Our guide to the best days out in... South West

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Days out in South West

Cool, creative Bristol is famous for Banksy’s street art and big balloons over the Clifton Suspension Bridge. You can bathe like a Roman at Thermae Bath Spa or rock out at Wiltshire’s Stonehenge. And Dorset’s Weymouth has a big sandy beach, kids rides and views across the Jurassic Coast.

Kids misbehaving? Pop their heads in the T-Rex jaws at Torquay’s Dinosaur World. Then leave them in the prehistoric darkness of Kents Cavern. Just for a few minutes to think about things, mind.

Cornwall’s also in this corner. It’s ‘are you sure this is Britain?’ beautiful – they even have palm trees. You can surf at Newquay. Get arty at Tate St Ives. See a huge indoor rainforest at The Eden Project.

So that’s the South West – easy on the eye and a whole vibe of its own.

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It's all about the cheese, pasties, cream teas and cider. What's not to like?


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