The Top Locations for Arts and Culture in the South West of England

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When it comes to art and culture in the UK, cities like London and Manchester often get the plaudits for being the leading destinations for art galleries, museums and some of the world’s finest exhibitions. Although London and Manchester are leaders in their field for a reason, the south west of England is certainly pulling its weight when it comes to providing those cultural landmarks and points of interest for tourists and locals to enjoy and learn from. Here’s just a short guide into some of the best cities and towns in the south west if you’re looking for some amazing tourist attractions or that little bit of unorthodox heritage.

Bath

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Located in the ceremonial county of Somerset, the city of Bath is home to around 88,000 Bathonian’s and a range of beautiful Victorian architecture. The town that was created by the Romans all that time ago gets its name from the roman baths that once inhabited the city. The Victorians were keen to mimic the previous work of the Romans and developed the city’s architecture in their honour. While enjoying a trip to Bath you’ll discover a semblance of architecture that’s unique to Bath like no other city in the UK.

Bristol

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The historic city of Bristol is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading arts and culture centres with a fast-growing tech industry and emerging businesses like Man and Van Hire in Bristol putting the city on the map – and helping people the many people moving to the city do so with ease. Although Bristol as a cultural hub has often been ignored, the home of Brunel is filled with amazing architecture, galleries, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, as well as being the resting place of the HMS Great Britain. In addition to this cultural heritage, the city is also home to a vibrant university and student culture where bars and nightclubs are commonplace.

Plymouth

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Situated on the south coast of Devon, Plymouth enjoys quite an isolated location far away from many of the UK’s largest cities. As is the case with the likes of Bristol and Bath, their isolated setting allows them to push the boundaries of arts and culture on their own terms without the shadow of London and Manchester hanging over their shoulder. Why not visit the Arts Institute or the Gallery at Plymouth college of Art?

Whether you’re a citizen of the UK or you’re a tourist looking to see something a little bit different across the country, it’s always a good idea to look outside the main tourist destinations to get a taste of the true authentic capacity of English life. The likes of Plymouth, Bristol, and Bath highlight just some of the amazing cities that exist throughout the country and how their individuality and own local culture shines through when it comes to their artistic works and tourist attractions.

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