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Escape to the West Country this October

Autumn woods

October is a wonderful time to get away to the countryside. Woods are carpeted with rich reds and earthy ochres, horse chestnut trees are giving up the last of their conkers, deer are rutting and the hedgerows are heaving with...

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24 things to do in the West Country this weekend

Apple trees at Cogges Manor Farm

This week there’s a chill in the air and autumn is most certainly here. We’re getting excited about the promise of glorious colours at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum in a few weeks – the leaves are starting to change and...

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The Circus Cafe, Bath

Circus Cafe Bath

The Circus Cafe and Restaurant in Bath is a real hidden gem. In fact, it was voted number 4 in The Times 20 secret restaurants that foodies love. You'll find it just round the corner from the Assembly Rooms, between two more of...

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Trebah Garden, Cornwall

Trebah Garden Cornwall

Trebah Garden is a really unexpected place, with both an amazing subtropical garden in a beautiful Cornish valley and an idyllic beach at the bottom. You could very easily spend the whole day here - we certainly did! The day...

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Bridport Hat Festival, Dorset

Bridport Hat Festival Dorset

Probably one of the most eccentric festivals in the West Country, Bridport Hat Festival is an absolute feast for the eyes. People come from far and wide donning their handmade hats. There are a few events during the week, but...

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A steam train trip on the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway steam train

My three-year-old son loves trains so taking him on for a ride on the West Somerset Railway, the longest heritage railway in England, was a real treat. We started at Bishops Lydeard near Taunton, and took the steam train to Dunster,...

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