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Truro Festival of Lights

Nothing heralds the start of the festive season quite like the City of Lights, Truro’s midwinter lantern festival. The dazzling procession of willow-stick-and-tissue lanterns; handmade by artists, schools and community groups, float through the city streets.

Alongside the visual spectacle City of Lights is a feast of music and dance including samba, brass bands and pipes and drums.

This spectacular festival is not to be missed.

 

 

 

 

Clarks Village

Join us for a day of shopping at Clarks Village, an outlet shopping village in Street, Somerset. It includes over 90 high street and designer retailers, as well as a number of coffee shops.

You will get a minimum of 5 hours shopping time up there.

Bridgwater Carnival

The origins of the annual carnival in Bridgwater can be traced back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators, failed in their attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. That story is well known to everyone, but what is not so widely acknowledged is that it was King James 1st and his parliament who decreed that the events of 5 November should be commemorated annually with the lighting of bonfires, a tradition which is celebrated across the nation to this very day.  

Those celebrations have now grown into the magnificent spectacle which takes to the streets of Bridgwater each year in early November.

 

 

Westonbirt Arboretum Autumn Tints

Westonbirt Arboretum is one of the most beautiful and important plant collections in the world. With 15,000 specimens, and 2,500 species of tree from all over the world, the arboretum plays a vital part in research and conservation, as well as being a stunningly beautiful place to visit and explore rare, interesting and beautiful plants from the furthest corners of the globe.

Created by the wealthy Holford family, back in the heyday of Victorian plant hunting, today the arboretum is internationally renowned not only for the diversity and importance of its collection but also its breath-taking beauty.