Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Stonehenge & Around

Stonehenge

An ultramodern makeover at ancient Stonehenge has brought an impressive visitor centre and the closure of an intrusive road (now restored to grassland). The result is a far stronger sense of historical context; dign…
Top Choice Nature Centre in Around St Austell

Eden Project

Lodged at the bottom of a disused clay pit, the giant biomes of the Eden Project – the largest greenhouses in the world – have become Cornwall's most celebrated landmark and an essential visit. Looking like a Bond v…
Top Choice Cathedral in Winchester

Winchester Cathedral

One of southern England's most awe-inspiring buildings, 11th-century Winchester Cathedral boasts a fine Gothic facade, one of the longest medieval naves in Europe (164m), and a fascinating jumble of features from al…
Top Choice Historic Building in Bath

Roman Baths

In typically ostentatious style, the Romans constructed a complex of bathhouses above Bath's three natural hot springs, which emerge at a steady 46°C (115°F). Situated alongside a temple dedicated to the healing god…
Top Choice Cathedral in Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral

England is endowed with countless stunning churches, but few can hold a candle to the grandeur and sheer spectacle of 13th-century Salisbury Cathedral. This early English Gothic–style structure has an elaborate exte…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Avebury

Avebury Stone Circle

With a diameter of 348m, Avebury is the largest stone circle in the world. It's also one of the oldest, dating from 2500 to 2200 BC. Today, more than 30 stones are in place; pillars show where missing stones would h…
Top Choice Historic Site in Bristol

Brunel's SS Great Britain

Bristol's pride and joy is the mighty, innovative steamship, the SS Great Britain, designed by engineering genius Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843. The ship's interior has been impeccably refurbished, including the g…
Top Choice Historic Building in Dartmouth

Greenway

High on Devon’s must-see list, the captivating summer home of crime writer Agatha Christie sits beside the placid River Dart. Part-guided tours allow you to wander between rooms where the furnishings and knick-knack…
Top Choice Landmark in Glastonbury

Glastonbury Tor

Topped by the ruined, medieval Chapel of St Michael, the iconic hump of Glastonbury Tor is visible for miles around, and provides Somerset with one of its most unmistakable landmarks. It takes half an hour to walk u…
Top Choice Historic Building in Salisbury

Wilton House

Stately Wilton House provides an insight into the rarefied world of the British aristocracy. One of England's finest stately homes, it's been the house of the earls of Pembroke since 1542, and has been expanded, imp…