South West England & Channel Islands

Study English in South West England

South West England is home to elegant, creative cities, and some of the UK's most popular seaside towns.

Study English in this region and you can party in Bristol, have afternoon tea in Bath, surf in Cornwall, eat cream scones in Devon, or search for fossils on the Jurassic Coast. One of the UK's most famous sights, the prehistoric monument Stonehenge, is also in the South West.

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Where can you study English in South West England?

In South West England, there are British Council-accredited language centres in:

Study English in Bristol

The biggest city in the region, Bristol has a large student population: it is home to two universities and ten English UK member centres.

Bristol has a relaxing harbour area with restaurants and museums, great shopping and nightlife options and a buzzing creative arts scene. Famous sights include the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and Bristol's picture-perfect rows of colourful houses. The city is also known as the UK's 'street art capital' because it is home to the famous grafitti artist, Banksy.

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Study English in Bath

Bath is a popular tourist destination, famous for its elegant honey-coloured Georgian buildings and it's Roman thermal baths.

There are lots of places to eat and drink, as well as museums, galleries and independent shops.

Study English in Exeter

The capital of Devon, Exeter is home to a world top 100 university and Roman, medieval and Tudor buildings and monuments.

There are beautiful beaches just 20 minutes away by train and you can easily get into nature Dartmoor National Park and the dramatic landscape of the Jurassic Coast.

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Study English in Plymouth

This port city in Devon has one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. It's also home to England's oldest gin distillery.

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Study English in Torquay, Paignton or Totnes

Torquay, Paignton and Totnes are on Devon's south coast. This area is also known as 'The English riviera', famous for its attractive harbours and golden sandy beaches.

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Study English in Ilfracombe

This seaside resort on the North Devon coast has a pretty fishing harbour surrounded by cliffs. Ilfracombe is an up-and-coming foodie destination and a great base for surfers.

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Study English in Jersey

Jersey is a small island located between the south English coast and France with beautiful scenery, golden beaches, rocky coastlines. It also has many historic sites including castles, Neolithic burial sites and Napoleonic fortresses.

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Study English in Truro

Truro is the main city of Cornwall, the most south-westerly county in England. It's a great base for exploring attractions in the region including beaches, surf spots, the Eden Project and Tate St Ives art gallery.

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Find the perfect English course for you in South West England

Use our course finder to search for British Council accredited English courses: