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Choice Days Out & Attractions Sample 2010


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Choice Days Out & Attractions Sample 2010

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  2. 2. IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE THAT ONE REGION COULD HAVE SO MANY CONTRASTS and that in even the most hectic of cities, the sheer beauty of the west- country can force you to relax. CORNWALL offers more miles of unspoilt coastline than anywhere else in Britain. It’s vibrant image is the result of a rich history and culture that still lives and breathes through the sites and scenery scattered throughout the county such as stone circles, castles and remains of iron-age villages. Release the artist within you and fall in love with the light and landscape that BRISTOL’S character and charm of its maritime past still the far end of England’s south-west peninsula has to offer. remains today and is used mainly for leisure and recreation. Cornwall has a wealth of small gallery’s and art cafes to pass the Bristol will cater for your every need with an array of new and time away – that’s if you’re not too busy surfing! old shopping areas, arts and museums, green spaces and parklife and for the adventurous, you can go rock climbing in the DEVON benefits from having two very different coastlines, in Avon Gorge, paddle through the harbour or mountain bike the north you will find dramatic, rugged headlands and surf- through Ashton Court Estate. washed sands whilst in the south, you can enjoy golden coasts, white pebbled beaches and sheltered bays. There are many BATH is home to the Thermae Bath Spa, the only place in the reasons to visit Devon and one of the most popular is to sample UK where you can bathe in natural hot waters. The World the traditional Devon cream tea or to enjoy a fresh seafood Heritage Site of Bath is one the most stunning places in Britain platter – Devon is as famous for its culinary delights as it is for with some of the most famous architectural masterpieces in its magnificent coastline. Europe such as the Roman Baths & Pump Room, Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge. SOMERSET is a land of contrasts, from the 40 miles of coastline and the popular seaside resorts of Well WILTSHIRE unites the districts of Kennet, West Minehead and Burnham-on-Sea, to the smallest Wilts, North Wilts, Salisbury and South Wilts with city in England, Wells and the legends that known for the Borough of Swindon. With a population of surround Exmoor and Glastonbury. A haven for Cheddar cheese, nearly 430,000, much of the county is explorers, South Somerset has over 1,100 designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural miles of paths and tracks to lose yourself in! cream teas and cidar, Beauty’. The mystical force that surrounds the world-famous Stonehenge can sometimes DORSET is home to the World Heritage the South West is overshadow the sheer beauty of this area. Site of the Jurassic Coast and its fossils dating England’s largest back more than 190 million years. With seven GLOUCESTERSHIRE is the ideal place to miles of golden beaches, parks and gardens, region visit at any time of the year. Covering most of the Bournemouth is Dorset’s little gem, combining Cotswolds, the ancient Forest of Dean and the Vale of traditional splendour with modern facilities. From historic the River Severn, long summer days can be enjoyed market towns such as the County town of Dorchester, to seaside kayaking or 4x4 racing, or drinking in one of the many lively fun, dramatic cliffs and sweeping beaches, West Dorset truly pubs and in Winter, cosy restaurants with log fires and offers something for everyone! magnificent cathedrals are more than welcoming. Gold Hill, Shaftesbury is one of the most photographed and famous streets in Dorset Choice Days Out & Attractions 2010 3
  3. 3. Fact file CORNWALL’S fishing industry still survives in harbours like Newlyn, Mevagissey, Padstow, Falmouth, Looe and Polperro, and many smaller boats still work out of coves such as Port Issac, Cadgwith and Mullion. DEVON is England’s greenest county and has been declared the number one organic county according to the latest figures from Defra. Devon has miles of blue flag beaches and the best sand in the UK for building sandcastles! SOMERSET is alive with history and legend – walk in the footsteps of King Arthur and King Alfred, explore Exmoor – home of Lorna Doone and visit the mysterious Glastonbury Tor. DORSET’S Poole Harbour is Europe’s largest natural harbour and is a stunning location for all Cornwall – Newquay Beach types of watersports. The spectacular and much © photographed Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Old Harry Rocks are also worth seeing. BRISTOL is famous for Brunel who designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Actor Cary Grant and Sir Humphrey Davy who discovered laughing Travelling to the South West by Car gas and invented the miners’ safety lamp. Did you know? Enter the region from the east via BATH offers its visitors a wealth of quality The northern part of the M4 and then the M5. From attractions, shopping experiences, theatre and restaurants in traditional yet modern surroundings Gloucestershire, near Chipping the Midlands and the north, via and is the perfect base in which to explore the Campden is as close to the the M6. Estimated direct driving north-east of Somerset and the Cotswolds Scottish border as it is to the tip time from London to Exeter is of Cornwall. approximately 3 hours and 30 WILTSHIRE has over 7,500 walking paths and cyclists will love the traffic free country lanes with minutes. a series of routes ranging from family friendly off- Bristol is the South West’s largest Travelling to the South West by Train road routes to the 160 mile, long distance, City. Wiltshire Cycleway route. The South West is served by all GLOUCESTER has some outstanding historical The South West region is home major rail networks and the buildings, including Gloucester Cathedral, to two National Parks and four fastest travel time from London Tewkesbury Abbey and the stunning Regency World Heritage Sites. to Exeter is just over two hours. buildings of Cheltenham Spa. Somerset – Wells Cathedral © Wiltshire – Stonehenge 4 Choice Days Out & Attractions 2010
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  5. 5. Devon Please quote CDO when replying to ads Choice Days Out & Attractions 2010 7