West Country cottages holiday planning guide
you are planning a West Country cottage holiday the following resources
may help. We are planning to build this page so you will have all the
information you need to support your cottage holiday, including West
Country weather and travel information, visitor attactions, activity
providers and information about eating, drinking and entertainment in
Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and the Channel Islands.
If you know of or run a site you think we should list in this section
then please contact us with details.
West Country weather
Met Office weather reports, current forecasts plus information on past
weather patterns to help you plan the best time for your cottage holiday
and Cornwall weather and Dorset
The Jersey Meteorological Department provide weather
reports for the Channel Islands and include historical information
as well as current forecasts.
Want to see the weather in Exeter, Devon for yourself? Try the Met
Cottages in the South West
Browse Holidaycottages' South West section for 100s of cottages across the South West.
Isles of Scilly info can be found at Scillyhols.com.
West Country attractions
There's always plenty to do in the West Country, here's our 'pick of
Project just has to be visited if you are taking a holiday in the
West Country, this collection of Biomes (think large conservatory) houses
a collection of plants from all over the world in a fabulous setting.
The official website and gives all the information you could need including
a virtual tour, details of how to get there and current special events.
St.Ives; visit the Tate Gallery, St.Ives in Cornwall, for modern
and contemporary art in a spectacular Cornish coastal setting.
If history is your thing then Sherborne
Castle in Dorset is worth a visit. The castle was built in 1594
by Sir Walter Raleigh and contains a fine collection of pictures, porcelain
and furniture. The gardens are worth visiting in their own right with
20 acres of landscaped gardens around a 50 acre lake. Check the site
for their current special events too.
in Paignton, Devon is a charity dedicated to conserving global wildlife.
It is home to some of the world's most endangered plants and animals
set out in special environmental 'zones'.
Step back in time with a trip aboard the West
Somerset Railway, this steam line connects Bishops Lydeard, near
Taunton in Somerset to the holiday town and seaside resort of Minehead.
The kids (big and small!) will love it.
For a more contemplative experience we'd reccomend a visit to Buckfast
to see the beauty of the Abbey Church and visit a living monastery.
Buckfast Abbey, in Devon, is the home of a Roman Catholic Community
of Benedictine monks and dates back to 1018. Buckfast now welcomes almost
half a million visitors each year.
West Country information
If you are in need of a business service during your stay in Somerset
Nearby: Businesses & Suppliers in Somerset, this site can help
you find taxi services, car hire companies, restaurants and arts and
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