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6 Of The Best Places For Scenery In The UK

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Category: Features

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. 


Durdle Door
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



About the author

Shane Scanlon

Shane loves the outdoors and travels around the UK visiting and reviewing all the top attractions.

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