Welcome to the West Country. A Window to
the West of England provides West Country links, for
business or pleasure.
For holiday accommodation we have
caravan and camp sites
holiday property, west country cottages and houses available. Use our
maps or look in the
Towns and Villages for more local
information on the area.
We also have links to a variety of activities such as surfing,
fishing in the West Country,
wonderful locations in beautiful settings. For a relaxing vacation
restaurants in the area and
pubs to visit for evenings out,
golf courses in the West Country,
sailing, boat trips and
days out from gardens to visit to museums.
A night out in the South West gives such a variety quaint old worlde
pubs lurk around every corner mouth watering food in many guises awaits
customers at the various restaurants either in town or country.
We have wonderful places to visit, links to
attractions and days out, Edens gardens are the most popular at
the present, but we have many more, look under attractions
Counties choose for more information about the
county and links below
Map of the West of England
Somerset is often
called the Gateway to the West and its many charms are conjured up by
its Old English name which means the land of the summer- farm
One of the most notable features of the county is as large number of
lovely churches. The greatest of these is Wells Cathedral. which
possesses Englands most complete group of ecclesiastical buildings. The
Early English west front is decorated with fine sculptures.
Dunster , overlooked by its ancient castle is an attractive Somerset
village. A yarn-market built in 1589 when Dunster was an important cloth
centre, still stands in the High Street.
Porlock is equally pleasant and boasts some lovely thatched cottages.
while about a mile to its west is Porlock Weir with its little harbour,
and Porlock Hill, one of the steepest in England. This is a good centre
from which to explore the lonely heather-clad slopes of Exmoor or.
further a field, the towering cliffs of the Cheddar Gorge.
Dorset as seventy
miles of fine coast line gently rolling hills and secluded valleys
combine to make Dorset one of the most pleasant of English countries
almost unchanged since its beauties were so well described by the great
novelist Thomas Hardy, who was a native of the county.
There are also many traces of a much older Dorset such as prehistoric
barrows the fascinating hilltop camp called Maiden Castle or the ruined
Corfe Castle which dates from Norman times.
Botanists may stumble over some of the rare plants that grow in Dorset,
while geologists will find much to interest them in the fossils and the
varied and contorted rock strata found here.
The most impressive examples are the stratified cliffs of Stair Hole at
Lulworth Cove while a little way along the cliffs is a forest of
fossilized tree stumps. One mile to the famous stands the famous Durdle
Door, a headland from which an arch has been cut in the rock by the
action of the sea.
Once the haunt of prehistoric dinosaurs, the richly varied Dorset
coastline still teems with life and adventure. Weymouth and Lyme Regis
represents Dorsets livelier side with Pool Harbour more relaxed and up
market in style. For cove hopping, fossil hunting, local shrimps and
lively beach resorts, its perfect. For exploring ancient sites sweeping
countryside, or the stunning South West Coast Path, its equally
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across the border from Cornwall, offers a great range of scenery and has
two coasts, although unlike those of its neighbour these are entirely
separated by the uplands of Dartmoor and Exmoor.
The tiny villages quiet coves and gentle valleys with rich green rolling
hills sandy beaches and calm seas of Devon contrast with rugged
Cornwall. Here you will find a variety of holiday choices from relaxing
in plush hotels, getting away from it all in a country retreat by
renting a cottage or camping in the lush countryside of Devon.
Whether its a quite or active holiday for young or old there is always
plenty to see and do.
is one of the favourite holiday counties in England because of the
great variety and beauty of its scenery, which ranges from the rugged to
Cornwall is a long peninsula of stern granite moors, jagged cliffs and
raging seas contrasting with quiet coves, tiny villages and gentle
valleys, and there are also many fascinating relics of the past such as
dolmens, stone circles, forts, and the more recent disused tin and
copper. mines and china clay works.
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