The West Country Travel Guide


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Plan Your The West Country Vacation

England's West Country is a land of granite promontories, windswept moors, hideaway hamlets, and—above all—the sea. Leafy, narrow country roads lead through miles of buttercup meadows and cider-apple orchards to heathery heights and mellow villages. With their secluded beaches and dreamy backwaters, Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall can be some of England's most relaxing regions to visit.


The West Country Hotels

Accommodations include national hotel chains, represented in all of the region's principal centers, as well as ancient inns... read more


The West Country Restaurants

The last several years have seen a food renaissance in England's West Country. In the top restaurants the accent is... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The West Country

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


The West Country Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    A coastal walk: For high, dramatic cliff scenery, choose the Exmoor coast around Lynmouth or the coast around Tintagel. The South... Read more

  • West Country Beaches

    When the British travel to Cornwall and Devon, they're heading for the beach. This region has the best beaches in the country, whether on... Read more

  • Great Coastal Drives

    The best way to explore the West Country is by car. The coast and countryside here are wondrously varied, but the area isn’t well... Read more

  • All About King Arthur

    Legends about King Arthur have resonated through the centuries, enthusiastically taken up by writers and poets, from 7th-century Welsh and... Read more


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