Events in South West England
that is Wessex

A lot of events are being cancelled during 2020 due to the health crisis. Please check out the event website.

Above all stay safe everyone.

Delightfully the Links to Events in Southwest England page has become very popular. So popular in fact that the page became too long and we have had to change the format!!! Somerset and Wiltshire Events were so far down the page they were off the radar!!!!

Events have now been sorted into the different counties that make up the southwest England region that is Wessex.

In 2013 the format again had to change to keep up with all the events! The events are still in county order, but each county has had to have their events page divided into months. We apologise for any extra clicks that may result! However in the end the events should be easier to find and December is no longer a long trail down the page!

Please peruse the events and

Enjoy the Fun.

Portsmouth Navy Days
Portsmouth Navy Days
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Events in Devon

Devon is a beautiful historic county with ancient cities and landscapes as diverse as moorland, rural countryside and stunning coasts. The county has many walking and cycling trails well worth trying. Events are many, varied and popular.

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Events in Dorset

Dorset with its stunning Jurrassic Coast, Bournemouth, Weymouth and pretty hilly Lyme Regis on the coast and ts pleasant rural countryside and Dorchester in the north makes a journey there well worth the time. It is an idea to add a relaxing short break to visiting the events!

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Events in Hampshire

Hampshire is a varied county. Winchester is the ancient capital of England, its cathedral and castle are worth a visit. King Alfred's statue dominates the High Street. The Test Valley meanders down to Romsey and beyond to Southampton Water. Visit Portsmouth Quay and the historic dockyard. Southampton for shopping and catching a glimpse of the liners in the dock. Downland rolls across the north. Petersfield is in an area of outstanding natural beauty while the New Forest is incomparable.

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Events on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight always has plenty to do. It has always had the longest list of events on this site! Does not matter what your interest there seems something on this active island. Added to all that it is a beautiful place to live or visit.

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Events in Somerset

Somerset. This intriguing county has the Quantocks and the Mendips, the Somerset Levels and lovely lakes. Plenty of walks and cycling trails. Bristol is perhaps geographically in the county. Visit Taunton, Bath, Weston Super Mare and Wells with its lovely Cathedral and grounds. So many places and things to do.

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Events in Wiltshire

Wiltshire the home of Stonehenge, Avebury, Salisbury Plain, and Salisbury itself. Trowbridge is the county town. Salisbury is the home of the International Arts Festival.

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There are so many events in southwest England for you to enjoy, you will be spoilt for choice!!!

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Anyone with events in Wessex who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Wessex should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here. Posting events on this page is free.

Our observations show that Travel Wessex's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for.

We reserve the right not to include events in Wessex that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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Dog Show at the Fete at Longparish
Dog Show at Longparish

Useful Information


Hotels can be found locally from Wessex Hotels

There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.

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Car Rentals

Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably even find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!

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Please note that National Express coach services have been suspended due to the current pandemic.

Why not travel by Coach

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!

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Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.

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More Public Transport

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. There are other pages on Traveline for other parts of the country.

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