5 Natural Beauty Hotspots To Visit While In The UK

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There are many reasons to go travelling around the UK. For those who live here, it’s often cheaper to holiday at home and it’s a great way to benefit the local economy. Furthermore, of relevance to both British citizens and overseas tourists, the UK also happens to be a particularly beautiful and fascinating country to explore. One of the best things about the UK are the various natural beauty hotspots lying waiting to be discovered here.

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Here are five of my favourite UK natural beauty attractions:

Cheddar Gorge

One of the UK’s most-visited tourist attractions, the Cheddar Gorge is an ancient limestone gorge in the beautiful county of Somerset in south-west England. Once you’ve seen it for yourself, you’ll understand perfectly why this is the case. This natural beauty site is breathtakingly stunning, and it’s the kind of rare sight that only the West Country can really offer.

Like many UK natural beauty spots, the Cheddar Gorge is a great place to go hiking or strolling if you’re the active type. It’s also a fantastic spot for a family picnic, so it might be worth taking a bite to eat – and what better than the world-famous cheese that the area is so well-known for?

If you do visit Cheddar Gorge, you might want to time it for the annual family festival, Top of the Gorge, which takes place in June.

Cheddar Gorge, one of the UK's best natural beauty attractions

Black Mountains

Not so much mountains, but more of a group of low hills spread over South Wales and extending across the Welsh border into Herefordshire, England, the Black Mountains are an incredibly beautiful sight to behold and one of the UK’s top natural beauty spots.

Again, they prove to be a great place to go walking, and if you are looking to explore further afield in Wales, the Black Mountains would be a great base for a short family holiday, or even a romantic weekend away.

Of all the holiday cottages South Wales has to offer, those in the Black Mountains are particularly nice to stay in and if you’re really lucky, you might end up in a quirky, cosy old cottage in the middle of nowhere. You could easily find yourself spending a good week or so there, rambling around the local countryside and relaxing in some of the local pubs.

Fingal’s Cave

Moving on up to Scotland, we come across a particularly idllic natural beauty spot which has vastly grown in popularity over the last few decades. If you appreciate natural sights which are more or less undisturbed, you’ll love Fingal’s Cave, as it’s so pristine and beautiful.

Fingal’s Cave is a beautifully kept natural cave on Isle of Staffa, and just one glimpse of this natural wonder makes it clear to see why so many people are so keen to see it every year. This sea cave in the Inner Hebrides was formed a long time ago by the same lava flow that caused the famous Irish Giant’s Causeway.

Fortunately, it’s also very easy to visit, as all you need to do is catch one of the boats which sail from the Isle at regular intervals on most days of the year. You’re unlikely to forget this strange and evocative UK sight anytime soon!

The best natural beauty attractions in the UK

Snowdonia

Back in Wales, we have the beautiful mountain of Snowdonia – one of the three highest peaks in the UK and arguably, the most popular one to climb. If you’re up for a particularly adventurous kind of holiday, you’d do well to consider this truly stunning natural beauty spot in north Wales.

You’ll probably be able to reach the top of the mountain in a day or so, and no doubt you’ll be able to find a local climbing troupe to join to make the experience even safer and a whole lot more fun. Snowdonia boasts some of the best natural views across Wales, and you’ll certainly feel as though all the hard work was worth it once you get to the summit!

UK best natural beauty spots

Loch Lomond

A number of Scotland’s lochs are world-famous and Loch Lomond is widely regarded as the most famous of all, although Loch Ness is a close contender.

If you’ve never seen a loch or even visited Scotland before, you might well be wondering exactly what this term refers to. A loch is a large lake, usually set within trees and woodlands, or sometimes among wide plains.

Loch Lomond is famous for being especially beautiful, and particularly large. If you’re visiting Scotland, be sure to stop off here at some point!

Where do you think you might be going on your next trip around the UK, and what natural wonders might you expect to see there?

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18 Comments

  1. November 9, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Snowdonia and Cheddar Gorge are so beautiful! I haven’t been to the other places you mention though … I really must!
    Cx

    • November 10, 2018 / 2:11 pm

      Cheddar Gorge is probably my favourite of all the places on this list 🙂 Stunning place, with many happy memories for me!

  2. November 10, 2018 / 12:24 am

    These are some absolutely gorgeous places to visit. Cheddar Gorge is somewhere I used to love to go to when I was younger I would love to go back again one day as well.

    • November 10, 2018 / 2:10 pm

      I love Cheddar Gorge for the same reason! It’s such a nostalgic place for me. Must go back soon.

  3. Danielle
    November 10, 2018 / 8:12 am

    Sadly I have never been to any of these. The black mountains look incredible and I am adding that to our trip list for next year.

    • November 10, 2018 / 2:10 pm

      Bet you would love it there, it’s stunning.

  4. lukeosaurusandme
    November 10, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    These are some absolutely stunning spots and of course, you hear so much about them! I would love to visit some of these, we are planning trips to both Scotland and Wales next year so we will have to try and visit some places. We are also not too far from Cheddar Gorge so may see if we can get a groupon to somewhere near by and spend the day there.

    • November 12, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Cheddar Gorge is probably my favourite destination on this list (and not surprising really, anything that involves food usually gets me going – HAHA!)

  5. November 10, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    You have chosen some really beautiful parts of the UK – Snowdonia is incredibly stunning.

    • November 12, 2018 / 5:25 pm

      Snowdonia always takes my breath away – such a pretty sight!

  6. Laura
    November 11, 2018 / 12:08 am

    Thank you for reminding me of all these stunning places to visit in the UK, now need to plan a trip to Fingals Cave as that is the only one I haven’t been to yet.

    • November 12, 2018 / 5:25 pm

      You’re welcome. Hope you enjoy your visit to Fingal’s Cave 😀

  7. November 11, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    I love Loch Lomond. It’s so grand and majestic. I wish I could visit there someday.

    • November 12, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      I really want to explore more of Scotland. Such a breathtakingly beautiful country!

  8. November 12, 2018 / 7:08 am

    I keep reading SO much about Cheddar Gorge Although its so far away, I really think I should make the trip. Its sounds like it would be worth it xxx

    • November 12, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      Me too, another blogger I know has just been on a press trip there and it looked so interesting.

  9. November 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Some great idea’s here! I have never been abroad but absolutely love exploring places in the UK as a family. We have been to Cheddar Gorge but will definitely add some of these onto our to-do list!

    • November 13, 2018 / 1:03 pm

      Cheddar Gorge is probably one of my favourite UK attractions! It’s such a nostalgic place for me to visit as I used to go there a lot with my family when I was younger.

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