Tourist Information and Hotels in the Cotswolds, Devon, Cornwall & South West England
the Cotswolds are well-known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), sleepy villages and for being so ‘typically English’. There are famous cities such as Bath, well-known beautiful towns like Cheltenham and hundreds of delightful villages such as Burford and Castle Combe. Above all, the local honey-coloured limestone, used for everything from the stone floors in the houses to the tiles on the roof, has ensured that the area has a magical uniformity of architecture. The larger market towns and villages of the Cotswolds are famous for their shops, such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester, Chipping Norton and Tetbury.
There are over 30 Gardens open to the public, here are 3 of the most well known:
Westonbirt Arboretum, Abbey House Gardens & Cerney House Gardens
There are many small historical attractions in the Cotswolds. The 3 most popular ones worth visiting are Blenheim Palace, The Roman Baths and Cheltenham Art Gallery
To find the best walks, contact the local Tourist Information Centres located across the Cotwolds, and obtain one of their handy maps with clear instructions, noting places of interest. Cotswolds Walking Idea 1 Cotswolds Walking Idea 2
The South West is a region of contrasts - Wiltshire, where South West England begins less than an hour from London; Gloucestershire, home to the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds; Dorset, an area of outstanding natural beauty and bordered by the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site; Bristol and Bath, with centuries of history and culture; Somerset, a mix of heather covered Exmoor and the levels of Sedgemoor; Devon, with two coastlines and wide open spaces; Cornwall, bounded by the sea and steeped in Celtic tradition with the delightful Scilly Isles, each with its own features and attractions.
Majestic cathedrals grace cities like Salisbury, Gloucester, Wells, Truro and Exeter while Bath boasts famous Roman remains and Georgian splendour. Maritime history features strongly in Plymouth from where the Pilgrim Fathers and Sir Francis Drake sailed. And for contemporary arts, Bristol, the largest city in the South West, is home to the wonderful Arnolfini.
Wherever you go you will see spectacular scenery, wonderful countryside and a beautiful coastline. Walk the coastal paths, discover sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages, or visit the larger and livelier resorts. Inland, visit prehistoric sites, villages with thatched, cob cottages and riverside pubs, stately homes with landscaped gardens or the wide open spaces of the wonderful National Parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor.
Must see in the area:
Cornish Mining Museum
Eden Project in Cornwall
Stonehenge in Wiltshire
If you are looking for an adrenilin filled break , then the South West of England offeres you every opportunity, from surfing, cannoeing, 4x4, cliff climbing, microlighting, parachute jumping, sailing or mountainbiking. Or for a really fun day out for all the family visit Go Ape in Honiton, Devon