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06/23/2016 05:41:42 AM · #1
Beginning of July my lovely wife and I will spend a few days in the southwest part of England. Any photographic 'must see' spots there? Other tips for places to go, preferably not to crowded with (other) tourists? Thanks!
06/23/2016 07:13:48 AM · #2
Clovelly, but there will be tourists. Nevertheless, it's worth it. Exeter is very pretty although definitely larger. Dartmoor National Park and its wild ponies are a must, as is Grimspound, which is very photogenic, especially during the golden hour. Other places you may want to look into if you have time and your own car is Merrivale standing stones, Tiverton and the surrounding area, and if you're up for a long drive, the Eden Project (the only place in Cornwall on this list).

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06/23/2016 01:08:05 PM · #3
I showed Lost a few of the sights of Devon and Cornwall: Lost in the SW

Other random places... Tintagel, The Minack Theatre, Dartmouth

Depending on your definition of "South West", Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury

Kevin
06/24/2016 03:49:46 AM · #4
There are some beautiful traditional 'fishing villages' such as Port Isaac and Polperro. If you're planning on doing any walking the South West Coast Path stretches along the coast. There can be some dramatic scenes across Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor - look out for Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn off the A30 near Bodmin.

Have a look at the National Trust and English Heritage websites:

English Heritage

National Trust

P-A-U-L lives in that part of the world....am sure he'll have some really good ideas!
06/24/2016 05:38:36 AM · #5
Bude is nice, St Michael's mount is too.
06/24/2016 06:04:05 AM · #6
Originally posted by Pangurban:

P-A-U-L lives in that part of the world....am sure he'll have some really good ideas!


Kees, I will post some suggestions later today - bit of a hectic morning.

Message edited by author 2016-06-24 06:04:49.
06/24/2016 06:06:13 AM · #7
Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

- bit of a hectic morning.


Ha! no shit brother :)
06/24/2016 06:52:16 AM · #8
Originally posted by MAK:

Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

- bit of a hectic morning.


Ha! no shit brother :)

Hectic it is, can't think why :-)
06/24/2016 07:56:36 AM · #9
Originally posted by Kroburg:

Originally posted by MAK:

Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

- bit of a hectic morning.


Ha! no shit brother :)

Hectic it is, can't think why :-)


I happened to have the day off work; I suspect that nothing would have been achieved in the office anyway given the result this morning.

Hopefully the shockwave will pass by and that everyone will pull together to make it work, irrespective of how they voted. Having said that there will inevitably be fallout in Scotland and quite possibly Northern Ireland. No-one really knows what the full consequences will be - but then again no-one really knows what would have happened if we'd stayed in.......

On. On.
06/24/2016 10:55:17 AM · #10
Ok here are a few recommendations:

Somerset:
Glastonbury Tor
Burrow Mump
Somerset Lavender
Exmoor
Dunster (nice village)

Devon:
Dartmoor

Dorset:
Durdle Door
Lyme Regis (The Cobb and Jurassic Coast)
Beer
Shaftesbury (Hovis advert)

Cornwall:
St Ives (my favourite place in the world)
St Michael's Mount (Marazion)
Eden Project
Minack Theatre

Wiltshire:
Stonehenge

I will add more if I think of any. I am sure I have missed some
06/25/2016 03:02:26 AM · #11
Widecombe-in-the-Moor
06/25/2016 03:16:26 AM · #12
Thanks guys, will have a look at all these places on a map this weekend and see what is doable in 3-4 days.
06/25/2016 01:52:17 PM · #13
Originally posted by Pug-H:

Widecombe-in-the-Moor


Nice pub there too and you can go via Dartmoor Prison - quite an atmospheric sight of the weather is bleak
06/25/2016 03:50:00 PM · #14
Great thread. Keeping it for future reference. Have fun, Kees! :)

Seeing you're from Scotland, would love to hear your impressions post trip. St. Ives looks pretty cool.

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