PUBLISHED BY Diana
P ack your camera and make your way to an enchanted destination; the South West of England. The true beauty of this county lies in its diversity. Enjoy long walks, appreciate pantone-blue skies and gorgeous views, splash in the waves, stumble upon real life secret gardens and so much more…
Join us to discover some of the most magical and amazing places to visit in this perfect destination.
Experience a real life secret garden
Visit one of the finest gardens in Cornwall, once lost under a tangle of weeds and restored to its former glory in what The Times describe as "the garden restoration of the century". Slow down and appreciate the natural beauty of the Lost Garden of Heligan. Wander in this mysterious place and explore 200 acres of subtropical gardens, ancient woodlands and a jungle filled with unusual plants and trees. Uncover a world of romance, nostalgia and adventure in this mini paradise, suitable for all from the explorer to the garden enthusiast.
Explore an enchanting garden
Explore Rosemoor, the magical garden nestled in North Devon’s Torridge Valley and located within half an hour of Dartmoor National Park. Spend a marvellous day out at this unique place, beautiful all year round as you discover its many treasures.
RHS Garden Rosemoor’s has been included in Telegraph’s TOP 10 Beautiful Gardens you must visit in your lifetime. With something for everyone, including stunning gardens, flower-rich meadows, ornamental lakes and ponds, Rosemoor is definitely one of the most beautiful gardens in the South West of England and a must visit on your way here.
End your day with a visit to Rosemoor’s award-winning Garden Kitchen restaurant that serves seasonal menus full of quality garden and local produce along with freshly baked cakes and scones.
One of the finest gardens to visit in the South West of England, people of all ages return time and time again to find tranquillity and inspiration.
Visit one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall
Portloe is considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of the Roseland peninsula and one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall.
The village is untouched, managing to escape development over the years with many of its buildings retaining their original features - ideal for fishing, stunning scenery, walks, and local history. The area is surrounded by cliffs and headlands, which form part of the Cornish coastal Footpath providing a wide choice of walks.
Head over to Portloe's sheltered beach to catch a glimpse of easy life as you watch the fishing boats operating out of the old harbour or enjoy walking inland and on quiet country lanes.
Discover the rugged North Cornwall coast
Journey to Tintagel and discover an area of Cornwall steeped in myths and mystery. Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, Tintagel offers breath-taking sea views both from the castle ruins on the headland and island.
There are so many reasons to make this your next destination from the beautiful coastal path walks, the glorious scenery to the legends surrounding the dramatic Tintagel Castle. During your stay, you can visit the Beach Café, a fantastic place to enjoy exquisite views and delicious food offering its visitors a real taste of Cornwall. Follow your indulgent stop with a relaxing stroll on the beach below the castle – one of Tintagel’s best kept secrets.
Explore the largest indoor rainforest in the world
One of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions, Eden Project doesn’t need an introduction but it definitely deserves all of your attention.
Experience the enchanting Rainforest Biome, the world's largest greenhouse and discover the tropical plants located within, surrounded by Orange and Lemon trees and winding Vines. Take part in the themed events held at The Eden Project, carefully planned to suit the ever changing seasons. With enjoyable activities to suit all, there is something for everyone here. After an enjoyable day, unwind with a coffee in the all-new cafe and rock garden terrace.
There are so many places worth visiting in the South West, each with their own unique character. Start exploring today!