Posted by Shane Scanlon
It’s easy to forget among the travel mayhem of London’s tube strikes that the UK has some of the most gorgeous and serene scenery in Europe, and it’s right on our doorstep. Take a look at some of these photos!
1. Snowdonia National Park
Before marvelling at these photos and checking your holiday dates, note that Snowdonia is officially the wettest place in the United Kingdom! This photographer had to wait thirteen days in the middle of July before capturing these (may not be true).
|© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales||© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales|
2. Brecon Beacons
Designated an International Sky Reserve in February 2013, you'd be forgiven for thinking you had teleported into New Zealand upon visiting some of the places in the Beacons.
|The Ystradfellte Waterfall|
|Eroded slopes dot around the Beacons|
3. Cheddar Gorge
Voted Britain's second best natural wonder in the UK by a Radio Times poll in 2005, Cheddar Gorge in Somerset is one of the South West's most popular attractions.
|A winding road around the Cheddar Gorge||Breathtaking views|
4. Jurassic Coast
No you won't find T-Rex bones here, but you will find almost 200 million years of geology packed in it's coastline. I know, the T-Rex bones would have been sweeter, but stop moaning.
|Old Harry Rocks|
5. Giant's Causeway
In Antrim now, and only because of a ginormous ancient volcanic eruption many, many millions of years ago. Interestingly, posters of the Causeway have been given pride of place on the Paris Metro and in other French cities to try and draw potential tourists to Northern Ireland.
|© Causeway Coast and Glens Tourism||© Causeway Coast and Glens Tourism|
6. The Yorkshire Dales
Not just good old fashioned British countryside, the Dales draws in visitors from across the country to take in it's rural charm.
|© Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority|
|Waterfall in the Dales|