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West Country

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West Country

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

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


Map of the West Country

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

The Isles of Scilly

Cities and 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


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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