The most beautiful places in SW England

The most beautiful places in SW England

Not only the magnificent coast of Cornwall

Southwest England, offers not only beautiful beaches with snow-white cliffs, but also old towns and misty upland plains with heathers and ponies. Great Britain end here with Celtic county Cornwall with narrow country roads and scenic landscape.

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Durdle Door
50.621, -2.275
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#1 Durdle Door

Famous rock arch on the Jurassic Coast

Perhaps the most beautiful part of the English coast are snowy white cliffs near Lulworth town. The most famous rock formation there is a huge rock window Durdle Door.

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Stonehenge
51.179, -1.826
102 m / 335 ft

#2 Stonehenge

The most famous place in England

Stonehenge megalithic structures recognized by almost everyone in the world. It is one of the most famous and mysterious locations across England. This building is old around five thousand years and a lot of people by now are wondering what was the reason for moving burdensome blocks on a desolate Salisbury Plain.  

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Wells
51.209, -2.645
47 m / 154 ft

#3 Wells

Amazing Cathedral City

Wells is a beautiful historic city with an amazing cathedral and the bishop's palace, which is fortified by massive walls and a moat.

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St. Michael's mount
50.117, -5.478
30 m / 98 ft

#4 St. Michael's mount

Castle on a small island

One of the biggest attractions in Cornwall is St. Michael's mount - a castle standing on a small island only 500 meters from the mainland. It is interesting that at low tide can be reached in a sidewalk that emerges from the sea.

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Newquay
50.417, -5.074
20 m / 66 ft

#5 Newquay

Just beaches and cliffs

Newquay is basically interesting only for their beautiful location. In its surroundings are plenty of beautiful beaches and the high cliffs. It's the perfect place for beautiful coastal walks.

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The small town of Clovelly
50.998, -4.399
80 m / 262 ft

#6 The small town of Clovelly

The picturesque town on a steep slope

Clovelly and its surrounding landscape is a bit different than in other parts of South East England. Just the fact that the town standing on a steep slope surrounded by forest. Outside the nice houses there is also a picturesque harbor and a small waterfall.

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Glastonbury
51.147, -2.718
130 m / 427 ft

#7 Glastonbury

City with mysterious tower

Glastonbury is famous mainly for its gigantic music festival. However, it is also interesting for travelers because of the lots of sights that you can see here. There are the ruins of the abbey and the famous tower Glastonbury Tor associated with the legends of King Arthur's and the Holy Grail.

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Tintagel castle ruins
50.667, -4.759
50 m / 164 ft

#8 Tintagel castle ruins

The castle of King Arthur

The mythical King Arthur and his Camelot Castle is often placed in the position of the ruins of Tintagel Castle. Outside this ruins are beautiful walks through the surrounding cliffs.

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Seatown beach
50.722, -2.823
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#9 Seatown beach

Beautiful beach with cliffs

Seatown is a tourist village with a beautiful, two kilometers long, golden beach which is on both sides clamped by massive cliffs. This is ideal place to relax and hikes with spectacular views of the surrounding area.

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Exeter Cathedral
50.723, -3.53
35 m / 115 ft

#10 Exeter Cathedral

Cathedral with an imposing bell tower

More than one hundred thousand city Exeter is the center of county Devon. The most important monument of the city is the beautiful cathedral with a massive bell tower with 12 bells.

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Fishing village of Cadgwith
49.987, -5.179
22 m / 72 ft

#11 Fishing village of Cadgwith

The picturesque folk architecture

At the southern end of Cornwall you will find a beautiful, picturesque fishing village of Cadgwith. There are nice houses with typical roofs and very nice seaside tourist path with prospects for the local cliffs.

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Salisbury Cathedral
51.065, -1.797
50 m / 164 ft

#12 Salisbury Cathedral

Cathedral with the tallest tower

Salisbury Cathedral boasts with the tallest tower you can see in the UK. Measure is the whole 123 m. The cathedral was built in the early 13th century in the classic English style.

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Wild Mullion Cove
50.013, -5.259
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#13 Wild Mullion Cove

Tough part of the Cornish coast

If you like the wild coast with sharp cliffs the Mullion Cove is right place for you. Extra bonus is the beautiful beach Pollurian just north from Mullion.

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Nunney Castle
51.21, -2.378
107 m / 351 ft

#14 Nunney Castle

The massive castle in the picturesque village

Nunney Castle is a beautiful example of classically built storied castle with four towers behind a moat. Even the village of Nunney is picturesque and worth a visit

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Lynton and Lynmouth
51.23, -3.829
200 m / 656 ft

#15 Lynton and Lynmouth

Towns connected by cable car

Lynton and Lynmouth are essentially metropolitan area. Lynton is built on two hundred meters high cliff and Lynmouth lies directly beside the sea. It connects not only the winding road but also historically interesting cable car.

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Golden cliff in Westbay
50.709, -2.76
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#16 Golden cliff in Westbay

Monumental cliff above the beautiful beach

Westbay boasts with a small picturesque harbor, beautiful beach, but also with a huge golden-colored cliff called the East Cliff.

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Dunster
51.182, -3.445
62 m / 203 ft

#17 Dunster

A picturesque historic town

The small town of Dunster is famous for impressive castle, the picturesque main street, a church and a historic Gallox bridge.

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St. Ives
50.218, -5.478
14 m / 46 ft

#18 St. Ives

City with four beaches

Summer resort St. Ives can boast with four beautiful beaches surrounding rocky peninsula with chapel of st. Nicholas on the top. In nice weather this is very  beautiful place to relax.

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Lizard point
49.958, -5.207
20 m / 66 ft

#19 Lizard point

Southernmost Point of Great Britain

The southernmost point of the island of Great Britain is the Cape Lizard Point in Cornwall. There is not only a great beacon, but also beautifully jagged cliffs. To the west of the peninsula is also a nice beach and a small picturesque Kynance cove

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Dartmoor National Park
50.594, -3.911
350 m / 1 148 ft

#20 Dartmoor National Park

County of Hound of the Baskervilles

Dartmoor National Park it is quite often the "right" grim and stark landscape of plateau with wetlands and moors. The local peaks "Tors" are usually relatively flat with the tip of granite stones. It is also home of the semi-wild Dartmoor ponies.

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Penzance
50.119, -5.533
30 m / 98 ft

#21 Penzance

Westernmost city of Great Britain

Relatively picturesque town Penzance is considered as a westernmost city of the UK. The dominant sight is a tall tower church of saint Mary. Other tourist attraction is Admiral Benbow pub.

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Falmouth
50.152, -5.056
50 m / 164 ft

#22 Falmouth

City with the deepest harbor

Falmouth City, with thirty thousand inhabitants, is boasts with a very deep natural harbor - the deepest in Western Europe and overall third deepest in the world. Another interesting sight is the Fortress over the city.

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Harbor in Padstow
50.543, -4.936
5 m / 16 ft

#23 Harbor in Padstow

Harbor by the river Camel

Harbor in Padstow is picturesquely located at the wide mouth of the river Camel. Boats are moored not only in the harbor, , but everywhere in the river. There is a big difference of tide.

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Land´s End
50.066, -5.714
40 m / 131 ft

#24 Land´s End

The western end of England

The western end of England has really accurately chosen name - Land's End. There is famous signpost and interesting cliffs although not as impressive as in other parts of Cornwall.

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