Places to visit and things to do in the West Country

Twenty million things can spur a holiday…fatigue, romance, boredom, freedom, stress, curiosity and denial to name but one for each day of the week. Once you’re away though, the agenda is beautifully blank. Here we offer up ways of milking your time.

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Packing hacks 101

How to pack when you're heading away from home. It sounds simple, stuffing everything in a suitcase, but we've some natty tricks up our sleeves to make it extra easy.

Things to do Katie Chown

New Year in Cornwall

The festivities have come to a close but there are still plenty of places to explore across Cornwall. Make the most of your stay in the county with some of our favourite activities to do at New Year.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

New Year in Devon

Christmas and New Year in Devon is a wonderful time to get out and explore all that the county has to offer. Here are some of our favourite activities for that quiet time between partying and socialising.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

New Year in Dorset

Explore Dorset during your down time over Christmas and New Year. A much better use of your holiday time than staying in and watching TV - that's what catch up is for.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

New Year in Somerset

See the sights of Somerset this Christmas and New Year by exploring some of the best bits the county has to offer in the winter.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Pre-holiday hacks 101

Things to think about before-you-leave for your holiday and travel away from home. It's not a checklist, just a few things to bear in mind.

Things to do Katie Chown

New Year in Hampshire

Spend that time between Christmas and New Year making the most of your holiday in Hampshire. Here are some ideas to get you started on things to do to relax over the festive period.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Buckfastleigh

Buckfastleigh is a small but charming market town on the edge of the Dartmoor. It is set in perfect rolling countryside, and has the standout attraction of the beautiful Buckfast Abbey; but there are many more reasons to visit this pretty town, so here is my guide to things to do in Buckfastleigh.

Things to do Philip Eley