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    15 Ways To Spend New Year's Eve In The South West

    Come and see in 2016 in the glorious bottom left hand corner of the UK.

    1. Grab your costume and head to Bideford in Devon.

    2. Join a Steampunk Circus for the night in Southville.

    Tobacco Factory Theatres

    The Steampunk Circus Ball takes place in the iconic Tobacco Factory, a solid mass of arts and ents space in trendy Southville.

    Circus acts, fire performers, a "Some Like It Hot" speakeasy and Bombay Bazaar are promised, with a little Big Top nestled outside for further fun.

    Tickets and more information here here.

    3. Have it poolside in Bristol's poshest pond - The Clifton Lido.

    4. Let Seth Lakeman strum you into a folk coma in the Cotswolds.

    5. Put your body in Motion in Bristol.

    6. Discover the Camino in Combe Martin – celebrate and meditate.

    7. Go to Glastonbury for a psytrance rave.

    8. Watch fireworks in Dartmouth from your own yacht for the night.

    Canopy and Stars

    Beautiful, glorious Dartmouth goes wild at New Year's Eve with street parties, fancy dress, and a wonderful fireworks display across the Dart Estuary.

    Make a weekend of it and Inisaig could be yours. She's a 1960s yacht, with a mahogany wheelhouse and a saloon stuffed full of cut-glass decanters and retro boardgames to start the party. Details here.

    9. Go around the World in 40 dances in Bristol.

    Colston Hall

    Bristol's Colston Hall plays host to a Global Beats night on New Year's Eve, headlined by the eclectic, fantastic Submotion Orchestra and Ibibio Sound Machine.

    You can get your tickets here.

    Colston Hall's top floor terrace is also a little-known and amazing place to watch Bristol's fireworks and harbourside revellers enjoying the night, too.

    10. Stay at Lizard's Point for a Cornish New Year treat.

    11. Flee to Somerset for the ultimate country pub celebration.

    12. Surf's up, drinks down at Watergate Bay, Cornwall.

    13. Party in Newquay and Dip for CLIC the next morning.

    CLIC Sergeant

    You're never going to regret going to Newquay for a party – with its huge fireworks display across the bay to celebrate New Year, and a myriad of very lively bars and clubs to choose from.

    Why not stay over and take part in the 2016 Dip for CLIC the next day in Newquay Harbour – a chilly but exhilarating swim to raise money for cancer-beating. Job done. Do some good here.

    14. Get Medieval at the Swan Hotel, Almondsbury.

    15. Join a pub and several hundred of its owners for a vinyl DJ and live music marathon in Bath.

    Tony Mcateer

    The Bell Inn, in beautiful Bath, is a co-operative owned by just over 500 of its most dedicated locals.

    Join them, 5000AD, Count Bobo, the Calamity Poets and several top notch vinyl DJs for a roaring night of decent beer and decent music, for just £19.00. Tickets and more information here

    PS: There's aquatic-themed fancy dress, too.

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