You’ve seen it in the movies. You’ve read about it in nineteenth-century novels. But experiencing it by being there can’t be beaten. The English countryside is a lot more varied, rugged, and beautiful than you may think. It opens itself up to incredible views and breathtaking activities. Find amazing vacations you’ll never forget.
Cornwall is the most south-western county in the country. It is also one of the most incredible surfing destinations in the world! There certainly is a lot of rugged coastline to enjoy if you love the water. But just the drive down through those narrow country lanes will put a smile on your face. There are picture-postcard villages, wildflower meadows, and unspoiled vistas. These will definitely make any holiday here very memorable.
The Lake District is perhaps one of the most iconic places in the world. It is famous for its well-published walks and Beatrix Potter, among others. As the name suggests, the entire region is full of lakes. Some are big, and one or two are enormous! But it’s all the hills and rugged land around them that make this place so special. The weather is very changeable, adding to the challenge of the walks that are so popular. Don’t let that stop you enjoying a camping experience here, though.
The Peak District in Derbyshire is very beautiful. The roads through this region offer some of the best views, but be sure to pull over to enjoy them. This county is centrally located so can be a good mid-way point for any UK tour. Some of the best self-catering accommodation is available here too. You can find some examples of what you might find at places like Michael Paul Holidays to pique your interest. Pick well-mapped walking tours if you’re into hiking. And don’t forget a camera.
Yorkshire is home to some of the wildest and most wonderful landscapes in Britain. It is a large region towards the north of England that can bring you everything you hope for in an English countryside holiday. Take time to tour the Dales. Enjoy the windswept moors. And be certain to spend an evening in a village pub (and get a full English roast dinner!) Sample the local ales and make the most of the friendly hospitality. See if you can spot some of the gorgeous wildlife and wildflowers that make this region so unique.
Kent is in the southeast corner of the UK. It is affectionately named The Garden of England. The climate here is certainly warmer and drier than many other areas of the UK. This means that many exotic plant species have thrived in country gardens all over the county. Kent is home to many country estates and castles, making it one of the most-visited counties in England. If you love looking at big houses from centuries gone by, then why not venture down this way?
It’s not just those from overseas that are missing out on England’s little countryside treasures. Those that live in the cities around the UK should take the next train to fresh air and enjoy the delights that are (almost) on their doorstep.
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