The West Country Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The West Country - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Plymouth 11

Bristol 10

Exeter 8

Penzance 4

St. Ives 4

Wells 4

Tavistock and Environs 3

Totnes 3

Fowey 3

Porlock 3

Glastonbury 3

Topsham 2

Torquay 2

Dartmouth 2

Chagford 2

Okehampton 2

Bodmin 2

Truro 2

St. Mawes 2

Trelissick 2

Falmouth 2

Tintagel 2

Lynton and Lynmouth 2

Beer 1

Lydford 1

Dartmoor National Park 1

Launceston 1

Lizard Peninsula 1

Land's End 1

Clovelly 1

Exmoor National Park 1

Dunster 1

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Beach–Sight 1

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Cave 2

Garden/ Arboretum 5

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Government Building 2

House/ Mansion/ Villa 8

Information Center 1

Island 2

Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 2

Military Site 1

Mine 1

Mountain–Sight 1

Museum Village 1

Museum/ Gallery 17

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 1

Neighborhood/ Street 3

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 2

Pool 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 6

Store/ Shop/ Mall 2

Tour–Sight 1

Town/ Village 5

Trail/ Path 1

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 4

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 3

Zoo/ Aquarium 2

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Elizabethan House

  • Museum/Gallery

In the heart of the Barbican section, this former sea captain's home offers a fascinating insight into how well-to-do Plymothians lived...


  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

From the Hoe, a wide, grassy esplanade with crisscrossing walkways high above the city, you can take in a magnificent view of the inlets,...

Mayflower Steps

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

By the harbor you can visit the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrims embarked in 1620; the Mayflower Stone marks the exact spot. They...

Merchant's House

  • Museum/Gallery

Near the Barbican, just off the Royal Parade, this largely 17th-century house is a museum of local history. ...

National Marine Aquarium

  • Zoo/Aquarium

This excellent aquarium on the harbor presents aqueous environments, from a freshwater stream to a seawater wave tank to a huge "shark...

Plymouth Boat Trips

  • Tour–Sight

Harbor cruises leave from the Mayflower Steps and Cremyll Quay all year, while longer scenic trips on the rivers Tamar and Yealm operate...

Plymouth Mayflower Exhibition

  • Museum/Gallery

On three floors, this interactive exhibition narrates the story of Plymouth, from its beginnings as a fishing and trading port to the...

Royal Citadel

  • Military Site

This huge citadel was built by Charles II in 1666 and still operates as a military center. Book ahead with Armada Tours or just turn...


  • House/Mansion/Villa

An exquisite 18th-century home with many of its original furnishings, Saltram was built around the remains of a late-Tudor mansion. Its...

Smeaton's Tower

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This lighthouse, transferred here at the end of the 19th century from its original site 14 miles out to sea, provides a sweeping vista...