Exploring the UK
The south west of England is one of the most visited holiday destinations in the whole of the country, and who can wonder when one sees all the attractions within the region, from Bournemouth in the east, to Lands End in the west, stretching up to the farthermost northern points of the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds, something for everyone.
Devon, which offers those wonderful clotted cream teas, with seaside places such as Torquay, Swanage and Salcombe. The Devon area has very close ties with Englandís naval history with the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth and the Royal Marine training centre at Lympstone on the River Exe, a lovely area to visit, we can guarantee that the accommodation, service, as well as the fine restaurants will not resemble the Basil Fawlty hotel in any way shape or form!
Further to the west is the county of Cornwall, renowned for its beaches, coves and of course surfing. Dartmoor recalled in wonderful novels and television programmes depicting smugglers and of course, Arthur Conan Doyle. Landís End the farthest point south on the British mainland has a maritime interest also along with the traditional fishing port of Penzance. Rick Stein is well know for his fish restaurants in Padstow and any fish take away on this coast will be a treasured experience for you. Boat trips to the Scilly Isles are available from Cornwall as are flights from St Just airport. These Isles are well worth a weekend or even a day trip when you are in the area.
The county of Avon where visiting the Roman settlement of Bath and the seaport of Bristol, still home to the magnificent Brunel vessel S.S. Great Britain restored to her former glory, is a must on most peoples itinerary. There is so much to do in these two cities that it is not surprising that people return again and again.
You do not have to be in Wiltshire on June the 21st to see the ancient monument of Stonehenge; just a visit to this site will make you wonder how they got those stones there and erected them. Somerset the county we associate with apples and cider, but much more, Wells cathedral standing in the smallest city in England, beautiful countryside and stunning coastline and beaches, not forgetting of course the annual rock festival at Glastonbury.
Gloucestershire is another area that is steeped in history with castles and stately homes to view. Englandís history is closely tied in with the area of Gloucester and you will not be short of things to see and do in the county. The Forest of Dean is a geographical, historical and cultural region in the county bounded by the River Wye the River Severn and the City of Gloucester itself, it is one of the most ancient surviving forests in England regarded as one of the best places to bring up a family, so it must be worth a weekend visit to see if you agree.