Attractions in South West England
Castles & Historic Monuments
ST. MAWES CASTLE
St. Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5DE
Built in the time of Henry VIII, this well-preserved coastal fortress was intended to protect Falmouth and its anchorage from invasion by the French. On the opposite headlands stands Pendennis Castle and between them are uninterrupted views.
Castles & Historic Monuments
CHYSAUSTER ANCIENT VILLAGE
Chysauster is located 2½ miles NW of Gulval, North of Penzance off the B3311
The inhabitants of this deserted ancient Romano-Cornish settlement occupied the site almost 2000 years ago. The village consisted of stonewalled homesteads known as courtyard houses, which are only found on the Land's End peninsula.
PAINSWICK ROCOCO GARDEN
Gloucester Road, Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TH
The Rococo Garden is situated in a hidden 6 acre Cotswold valley. It combines formality and informality in a flamboyant package, which is a magical experience at any time of the year. Charming garden structures nestle next to informal plantings an...
THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY HERITAGE MUSEUM
The Old Railway Station, Railway Drive, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH
The Great Western Railway Heritage Museum is housed in one of the last remaining permanent railway buildings in the Forest of Dean, on the original site of Coleford Railway Yard. It is the original GWR Goods Station of 1883 with working GWR si...
Museums & Galleries,
The Shires, Court Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8AT
The Museum tells the story of a thousand years of the history of Wiltshire’s County Town, from its Saxon estate, Medieval Castle and as the centre of West of England woollen cloth production in the industrial period. Visit the Medieval Castle ...
Museums & Galleries
HOLST BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM
4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY
Discover the life and music of the composer of ''The Planets'' and explore the upstairs-downstairs life of a Victorian household. Request a leaflet or view our website for special events held throughout the year.
25 The Strand, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0AX
Topsham Museum is housed in one of a group of late 17th Century Buildings overlooking the Exe Estuary and located between Exmouth and Exeter. As well as the furnished period rooms of the house, visitors can also enjoy the displays of local history...
Stately Homes & Gardens
LODGE PARK & SHERBORNE ESTATE
Aldsworth, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Gl54 3PP
'Experience the thrilling world of rascals, teasers and fleeting deer. Could you acquire 'Crump' Dutton's taste for lavish entertainment and risky gambling?' It was the home of Charles Dutton, 7th Lord Sherborne, until 1982 when he bequeathed his ...
BARNSTAPLE HERITAGE CENTRE
Queen Annes Walk, The Strand, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1EU
''Fun, hands-on activities await in our updated exhibition centre...'' Set in the magnificent colonnaded grade I & II listed 'Queen Anne's Walk' building, Barnstaple Heritage Centre awaits the visitor ready to reveal the many fascina
TALL SHIPS TRADING
49 Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3DS
Tall Ships Trading is a Maritime themed shop selling furniture, model boats, paintings, ceramics, gifts and nautical bric-a-brac. Current best sellers include Globes, Custom painted furniture, Clocks & Barometers, Prints of racing yachts by Ste...