the classic guide

A guide to the West Country from the people that know…

Guide Highlights

by  Katie Chown Posted . 23 Oct 2013

Things to do when it rains

It is inevitable, unavoidable. But not the end of the world. A bit of rain is refreshing, replenishing, life-giving. But not necessarily what you want on your one holiday of the year. It doesn't have to mean your holiday home becomes a prison, little faces pressed against waterfall windows and the dog whimpering at the stable door. Embrace the rain, or ignore it by having a day out in the West Country with one of these activities, safely housed out of precipitation's way.

by  Katie Chown Posted . 30 Jul 2013

Crazy Culture West Country Events

The West Country isn’t just ‘a local place, for local people’, but it’s true – some of our cultural displays would fit right in an episode of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. At any time of year, you will likely come across a traditional fayre or little-known festivals in the West Country but now is the time to truly indulge in the obscure. We’ve cherry-picked a few of the craziest to bring out the weirdo in you.

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