From rugged coastline to beautiful upcountry lakes, the UK is home to locations that wouldn’t look out of place in Switzerland, Italy, or even New Zealand. With a little bit of adventurous travel, the UK offers an incredibly diverse holiday experience.
These five locations cover the UK’s best scenic hotspots, relaxing lakeside getaways, and beautiful beaches. Remember this list and plan your next holiday to one of these stunning locations, using the convenient services of Coast and Country Hotels.
1. The Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Described by The Guardian as ‘impossibly pretty’ and judged a National Character Area by Natural England, the Lizard Peninsula is home to some of the best coastal scenery in the UK.
View some of the country’s most impressive beaches, rock formations, and pearl blue water on this stunning piece of coastline. A popular summer travel spot, the Lizard Peninsula is a swimming hotspot.
2. The Lake District, Cumbria
Home to some of the country’s best walking trails, the Lake District has been a favourite of travellers for centuries. Holiday alongside beautiful lakes, amazing towns, and stunning rolling hills in this natural wonderland.
Unlike other scenic destinations, the Lake District is home to far more than just pretty views and stunning nature. It’s also one of England’s adventure capitals, boasting downhill mountain biking trails and off-road driving attractions.
3. Glen Nevis, Scottish Highlands
One of Scotland’s most impressive glens, Glen Nevis is home to some of the country’s finest scenery. Enter the Scottish Highlands and enjoy views, walks, and adventures that simply can’t be enjoyed anywhere else in the UK.
Known for its remarkable scenery, Glen Nevis is a popular shooting location for top Hollywood movies. The area has served as a backdrop for the Harry Potter series, as well as Braveheart and the Highlander films.
4. Hope Valley, Derbyshire
Running through the Peak District, the Hope Valley is home to some of Britain’s best driving roads. The valley’s remarkable scenery has made it a popular destination for hang gliders, who launch from the top of Mam Tor, the nearby ‘Shivering Mountain.’
Home to incredible castles, great small towns, and some of England’s best upcountry scenery, the Hope Valley has attracted weekend holidayers, adventure tourists, and families alike for centuries.
5. St Ives, Cornwall
Britain’s best seaside town wouldn’t look out of place in the South of France. St Ives is one of Cornwall’s most charming seaside towns, boasting a beach that rivals those on offer in nearby Devon for the title of ‘Britain’s best.’
Despite being a popular beach holiday resort, there’s far more to St Ives than just the light blue water. The town itself is a stunning destination, boasting historical buildings and charming local shops that give it an enduring appeal.
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