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Clifton Bristol

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It is the coast which comes to mind first when considering this area and probably deservedly so. However we should not forget the wonderful cathedrals at Exeter, Wells, Plymouth and the South-West, Salisbury and Gloucester.

There are two national parks in the area, Dartmoor and Exmoor, and a new one, the New Forest, is about to be created. There are splendid gardens open to the public and prehistoric remains of Bronze [Dartmoor] and Iron [Dorset] Ages and there are the Scilly Isles.

The further South Westerly you go, the more expansive the landscape gets. It's understandable why many people buy second homes here; somewhere so charming and traditional yet so far from the hustle and bustle associated with city life.

The cuisine is varied in the South West, with fresh seafood, traditional pasties and strong farmhouse cider. Many celebrity chefs have come to the South West, namely that of Rick Stein.

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