The island of Great Britain and Northern Ireland making up the United Kingdom is home to some of the most beautiful places on earth. Do not let the small size of the isles deceive you; the UK has a culture that goes back millennia’s and sights to behold that will make you wish to stay forever.
Here are some beautiful places in the UK that you definitely need to visit if you ever make a trip there. We hope you enjoy this list and tell your friends about it too. Please let us know in the comments if you agree.
List of Beautiful Places in the UK
You can find the largest and the most magnificent gorges of England here in Cheddar. Cheddar is an idyllic village known for its picturesque sights. It is one of the most beautiful places in the UK. You have heard of cheddar cheese, you have savored its delicious taste. Yes, this is the home of cheddar cheese too, where you can still see the traditional way of making cheddar cheese.
2. High Woods County Park
The High Woods County Park is a recreational spot in the UK. It consists of meadows, woodlands, open spaces including a lake. It is a perfect place to take the family to and relax. The Park is also habitat to animals and birds and provides sanctuary for the wildlife. Hence a great opportunity lies here to test your photography skills!
You can visit places like the famous Norwich Castle, the Holkham Hall, Cromer Pier among many in Norfolk. The beaches of Norfolk are also an attractive destination. An unforgettable place of Norfolk is its lavender fields on the Sandringham estate with 100 acres of land under cultivation. It is one hell of a sight that will leave you spellbound for sure.
4. Little Venice, London
Situated in London, Little Venice is often overlooked by travelers, possible being overshadowed by the other thousands of attractions. But it is no doubt one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Little Venice is a canal network inside London and aptly named after its more famous Italian counterpart. It is an extremely charming place and offers rides on its quaint ferries that will transport you to an older and refined era. The place is filled with eateries and hotels and is very tourist-friendly.
5. St. Botolph’s Priory
It was formerly a church that was transformed into a priory later. It is a very impressive and stately structure made of reused roman bricks and is over a thousand years old. Like Little Venice, it is one of the lesser known but very beautiful places in the UK.
Snowdonia is a land of mountains, located in northwestern Wales. It is a place of great natural attraction. It offers spectacular sights of tall peaks and deep majestic valleys. Snowdonia has a railway track that can take you to the summits, so if you are not a big fan of hiking, this should be great news for you. The ride to the top where the whole of Snowdonia unfolds around you is beyond description. You can also go cave hunting in the many cave systems in the region.
York is a historic city, founded way back in 71 AD in the time of the Romans. York is undoubtedly one of the prettiest towns of England. It almost seems like a place inside a new year greeting card, such is its loveliness. You can find many, many places of historical significance, relics, monuments and artifacts, dating back millennia. Some impressive sites are The Shambles, York Minster, St. Mary’s Abbey among many. You will almost feel you have been sucked into a history book when you walk amongst these monuments.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric site meaning it was constructed before written records existed. It is said they were built between 3000 BC to 2000 BC. It is quite popular and it is a cultural icon of Britain. Stonehenge is a circle of huge rectangular roughly cut stones. Various mysteries have sprung about its purpose; there are theories of it being a celestial observatory or a place of healing, etc. However, the melancholy beauty and the wild magic of this place is undeniable. It is one of the most beautiful places in the UK.
Bath might sound like a funny name for a place but it makes perfect sense once you know the reason. The city is known throughout the world for its bathing complexes that makes use of the natural hot springs. They were discovered in the time of the Romans, which means that the town is filled with Roman architecture. The Romans loved their hot baths and the premier attraction of Bath is the Roman Baths that was built 2000 years ago. These baths are still a huge hit among the tourists. Also the beautiful architecture that dominates the landscape makes Bath one of the most beautiful places in the UK.
UK is a land bursting to the brim with beautiful places. Every nook and cranny has something pretty to offer, every untraveled spot a sight to behold. If you are planning on visiting the United Kingdom, you must take time to visit these locations that we have written about.
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