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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October events in Devon

Make the most of October's crisp autumn weather with food festivals, carnivals, and more across Devon.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

October events in Dorset

Check out the autumnal festivals and events in Dorset this October. There are plenty of exhibitions and activities to keep you busy.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

October events in Somerset

As the weather cools down, find some spectacular Somerset events to make the most of your October.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Autumn events on the Isle of Wight

As the leaves change colour and winter returns, the Isle of Wight continues to be a buzzing hub of activity for visitors and locals alike.

Things to do Anmarie Bowler

Jubilee Pool in Penzance

Make a splash in Penzance’s art deco sea pool, an iconic place to go on your next Cornwall holiday.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

October events in Cornwall

Wild food walks in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the county’s best brews at Falmouth Beer Festival, feast nights to tantalise the tastebuds and some frighteningly good Halloween events – it’s all happening in Cornwall this October.

Things to do Sadie Phillips

3 Alternative Cornwall must dos

Love the famous Cornwall landmarks? From the Minack Theatre to St Ives, we've got some alternative suggestions for those who think they've seen it all.

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Dartmouth Steam Railway

Let yourself be whisked away to a bygone age with a nostalgic ride on the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

Things to do Philip Eley