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Sightseeing in South West England

Historic Site
“HOME>THE ROMAN BATHSPrevious Next1234567 About The Roman Baths is the site of extensive ruins and an interactive museum filled with many treasures and visual snippets that transport you back to Roman times and the lives of the Aquae Sulis people. Walk on ancient pavements as the Romans did 2,000 years ago, and explore ancient chambers historically housing changing rooms and tepid plunge pools”
  • 167 locals recommend
History Museum
“Historic passenger steam ship, advanced for her time. Once the longest passenger ship in the world, taking passengers from Bristol to New York. Fully restored and in dry dock.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A must visit. A unique little Island with its magical castle and beautiful gardens,cut off by the tide twice daily but can be accessed by friendly boatmen for a small charge or you can wait for the tide to ebb and meander across the cobbled causeway, enjoy a tasty meal or just a coffee and cake at the “Sail loft” and then return by boat. ”
  • 151 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Amazing views and steeped in mythological history. A variety of tea rooms and alternative shops populate this interesting town high street.”
  • 94 locals recommend
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Historic Site
“Three stone circles at Avebury are an impressive World Heritage neolithic site. Set in the midst of a small rural village, here you can (unlike at Stonehenge) walk freely amongst standing stones. Definitely worth a visit! ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Bridge
“The Clifton Suspension Bridge’s spectacular setting on the cliffs of the Avon Gorge has made it the defining symbol of Bristol, drawing thousands of visitors a year just to stroll across for views of the ancient Avon Gorge, elegant Clifton and the magnificent city beyond.”
  • 38 locals recommend
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Historic Site
“Not to be missed as it is a jewel of Palladian architecture. Treat yourself at the Royal Crescent Hotel tea Rooms”
  • 48 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“Atmospheric house containing family silver, china and books from the 1950s with a woodland garden. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Glastonbury Abbey was a monastery in Glastonbury, Somerset, England. Its ruins, a grade I listed building and scheduled ancient monument, are open as a visitor attraction. Lovely walks and interesting guide talks telling the history of The abbey, founded in the 7th century and enlarged in the 10th. It was destroyed by a major fire in 1184, but subsequently rebuilt and by the 14th century was one of the richest and most powerful monasteries in England. The abbey controlled large tracts of the surrounding land and was instrumental in major drainage projects on the Somerset Levels. The abbey was suppressed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under King Henry VIII of England. The last abbot, Richard Whiting (Whyting), was hanged, drawn and quartered as a traitor on Glastonbury Tor in 1539. From at least the 12th century the Glastonbury area has been associated with the legend of King Arthur, a connection promoted by medieval monks who asserted that Glastonbury was Avalon. Christian legends have claimed that the abbey was founded by Joseph of Arimathea in the 1st century.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Garden
“Another lovely National Trust mansion with delightful grounds going down to the estuary.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Castle
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“Fabulous castle and grounds, well worth a day out. About half an hour from the property it’s an easy drive.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Garden
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“A quite extraordinary Gothic Revival Victorian House – a shortish drive to get there but well worth a visit – the Gibb family who built it made their money importing guano as fertiliser. Extensive formal and market gardens.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Castle
“Spend a day visiting the Castle and Winchcombe. 20 minute drive from Manor Farm. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Castle
“Oystermouth Castle is a 12th Century Landmark located in the Mumbles area of Swansea. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“Only a few miles from here one of the biggest chalk figures in the country cut into the hillside. There is a nice place for a picnic plus the village has an open garden weekend in June which is well worth timing your visit for.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A neighbouring estate that is now dual owned by Cornwall and Plymouth councils. Incredible views over the Plymouth Sound and Drakes Island. Full of great family and children’s activities. Very good food in The Orangery ”
  • 19 locals recommend