Also known as Devonshire, Devon is famous for its “authentic” England style and tranquility. You will feel nothing short of utmost relaxation during a visit. It encompasses sandy beaches, fossil cliffs, medieval towns and moorland national parks. Cornwall is “like being at a window and looking out of England” according to 19th century English poet D.H. Lawrence.
The county being unaffected by Roman conquest was known as the last area of authentic Celtic culture for many years. This county is surrounded by castle-like ruins, bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea. These two counties located in west of England have everything to offer. Find yourself enjoying rural peace in the cozy villages or enjoying some of the first-class beaches in the area.
- Dartmoor is located inland between Exeter and Plymouth. It is stark and full of wilderness, small in population and is the wildest of the West’s moors. Due to the remnants of Stone Age settlements in the area it is clear it was more inhabited in the 19th century. The Dartmoor forest being the staple attraction in this bleak county has belonged to Duchy of Cornwall since 1307. The area is full of signs to guide adventurous that are eager to find out the wonders of the nature of Dartmoor.
- Exeter a city considered the most historic area of the counties starts with the Celtic background and being one of the largest towns in England in the past. To this day the city is Devon’s commercial and cultural center, despite having much of its ancient artifacts by World War II bombing.
- Plymouth city is southwest of Exeter where national hero Francis Drake sailed to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588 and today is notorious for being 30th-most populous built-up area in the United Kingdom. Be sure to check out Smeaton's Tower, which was built in 1759 as a lighthouse on rocks but dismantled and the top two thirds rebuilt in 1877. It is open to the public and has views over the Plymouth Sound and the city from the lantern room.
- Torquay is on the south coast and is the essence of picturesque with it’s avenues landscaped with flowerbeds. The Harbor is the place to be with r maritime events, a shop-lined quayside, promenade and marina. Abbey Sands, the town’s main beach which features limestone cliffs and Torre Abbey Meadows nearby.
- Lundy Island is a carless island full of maritime charm. Managed by Landmark Trust and only walking along the tracks and footpath is allowed unless special diving or climbing excursions are arranged. The island is home to many kinds of birds, in April and May you can even spot puffins and grey seals are around all year.
- Falmouth is a major resort and is home of Cornwall’s most iconic Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Round Pendennis Point is full of beaches and by cliff path you will be able to get to the nicest one, Swanpool.
- Lizard Peninsula is very flat with not much elevation or trees but has many buses available to get to surrounding areas. Although there isn’t much city-like movement there is a hidden gem, the Kynance Cove beach. You will find 100 feet cliffs and amazing clear water. Lizard Point, at the southern tip can be spotted by a lighthouse.
- Isles of Scilly is a unique and compact archipelago made up of a hundred island with none of them being more than 3 miles across. Only 5 are populated being: St Mary’s, Tresco, Bryher, St Martin’s and St Agnes. The area is also known for beautiful gardens since flower growing is ideal in the isles due to equable climate and the long hours of sunshine.
- Cornwall Atlantic Coast is on the north coast of Cornwall featuring the nicest beaches of all of England. You can find them in the surfers capital, Newquay, Bude, or Padstow where you can also find some amazing gourmet seafood spots