Way Out West
A Guide to the Hidden Joys of the West Country
Way Out West is a guide to the hidden gems of the South West. Step inside and discover the marvellously unusual museums, intriguing architecture, quirky attractions and all-round oddities of Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. From the world’s only barometer museum to the UK’s shortest pier, there’s something for everyone here.
96 pages / 105mm x 148mm / step inside the guide
Way Out West
Way Out West is a guide to the hidden gems of the South West. Step inside and discover the marvellously unusual museums, intriguing architecture, quirky attractions and all-round oddities of Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Way Out West is the third book in the bestselling Nothing To See Here series of travel guides. Unlike its predecessors, it happened almost by accident when a simple trip to North Cornwall – never designed to eke out the brilliant and the bizarre – unearthed a collection of unexpected treasures of such wealth and scope that a third volume became inevitable.
Sometimes wonderful things find you, and stumbling across places like the Hawker’s Hut, Barometer World and the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft proved that this intriguing part of the country could easily fill a book with its unusual and sometimes well-hidden attractions.
Further expeditions followed and the result is this collection that celebrates the less-than-ordinary destinations in the counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset, as well as in Cornwall. It’s a particularly beautiful part of the world, full of enchanting scenery, fascinating history and buckets of charm. Travellers should note that the narrow roads and relaxed pace of life can mean it takes a while to get anywhere around these parts, so take your time to savour the joys of the West Country.
A la Ronde, The Admiral Benbow, Babbacombe Model Village, The Bakelite Museum, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, Barometer World, Bath Postal Museum, The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, The Blue Pool, Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft, Boscombe Pier, Bridgwater Brick and Tile Museum, Buckfast Abbey, Burgh Island, Burnham-on-Sea Pier, Chalk Figures, Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Clovelly, Devon Road Signs, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Dorchester Teddy Bear Museum, Egyptian House, Hawker’s Hut, Helston Folk Museum, The House of Marbles, The Island, Pendinas, Isle of Portland, Jamaica Inn, Landmark Theatre, Land’s End, Minack Open Air Theatre, Montacute TV and Toy Museum, The Norman Lockyer Observatory, Overbeck’s, Plymouth Hoe, Poldhu Radio Station and Marconi’s Hut, Polperro, Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Poundbury, The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Seaton Tramway, The Shaldon to Teignmouth Ferry, Sheppy’s Cider Museum, The Shoe Museum, The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Tyneham, The Valiant Soldier, Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculptures, World of Model Railways