Days Out in the South West

Tintagel Castle

Discover iconic Stonehenge, the myths and legends of Tintagel Castle, or one of the most picturesquely sited forts in England - Dartmouth Castle.

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Places to visit in the South West

  • Tintagel Castle: Castle ruins on the dramatic north coast of Cornwall. 
  • Dartmouth Castle: Guarding the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary.
  • Stonehenge: Discover the mystery of this great stone circle.
  • Old Sarum: Over 1,000 years of history at this prehistoric fortress.
  • Isles of Scilly: Archaeological riches both above and below sea level.

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Pendennis Castle
Pendennis Castle

Cornwall

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth is one of the finest fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War.

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Tintagel Castle
Tintagel Castle

Cornwall

Tintagel Castle is a magical day out in a wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast. It offers dramatic views, fascinating ruins and a stunning beach café.

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Dartmouth Castle
Dartmouth Castle

Devon

Beautifully located fortresses on the edge of the river. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth.

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Old Sarum
Old Sarum

Wiltshire

Site of the original Salisbury, this mighty Iron Age hill fort was where the first cathedral once stood and the Romans, Normans and Saxons have all left their mark during 5000 years of history.

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Stonehenge
Stonehenge

Wiltshire

Visit Stonehenge! Sun worship temple? Healing centre? Huge calendar? How did they carry the great stones so far and build this amazing structure using only basic tools?

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Old Wardour Castle
Old Wardour Castle

Wiltshire

Set in landscaped grounds beside a lake in peaceful Wiltshire countryside, these 14th century ruins provide a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike.

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Events : South West

Prehistoric Pottery
Venue: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Date: 22nd - 23rd November 2014

Graham Taylor shows us how to make your own pottery tool kit, decorate replica pots as well as explaining how to fire them using authentic prehistoric methods.

Nadelik, A Cornish Christmas
Venue: Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
Date: Sat 6 & Sun 7 Dec 2014

Celebrate Christmas the Cornish way with fireside tales, music and dancing.

Christmas Wreath Making
Venue: Old Wardour Castle, Wiltshire
Date: Sat 06 Dec 2014

Get ready for the festive season with our Christmas wreath making workshop. Led by our expert, learn about the different techniques used to make a wreath. Get creative and make something special to take home with you.

Vintage Wreath Making Workshop
Venue: Portland Castle, Dorset
Date: Sat 13 Dec 2014

Create your own beautiful vintage festive wreath using craft materials with your own favourite centrepiece as your inspiration.

Stonehenge: Up Close
Venue: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Date: Thu 15 Jan

Gain a rare and fascingating insight into the famous World Heritage Site with an exclusive tour around the site led by one of English Heritage's experts.

Stonehenge: Up Close
Venue: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Date: Mon 9 Feb

Gain a rare and fascingating insight into the famous World Heritage Site with an exclusive tour around the site led by one of English Heritage's experts.

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