Most stunning places to visit in the UK, hidden gems that are a must see for all the family

It is often easy to forget how beautiful the UK actually is, today we go through some of the most scenic and idyllic beauty spots that this great country has to offer.

Best places to visit in the UK
It is easy to overlook the UK when you think of beautiful places to visit; the country is packed full of scenic hotspots

1/ Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Stonehenge in Wiltshire is a great family day out

Stonehenge is not only one of the oldest structures in the UK, but it is, in fact, one of the most prehistoric landmarks in the whole of Europe, dating back to c. 3000BC, the history and mystery that still surrounds Stonehenge to this day is magnificent. The fact that this beautiful ring of stones has baffled both archaeologists and scientists alike for generations just adds to its marvel.

2/ Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands

Loch Ness is the most popular place to visit in Scotland

The most famous loch (or lake) in Scotland is Loch Ness, located not far from the town of Inverness, this deep, freshwater loch is most famous for the mythical Loch Ness monster, also known as "Nessie," that is said to reside within its deep, mysterious waters. Great views of the lock can be seen from the remains of Urquhart Castle, which is a great place to visit upon itself.

3/ Kynance Cove, Cornwall

Kynance Cove is the most beautiful beach in the south of England

The beautiful blue seas and glistening white sands of Kynance Cover look like something from an exotic Mediterranean island, this beauty spot is one of the most painted and photographed areas in the UK, upon your arrival you will quickly understand why.

4/ Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

Visit the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye

Crystal clear pools and waterfalls are surrounded by beautiful cone-shaped hills and marvellous streams that are perfect for a rememberable even if slightly cold dip. The pools are situated in a hidden valley making the experience even more magical.

5/ High Force Waterfalls, Durham

High Force is the biggest waterfall in the UK

With a drop of 21 meters, the twice falls are enshrouded in a diverse range of flora and fauna. The powerful and fast-flowering waterfalls and thick forest of the High Force in County Durham make for one of the most spectacular sights in the British isles, especially shortly after rainfall.

6/ Smoo Cave, Scottish Highlands

Smoo Cave is a magical place to visit in Scotland

Smoo Cave is a sea cave with a combined freshwater inner cave located in Durness in the Scottish Highlands. A magnificent feat of nature that is filled with caves and tunnels, its most stunning feature is the waterfall where the Smoo burn drops 24 meters in a deep cavern below.

7/ Hadrian's Wall, Cumbria

Hadrian's wall is one of the best places for a family trip in Cumbria

Also referred to as the Roman Wall, this fortification was built by the Romans, beginning in 122 AD, during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. It was designed as a means to separate the Romance province of Britannia from the lands of the Ancient Britons of the North. This is a must-visit landmark for anyone interested in history, whatever their age.

8/ Portmeirion, Wales

Portmeirion is one of the most beautiful villages in the UK

This Mediterranean-style village was built by SIr Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 and is located close to the River Dwyryd, it boasts a beautiful hotel, spa, restaurant, tea-room and various quirky shops. Whilst in this beautiful village you will feel as though you have travelled to the other side of the continent.

9/ Lake Windermere, Cumbria

Best family day out in the North West is Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere is located up in the beautiful Lake District National Park in the Northwest of England, Lake Windermere is one of the most popular and highly visited beauty spots in the country. Surrounded by some of the highest mountain peaks to the UK has to offer whilst being in the middle of old school, country villages filled with pubs, inns and market towns.

10/ The White Cliffs of Dover

White Cliffs of Dover

The world-renowned, white cliffs of Dover are situated on the English coastline, facing the strait between Dover and France. The intimidating chalky white cliff face reaches heights of 350 feet.


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