Things to see in the West Country
For people who are feeling less active and want to simply enjoy the surroundings, history and heritage of this beautiful area of England, there is plenty of beautiful attractions, gardens, manor houses, museums and castles to enjoy:
Cornwall - Lost gardens of Heligan, Caerhays Castle and Gardens, Trebah Garden, Trerice House and Gardens, East Pool Mine, Lawrence House museum, Greevor Tin Mine, Royal Cornwall Museum, Hidden Valley Gardens, Lanterns Garden, Garden, Heartland's, Truro Cathedral, St Agnes, Poppy cottage gardens, Eden Project, Cornish Camels.
Devon - Dinosaur World, Bradworthy transport museum, Plymouth city museum, Torquay museum, Fursdon House, Torre Abbey, St Nicholas Priory, Elizabethan House, Mount Edgcombe House and country park, Powderham Castle, Dartmouth Castle.
Wiltshire - Stonehenge and the Avebury stone circles, Salisbury Cathedral, Museum of the Great Western Railway, Longleat, Wilton House, Bowood house and gardens, The Peto Garden, Stourhead.
Gloucestershire - Cheltenham Art gallery and museum, GloucesterCathedral, Gloucester Docks, The Waterways Museum, Gloucester Folk Museum, Cotswold wildlife park and gardens, Hidcote Manor, Sudeley Castle, Mill Dene Garden, Stanway House and Fountain.
Somerset - Cleeve Abbey, Fleet Air Arm museum, The museum of Somerset, The Shoe Museum, Wellington Museum, Dunster Castle, Glastonbury Abbey, Castle Neroche, Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Brent Knoll Hill Fort.
Dorset- Dorset County Museum, Jurassic Coast, Red House Museum, Mangerton Mill, Lulworth Castle and Park, Kingston Lacy House and Gardens, Mapperton House, Sherborne Castle, Lulworth Castle, Bennets Water Gardens.