Get more out of the South West with FOUGOU
Whether visiting the South West or living here, you will want to enjoy the best that the West Country can offer. Fougou gives you the information to help you make the most of your stay, however long that may be. Covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire, Bristol, Bath, Bournemouth, Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay, we provide details on where to go, in the area where you live or are staying; food, the arts, events and what's on and interesting.
The South West is renown for the quality of its locally produced food and hosts some 40% of the UK's organic growers.
The restaurants have also responded to the local food, with many top chefs making their names in the area and taking full advantage of being able to cook with such fine produce.
The South West has long been a destination for visiting holidaymakers, as they appreciate and are inspired by its spectacular landscapes, sea views and as you move futher west its light.
It was and still is the light that draws the artists and it is the north coast and the waves that draws the surfers. Then there are the cliffs and the moors, the beaches, stately homes and spectacular gardens. Bristol and Bath, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
The South West is famous for its artists and craftspeople with the visual arts being particuarly associated with the western end of Cornwall. There is literature and music as well with plenty of festivals throughout the summer months. Folk music thrives, as does jazz, literary figures such as Thomas Hardy, Daphne Du Maurier and Agatha Christie are celebrated. The Eden Project, Brunel's bridges at Clifton and Plymouth and Georgian Bath as well as far older architectural gems and prehistoric sites all sit within what is still a green and largely rural landscape.