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.
1/ Stonehenge, Wiltshire
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.