Things to do in South West England
  • London Super Saver: Stonehenge Express and London by Night Sightseeing Bus

    London Super Saver: Stonehenge Express and London by Night Sightseeing Bus

    See London’s top royal sights and the enigmatic Stonehenge on this Super Saver, combining two tours at a discounted price. London Tour with your professional guide, drive through the capital’s most famous areas and view top attractions including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace, and see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Stonehenge…

  • London 6 Day Tour with English Host Family

    London 6 Day Tour with English Host Family

    This 6 days London getaway package is a cultural program where you can enjoy most of London by staying in our English host families’ homes. This is an excellent choice when your time is limited. From the very first minute until the end of the program, you will be taken great care by our operation…

  • London Must-See Private Tour – See 30 Landmarks with Friendly Local Guide

    London Must-See Private Tour – See 30 Landmarks with Friendly Local Guide

    In case you’re a short-term visitor to London, you may be interested in a brief sightseeing tour that shows 30+ must-see sights in just 5 hours. This tour is a perfect match for families because the kids are free of charge. It offers an introduction to the culture and history of the capital and transfers…

  • Full Day Traditional Private London Tour by Walking & Public Transportation

    Full Day Traditional Private London Tour by Walking & Public Transportation

    This full-day tour is packed full of the delights of London, exploring England’s capital just like a Londoner, on Shank’s pony. This means that you will use a combination of walking and public transport to avoid traffic congestion while accessing the most important places of interest in the city. The London Underground has a staggering…

  • London Introduction Walking Tour

    London Introduction Walking Tour

    This tour is the perfect introduction tour for the first time visitor. We show you all the major sights on a leisurely stroll. All our guides are local Londoners and are also happily answering ALL your question about London and what to do on the next days of your stay. The walk and talk is…

  • River Thames Evening Cruise

    River Thames Evening Cruise

    Wind up your day in the best possible way on a sunset River Thames boat cruise! Lasting two hours, this London sightseeing cruise passes all the top London attractions that frame the Thames between Westminster and Greenwich. As the sun sets on this bustling city, relax with sparkling wine and canapés, and catch must-see sights…

  • See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide!!

    See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide!!

    See over 30 London sights in 1 day We will guide you on an exploration of London’s major landmarks. This will give you a good idea of the history, culture, and legends of Europe’s best-loved city  We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we’ll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. After…

  • London Market Tour in Executive Luxury Vehicle private

    London Market Tour in Executive Luxury Vehicle private

    London’s street markets are amongst the finest and most eclectic in Europe from the boho chic of the world famous Portobello market to the smorgasbord of culinary delights to be encountered at Borough Market, to the Rock N Roll enthused Camden Market, all tastes are catered for. The roots of many of the modern London…

  • Lowestoft Coastal Sightseeing

    Lowestoft Coastal Sightseeing

    A combination of fun jet boat, a historic harbour and sightseeing along the beautiful Lowestoft coast make this a very special trip.

  • Harry Potter’s 8-Day Private English Course and London Tour

    Harry Potter’s 8-Day Private English Course and London Tour

    Harry Potter’s Wonder & Magic English Course in London is the best way of learning English in Harry Potter’s London. The inspirational city of the films of all times and surely Harry Potter’s home. The author JK Rowling used to be an English teacher and therefore, it’s not just Harry Potter’s, Ron’s and Hermione’s student…

  • London Hidden Gems (Self-guided Tour & Treasure Hunt)

    London Hidden Gems (Self-guided Tour & Treasure Hunt)

    Self-guided Tour & Treasure Hunt Travel App Experience- 1 ticket allows up to 6 People- Over 100 destinations & challenges to explore- Nationwide Travel League to Win Prizes- Kid friendly & great for avoiding crowds- Start anytime you choose- 100% Free cancellation up to 24hrs beforeThe smartphone travel tool to help you discover the great…

  • London Christmas Lights Private Tour

    London Christmas Lights Private Tour

    This is the very best way to see the London Christmas Lights. The Lights are mainly in London’s vibrant West End, along the iconic shopping routes such as Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street.We also see superb lights in Mayfair, Trafalgar Square, the Thames Embankment and Westminster.The car is an electric powered 6 seater,…

  • See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide. Private Tour

    See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide. Private Tour

    Your private tour guide will guide you on an exploration of London’s major 30+ landmarks. 5 hour walking tour that starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we’ll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. After witnessing this impressive, traditional ritual, where the New Guard exchanges…

  • Harry Potter London Filming locations Private Tour

    Harry Potter London Filming locations Private Tour

    Experience the world of wizardry on a tour of London’s Harry Potter filming locations. Cruise through the city in your very own private vehicle and visit cinematic landmarks such as Number 12, Grimmauld Place, Diagon Alley and Platform 9¾. Along the way, enjoy insider stories about the making of the Harry Potter films and visit…

  • London by Night Independent Sightseeing Tour with Private Driver

    London by Night Independent Sightseeing Tour with Private Driver

    See London by night on a 3-hour independent sightseeing experience! With a private driver to ferry you around, this night tour operates a flexible itinerary, meaning you can pick the exact sights and top London attractions that you want to see, leaving the logistics to your driver! Visit must-see areas of central London like Soho,…

  • Weekly Pottery Class in Wareham, Dorset (other classes available)

    Weekly Pottery Class in Wareham, Dorset (other classes available)

    I have a large studio space primarily used for running pottery classes which is fully equipped with all the tools you’ll need to do pottery along with numerous clays and glazes to work with. There are also books and magazines for inspiration too. The location is beautiful, located directly next to a nature reserve, near…

  • Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Western Lake District

    Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Western Lake District

    The Western Lakes are more rugged and exposed than the rest of the district and as such has its own unique character. Much less explored than the more popular lakes and hills this area has a serene and ethereal feel not found elsewhere in this region. Even in peak summer you’ll feel like you’ve got…

  • London Christmas Lights Tour on Open-Top Bus

    London Christmas Lights Tour on Open-Top Bus

    Get into a festive feeling with a Christmas Lights Tour of London on-board an open-top, double-decker bus. Be dazzled by the sparkling Christmas lights of Oxford Street and Regent Street, the extravagant window displays of London’s most famous department stores, the enormous Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, and the sights of Westminster Abbey, the Houses…

  • Private London Tours by experienced Guide in Electric ⚡️ London Taxi

    Private London Tours by experienced Guide in Electric ⚡️ London Taxi

    Tour with a fun “real Londoner” having nearly 25 years experience of driving London’s streets and alleyways gathering information to share with you!Travel in luxury twenty first century London Taxi with all modern considerations up to 6 seats.Guide has ability to bespoke tour to accommodate your interests as I don’t follow a particular set route.Ability…

  • Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition and Big Bus Tours Hop on Hop off Tour

    Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition and Big Bus Tours Hop on Hop off Tour

    Entry to Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition. Journey through memories captured during years of magical filmmaking in a display of iconic behind-the-scenes images, never before seen in one place. Housing iconic production photographs, the Photographic Exhibition takes fans behind-the-scenes of key moments in the film series, from Harry’s first day at Hogwarts through to the Battle…

  • From Weymouth | JURASSIC COAST EXPERIENCE | FULL DAY

    From Weymouth | JURASSIC COAST EXPERIENCE | FULL DAY

    Join this spectacular full day tour adventure along the Jurassic Coast. From Durlston Park to Broadchurch (East Cliff Westbay), marvel at the 147-million-year-old Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove coastline. Gaze at arguably the most stunning view across the Jurassic Coast from Portland and Abbotsbury Hill. Discover Portland’s fascinating history and wander through the thousand year old…

  • The Crown Netflix TV London Half Day Private Tour

    The Crown Netflix TV London Half Day Private Tour

    The Crown series is probably one of the best TV series in the history of the film industry providing a closer look at the British Monarchs in the 1900s. Despite some overly dramatized scenes and fictitious approach, all episodes are based on true stories and events starting from King George VI’s reign and onwards. In…

  • Full-Day Private Historical Cornish Tours

    Full-Day Private Historical Cornish Tours

    We take you to beautiful places in Cornwall – historical sites, areas designated as being of outstanding natural beauty, neolithic monuments, Poldark and Doc Martin filming locations. You can select one of our pre-designed tours from our website or we can tailor-make a tour to suit your interests. What makes us unique is our ability…

  • Private London Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle

    Private London Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle

    This 8 hour private guided tour will take you to the amazing and historical capital city of the United Kingdom London. Your guide for the day will help you explore many of this cities famous landmarks, wonders and delights. Enjoy free 4G WiFi to use all day inside the vehicle. You will be provided with…

  • The Magic of Harry Potter Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families in London

    The Magic of Harry Potter Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families in London

    Become a Harry Potter character with the magical experience of this private guided walking tour though some of the movie’s most significant places!On this tour you will visit some of the most iconic locations where the movie was filmed and at the same time you will discover the beauty and magic of London! Using London…


All about South West England

When to visit

The best time to visit South West England is between late spring and early autumn when the weather is warmest and driest. Music lovers flock to the region in late June for the annual Glastonbury Festival, which takes place in Somerset. Late July and August can get crowds when the chances of sunny days are high, and children are out of school for the summer.

Getting around

South West England is well connected by rail, and towns and cities without railway stations are connected by coaches, many operated by First Bus and regional companies. Still, the best way to explore this part of England is by car, and having your own vehicle (or hiring a car with a driver) will give you quicker and easier access to smaller countryside communities.

Traveler tips

South West England is known for its cider industry, and Somerset, in particular, is a great place to go cider tasting. For a traditional experience, head to Wilkins Cider Farm in the village of Mudgley, less than an hour’s drive south of Bristol. Here you can sample and buy traditional farmhouse cider from cidermaker Roger Wilkins and pick up locally-produced cheese and produce while you’re at it.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is South West England famous for?

South West England is famous for its pretty villages, grassy expanses of countryside, and scenic coastlines. Famous regional foods include Cheddar cheese, Devonshire (clotted) cream, Cornish pasties, and cider. The region’s most famous attractions include Stonehenge, the Eden Project, and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.

What is the southwest of England called?

The southwest of England is officially called South West England, but many people use the term “the West Country” synonymously. However, some people consider Herefordshire part of the West Country, but the county is part of the West Midlands and not part of South West England.

What are the top attractions to visit in South West England?

South West England’s best-known attraction is Stonehenge. It’s near Salisbury, home to one of England’s most magnificent cathedrals, and just a short distance from another standing stone collection in Avebury. Other popular attractions in the region include the Roman Baths in the aptly named city of Bath and the gargantuan Wells Cathedral in Wells.

How many days do you need in South West England?

While it’s easy to spend a week or longer in South West England, you’ll need at least three or four days to check out popular cities such as Salisbury, Bath, and Bristol and still have time for some countryside strolls in Somerset or some seaside relaxation in Dorset and Cornwall.

What does South West England include?

While many people think of South West England as synonymous with the counties of Somerset, Dorset, and Devon counties, the region also includes Cornwall (including the Isles of Scilly), Wiltshire, and Gloucester. Popular destinations in the area include Bristol, Bath, Wells, Plymouth, Dorchester, Exeter, Tavistock, Taunton, Yeovil, Glastonbury, Penzance, and St. Ives.

What is the accent of South West England?

There’s not one single accent in the South West, and you’ll find plenty of variety, particularly when you get into rural areas and down into Cornwall. One key marker of many West Country accents is that they are non-rhotic, meaning that people pronounce a hard “r” at the end of words.