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UK beauty spots not to be missed in 2019

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Admin

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Across the length and breadth of the country, there are a wonderful array of places for you to explore. Known for its heritage sites and exciting history, the beautiful countryside and vibrant cities are home to a plethora of natural beauty spots, and 2019 is the perfect time to explore as many of them as possible.

Whether you’ve got an hour to spare on a quiet Sunday afternoon or are looking at arranging a  romantic break in the UK with a loved one, forming a list of some of the best hidden gems allows you to whisk yourselves away from the hustle and bustle of tourist traps and appreciate the United Kingdom’s unspoilt wonders. From tranquil towns nestled amongst undulating hills and bubbling streams to roaring waves forming the dramatic coastline, fall in love with the UK by visiting some of these fantastic locations.

Burnham Beeches

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Burnham Beeches is not only an incredibly beautiful spot in the UK but is somewhere that boasts an interesting history. Covering 540 acres of land, the forest is situated in both Buckinghamshire and London and is a fantastic location to visit this year.

It’s suggested that trees have grown in this area since the last age, with ancient woodland and Scheduled Ancient Monuments for you to take a look at whilst here. The Beech and Oak pollard trees are home to myriad species, some of which are endangered, making this a great place to visit with your binoculars! Alternatively, keep an eye out for the different plants and fungi as they thrive under the cover of the towering trees.

There are several places which are a fantastic option for lunch, including the Beeches Café and The Blackwood Arms. Hearty soups with red pepper and cherry tomatoes make a great lighter bite or a fillet of venison can sustain your stomach for longer periods of time.

Durdle Door

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The Jurassic Coast is an incredible place to explore. As one of the UK’s sites of natural beauty, the rugged coastline is often enjoyed as a holiday destination thanks to its plethora of sandy beaches and picturesque landscapes. Although you can enjoy the views whilst strolling along the South West Coast Path, it is important not to miss the limestone arch at Durdle Door.

Located in south Dorset at the Lulworth Estate, it is a great place to spend a day. After wandering around the castle grounds, head towards the cove to view this natural spectacle. Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, Durdle Door is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world, along with the likes of the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef.

Before enjoying a day sunbathing on the sands, stand atop the cliff and gaze down at the arch, which is a result of the waves eroding the limestone rock. A pay and display carpark make getting to the spot easy, and toilets mean that you can easily spend an afternoon transfixed by the crystal-clear water.

Hidcote Manor

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The Cotswolds is rife with breathtaking vistas for you to marvel at this year. Easily accessible from major cities such as London, Birmingham or Bristol, it makes a wonderful option for a day trip or even a dreamy staycation. Situated just eight miles from Stratford-Upon-Avon, Hidcote Manor with its farm and gardens is situated in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, making it a spot not to be missed.

Strolling around the gardens, it becomes apparent that they were influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement. Designed by Major Lawrence Johnstone, the well-maintained gardens with their injection of colour are a joy to visit. According to Great British Gardens, Hidcote is made up of several small gardens, so this is a lovely option if you only have a couple of hours to spare.

Once you’ve wandered around the gardens, stop for a bite at the Winthrop’s Café, where a selection of cakes, soups and lighter bites are available, with indulgent roasts on Sundays. Every ingredient is sourced locally, with information about the suppliers found inside the café doors. After filling up on lunch, you can even head to the shop to pick up a memento or the garden centre if you’ve been inspired.

The Marine Drive

32021-4.jpgLlandudno in Conway is one of Wales’ most popular seaside locations. Comprised of the Great Orme and Little Orme, the two bays attract holidaymakers throughout the year. However, Llandudno is also home to a number of hidden gems, including the Marine Drive. This four-mile stretch of path provides access to the headland, as well as to Sint Tudno’s Church and the Summit Complex.

The is a toll road, so be prepared if you’re looking to tackle this route by car. With a fee of £2.50, a slow drive allows you to make the most of the sights without feeling too tired once you reach the summit. The majority of this route is one way, so take your time, perhaps parking at one of the many rest stops along the way. Included in the price is parking at the summit, so pack a picnic to enjoy once you’ve ascended the hill. With this in mind, for the best views, a bike or by foot is preferred.

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