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South West England

South West England is a mixture of beautiful countryside, stunning coastal paths and much more. Unwind with a relaxing walk across the moors or take a trip on a narrowboat in Wiltshire. The region has a range of accommodaiton to suit all tastes from boutique hotels to B&Bs, ideal for short breaks or relaxing holidays.
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Landmark AA Rosette restaurant within a stunning 12th Century former monastery. 5 mins off the A30 to Cornwall in the heart of South Zeal nr. Okehampton
Set majestically on the bubbling upper reaches of the River Teign, Gidleigh Park enjoys an exquisite location on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park.
Stone Lane Gardens is a lovely woodland and water garden, with National Collections of birch and alder trees. Between May and October, the garden hosts the Mythic Garden sculpture exhibition, showing imaginative artwork in a wide variety of media. The garden is open 7 days a week, all year round.
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Fresh produce is a passion of the owners and under the guidance of Head Chef Tom Butt the hotel offers simple good food served with flair
With a classic English menu encompassing modern twists, our restaurant at Mill End is a highlight for both new and returning guests for its seasonally changing menus, beautifully presented dishes, and excellent value for money. The quality of the food, including free range eggs, vegetables and the finest of beef is the result of Devon itself, with its extensive range of high quality local produce and the freshest of fish caught of the Devon and Cornish coasts. The team in the kitchen, l...
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The Castle Drogo garden is a terraced garden with yew hedges, herbaceous borders and a rose garden. There is also a rhododendron garden, a croquet lawn and the Bunty House (Wendy House).
Explore a castle hidden deep in the Devon Countryside Designed by Edward Lutyens, Castle Drogo in Exeter is an imposing granite edifice created for millionaire Julius Drewe at the first part of the 20th century. In dire need of renovations, it is currently the subject of a fund-raising campaign by the National Trust to restore it to its former glory. In a hugely dramatic setting high above the Teign Gorge with panoramic views across Dartmoor, the interior has fabulous family portraits...
The golf course at Bovey Castle is a challenging and beautiful 18-hole championship course, designed in 1926 by J F Abercromby, one of the finest British golf course designers of the last century. When the course opened in 1930, it quickly gained national acclaim for its reputation as one of the most enjoyable places to play golf. Designed to rival its sister courses at Gleneagles and Turnberry, this course has been described as an experience of golf never to be forgotten, presenting the p...
The Spa at Bovey Castle is a sanctuary tucked away from the bustle of modern life. Echoing the tranquillity and therapeutic flow of the River Dart, these bespoke spa experiences have been created to relax, revive and restore the body and spirit. The dedicated team of therapists together hold a wealth of knowledge and experience encouraging a respect and understanding of the body that is both rare and valuable. Housed in the Orangery, the hotel's indoor Art Deco swimming pool overlooks...
Great Western Restaurant is just a little bit special. We're not in the market for stuffy dining where you feel like you need to whisper behind your napkin. Great Western Restaurant is relaxed and comfortable, yet upscale and classy. We call it ‘exclusive dining' actually, purely because it's an experience you won't find anywhere else. Our roots are firmly planted in classical cookery, recalling the glamour of the restaurant's Art Deco origins and echoes of a bygone era. They say the f...
Imagine the best pubs in the land. You'll be thinking countryside views, roaring fires, welcoming atmosphere, cosy seating and delicious aromas drifting from the kitchens. Got an image in your head? Well, Smith's Brasserie is that, but better. Relaxed and inviting, bang on trend yet unpretentious and most certainly classic British dining at its best. Smith's is the kind of place where you can dress up and make it special with a glass of Champagne or dress it down and bring the kids for a ...
Explore One of Britain's best Gardens Set in the verdant Torridge Valley in Devon, RHS Garden Rosemoor is an award-winning garden with glorious displays for every season, meaning people return time and again for ideas, inspiration or simply to enjoy a marvellous day out. From Lady Anne´s original garden to the rose gardens (with over 200 varieties), the fruit and vegetable garden, the arboretum, lake and bog garden, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Combine your visit with one...
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Dartington Crystal has something for all of the family. The factory experience lets you see and hear the fascinating story of over 50 years of craftsmanship. Ta
This 19th century shooting and fishing lodge has been sensitively converted by designer Olga Polizzi. The beautiful wood panelled dining room with its views over the grounds is a decidedly chintz free zone and sets an elegant, restrained stage for chef Chris Dyke's Mediterranean-influenced cooking. Starters range from a very classic red mullet soup, with crouton and saffron rouille to a more adventerous creation of pan-fried John Dory, pear puree, pickled vegetables and trompette noir mushroo...
50 acres of historic parkland set against the breath-taking 18th century Palladian Mansion house built as the Earl of Fortescue's family home, with temples, fol
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The Horn of Plenty has been renouned as one of Devon's finest restaurants for almost 60 years. Expect local, seasonal produce, views and excellent staff.
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Explore the fascinating Buckland Abbey Garden A site brimming with history, Buckland Abbey Garden and Estate tells a 700-year-old tale that starts with the Cistercian monks who made this beautiful Devon spot their home and involves the great sailors Grenville and Drake. Besides the wonderful abbey, which is half museum and half house, you'll discover woodlands, orchards and meadows to wander through at your leisure, all looking over the dramatic Tavy Valley. Grab a leaflet showing you t...
Explore the fascinating Buckland Abbey The one-time home of Sir Francis Drake, Buckland Abbey in Yelverton, Devon, is packed with fascinating memorabilia from the great man's travels. Take a stroll around the furnished rooms and interactive museum galleries which narrate the tale not only of Drake and his adventures but also naval commander and explorer Sir Richard Grenville. Look out for Drake's Drum which the great sailor took on all his expeditions and which is said to beat if Englan...
This fantastic family day out is perfect in any weather and opens throughout winter (check for exact days & times). There's something for everyone: rollercoasters, huge death slides and laser shooting to bird of prey displays, dodgems and sci-fi memorabilia. All rides and shows included in one entry fee - and in the holidays you'll love the special events too!
The Cotehele Estate consists of Cotehele House (a Tudor Manor house with formal gardens), Cotehele Mill (with a working water wheel), Cotehele Quay (where Shamrock, a Tamar sailing barge built in 1899, is moored) and 1,300 acres of woodland and fields.
The Cotehele Estate is made up of Cotehele House, Cotehele Quay and Cotehele Quay. The house is a Tudor manor house, with charming gardens. The Mill's water wheel is still in operation, and the Quay is home to the Shamrock, a Tamar sailing barge, which dates to 1899). There are also 1300 acres of grounds and woodland.
The Victorian walled kitchen garden at Clovelly Court Gardens has been carefully restored, with its organically-grown produce offered for sale.
This fascinating, historic fishing village is a unique destination, once owned by the Queen of England.
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Explore the beautiful Gardens of Killerton Killerton is a famous woodland hillside garden full of splendid old and special trees including innumerable record-breaking specimens, many introduced by the plantsman Veitch, rare shrubs, beautiful herbaceous borders, crocus, daffodils, bluebells, an ice-house. A huge estate with walks through the park, woods and Devon countryside. Thatched `Bear´s Hut´ summerhouse and formal terrace by `father of wild gardening´ William Robinson.
More family home than grand house, surrounded by a beautiful garden with a vast tree collection from across the globe. Explore winding paths, climb and extinct volcano, discover an Iron Age hill fort and take in distant views towards Dartmoor. Killerton's acres of historic parkland and woods are the perfect place to walk, run and play.
Marwood is a very special private garden tucked secretly away in a North Devon valley. Covering some 20 acres with three beautiful lakes, this tranquil garden will provide a day of both inspiration and relaxation for the whole family. Well behaved dogs are welcome too! The gardens are continually developing and there is something new to see on each visit.
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The Galley is a charming seafood restaurant in historical Topsham, overlooking the River Exe estuary. They proudly serve the very best of Devon on a plate.
Explore the Beautiful Knightshayes Garden The celebrated Knightshayes Garden, was originally planned in the late 1870s and then replanted in the 1950s. Crisply-managed formal terraces and a rather formal woodland garden with a water lily pool and topiary, specimen trees, rare shrubs, swathes of hellebores, trilliums and delightful seasonal colours. Famous and deliciously simple pool garden inside hedges. There is a fully productive Victorian walled garden and attractive woodland walks...
Explore Knightshayes Court Knightshayes Court, designed by William Burges, is a gothic Victorian building dating from 1869, and a rare survival of his work. The house is entered under a carved porch by Thomas Nicholls. Much of the decoration was by J G Crace, with his wallpapers and fabrics, depicting flowers and butterflies. On display are a collection of family portraits, furniture and 17th-century majolica, and also the original designs by Burges. The garden features a lily pond, t...
Cann Woods Segway Plymouth offers 3 Segway Tours Amazing forest just 10 mins off the A38 Cruise around the countryside and forest in South Devon.
Discover the stunning gardens at Arlington Court & the National Trust Carriage Museum With more than 20 miles of footpaths to discover, a grand Victorian garden full of exotic flowers, walled garden stuffed with produce used in the tea room and a beautiful old house containing fascinating Victorian treasures, Arlington Court and National Trust Carriage Museum is an Exmoor gem. Arlington, crouched in the wooded valley of the River Yeo, has been an estate held by the Chichester family...
Explore the Intriguing Regency house and impressive horse-drawn vehicles at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum This country house is a bold example of 19th century Green Revivalism, and is filled with fascinating objects, thanks to the tendency of the Chichester family to collect things. From a 1cm long ship in a bottle to The Speaker's State Gold Coach on loan from the House of Parliament, there are thousands of items neatly codified and exhibited for your potte...
The Saunton Sands Spa and leisure facilities offers a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Why not treat yourself to some massage therapy, beneficial for a range of conditions, with aromatherapy, reflexology, stone massage and more. Talented stylists at the fully equipped hair salon are always on hand to help you discover a new look. Guests can also use the extensive range of leisure facilities including heated indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, minin gym, squash court, tennis ...
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Home Place Cottages offers adult only weekend breaks for couples and groups of two to four people in five cosy country cottages. Home Place welcomes guests
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Discover the Quirky A La Ronde Wonderfully quirky A La Ronde in Devon is a sixteen-sided house constructed in the late 18th century. Now run by the National Trust, the house is stuffed with curious mementos of the owners' travels and includes a shell-encrusted gallery (with 25,000 shells) and a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens. There is also brass rubbing, a dressing up room, kids' spotter sheets for the grounds (which are grade II listed and with cosstal ...
Explore Saltram House and Gardens Saltram was originally an 18th century landscape garden, featuring a fine orangery still used to produce a good collection of citrus fruit, and other buildings of the 1770s. Developments in the 19th century have continued to the present day, giving rise to a plantsman´s garden with sheltered pathways offering year round interest. Lots of early spring colour from bulbs and shrubs give way to areas of wild flowers and herbaceous plants underplanting hu...
Explore Saltram House Saltram House is a remarkable Georgian mansion that features some of Robert Adam´s finest rooms. There are exquisite plasterwork ceilings and some rooms are decorated with original 18th century Chinese wallpaper. The fine collection of paintings includes work by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Angelica Kauffmann. The house also contains fine original period furniture, china, pictures and a doll´s house. The superb 18th century gardens have an orangery, shrubberies, specim...
Saveur restaurant is a fine dining modern European restaurant headed up by Nigel Wright and Kerry Dutton who have maintained their 2 rosette credential for 3 ye
Diggerland Devon is one of the most unique and exciting theme parks in the UK, offering children and adults the chance to experience what it's like to ride and operate real JCBs and construction vehicles.
Discover a world set in 28 acres of spectacular gardens where Dinosaurs & Animals roam together. Come and see Lions, Wolves, Sea Lions, Primates and more!
Discover Wonderland at Antony The fabulous 18th century Pentewan stone mansion and parkland that is Antony in Torpoint, Cornwall, may be familiar to anyone who has seen Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland – the move was set in this dramatic destination. Take a stroll along the Yew Walk for gorgeous country views, get lost in the intricate maze and go sit and ponder the landscape from the glorious dovecote. The grounds border the Lynher estuary and are landscaped by Repton. They offer up a...
Discover Wonderland at Antony If you've ever seen Tim Burton's movie Alice In Wonderland, the enigmatically named Antony will seem rather familiar – it provided the setting whilst Johnny Depp's off the wall Mad Hatter's Tea Party was all filmed in the grounds. This early 18th century mansion on the east Cornwall peninsula at Torpoint has a frontage adorned with silver-grey Pentewan stone and is flanked by grand colonnaded wings of mellow brick and is a treat to the eye, as are the wond...
There's something undeniably enjoyable about wandering through flower-decked gardens and admiring the handiwork of a team of people who have recreated every aspect of life around you – but in miniature. At Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay you'll encounter everything from a cricket match being played out on an idyllic village green to Stonehenge, a fire-breathing dragon, a medieval castle and Tudor, Georgian and Victorian houses. Little ones love this pretty attraction, not least for the br...
The Lorrens Ladies Spa is an elegant,award-winning ladies only spa located on the beautiful English Riviera. This newly-refurbished spa promises the highest possible standards of customer care and has a reputation for quality treatments and warm hospitality.
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In this stunning location overlooking the picturesque Watermouth Cove, Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle offers a unique and magical experience with entertainment for all ages. A beautiful setting for a fantastic day out.
Visit the South West's largest Family Theme Park and throw oneself into a jam-packed day of fun and excitement! Woodlands is home to one of the country's bigges
Greenway was once the holiday home of crime writer, Agatha Christie, and it offers a glimpse into the life of the author and her family. The house is styled to look as it did in the 1950s, when Christie spent holidays here, messing about by the river, playing croquet and reading aloud her works to the many guests. At the bottom of the woodland garden is the magical Dart estuary.
Refined and elegant accurately sum up the grand-looking Victoria Hotel (especially the doorman that greets you), a place where the whole family can take in the lovely seaside location – and enjoy splashing out or winding down at the luxury spa. Found on the South Devon coast, indulge in a spot of old school bathing outdoors in the vast alfresco pool and indoors where there's a host of top-draw facilities without a whiff of pretentiousness. Everything is geared up for guests of all ages – a be...
Immerse yourself in Arthurian Legend at Tintagel Castle Discover the rich history, myths and legends that surrounds Tintagel, a castle inexplicitly linked to King Authur. The 13th century castle ruins that sits at the top of the hundred or so steps that lead up the cliff-face is a sight to behold, especially when you consider its site's connections with Arthur (he is said to have been conceived here) and Merlin (legend says his cave was on the beach below – access is free here). Up ...
The Gardens have been developed since 1987 in two adjoining secluded valleys,one contains the River Black and the other a stream. A lake and ponds and wide walk
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With a history that dates back to 1336, The Pilchard Inn is one of the oldest pubs in the country. The inn's patrons were once the local fishermen, as well as the smugglers and shipwreckers who enticed ships to their fate on the rocks locally. Nowadays, customers are from the Burgh Island hotel and the surrounding villages.
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Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon -award-winning public art gallery featuring contemporary art exhibitions of local, national and international importance
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Where else in the world but animal-mad Britain would you come across such a soft-hearted attraction as the Donkey Sanctuary just outside Sidmouth? Visitors return time and again to wander through fields and fields of donkeys who will live out their days in this serene little Devon haven. In the barn there are pictures and a rundown of the residents, giving their names and a brief summary of their lives with salient facts like who they hang out with and whether they can smell Polo mints in you...
Explore the enchanting Coleton Fishacre Garden At the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family you can travel back in time to the Jazz Age. This most evocative of country homes was built in the Arts & Crafts style, and is imbued with Art Deco elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms, and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections. You can get an insight into 1920s life 'upstairs and downstairs' from the glamorous Saloon and the airy servants' rooms...
Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Dunster Castle has a hilltop garden, lawn and interesting rare shrub borders. Below there are formal woodland terraces and along the river, opulent sub-tropical plantings of Camellias, Rhododendrons and Azaleas. The season begins with thousands of Snowdrops and Daffodils followed by Forsythias. There is a National Collection of Arbutus along with a 150 year old lemon tree under glass. The fine views stretching across Exmoor, the Quantock...
Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has survived from the original building. During the civil war soldiers were garrisoned in the Leather Gallery. Contents include family pictures, mahogany furniture and an important series of leather hangings depicting the story of Anthony and Cleopatra. The fine oa...
Make your way past the old-fashioned Cadbury's Cocoa and Colman's Mustard advertising boards, lunch at Bodmin Station Buffet with a Cornish Pasty and a cuppa and then board a steam train. This is the Bodmin and Wenford Railway which revisits the old 1950's Cornish branch lines and allows you to soak up the gorgeous scenery along the way. Purchase a Freedom of the line ticket and journey as you please, enjoy the scenery, go for a walk in Cardinham Woods, visit Lanhydrock Country House or walk ...
Explore beautiful Victorian Gardens at Lanhydrock Lanhydrock garden overlooks the valley of the River Fowey. Set on a hillside facing north-east above the house and park with bold, formal, Victorian lawns, lines of topiary yews, roses, herbaceous borders and vibrant bedding, and is flanked by woodland which acts as a very important shelter belt. Although the garden has its roots in the Victorian age, its collection is young with almost all the plants dating from the last 50 years, alt...
Lanhydrock House is a late 19th century country house, with formal gardens. It's set in 1,000 acres of parkland. There are plenty of places to explore within the parkland, and a cycle hub where visitors can try out the cycle trails. There is a shop, plant centre and children's play area, as well as cafes and a restaurant.
Explore the exotic paradise of Overbeck's Garden Exotic Overbecks Garden has dramatic coastal gardens with glorious views over Salcombe estuary. The warm microclimate encourages rare and tender plants producing a garden of hot colour from July through to September and luxuriant growth. This is an enthusiastic little garden, its steep terraces built in 1901, are stuffed with plants through which the visitor can wander - fuchsia trees, fruiting banana palms, angel´s trumpets, monster ech...
Burrow Farm Gardens is a beautifully landscaped 13 acre garden, which will appeal to both the plantsman and those seeking a relaxing walk
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Buff Urban Day Spa can be found in Taunton, Somerset. Opening in December 2007 the spa is renowned for it's range of treatments and customer service. Winning awards for Best Day Spa, Best Hair Salon and silver for Best Spa & Wellbeing Experience in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism awards.
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Famous for the unique collection of gardens which span three centuries of garden history and design, the Formal Garden is hailed as a fine example of the world-renowned partnership between designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Hestercombe House and Gardens has undergone acclaimed restoration works and continues to grow, giving visitors a stunning setting to explore and relax.
Padstow's Curious Detective Mystery Trail takes you on a real-life adventure, past medieval inns, through the ancient churchyard of St Petrocs and towards the h
If you can't get into TV chef Rick Stein's famous Seafood restaurant, then walk a few yards up from the harbour to his buzzy bistro. Simply laid bare topped tab
A dramatic clifftop 18 hole championship golf course over looking St Austell Bay, connected to the Carlyon Bay Hotel, with clubhouse offering drinks and dining.
A creation of ten spectacular gardens from around the world, home to Cornwall's largest private plant collections. Pinetum Gardens are as much a delight for gar
Located on the stunning St. Austell Bay, The Carlyon Bay Hotel spa is the perfect spot for total relaxation. Offering indulgent pampering and a range of expert therapies, each treatment is tailored to the individual, to enhance well-being and tranquility.
The Alexandra has two award winning restaurants both overlooking Lyme Bay. Menus with local & seasonal at heart. Seafood from the bay below always on offer!
The Merlin Golf & Country Club is situated on the North Cornish Coast with wonderful views towards the sea. This hilltop, heathland course is designed to suit all standards of golfer, with no long carries for the higher handicapper whilst maintaining a challenge for the lower handicap golfer. There is a new patio overlooking the 18th green, accompanied with a friendly and comfortable Club House serving fine ales and good food.
Explore the stunning Barrington Court Gardens Created by influential horticulturalist, artist and writer Gertrude Jekyll, Barrington Court Gardens near Ilminster in Somerset is a beauty to behold, whatever the weather. Jekyll designed Barrington Court towards the end of her career in 1917 (she created over 400 gardens in the UK) and it is a garden of different character rooms. Wander through the hot room which is a blissful mix of lilies, dahlias and vibrant orange, red and yellow ann...
The family friendly Beachcomber Restaurant is based at Sands Resort Hotel & Spa on the Cornish North Coast. Some of the tables enjoy stunning sea views.
Discover a sumptuous array of ELEMIS spa treatments or taste the delights of the Marrakesch inspired Moroccan lounge and heat experience.
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An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice remains little changed by the advances in building fashions over the centuries.
An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice remains little changed by the advances in building fashions over the centuries.
Luxury dining by the sea has never tasted so good… Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar is the only rosette awarded restaurant in Newquay town and offers some of the best, fresh, Cornish produce, which is carefully crafted by innovative chefs to create some of the finest dishes in the county. Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar offers a luxurious setting for a first date or a relaxing venue for lunch or high tea with a friend. Complete your dining experience with a refreshing walk in the surrounding ac...
Profound at the core of The Headland Hotel lies the passageway to a different universe.
Discover a beautiful Edwardian-style garden at Dyffren Gardens Dyffryn Botanic Garden are outstanding Grade I listed Edwardian gardens. They have recently been restored to Thomas Mawson's original 1904 design with the help of a Heritage Lottery grant. This garden has everything - formal lawns, fountains and pools, seasonal beds, trees and shrubs, rose garden, statuary, garden rooms, including Pompeian, Paved Court and Theatre gardens. An arboretum contains trees from all over the world...
Just off the iconic Fistral Beach, Dune Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Newquay and offers incredible views of Cornwall with world class surf.
The Fistral Spa, in Cornwall, is an oasis of cool and calm with a laid back beach vibe. Fistral Spa in Newquay boasts nine serene treatment rooms, a Vitality Suite and a relaxation room.
The Quarterdeck Restaurant is located at The Nare Hotel, making the most of its stunning coastal location with glorious panoramic sea views on three sides. Executive Head Chef Richard James's simple culinary philosophy is to produce the best English cuisine from the freshest ingredients available, preferably from local suppliers. Shellfish is a speciality, with lobster from neighbouring Portloe on the menu every day and might be served as a starter with fennel, spinach and lemon dressing or p...
Explore the stunning grounds of and Elizabethan House Montacute House and gardens is a simple, elegant, Elizabethan garden comprised largely of green spaces, of lawns and processions of clipped yews. Most memorable is the formal sunken lawn beside the house, fringed with borders of rich pinks and purples and backed by balustraded, pinnacled walls and fine pavilions.
Step inside a masterpiece of Elizabethan Design Montacute House is an Elizabethan house adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets, heraldic glass and other Renaissance features. The magnificent state rooms include the Long Gallery which is the largest of its type in Britain, and is full of furniture and Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Also tapestries, hangings and an exhibition of 17th century samplers from the Goodhart Collection. The f...
Explore the enchanting Tintinhull Garden Tintinhull Garden is a classic 20th century English garden surrounding a 17th century manor house, of high formality overlaid with an opulent yet carefully contrived planting. With varied borders, attractive kitchen garden and secluded lawns all neatly enclosed within walls and clipped hedges. The long vista down from the house is famous, as is the pool and cedar court with its ancient Yew tree. There is a white garden, and a fine pair of oppos...
Find Inspiration at Trelissick Garden The tranquil Trelissick Garden originally planted in 1937, contains a superb collection of tender and exotic plants. Beautifully positioned at the head of the Fal estuary, the estate commands panoramic views over the sea and has extensive park and woodland walks beside the river. At its heart is the 20 acre garden, set on many levels, with fine open lawns, a superb collection of tender and exotic plants, providing year-round colour - rhododendrons...
Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor and Gardens The impeccable topiary that lines the path leading to Lytes Cary Manor in Somerton, Somerset, says it all about this simple, beautiful Arts and Crafts garden. The house was once the home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte who used the Niewe Herball book on herbal remedies as inspiration for his plantings and is now a delightful mix of shrubs, roses and perennials, thanks to a restoration project by Sir Walter Jenner. The herbaceous bo...
Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor The home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, the limestone house that is Lytes Cary Manor has been inhabited since the 14th century. It was passed through a succession of generations of the Lyte family until the 18th century and has been expanded and improved upon until the family were forced to sell in 1755. Highlights include the wonderful little chantry chapel used to hold masses to pray for the souls of family members, the Great Chamber ceil...
Glastonbury Abbey is connected with legend to a degree that is unparalleled by any other abbey in England. Since Medieval times, the abbey has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in Britain linked to Joseph of Arimathea and the burial place of King Arthur.
One of the finest Championship Links courses in Britain and currently ranked 5th best course in Wales, Ashburnham has hosted prestigious professional and amateur Championships, including two British PGA Championships and the 1976 Martini International Tournament. Chosen as a qualifying venue for the 2014 and 2017 Seniors Open Championship, this event is one in a long line of important events held here since the early 1900s when Harry Vardon, the six time British Open Champion said “The cou...
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea, and Cornwall. Through exhibitions programme they aspire to bring new and diverse perspectives to maritime issues, and highlight their relevance to the present day. They also bring rare objects from around the world to Cornwall to tell local, national and international stories.
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea, and Cornwall. Through exhibitions programme they aspire to bring new and diverse perspectives to maritime issues, and highlight their relevance to the present day. They also bring rare objects from around the world to Cornwall to tell local, national and international stories.
Two AA rosette award-winning restaurant that brings relaxed, fine-dining to all visitors. Enjoy panoramic views across Falmouth whilst you dine.
At the Royal Duchy Hotel, they have a fabulous range of dining experiences to tempt you. The famous Pendennis Restaurant brings you superb fine dining and is regarded as one of the most outstanding restaurants in the area.
The Royal Duchy hotels newly opened beauty salon offers an extensive range of treatments and endless leisure facilities for that well deserved break. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna, sun-shower, snooker and table tennis. Treatments include firming Body Wraps, luxurious Massages, Make-up Tuition and soothing Facials. Situated in a prime seafront location with dramatic views across the bay, the hotel offers the perfect base in which to explore. Just a short stroll away from the ...
The award-winning 2 AA Rosette Brasserie on the Bay overlooks sub-tropical gardens and Falmouth Bay. A relaxed setting showcasing the best in Cornish ingredients. From catch of the day to exotic global cuisine St Michaels Resort's head chef creates dishes that are fresh, of the highest quality and low in food miles.
Featuring an expert range of hydrothermal facilities, relaxation areas, and luxurious treatment rooms, all within St Michaels Spa. A range of bespoke treatments curated by a team of expert therapists featuring hydrothermal experiences that work in synergy to create the ultimate sanctuary from which to immerse yourself in restorative bliss.
Clear your head, relax your body. From palm to sole. The Linen rooms is an award winning day spa. All great turn-of-the-century houses had a private corner reserved for the preparation and preservation of fine linens, which were coveted and revered as a symbol of nature, light and purity. The beautifully designed Linen Rooms at Merchants Manor are the ultimate pampering space. Blending centuries-old rejuvenation techniques and natural elixirs with the latest thinking on how to best tre...
From foraged greens to Falmouth Bay lobster and full-flavoured Dexter beef, our Rastella restaurant menus are rooted in the finest local ingredients. Whether it's afternoon tea or an evening of fine dining, pull up a chair, tuck in and enjoy.
Adam & Martine Fellows opened Goodfellows in 2004. The cuisine features modern Mediterranean dishes fused with locally sourced produce from Somerset and fish fresh from Brixham. Fish is the Adam's speciality and his 5 course tasting menu is a must for visitors.
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Set in the grounds of Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House in Bristol with stunning countryside views, Marco Pierre White has created a superior steakhouse with a buzzy up-tempo atmosphere. It's a classy yet unpretentious affair. Tables are smartly laid with crisp white table linen and sparkling glassware and cutlery, and yet it's the type of restaurant where it's not frowned upon to order a pint with your steaks should you please. There's a private dining room for those more intimate events. T...
Walk in the footsteps of SIR WALTER RALEIGH in the home he built 425 years ago. See decorative styles and nationally important collections of art, furniture and
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Explore the Exotic, peaceful tranquillity of Glendurgan Garden Glendurgan is a valley garden of great beauty created in the 1820s and developed over many years by the Fox family. Running down to the tiny village of Durgan and its beach with fine views of the Helford River, it is predominantly a spring-time sub-tropical garden and has many fine trees and rare and exotic plants, with outstanding spring displays of magnolias and camellias. In their season glorious displays of wild flow...
Trebah Garden is a 25 acre sub-tropical ravine garden, falling 200 feet from the 18th century house to a private beach on the Helford River. A stream cascades over waterfalls through ponds full of Koi Carp, and exotic water plants wind through 2-acres of blue and white hydrangeas that spill out over the beach. Huge Australian tree ferns and palms mingle with shrubs of ever changing colours and scent beneath over-arching canopy of 100-year-old rhododendrons and magnolias. A giant plantation of...
The Natural Health Spa is part of the 65 acre Budock Vean estate by the Helford River in Cornwall. Massage and holistic therapy.
One of the UK's largest ornamental gardens certified organic by the Soil Association, covering six and a half acres of contemporary, seasonal planting.
Discover the beautifully preserved Manor House of Clevedon Court Clevedon Court is an outstanding 14th century manor house with parts of a massive 13th century Tower and Great Hall and much of the original building still evident. It has been home to the Elton Family since 1709. A large amount of the interior was altered by the family and the Great Hall is now Georgian with a minstrels´ gallery. The house contains many striking Eltonware pots and vases and a fascinating collection of N...
Kids love a day out at the award-winning Dinosaur Museum. Packed with life-sized models of dinosaurs, along with skeletons and fossils, it's interactive, immersive and great fun. Kids are encouraged to touch and explore, and the life-sized reconstructions really bring the attraction to life.
Discover the history of Tredegar House Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th century houses in the whole of the British Isles. For over 500 years it was home to one of the greatest Welsh families, the Morgan's, later Lords of Tredegar, until they left in 1951.The House has been beautifully restored and refurbished by Newport City Council. Its gilded opulent interiors reach a high point in the State Rooms. The most stunni...
Roger Saul, the founder of Mulberry, is the creative talent behind the gardens at Kilver Court, in Somerset. With a 100 metre herbaceous border, a subtropical island and a formal parterre, there is much to be admired and explored.
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Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is a zoo set on a working farm in 100 acres of beautiful, peaceful North Somerset countryside just 6 miles from Bristol.
Mansion House Llansteffan is situated in the green and rolling hills of West Wales, looking out across Carmarthen Bay. Set in a charming Georgian mansion, the restaurant, Moryd, has two AA rosettes to its name.
Explore the stunning Gardens of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield, the original garden is thought to have been laid out in the 1840´s. Currently there is a huge restoration project underway to bring this impressive estate back to its former glory. The garden is Grade II* listed and is one of the top 500 parks and gardens in England. Divided into three ballustraded terraces and separated from the park by a ha-ha, originally surrounded by an impressive pleasure garden planted with trees and shr...
Discover the fascinating history of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield is a spectacular Victorian country house, remodelled by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs as a family home. It is an extraordinary Gothic Revival, with extravagant towers and turrets. The original interior is still intact with an unrivalled collection of Victorian decorative arts and there is a sumptuously decorated private Chapel built by Sir Arthur Blomfield. It is surrounded by 500 acres of landscaped gardens. Conservatio...
Lamphey Court Spa, set in the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside, offers a full range of spa treatments and leisure facilities. Only the very best, most experienced therapists are selected, and the skin care brands in use have been carefully chosen to provide the most effective and beneficial treatments.
Discover the serenity of Colby Woodland Garden Colby Woodland Garden is an 8-acre garden with a fine display of colour in spring, with masses of dramatic rhododendrons, magnolias, sweetly scented azaleas and camellias, underplanted with bluebells. Later highlights are the summer hydrangeas and autumn foliage. Open and wooded pathways through the valley offer lovely walks. There are some fine trees, including the Japanese cedar cryptomeria japonica, also a walled garden with a rill and ...
Explore An ancient and atmospheric estate at Godophin, Devon Godolphin House, a privately owned Tudor and Stuart Grade I mansion was begun in the 14th century, with additions made in later centuries - by the end of the 17th century there were over 100 rooms. The Godolphin family wealth came from the tin industry, which was hit by recession in the 19th century. The dining room has exquisite linen-fold panelling and 16th century carved beams. Fine examples of furniture and tapestry ar...
West Cornwall Golf Club is a unique links course situated just outside St Ives and overlooks the Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse. With sea views on almost every hole
Open all year to non-residents and guests. You can pay and play at this spectacular 18 hole par 3 golf course, voted as one of the most scenic in the country.
The Brasserie is perfectly situated overlooking the Atlantic Ocean so sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious menu.
The RWA – Bristol's first art gallery - is proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to the South West. Their vision is to be the South West's leading centre for the exhibition, exploration and practice of the visual arts, recognised as a place that enriches and nourishes the lives of people from all communities and backgrounds.
Set in the heart of the Redland area of Bristol, this stylish gastropub sports first floor “supper rooms” available for private hire and an outdoor terrace in addition to the bar and handsome main dining area. Ex- Le Manoir chef Simon Bradley applies both classic and modern European cookery techniques to West Country produce. The a la carte menu includes dishes such as organic steak and kidney pie with creamed potatoes and Guinness gravy and roasted fillet of line caught cod with steamed spi...
Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire is a family holiday and short break destination perfect for those wanting to experience Free Range Fun.
The course is free draining and never closes. There is a floodlit range and an adventure golf course full of waterfalls, rivers & caves. Click video below.
Reached by a tidal causeway, or by boat at high tide, the island of St. Michael's Mount is topped by a castle, still lived in by Lord and Lady St Levan. As well as the castle, there is also a cliffside garden, and the village for visitors to explore.
A friendly, local, steam railway bringing back the sounds and smells of steam to the Avon Valley. Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a through route between the Birmingham and the South Coast, the line was later linked to the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway. Closed under the Beeching Axe of the 1960's the line was preserved by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Today, 40 years on, three miles of track has been re-laid, locomotives and carriages restored, and the sound of steam c...
This restaurant and pub with rooms on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall is under the same ownership as the acclaimed Felin Fach Griffin in Wales.
The Curious Kitchen at Aztec Hotel & Spa is a AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Sourcing local produce to offer a unique menu from breakfast through to dinner. The Curious Kitchen also offers additional extras of brunch and afternoon tea.
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Aztec Hotel and Spa is a 4-star, purpose-built hotel catering for family breaks, meetings, events and weddings. It offers superb bedroom suites, a spa, gym and treatment rooms to help guests enjoy a supremely relaxing stay. Food and drink are a speciality, with extensive use of local supplies at The Curious Kitchen.
Menu Gordon Jones only runs a surprise tasting menu, decided by Gordon Jones, from which diners will experience contrasting flavours, textures and temperatures with English, Indian and Asian influences.
Nestled within four acres of stunning gardens and spacious terraces, The Bath Priory is a Georgian house of honey-coloured stone close to the city of Bath.
The first and only spa by L'Occitane in the UK, The Garden Spa by L'Occitane offers a haven in which to escape and indulge. Designed to complement its natural surroundings, the spa offers a selection of luxurious treatments, with four tranquil treatment rooms, an indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, steam pod and sauna.
Enjoy a tour of Bath with Regency era specialist tour guide. Introducing Bath city history with insights into the life & times of Jane Austen & her era
Prior Park is a stunning landscaped garden in Bath, which dates back to the 18th century. Originally created by Ralph Allen, a local entrepreneur, the garden design was also influence by ‘Capability' Brown and also the poet, Alexander Pope. It contains one of only four Palladian bridges of this particular design in the world.
One of Bath's longest established independent restaurant, Chef Chris Cleghorn has gained its first Michelin Star in 2018. The menu is based on five or seven-course tasting options with the possibility to choose a la carte. Discover an award-winning wine list and a bar offering a relatively unique spirit list.
Bath Aqua Glass have glassblowing demonstrations in their studio in Bath, twice a day from Monday to Saturday. It is family-friendly and a short walk from their central shop by the historic Bath Abbey
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