South West

Home to two National Parks, busy fishing harbours and quaint Cotswolds villages as well as dramatic Cornish beaches, rolling Devonshire hills and miles of lush English countryside – the South West is heaven for lovers of the outdoors. It’s also fascinating for its history, encompassing four World Heritage Sites. Meanwhile, Salisbury Cathedral, Bath Spa and the magnificent Stonehenge are some of Britain’s most popular tourist attractions

A weekend guide to Cirencester, capital of the Cotswolds

Known as the Capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester is a beguiling introduction to the delights of the wider region Cirencester began life as Corinium Dobunnorum, a Roman city whose 2nd-century walls encompassed the second-largest area…

Mary Anning and Dorset’s Jurassic Coast: History set in stone

A new film shines the spotlight on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, one of Britain’s most captivating coastlines. An impoverished fossil-hunter born in Lyme Regis, Dorset, in 1799, Mary Anning has long been a footnote in the…

Hidden Cornwall: Top sights in West Penwith

Discover the beautiful, beguiling and rugged land of West Penwith by visiting its top sights in the far reaches of Cornwall. By Felix Rowe It’s called Land’s End for good reason. Tucked away in the extreme…

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Restaurant review: Stargazy Inn, Port Isaac

In the picture-perfect traditional fishing village of Port Isaac on Cornwall’s rugged northern coast – the location of the TV programme Doc Martin – is the Stargazy Inn, perched on the edge of a cliff on…

Best places to visit in Britain in August

August’s warm and sunny weather and array of festivals and events means you have plenty of options for things to see and do Bristol Bristol in southwest England is a city that simply erupts with life…

A foxy getaway in Cornwall

Home to the only place in the UK where you can hand feed foxes, Landal Gwel an Mor is a relaxing retreat with a difference The resort in Portreath on the north coast of Cornwall…

Best walks in Britain

Our 5 favourite winter walks

Boxing Day is an ideal time to head for the hills and enjoy the great outdoors. We have teamed up with the National Trust to bring you our five favourite winter walks

7 cosy Cotswolds winter hideaways

From Oliver Cromwell’s favourite retreat to the home of a scandalous beauty, check into one of Britain’s historic Cotswolds inns, many of which offer special winter rates…

Restaurant review: The Kensington Arms, Bristol

A quiet, sunny street of Georgian houses in a Bristol suburb seems an unlikely spot to find a gastronomic destination. But the Kensington Arms certainly deserves its reputation as a local foodie magnet – and…

Explore the wonders of Wiltshire

Words: Jane Gifford With its timeless landscape of chalk hills and gentle valleys, and an array of chocolate-box villages and stately manors, Wiltshire is brimming with charm Situated in England’s rural West Country, Wiltshire is…