Things to do in the South West


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Historic Sites

The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. It is run by the Heritage Services section of Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Museums

No. 1 Royal Crescent is a museum which has been decorated and furnished just as it might have been during the period 1776-1796. The rooms feature historic furniture, pictures and objects that reveal what life was like for Baths fashionable resident.

Heritage Sites

Pulteney Bridge, together with the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, is one of the world's most beautiful bridges. Like the Ponte Vecchio it is one of a handful of historic bridges in the world with shops built into it.

Parks

Princess Victoria, the future queen, came to Bath in 1830, aged just eleven years old, to officially open Royal Victoria Park. Unfortunately, she was never to return.

Heritage Sites
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The Circus is an example of Georgian architecture in the city of Bath, Somerset, England, completed in 1768. The name comes from the Latin 'circus', which means a ring, oval or circle. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.

Museums

The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress.

Heritage Sites

Cabot Tower is a tower in Bristol, England, situated in a public park on Brandon Hill, between the city centre, Clifton and Hotwells. It is a grade II listed building.

Discovery Centres

A two-floor science centre filled with interactive exhibits, activities and live shows we aim to inspire visitors of all ages with a sense of adventure and curiosity about the world we live in.

Museums

Explore our collections of art, nature and history on display in this beautiful building. Find out about the last billion years of Earths history, explore the regions natural wonders and discover more about peoples lives, past and present.

Waterfronts
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The Plymouth Barbican is a beautiful waterfront location full of history offering a diverse range of shopping experiences. A fine selection of pubs and restaurants are also waiting for you to enjoy.

Reservoirs

Dramatic tors, open moorland, historic settlements and a Nature Reserve located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Burrator Reservoir offers a unique day out for families, nature enthusiasts, historians and Dartmoor lovers alike.

Monuments & Memorials

After World War I, the Royal Navy wanted to find a way to commemorate sailors who had died at sea and had no known grave. An Admiralty committee recommended building memorials at three main naval ports Plymouth, Chatham, and Portsmouth.

Landscapes
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Plymouth Hoe is the natural heart of Plymouth with breathtaking views across Plymouth Sound, one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world.

House & Gardens

A house full of treasures, stories & intrigue. A secret garden to lose yourself in, plus a park that cyclists, walkers, & our four legged friends love.

Heritage Sites

In use from 1759 to 1877, it was largely dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe in Plymouth, Devon, where it now stands as a memorial to its designer, John Smeaton, a celebrated civil engineer.

Gardens

The Bishop's Palace and accompanying Bishops House at Wells in the English county of Somerset, is adjacent to Wells Cathedral and has been the home of the Bishops of the Diocese of Bath and Wells for 800 years.