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*The [[Forest of Dean]] - the "Queen of Forests", one of England's few remaining ancient forests
 
*The [[Forest of Dean]] - the "Queen of Forests", one of England's few remaining ancient forests
 
*[[Dartmoor]] and [[Exmoor]] National Parks
 
*[[Dartmoor]] and [[Exmoor]] National Parks
*[[Dartmouth (England)|Dartmouth]] - a popular destination for holiday makers and home to the Royal Naval College
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*[[Dartmouth (Devon)|Dartmouth]] - a popular destination for holiday makers and home to the Royal Naval College
 
*[[Land's End]] - where Cornwall tumbles into the Atlantic
 
*[[Land's End]] - where Cornwall tumbles into the Atlantic
 
*The White Horses of Wiltshire - white horses created by removing the grass on hills to reveal the white chalk underneath. Most are a few hundred years old, although the '''Uffington White Horse''' is at least 3,000 years old
 
*The White Horses of Wiltshire - white horses created by removing the grass on hills to reveal the white chalk underneath. Most are a few hundred years old, although the '''Uffington White Horse''' is at least 3,000 years old
*The [[Dorset and East Devon Coast]] is designated a [[UNESCO World Heritage List|World Heritage]] site
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*The [[Jurassic Coast]] in Dorset and East Devon is designated a [[UNESCO World Heritage List|World Heritage]] site
*[[The New Forest]] - Created as a royal forest in 1079 by William the Conqueror for the hunting of (mainly) deer.
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==Do==
 
==Do==
The South West with its long Jurassic coastline is a haven for tourists and so many tourist attractions can be found here. One of the most popular attractions is Crealy Great Adventure Parks[http://www.crealy.co.uk/], two [[Theme Parks]] in [[Devon]] and [[Cornwall]].
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The South West with its long Jurassic coastline is a haven for tourists and so many tourist attractions can be found here. One of the most popular attractions is Crealy Great Adventure Parks[http://www.crealy.co.uk/], two Theme Parks in [[Devon]] and [[Cornwall]].
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==

Revision as of 14:06, 19 March 2010

For other places with the same name, see South West (disambiguation).

The West Country is an unofficial name for southwest region of England.

Contents

Counties

Map of the West Country

The following counties are generally considered to form the West Country:

Gloucestershire
Wiltshire
Somerset
Dorset
Devon
Cornwall
The Isles of Scilly

Cities and towns

Cities

Towns

Other destinations

  • Stonehenge - the most famous prehistoric standing stones in the world, and a World Heritage site
  • The Forest of Dean - the "Queen of Forests", one of England's few remaining ancient forests
  • Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks
  • Dartmouth - a popular destination for holiday makers and home to the Royal Naval College
  • Land's End - where Cornwall tumbles into the Atlantic
  • The White Horses of Wiltshire - white horses created by removing the grass on hills to reveal the white chalk underneath. Most are a few hundred years old, although the Uffington White Horse is at least 3,000 years old
  • The Jurassic Coast in Dorset and East Devon is designated a World Heritage site


Do

The South West with its long Jurassic coastline is a haven for tourists and so many tourist attractions can be found here. One of the most popular attractions is Crealy Great Adventure Parks[1], two Theme Parks in Devon and Cornwall.

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