South West

Visit - South West

Discover iconic Stonehenge, the myths and legends of Tintagel Castle, or one of the most picturesquely sited forts in England - Dartmouth Castle.

Discover the secrets of Stonehenge

Tick Stonehenge off your bucket list and discover the incredible story of one of the world’s most famous places. This must-see monument is a powerful testament to human ingenuity, imagination and creativity, and a visit today offers something for everyone to enjoy.


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Castles of Cornwall

Castles dominate the coastline, isolated settlements and sites steeped in myth and legend are just a small part of what Cornwall has to offer.

Historic Cornwall favourites

A weekend in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is famous for its ham, white horses and, above all, for its many prehistoric monuments. In fact, it's got more than any other county in England!

Use this guide to help you discover places of ancient mystery in and around the county.

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Days out in Devon

From coastal walks on the English Riviera to dramatic moorland and the breathtaking heritage, there’s plenty to see and do in Devon. You’re spoiled for choice between spectacular castles and glorious ruins. 

Make the most of your visit

Upcoming Events

Events at Pendennis Castle

From mighty clashing knights in our jousts to adventure quests spent exploring the keep and barracks, the programme of events at Pendennis Castle has something for all the family!

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Go on a legendary adventure at Tintagel -  cross the spectacular new bridge to take in unforgettable views of the coastline and explore the history-rich headland. Walk among the castle ruins that still cling to the cliffs, find early-medieval remains, and meet Gallos - the life-size bronze statue of an ancient king who keeps watch over the wild seas below.

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Places to Stay in Cornwall

  • Fort House, St Mawes Castle, Cornwall

    This spacious holiday cottage sits in a private garden, with uninterrupted views of the coast. A short walk leads you into the picturesque fishing village of St Mawes.

  • The Custodian's House, Pendennis Castle

    Embark on a holiday for the history books, by staying in the grounds of Pendennis Castle. Overlooking Falmouth, you’ll have exclusive access to the castle grounds out of hours.

  • Callie's Cottage, Pendennis Castle

    A two bedroomed cottage in the heart of Pendennis Castle. You can stroll into Falmouth in 20 minutes, or spend the evening enjoying the sweeping sea views.

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The south west of England is a treasure trove of rich history from awe-inspiring castles to captivating ancient remnants. Embark on a journey through this enchanting region and see what the rest of the country has to offer with an English Heritage Membership. Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of historic places plus free and discounted entry to our fantastic events.

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