Where else in Britain can you find unspoiled countryside, stunning views, lofty common land, village greens, country cottages, unique buildings and attractions, and a history spanning centuries?
Ancient Sites include standing stones, hill forts and long barrows.
Our Industrial Heritage is apparent from the mills, waterwheels, rivers and canal.
Brunel was active in the area and his work includes a railway station, goods-shed and viaducts.
The Arts and Crafts tradition can be seen in churches, windows and furniture by William Morris & Co.
Arts and Crafts is still important today with a thriving community of local artists and crafts people - the largest concentration in England.
The district also features the last remaining Rococo Garden and an unfinished Gothic Mansion.