Over the past few years I’ve really made it my business to try to explore more of my own proverbial backyard, so to speak. Today I wanted to share some of my favourite places that I’ve visited here in the UK which I think are absolutely beautiful and that you must visit. So today here are my top most beautiful places I’ve visited to date in the UK…
If you like culture, history and beautiful scenery you will love Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a hilly city set upon extinct Volcanos and surrounded by the rolling hills of the Scottish Lowlands. Its heaven for Harry Potter lovers, as J K Rowling took a lot of inspiration for Harry Potter from the winding streets and breathtaking scenery. There is so much to see and do in this city and so much of it looks as if it’s been taken straight from the pages of a Fairy Tale. From Holyrood Palace and the rolling hills of Arthur’s Seat to Edinburgh Castle this is a city packed with culture and endless photograph opportunities.
Polperro is one of the many harbour villages that make up the coastline of South East Cornwall. This was one of the most beautiful harbours I’ve ever visited with quaint winding roads, quirky shops and of course the beautiful harbour with its colourful boats. It’s especially beautiful in the Summer during Regatta Festival Season, this is also a great spot to visit if you are looking for a pet friendly holiday as so many of the shops, pubs and restaurants are dog friendly.
Little Venice, London
If you are looking to see some of the famous sights of London in a different way, you simply have to make a trip to Little Venice. Little Venice is one of the most stunning spots of the London waterways. It’s the hotspot for many old canal boats and there is a bridge that takes you across the canal which is perfect for taking photos. If you can I would especially recommend taking a boat trip on one of the many boat tour companies through Little Venice to Camden Locke which will take you through some beautiful parts of London’s waterways such as St John’s Wood, Primrose Hill and Paddington.
Kew Gardens, London
Another one of my favourite spots in London is Kew Gardens, if you like horticulture you must visit Kew Gardens. Kew Gardens is a 30 minute train ride from London, situated by the river it’s teaming with different gardens to explore and many greenhouses bursting with plants and blooms from all corners of the Globe. No matter what time of year you go Kew Gardens will a no matter what season.
If you are looking for a quiet, tranquil getaway Alnwick is a must! Situated in the rolling hills of Northumberland, Alnwick is a quiet little town not too far from the Northumberland coastline. Nearby you have some beautiful attractions including Alnwick Castle which served as the backdrop for Hogwarts in the first Harry Potter film and the beautiful Alnwick Garden which is beautiful all year round with a variety of seasonal plants on offer.
Windenmere, The Lake District
Windenmere is one of the most famous parts of the Lake District, best known for being the home of poet William Wordsworth and children’s author and artist Beatrix Potter. Windenmere has some of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen, one of my favourite places to visit was the little town of Bowness and nearby the farm of Hiltop Farm which served as writing residence to Beatrix Potter. This is definitely a place for people who want tranquility and who love the great outdoors. Hikers and walkers will find this place abundant in places to explore.
Other Worthy Mentions
- Bath Spa
- Stratford Upon Avon
- Knole Park, Sevenoaks
Currently on my travel wish list I have…
- Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire
- Castle Combe, Cotswolds