The UK is full of great places just waiting to be explored. Here’s a list of the top 5 places which are definitely worth a visit or two!
Cornwall is located in the far west of Great Britain and is full of beautiful scenery and is quite an independent place, even having its own language! You can watch the waves crash against the coast at Land’s End or see the majestic ruins of Tintagel Castle. With 300 miles of coastline you’re spoilt for choice! Cornwall was recently awarded World Heritage Site Status. Don’t forget to try out the famous Cornish pasties (called ‘Hogen’ in Cornish) and the delicious cream teas!
The Scottish Highlands
Now the other end of Great Britain. The Highlands are known for their magical and mysterious landscapes and their captivating flora and fauna. You can observe ospreys and capercaillie in their natural environment as well as otters, dolphins and seals. There are many castles to explore such as Urquhart Castle, Dunvegan Castle and Gardens and Eilean Donan Castle. If you like to feel at one with nature there are so many walking opportunities.
The Lake District
Situated in the northwest of England, this place has become popular amongst artists and writers which obviously says a lot about its picturesque qualities. There are mountains, crags and some of the largest natural lakes in England. The Lake District is also full of history and culture including the ruined abbey of Furness and the abandoned slate mines around Honister.
This county is packed full of castles and has beautiful untouched crags and hillsides. Hadrian’s Wall is also something not to be missed! There’s also golden sandy beaches, rugged moorland and many quaint towns and villages. Its North Sea coastline is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Southern Coast
Eastbourne and Beachy Head are particularly breathtaking. The cliffs are actually Britain’s highest chalk cliffs! They provide a perfect spot for bird watchers to watch the many migrating birds. The sheltered waters are favoured amongst canoeists and kayakers and there are also many opportunities to go walking, cycling or even horse riding!
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