West Country

The West Country is an unofficial, but popular, name for the South West of . If you think you know southern England, but haven't ventured beyond the , the West Country will be a revelation.

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is a city in the of . Famous for its maritime history it also offers a great and diverse range of attractions, hotels, bars and events.

is a city in , and the largest city on 's south coast, with a population of 250,000.

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is a historic Roman and Georgian spa city. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its hot springs, Roman period baths, Medieval heritage and stately Georgian architecture.

is a delightful market town with a friendly population of around 18,000.


is a large county in , bordered to the west by and to the east by and Somerset.

is a duchy in the south west of the United Kingdom and includes the , it is the mystical home of the legendary King Arthur.

is a county in . It comprises part of the , part of the valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean.

is a large, mostly rural county in the eastern part of the of southern .

The is a small archipelago of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of at the south-west tip of the United Kingdom.

West Country

  • Type: region
  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 5,520,000
  • Latitude of center: 50.8112° or 50° 48' 40.3" north
  • Longitude of center: -3.6334° or 3° 38' 0.3" west
  • Elevation: 400 feet (122 meters)
  • GeoNames ID: 11591956

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