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Torquay Harbour. Credit: Getty Images

Agatha Christie, the best-selling crime novelist, based many of her stories around her home on the English Riviera (South Devon), we look at some...
Exmoor hills overlooking Porlock Bay

Somerset, the picturesque southwest English county, has regularly attracted visitors more attuned to all things mythical and mystical. We explore the region and discover...
Torquay Harbour. Credit: Getty Images

Agatha Christie, the best-selling crime novelist, based many of her stories around her home on the English Riviera (South Devon), we look at some...
Exmoor hills overlooking Porlock Bay

Somerset, the picturesque southwest English county, has regularly attracted visitors more attuned to all things mythical and mystical. We explore the region and discover...

Visit Devon and Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel have teamed up with Discover Britain to offer a relaxing two-night country break for two in Devon.Buckland Tout-SaintBuckland...

Situated in the fairytale capital of the Isle of Purbeck, Mortons House is a striking 16th Century Elizabethan manor house in the beautiful village...

The temperatures might be dropping, but there’s no better time than a cold, wintry day for a leisurely stroll along the beautiful Cornish coast...

Barrie Williams has scooped the British Wildlife Photography Awards gong for 2015 with this image of Northern Gannets taken on the Shetland Islands

South West: Accommodation

Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire, hotel

If you’re looking for a special place to stay that’s fit for a king and queen, why not try one of Britain’s romantic castle hotels, perfect for a weekend away.

Head for the trees and bring out your inner child with a stay in one of these amazing treehouses retreats.

South West: Great British Buildings

Oxford University is one of the country’s most famous historic institutions and, for many, it is the very epitome of Britishness. We take a look at its iconic views.

South West: Cities & Towns

Clouds Hill, Dorset

With authors across the centuries finding inspiration around the Dorset coast and countryside, discover the areas they called home and the locations that inspired...

South West: More on Discover Britain

In stark contrast to the humble cottages in Cornwall’s villages, the county’s grand stately houses stand as reminders of the power and wealth of its most influential families
Minack Theatre, Cornwall

Appearing in the BBC smash-hit Poldark, the timeless allure of Porthcurno beach has moonlighted in the likes of Echo Beach and Doc Martin, with...

Set amid seven gently rolling green hills at the southern tip of the Cotswolds, Bath, with its magnificent crescents and wonderfully intact Roman remains,...
Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire, hotel

If you’re looking for a special place to stay that’s fit for a king and queen, why not try one of Britain’s romantic castle hotels, perfect for a weekend away.
Levant, Cornwall, Poldark

Poldark returns to our screens this Sunday, 4 September, and we all know the real star of the show is its stunning Cornwall locations. Here we take a look at the lovely landscapes in store in series two.
Oscar Wilde

Reading Jail is not normally a top spot for day out but head there this September and October and you could bump into Ralph Fiennes celebrating Oscar Wilde.

For those unfamiliar with Gertrude Jekyll’s books, garden plans and indeed, her gardens, Barbara Segall selects five of the finest gardens created by the renowned Edwardian horticulturalist.
Rick Stein's Cookery School

Cornwall is a county of contrasts, from its rugged north coast to the gentler climes of its southern shores. Now Discover Britain readers have...

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Torquay Harbour. Credit: Getty Images

Agatha Christie, the best-selling crime novelist, based many of her stories around her home on the English Riviera (South Devon), we look at some...
Exmoor hills overlooking Porlock Bay

Somerset, the picturesque southwest English county, has regularly attracted visitors more attuned to all things mythical and mystical. We explore the region and discover...
Greenway House. Credit: Andrew Butler/National Trust

Enter our competition for the chance to enjoy a luxury trip to South Devon If our feature on Agatha Christie’s Devon has tempted you to explore...

Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset is a place of incredible geology and history, with ancient dinosaur fossils and sea creatures discovered on...