Cornwall, Devon & the West Country: Accommodation in bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels

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Cornwall, Devon & the West Country Bunkhouses Hostels

This map of Cornwall, Devon and the West Country shows the bunkhouses, camping barns and hostels in the West Country from Swindon and Bournemouth in the East to Land’s End in the West. Perfect for individuals, families and groups looking for good value self-catering holiday accommodation. We have hostels and bunkhouses on Dartmoor and Exmoor as well as along the coast in Ilfracombe, Falmouth, St Ives, St Austell and Penzance and in the cities of Bristol, Bath, Exeter and Plymouth. Hostel accommodation is perfect for visitors to the Jurassic Coast, walkers on the south west coast path, surfers, sailors and cyclists as well as those wanting a family beach holiday.

Devon, Cornwall and the West Country
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  • Profile picture of Goblin Combe Lodge

    Goblin Combe Lodge

    10 miles outside Bristol, Goblin Combe Lodge, set in 8 acres of grounds, has stunning views across the Severn Estuary. Surrounded by 130 acres of woodlands, rich in history and geology, it offers something for everyone. The timber framed building, clad in larch, has a biomass central heating system, rainwater harvesting and a sewage treatment plant. Groups of up to 38 will sleep easy in 10 bedrooms of 2, 4 & 6 beds. Camping is also available.

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    The Barrel Store

    Located in the heart of Cirencester, the newly converted Barrel Store provides stylish self-catering accommodation for up to 43 guests in 14 rooms. The rooms are designed to be simple but stylish and almost all are en-suite. Within easy reach of many well-known Cotswold attractions and accessible to transport links, the Barrel Store is perfect as a base from which to explore this fantastic area. Exclusive hire available get in touch for details.

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    South Shore Lodge

    South Shore Lodge on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour provides accommodation for groups in a Victorian cottage. The Lodge is located on the south coast of the island with its own garden, beach access and views of the Purbeck hills. Open all year for group hire including youth, community, special interest, corporate and school groups, it sleeps 24 in 5 rooms and is well equipped for self catering. Access to Brownsea Island is by foot on a ferry from Poole.

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    Northshorebude

    No stag groups please. An ideal base to see the South West’s attractions: The Eden Project, Tintagel Castle, The Tamar Lakes, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor or as a stop off on the South West Coast Path. There are competition standard surfing beaches nearby. Families with children aged over 5 welcome. Meet old friends or make new ones, on the deck, in the lounge or around the dining room table after cooking up a storm in the fully fitted kitchen.

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  • Profile picture of Blytheswood Hostel

    Blytheswood Hostel

    In secluded, native woodland on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, the cabin has been a hostel since the 1930s. Friendly and peaceful, with a homely living room, wood burner, self-catering kitchen, picnic tables, BBQ and fire pit. Walk straight from the door to Heltor and Blackingstone Rock or along the river to Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo. Cross stepping stones to Dunsford village. Moretonhampstead and Chagford are nearby. On the LEJOG cycling route

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    Chitcombe Farm Camping Barns

    A small family farm in West Somerset, on the edge of Exmoor. Chitcombe Farm provides inexpensive basic warm, dry accommodation. Perfect after a day hiking on Exmoor, or training for the UK 70.3 IRONMAN. The Hay Barn, is a dormitory style open plan barn whilst The Cart Shed is an open plan chalet. Both have well equipped kitchens, bathroom with showers, seating areas and central heating. Beds are in bunks. BYO pillows and sleeping bag.

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    Fox Tor CafÉ and Bunkhouse

    An ideal base for anyone wishing to spend time on Dartmoor whether it is to walk, climb, cycle, kayak or just relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. This Bunkhouse is situated near the centre of Princetown. Guests can book packed lunches and breakfasts. The café has wood stoves and runs seasonal events/activities such as Christmas wreath making. Guided walks & mountain biking are available as is mountain bike hire.

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    Falmouth Lodge Backpackers

    Judi has moved back from Grenada in the West Indies to be your host at Falmouth Lodge. Relaxed, friendly and clean, Falmouth Lodge Backpackers is just two minutes’ walk from the Blue Flag beach of Gyllyngvase and the South West Coast Path and eight minutes’ walk into town and the harbour. Free parking. No curfew. Complimentary tea, coffee and breakfast. Well-equipped kitchen and cosy lounge with TV/DVD and games.

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    Butter Hill Barn

    This cosy National Trust run bunkhouse can be found at Countisbury close to Lynton and Lynmouth on the North Devon Coast. Surrounded by the dramatic Watersmeet Valleys and Exmoor it is perfect for accessing the South West coastal path and the Atlantic Surf beaches. Also great for those wanting to experience Exmoor’s dark skies. Perfect for families, groups and walkers, the barn is just along the road from Exmoor Bunkhouse so can be used as an overspill for larger groups.

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    Exmoor Bunkhouse

    Owned and managed by the National Trust and providing comfortable, high standard accommodation, Exmoor Bunkhouse is the perfect base for families or groups wanting to visit Exmoor National Park. Located at Countisbury the bunkhouse is close to the Watersmeet valleys and the North Devon coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth. Take part in the many activities Exmoor has to offer such as walking and horseriding or go surfing on nearby Atlantic coast beaches..

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    Beach Head Bunkhouse

    With fantastic views out to sea and along the north Cornish coast to Trevose Head, National Trust run Beach Head Bunkhouse provides great value basic self-catering holiday accommodation. The great self-catering facilities and location just 1.5 miles from the beach at Porthcothan and close to the South West Coast path make it the perfect base for family holidays (but not those with very young children) and walking groups alike.

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  • Profile picture of Mullacott Farm Camping Barn

    Mullacott Farm Camping Barn

    Set in 30 acres on the North Devon coast, the farm boasts sea views overlooking Woolacombe, Lundy Island, Lee Bay, Ilfracombe, and the Welsh coast. A former stable block with all accommodation on ground level with raised sleeping areas with mattresses BYO sleeping bag/bedding and warm clothing. There is a dining area and well-equipped kitchen. Toilets/coin operated showers are in a nearby block. No stag/hen parties. Dogs welcome with sole use bookings. B&B, camping and static caravan also on site..

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  • Profile picture of Staykation Hotel For Backpackers

    Staykation Hotel For Backpackers

    Whether you’re a backpacker or a budget traveller you will enjoy Staykation Hotel for Backpackers in Plymouth. This friendly hostel offers a warm welcome to all its guests. The excellent city centre location is just a 10 minute walk from the train and bus stations and within easy walking distance to the ferry port. Located near some of the top bars, clubs, restaurants and theatres with friendly staff on site and available 24/7. Security is taken seriously with 24hr CCTV.

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    Cohort Hostel

    Located in the centre of St Ives, Cohort is chilled, contemporary and friendly. Great facilities include a hot shower in the courtyard for surfers, through to a laundry/drying room. The on-site bar is cheap; there’s free WiFi, Netflix and comfortable pod beds - all with USB ports, lights, curtains and under-bed storage – and a big guest kitchen.Free tea and coffee before 10am. Walk outside to find cafes, bars, galleries, 5 spectacular beaches & the coastal path!

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  • Profile picture of Foreland Bothy

    Foreland Bothy

    Foreland Bothy on the Exmoor coast National Trust Foreland Point estate offers very basic accommodation, but rewards you with a fantastic location right on the South West Coast path, treat it like camping but without the tent so you need to bring camping mats, sleeping bags and cooking equipment. There is a composting loo but no hot water. The perfect location for a night or two for those who want to explore the area on foot or want to escape technology in this wilderness under some stunning dark skies.

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    Penzance Backpackers

    Whether you’re looking for sandy beaches and sheltered coves, the storm lashed cliffs of Land’s End, sub-tropical gardens, international artists, the remains of ancient cultures, or just somewhere to relax and take time out, Penzance Backpackers is for you. Situated close to the sea front, and the town centre. Linen is provided. Lots of local information and a warm welcome all included.

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    Rock and Bowl

    The Rock n Bowl Hostel is in the heart of Bristol. It occupies 2 floors of an historic 1930s building with The Lanes, a bowling alley, bar and club venue on the ground floor (hostel quests get great discounts). With its huge range of rooms there will be a bed to suit your budget. And everyone gets a free breakfast! Facilities include a well equipped large kitchen, lounge with Sky TV including Sky Sports/BT Sports, free WiFi & laundry.

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    Elmscott Hostel

    Elmscott Hostel is surrounded by unspoilt coastline with sea views of Lundy Island. Great for walking, cycling, surfing and bird watching, the South West Coast Path is just a few mins’ walk away. The hostel is well equipped for all your self catering needs and has a games room and shop. In winter it is only available for sole use bookings.

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  • Profile picture of Campbell Room Group Accommodation

    Campbell Room Group Accommodation

    The Campbell Room offers self-catering accommodation for youth and activity groups, schools and universities. Sitting on the edge of the Quantock Hills, many walking and mountain biking routes pass close by. There’s a local swimming pool and the forest is just a 10 mins’ walk. Other local attractions include Minehead, West Somerset Railway, Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Dunster Castle, Tropiquaria Animal Park, Exmoor

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  • Profile picture of Sparrowhawk Backpackers

    Sparrowhawk Backpackers

    A small, friendly eco-hostel in the centre of Moretonhampstead in the Dartmoor National Park, popular with cyclists, hikers, bikers, wild swimmers, artists and photographers, A beautifully converted, fully equipped stable, with solar-heated showers and a secure bike shed. High open moorland, rocky tors ancient burial sites & stone circles and clear rivers are close by. Moretonhampstead has shops, cafés, art gallery/studios and pubs. CTC/ Cicerone LeJoG and Dartmoor Way cycle routes are on the doorstep.

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    Mendip Bunkhouse

    Larkshall (Mendip Bunkhouse) is the Cerberus Spelaeological Society’s headquarters and offers well appointed, modern and comfortable accommodation near The Mendips. It is an ideal base for caving, walking, cycling, climbing and for exploring the Somerset countryside. Popular tourist attractions including Wells, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge and the city of Bath are all within reach. Camping is also available and there is ample parking.

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    Bath Ymca

    Bath YMCA offers great value accommodation. Centrally located all the sights of this World Heritage City are easily reached on foot. With 210 beds, Bath YMCA specialises in making guests feel comfortable. There is a fully air conditioned lounge area with TV, laundry, lockers, pool and football table, WiFi. Couples, families, groups and backpackers are all welcome.

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  • Profile picture of Swanage Auberge Bunkhouse

    Swanage Auberge Bunkhouse

    Family run, Swanage Auberge, the bunkhouse that cares, is a refuge for climbers, walkers and divers, at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast. In the centre of Swanage. a stone’s throw from the South West Coast path there is excellent walking, diving and rock climbing on the doorstep. Fully equipped self-catering kitchen, and a meals (inc packed lunch) service if required. Parking for 2 vehicles (first come, first served) free on-street parking.

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  • Profile picture of Harford Bunkhouse & Camping

    Harford Bunkhouse & Camping

    Harford Bunkhouse & Camping offers comfortable budget accommodation on the edge of stunning South Dartmoor. An ideal choice if you are planning to start the Two Moors Way walk from south to north. Run alongside a working Dartmoor farm, the bunkhouse offers dormitory style accommodation with self catering facilities for up to 50 people. The campsite is on two of the farm’s meadows. There are also two camping pods and a cabin which sleep up to 6 people each.

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  • Profile picture of Ocean Backpackers

    Ocean Backpackers

    Close to the picturesque Ilfracombe Harbour, this clean and friendly hostel offers fantastic facilities for walkers, cyclists, surfers, families, schools and activity groups. Providing self-catering accommodation with great facilities including, communal lounge (free WiFi), bike/surfboard storage, drying area and free parking. Ilfracombe is full of cafés, galleries, shops and restaurants and is home to Damien Hirst’s statue Verity.

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  • Profile picture of Blindwell Bunkhouse

    Blindwell Bunkhouse

    On an Exmoor hill farm, with far reaching views of Devon and Dartmoor. Red deer, buzzards and Exmoor ponies on the doorstep. Perfect for Sustrans cycle route 3, with off-road mountain bike trails and many beautiful walking trails as well as Exmoor’s beauty spots nearby. With high quality comfortable bunks and mattresses, shared toilets and showers with underfloor heating and disabled facilities. Traditional local pubs nearby.

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    Monkton Wyld Court

    This Victorian-Gothic mansion in Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has easy access to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis, and the Wessex and Monarch Ways. Guests can use the vegetarian self-catering kitchen to prepare their own meals or purchase pre-booked vegetarian meals There is camping in the grounds. Run by a charity that promotes sustainable living. Fruit and vegetables are grown in the organic garden; and eggs come from free-range chickens.Jersey cows provide milk.

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  • Profile picture of Exeter Globe Backpackers

    Exeter Globe Backpackers

    Globe Backpackers offers clean, comfortable, self catering accommodation. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Exeter’s city centre with its cathedral, picturesque historic waterway, quay and wide range of shops, pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants.

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  • Profile picture of Edens Yard Backpackers

    Edens Yard Backpackers

    Welcome to this quirky, Camino inspired eco hostel up-cycled from an old stable block to include mixed bunk rooms, a courtyard kitchen & a communal lounge. It’s just a short leafy lane from the Eden Project, on National Cycle routes 2 & 3, two miles from the Northwest Coast Path at Carlyon Bay and just off the historic Saints Way pilgrimage trail. We love to welcome walkers and cyclists and offer pick-ups from the station or parking on request. Come and be welcome in Cornwall at Edens Yard.

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  • Profile picture of Stone Barrow formerly Golden Cap

    Stone Barrow formerly Golden Cap

    On the National Trust Golden Cap Estate, this bunkhouse has been converted from an old MOD radar station and provides fantastic group accommodation for families, walkers or special interest groups. With great views over Golden Cap, Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach it is the perfect base for a walking or beach holiday with Charmouth beaches only half a hour walk away. Golden Cap Bunkhouse sleeps 8 in two 4 bed dorms and is well equipped for group self catering.

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    Base Lodge

    Base Lodge is your perfect base for exploring Exmoor, the Quantocks and North Devon. The South West Coastal Path starts in Minehead and there is excellent off and on road mountain biking for all levels. Guided mountain biking, navigational training, climbing, surfing, pony-trekking and natural history walks/ talks can all be arranged for you. Base Lodge is clean, comfortable and friendly.

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    Lower Penderleath St Ives Farm Hostel

    Just three miles from St Ives’ beaches and 5 miles from Penzance, Lower Penderleath Farm Hostel provides self-catering accommodation in four twin rooms, one room with an alpine dormitory for 12 and family maisonette. The water on site is natural mineral water sold as bottled mineral water in 1989 and visitors can cook, drink and shower in it! Pub food in two local villages is within walking distance.

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  • Profile picture of Rock and Rapid Bunkhouse

    Rock and Rapid Bunkhouse

    Perfect for an adventurous or relaxing break. The Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre offers activities such as climbing (climbing wall on site for lessons or use by experienced climbers) coasteering, canoeing and surfing. The bunkhouse can be rented out for sole use, for an activity package or a full programme, including food, can be put together for your group. Just 15 mins from the North Devon coastline so surfing lessons and other water sports are on offer. Hen and stags welcome as are family or school groups.

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  • Profile picture of Northcombe Camping Barns

    Northcombe Camping Barns

    Located a mile outside the town of Dulverton on Exmoor, Northcombe Camping barns sleep up to 44 in two barns, converted from a watermill, on a working farm. The location in the Barle river valley with good canoeing, walking and bridle-ways makes it the perfect base for groups wanting to get out into the beautiful Exmoor countryside. The barns sleep 16 and 28 in partitioned dormitories. Smaller groups can be catered for. The wood burning stoves heat the communal areas

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    Carey Outdoor Education Centre

    Based in Wareham Forest, Dorset, Carey Outdoor Education Centre is the perfect base for groups wanting to visit Swanage for climbing, Poole Harbour for watersports, the Jurassic Coast, Portland, Arne Nature Reserve for birdwatching/wildlife as well as Wareham Forest, Purbeck Ridges and Puddletown for mountain biking. On-site instructors can help with arranging and leading activities from as little as £12 per person

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    Peppercombe Bothy

    Located in a quiet tranquil wooded valley with views across Bideford Bay towards Lundy, Peppercombe Bothy is effectively a “stone tent”. A perfect stopover on the South West Coast Path which passes through the valley close by or for those who really do want to get away from it all. With access to it’s own secluded beach you will not be disappointed. There is no light or heating so bring your own sleeping, cooking and eating equipment.

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    Kyle Blue

    Moored in the heart of Bristol’s historic harbour, in a peaceful location only a five minute stroll to the city centre. The Kyle Blue Hostel Boat has private and shared cabins with a spacious upper deck providing fabulous views of the harbour from its tranquil lounge and well equipped self-catering kitchen. The Dutch Barge has been completely renovated and opened in Autumn 2016. Great for independent travellers or small group of friends or family, the Kyle Blue offers sleeping in

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    Penrose Bunkhouse

    On the edge of the Penrose Estate, the gateway to The Lizard Peninsula. Penrose bunkhouse is right next to the SW coast path and has great access to many local walks, trails and cycling routes. Penrose, is home to many rare species of wildlife as well as Cornwall’s largest freshwater lake the Loe. The perfect location to base your group for wildlife adventures, walking and activity holidays or a break away from it all. The bunkhouse sleeps 16 in three rooms and is well equipped for self catering.

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    Mytime Outdoor Centre

    Located on the Isle of Purbeck, just outside the picturesque village of Worth Matravers, the rustic MyTIME Outdoor Centre provides ideal accommodation for groups wishing to explore the magnificent Jurassic coastline and experience the enviable range of outdoor activities nearby; from walking and cycling to coasteering and kayaking. Groups have sole use of the centre.

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    Bristol Backpackers Hostel

    Bristol’s most central backpacker hostel. Clean & comfortable beds - mixed/single sex dorms - private rooms- individual bathrooms & free hot showers - free linen - large self-catering kitchen - free tea, coffee & hot chocolate. Late night basement bar - piano & guitar room - DVD lounge - free WiFi - luggage storage room - laundrette. Run by backpackers for backpackers - No curfew after check in.

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    Jersey Accommodation and Activity Centre

    A 5 minutes’ walk from the pretty fishing port of Gorey in St Martin (restaurants, bars and a regular bus to St Helier), the JAAC has a wide range of rooms including private en suites and dorms with shared showers. Facilities include 60 seat dining room, sauna, 2 large lounges, laundry, drying room, cycle storage and extensive outside space. Ball and board games are available as well as a TV and DVD player. Ideal for families and large groups who

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    Exford Hostel

    Set beside the river Exe in the moorland village of Exford, Exford Hostel is in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. The perfect base for mountain biking, horse riding, walking and many other outdoor activities. With with private en suite rooms as well as dorms, it is perfect for individuals, couples, families, groups, schools and field trips. Catering is available for those requiring sole use. Facilities include conference & classroom provision and ample parking. Close to the South West Coastal Path, the Coleridge Way & the Doone Valley.

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    Bunkhouse Plus

    In the heart of Weymouth, the gateway to the Jurassic coast. With a mixture of bunk rooms with the ‘Plus’ of double en suite rooms. Close to the town centre, the safe swimming waters of the beach and the old harbour which hosts fantastic festivals of the sea. Go wind and kite surfing, fishing, sailing, diving or rock climbing. Sole use is available for 23. Facilities include large self-catering kitchen, lounge with Freeview TV and DVD. Not stag/hen or party groups.

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This map of Cornwall, Devon and the West Country shows the Bunkhouses, Camping barns and hostels in an the area from Swindon and Bournemouth in the East to Lands End in the West.

This map shows the Bunkhouses, Camping barns and hostels in the West Country, Cornwall and Devon.  It covers the area from Swanage and Bath in the East to Lands End and includes the south west coast of England from North to South. The region is home to 11 of Trip Advisor’s Top 25 UK beaches as well as Woolacombe Beach and Weymouth Beach which make it into the top 25 European Beaches list.  Walkers can take on the challenge of the 630 mile long South West Coast Path which hugs the shoreline and cliff tops from Minehead in Somerset right through Newquay, Penzance, St Austel, Falmouth, Plymouth, Lyme Bay and Portland right round to Poole Harbour in Dorset. The area is also blessed with two National Parks: Exmoor National Park  Dartmoor National Park.  Visitor attractions in Cornwall include the Eden Project at St Austell, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Minack theatre.

Visitors to Devon and Somerset are drawn to the Roman Baths at Bath, Glastonbury’s mystical charms, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, The National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth or the treasures of the Jurassic coast. The main cities of the area include Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter and Wells. Visitors to Bristol can soak up the folk music scene, or find out more about Victorian Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel who designed the SS Great Britain and The Clifton Suspension Bridge. Lovers of the BBC’s Poldark series can find locations around Cornwall including Truro, Bodmin Moor and The Lizard. Whilst lovers of Lorna Doone can visit Doone Valley on Exmoor. Bude and Newquay are the UK’s answer to Surfers Paradise with amazing waves whilst St Ives is a haven for artists with the Tate- St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum being central attractions.