Tintagel This is a region of ancient history, embracing the mysterious stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury. Legends of King Arthur abound – from his birthplace at Tintagel to his burial at Glastonbury.
Reading enthusiasts can call at the former homes of Thomas Hardy, and see the towns and landscapes in which his novels are set, follow John Fowles’ French Lieutenant’s Woman to Lyme Regis, and discover the Cornwall described by Daphne du Maurier.
Visit the most southerly point in Britain – less commercial than Land’s End (the most westerly point). Walk along the coastal path and enjoy the spectacular views. Visit Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station which beams telephone messages around the world.
The West Country is well known for its moors: Dartmoor, Bodmin and Exmoor. It is wonderful hiking country, plus there are some charming towns and villages to explore in the area: Dunster, Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth, and Clovelly.