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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Christmas and New Year celebrations in Somerset

It's time to pop the champagne and pour yourself a glass of fizz after all your hard work this year. Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Somerset with these events.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Penzance

Relax and take it easy on your Cornwall cottage holiday with a lungful of salty sea air on the Penzance promenade or an adventure through the shopping arcades filled with Cornish treasures.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Trerice by Candlelight - ghost hunting in Cornwall

I had never visited a stately home by candlelight before. So when I noticed that Trerice House in Cornwall was one of a handful of National Trust properties which organised night time ghost walks I was truly excited by the idea.

Visitors' Book Philip Eley

Remember Remember Dorset fireworks displays

Autumn is the time of year to get excited about; the amazing colours whispering through the trees, the cold crisp mornings, the hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows over open fires, the country walks through crunchy leaves, and perhaps most importantly of all, bonfire night and fireworks.

Things to do Becky Bye

Bonfire night fireworks in Devon

Visiting Devon in November? Remember, remember the 5th of November with one of these great firework displays.

Things to do Philip Eley

Things to do in Falmouth

A holiday in Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without a day out in the historic harbour town of Falmouth. Sitting just south of Truro, Falmouth isn’t too far off the beaten track and makes for a great day out.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy