What's it like to live in South West?
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The South West of England is made up of seven counties, with key student cities including Bristol, Plymouth, Bournemouth, and Bath.
This largely rural corner of the world is a go-to for those seeking peace, tranquility, and mindfulness. That said, it also hosts Glastonbury – ideal if the festival is on your bucket list.
Cornwall, Dorset, and Devon are coastal favourites, with idyllic beaches and waves to test the bravest surfers.
Cider and cheese buffs will be more than content, with both produced locally. You can always walk it off in Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks – but watch out for the ‘Beast of Exmoor’, an elusive big cat spotted roaming the wild terrain since the 70s.