All the towns maintain the village atmosphere and are a great travel experience. The mighty cliffs, peaceful woodlands, wild moor lands, golden sandy beaches with crashing waves inspire the visitor to explore the beautiful land. There is so much to enjoy for all ages and interests that visitors find ita very relaxing and enjoyable place to holiday, in a world that is away from the hustle and bustle of the daily city life.  There are local farms, handmade goods, fascinating heritage and a rich cultural history that mesmerizes those who visit.

Nature lovers will find a wide range of activities like walking, fishing, bird watching, wild reserves, rivers, and lakes, and wide open moors all in wonderful locations with beautiful settings. There are beautiful gardens and country houses like. Some other events include shows, carnivals, fairs, sporting, local fetes, boat trips etc. There are restaurants in the town where you can relish on superb local produce and pubs to visit for evening company and sometimes live music.

If you are planning for a vacation then you have come to the right place. We can help you with more information about the town you choose to stay. All the places can be easily reached by car, train, ferry or plane and with wide variety of quality accommodations available; you can enjoy a wonderful and memorable vacation within your budget. There are holiday cottages, self catering accommodations in various locations where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the land.

Pretty country lanes in the West Country

Dorset - situated on the South west coast of England on the Englishchannel boasts 3 main ports, Poole, Weymouth and Portland. Its county town is Dorchester which is situated towards the south of the county and in recent years the popular town of Bournemouth has been joined with the county and makes a wonderful place to visit.With fresh air, sweeping coastlines amazing views and quaint towns brimming with shops and restaurants its no wonder that Dorset has transformed from a agricultural county to the perfect place to visit in England.Unlike any other Dorset's Jurassic coastline has been awarded a Natural World heritage site because of its unusual geological make up.

Dorset is also famous for its areas of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' ,the massive naked chalk giant carved into its hillside and the largest hillfort in Europe.With plenty of places to visit, countryside and history and heritage to discover, Dorset is a prime location for a self-catering cottage break, so you can explore everything it has to offer at your own pace.

Bath, a stunning city in the West Country


Somerset - Described by the ancient welsh celts and Saxons as 'the land of summer people' Somerset is a fantastic place to visit for its contrasting landscapes. Visit the gorgeous coast, with sweeping clifftops, sandy beaches, harbours, marinas and lovely quiet seaside villages or venture inland where you will find breathtaking countryside, rolling hills, ancient woodland and adventurous moorland. Somersets heritage is also very interested with willow and cider making as well as local food and drink and lets not forget the legends of King Arthur. Agriculture is Somersets main industry with the farming of sheep and cattle for wool, cheeses and meats.

Gorgeous Devon countrysideDevon - is a very popular destination along with alot of the west country, for people wishing to enjoy the amazing countryside that England has to offer. Devon is the fourth largest county in England and home to both Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks which are labelled as the largest open spaces in the south. It also boasts world heritage sites and as it shares the same coastline as Dorset it also has links to Jurassic geology and geographical features. Recently Devon has become famous because of the shooting of War Horse in Dartmoor, director Steven Spielberg stated that he 'had never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as i have experienced filming WarHorse on Dartmoor...".If its good enough for Spielberg...

Cornwall known for its coast and country



Cornwall - It has been said that it is not difficult to fall in love with Cornwall and with the amount of visitors it receives yearly this is not surprising. Located at the furthest southern point in England on a peninsula which disappears into the Atlantic, Cornwall is the only county that is only bordered by one other county, Devon. Cornwall is therefore surrounded by some magnificent coastline, popular for its surfing, body boarding, sailing and other sports as well as lovely coastal towns and seaside villages. With a great maritime history, celtic legacy and diverse history you'll find cornwall is also a very interesting and awe-inspiring place to visit. Beautiful golden beaches, rolling countryside and warm climates, what more could you want?

Wiltshire, home to Stonehenge

Wiltshire - Visit Wiltshire and discover a county shrouded in mystery and historical legend. Not only does this county boast breathtaking countryside and iconic attractions such as Stonehenge and Avebury but also quiet and peaceful picturesque villages, tucked into the rolling hills and valleys. Much of the county is a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and this is no surprise after visiting its diverse landscape. The county boasts the white horse trail, Avon canal and Cathedral city of Salisbury and would be a beautiful location for a self-catering holiday break in the West Country.

Gloucestershire, home to the beautiful Cotswolds countryside


Gloucestershire - comprising of a part of the cotswolds, the Forest of Dean and also part of the river Severn, Gloucestershire is brimming with country delights. The Cotswolds is a designated area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' with rolling grasslands, warm stone buildings, beech woods, rolling grasslands and captivating towns, there is plenty to do with the whole family and activities to suit all ages.The forest of Dean is also an amazing place to visit, nestled in the Wye valley, it is one of the few remaining ancient woodlands.The forest has inspired many writers including J.K Rowling and Tolkien. This is fantastic county to visit, full of excitement, mystery and magic.

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March 1st

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February 29th

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