South West UK; A Beauty of Contrasts
February 15, 2016 at 3:55 PM
You would be interested in the fact that some scenes of the entertaining HBO production, Game of Thrones were shot in South West UK. This is vividly seen in episodes that feature the Stone Henge, an iconic mystical landmark in the region. This location alone served as an excellent advertisement for tourists who visit South West UK.
The Scent of South West UK: Things to Do
A region of great contrast and diversity, South West UK has some well-known destinations in the world, including Cornwall, Cotswolds, Devon, Bath and Somerset. These destinations have unique characters that are motivation enough for tourist to drive around town.
A place with nothing less of sensational beaches such as the Sennen Cove Beach, waters for surfing and sailing, and overhanging cliffs, Cornwall is renowned for epic summers. Speaking of architecture, this place features countless castles, including the Twins; Pendennis and St. Mawes. Discover wooded river valleys, hidden covers, and irresistible beaches as you find your way around this town.
On the other hand, Cotswolds beckons history, restoration and architecture in a unique way. This location not only serves as a paradise for cyclists but also features great outdoor trails such as curving river valleys, rolling hills and picturesque villages.
This is biggest attraction site in the region thanks to Dartmoor. Devon is the home of natural beauty, national parks, and world heritage sites, and of course, cyclists cannot get enough of the 368 square miles area.
For tourists who love art galleries, live music parties, and theatres, Plymouth forms the cultural hub of Devon, and that is the place for them. Devon features enviable coastlines and irresistible countryside captured on the south side of the city. This area is close to the English Riviera that serves as the city’s gourmet and a place of maritime history.
You could also visit Branscombe beach or Bigbury beach, the Tarka Trail, the Croyde Bay, the Granite Way, and Doone Valley.
Everyone can relate to the home of Jane Austen, a celebrated individual hailing from Bath. A visit to this place cannot go without a spa schedule, tasting the locally brewed ales, visiting the Roman Baths, taking a tour of the city, and visiting the Jane Austen Centre. Bath also hosts numerous festivals and serves as a world heritage site.
This area is home to the great music concert dubbed Glastonbury; a jewel of the South West region. In addition, Somerset is wealthy with history and natural beauty, which makes it a hot spot for picnics and fishing vacations. The area also features captivating views of flat lands and rolling hills. The beauty of caves and rivers that lead to small villages is just breath-taking. Somerset also boasts of a 64-mile coastline with one side touching the Exmoor plateau. Some of the renowned sites in Somerset include Tintinhull Garden, the Wells Cathedral, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm and Brean Leisure Park. This diversity in attraction sites makes Somerset a must-go location in South West UK.
South West of the UK is a beauty to fathom; a place worth your ride.
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