I love Devon and Cornwall too. And yes as a combined nation we do have a lot to be proud of. I rightly don't get to vote but do hope it's a no
We do indeed Tessie, which is one reason it would be a shame to see all this broken up [comments available on the appropriate thread!]
I've never been to Devon and Cornwall but would love to have visited there. The nearest I got was Somerset and a holiday in Weston-Super-Mare from where we toured round the surrounding area.
I'd also like to have visited Wales and explored it properly. I did go there when I was 9 years old but remember extremely little about it other than that we stayed in Saundersfoot, a small seaside resort in the south of the country, and that our hotel overlooked the harbour, although I think the beach was very nice!
The Lake District is lovely. Very similar to Scotland with its mountains and lakes, but the scenery is a little gentler.
For me though nothing beats the north-west of Scotland. Really spectacular scenery. Rugged mountains, sea and lochs and the beautiful geological features of Assynt.
Mind you, Edinburgh isn't too bad either! I love the feeling of openness we have here thanks to the fact that we have an extinct volcano in the middle of the city and which gave rise to the hill on which the castle stands, and that in the 18th century the locals were sensible enough to drain the loch, which had become very polluted, below the castle and turn that huge area into a parkland which is now Princes Street Gardens, and as a result the shops are all only on one side of Princes Street. No doubt had that happened today it would probably have been appropriated for use as a building site.
If anyone does want to visit this city, then, unless you like hoards of fellow tourists, avoid July and more particularly August when the four week Fringe/Festival is held. Nightmare!