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Top 10 places to visit in the UK

Top 10 places to visit in the UK

If you are planning a break away, but are unsure of where to go, why not look closer to home. England is home to some truly beautiful areas, and can often be overlooked with more exotic areas. Whilst the weather may not be so ideal, wrap up warm, and discover the beauties that lay on your doorstep. Here are our top ten destinations that England has to offer.

 

1)    The Lake District

Lake DistrictThe Lake District is a truly stunning area, located in Cumbria, in the North West of England. It is the second largest National Park in the UK. You can relax in the mountains and the hills, taking in the views of the lakes and the awe inspiring scenery. It is the perfect area if you are looking for an active holiday, and is a popular destination for hiking and climbing.

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2)    Polperro, Cornwall

PolperroCornwall is home to some spectacular beaches and views. Polperro is a quaint little fishing village that overlooks a small harbour. It really is spectacular and has been cited previously as the prettiest village in Cornwall. If you are looking for a slightly smaller, quieter holiday, the village of Polperro would not disappoint.

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3)   
Glen Nevis, Scotland

Glen NevisIf you want a relaxing holiday with spectacular views, Glen Nevis is perfect. You can admire the stretch of completely unspoilt scenery that looks out over Ben Nevis. You can embark on long walks, engage in a spot of wildlife watching or simply just relax. It really is a gem, and is a perfect location for exploring the surrounding areas.

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4)   
Cambridge

CambridgeCambridge is located just north of London, on the River Cam. Most famous for the University of Cambridge, it has a lot to offer. Whether you turn your hand at punting along the river, or exploring the quaint city shops, it will not disappoint. Cambridge is excellent if you are looking for a weekend break.

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5)   
Snowdonia

SnowdoniaSnowdonia is located along the coast of Wales, and boasts absolutely spectacular views. Everywhere you look, you are surrounded by more stunning views and on a clear day you can see right over to Ireland. If you are feeling active, you can climb Mt. Snowdon, which is the highest mountain in Wales and England. There are fewer places in the United Kingdom that have views like there are in Snowdonia.

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6)   
London

LondonThe capital of England had to feature on the top ten list and is perfect if you really want to experience the city vibe. There is so much to explore within the city itself, and is full of parks and famous landmarks. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the major city, you can explore the surrounding areas, such as Kent, where you can relax in the comforting countryside, whilst being just a stone’s throw away from London.

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7)   
Edinburgh

EdinburghThere is always something different to explore in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. Whether you want to soak up the history with a visit to Edinburgh Castle, or with a visit to both the Old and New Towns, you can in this city. Be sure to take a trip up the famous Royal Mile to visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Edinburgh has an awful lot to offer and is a very popular holiday destination.

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8)   
Scottish Highlands

Scottish HighlandsThe Scottish Highlands are the epitome of Scotland, and is a place that you can really soak up a lot of history and heritage from Scotland. It is here that you can visit one of the most famous lakes Loch Ness, as well as numerous picture perfect castles and mountain ranges. The Scottish Highlands are a perfect destination for everyone, as it can offer something to all.

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9)   
Isle of Wight

The Isle of WightThe Isle of Wight is a small Island just off the south coast of England. It is less than two hours away from London via ferry, and is the perfect holiday destination for you and your family. Whether you are looking to relax on the beautiful sandy beaches, or get involved in the atmosphere at numerous festivals that are held on the island, the Isle of Wight really does have it all.

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10)   
The Peak District

The Peak DistrictThe Peak District forms the southern end of the Pennines, and is a popular tourist destination due to the outstanding beauty of the area. There are so many areas to explore in this area of England, everyone as quaint and exciting as the next. If you are looking for a quiet getaway that is steeped in history, the Peak District could be the perfect location for you. 

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