Sights & Attractions in The West Country

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Name Category Location
 
At-Bristol
One of the country's top family-friendly science centers, this...
Museums / Galleries Bristol
 
Barbican
East of the Royal Citadel is the Barbican, the oldest surviving...
Neighborhoods / Streets Plymouth
 
Berkeley Castle
In the sleepy village of Berkeley (pronounced bark-ley), this...
Castles / Palaces Bristol
 
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Alongside the leafy expanse of Clifton Down is one of the country's...
Zoos / Aquariums Bristol
 
Cathedral of St. Peter
At the heart of Exeter, the great Gothic cathedral was begun...
Religious Sites Exeter
 
Church of St. Mary Redcliffe
Built by Bristol merchants who wanted a place in which to pray...
Religious Sites Bristol
 
Clifton Suspension Bridge
A monument to Victorian engineering, this 702-foot-long bridge...
Bridges / Tunnels Bristol
 
Custom House
Exeter's historic waterfront on the River Exe was the center...
Government Buildings Exeter
 
Elizabethan House
In the heart of the Barbican section, this former sea captain's...
Museums / Galleries Plymouth
 
Guildhall
On the city's main shopping street, this is said to be the oldest...
Government Buildings Exeter
 
Hoe
From the Hoe, a wide, grassy esplanade with crisscrossing walkways...
Viewpoints Plymouth
 
M Shed
In a refurbished transit shed on the harbor side, this museum...
Museums / Galleries Bristol
 
Mayflower Steps
By the harbor you can visit the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrims...
Memorials / Monuments Plymouth
 
Merchant's House
Near the Barbican, just off the Royal Parade, this largely 17th-century...
Museums / Galleries Plymouth
 
Mol's Coffee House
With its half-timber facade bearing the coat of arms of Elizabeth...
Stores / Malls Exeter
 
National Marine Aquarium
This excellent aquarium on the harbor presents aqueous environments...
Zoos / Aquariums Plymouth
 
New Room
John Wesley and Charles Wesley were among the Dissenters from...
Religious Sites Bristol
 
Plymouth Mayflower Exhibition
On three floors, this interactive exhibition narrates the story...
Museums / Galleries Plymouth
 
Powderham Castle
Seat of the earls of Devon, this notable stately home 8 miles...
Castles / Palaces Exeter
 
Quay House
This late-17th-century stone warehouse houses a visitor center...
Museums / Galleries Exeter
 
Rougemont Gardens
These gardens behind the Royal Albert Memorial Museum were laid...
Gardens / Arboretums Exeter
 
Royal Albert Memorial Museum
This family-friendly museum is housed in a recently refurbished...
Museums / Galleries Exeter
 
Royal Citadel
This huge citadel was built by Charles II in 1666 and still operates...
Military Sites Plymouth
 
Saltram
An exquisite 18th-century home with many of its original furnishings...
Houses / Mansions Plymouth
 
Smeaton's Tower
This lighthouse, transferred here at the end of the 19th century...
Memorials / Monuments Plymouth
 
SS Great Britain
On view in the harbor is the first iron ship to cross the Atlantic...
Nautical Sites Bristol
 
Stanton Drew Circles
Three rings, two avenues of standing stones, and a burial chamber...
Archaeological Sites Bristol
 
Tyntesfield
The National Trust is gradually restoring this extravagant, 35-bedroom...
Houses / Mansions Bristol
 
Underground Passages
Exeter's Underground Passages, which once served as conduits...
Archaeological Sites Exeter
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