As well as a pleasant area to visit, the South West of England includes some important historical and educational sights. There are a number of interesting places to explore including Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath and the South West coast.
Avebury World Heritage Site
In the 1930s, the pretty village of Avebury, partially encompassed by the stone circle of this World Heritage site, was witness to the excavations of archaeologist Alexander Keiller. In re-erecting many of the stones, Keiller uncovered the true wonder of one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe. The fascinating finds from his excavations are on display in the 17th-century threshing barn and stables galleries of the Alexander Keiller Museum, where interactive displays and activities for children bring the landscape to life. The 16th-century dovecote also displays a variety of alternating interpretations throughout the year.
The Abbey is a living Christian sanctuary that may have been the site of the oldest church, and was certainly once the greatest Abbey, in the country. Visitors also come because they want to see the possible burial place of King Arthur.
St Michael's Mount
The jewel in Cornwall's crown, a fairytale island with an exotic garden, ancient harbour and medieval castle.
Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain and has attracted visitors from earliest times. It stands as a timeless monument to the people who built it.
The stonehenge that we see today is the final stage that was completed about 3500 years ago.
The Roman Baths
The Roman Baths is one of the largest tourist attractions in South West England. The Baths are below the modern street level and have four main features, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman bath house and finds from Roman Bath. The Georgian Pump Room is on the ground level.
Set in landscaped woodland and gardens, this early Georgian Manor House has good transport links to some of the finest coastal walks, cliff scenery and beaches in Britain. 2-8 bedded rooms - library - TV lounge - cafe - dining room.
By Coach from £79 2 days/1 night
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