About the region

About the region

The South West is one of the most attractive and interesting parts of the UK. Our coastline, our countryside and our cities, towns and villages are second to none in their enduring appeal. From the ancient maritime cities of Bristol and Plymouth, to the industrial heritage of Cornwall and Swindon, and the landscaped beauty of the Cotswolds and South Dorset Downs, our region is one of beauty, innovation and enterprise, proud of its past and looking forward to the future.

South West Observatory draw together research, resources and analysis from its network of experts across policy themes and from different local areas in the South West. More...

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