Holidays bring many pleasure, whether its a walk in the mountains, a visit to some museums, swimming in the sea or just relaxing doing nothing. More and more people are looking to visit quiet places his year, somewhere secluded where they can stroll through villages taking pictures of beautiful houses or curl up by the fire in a cosy picturesque holiday cottage. But where to go? The UK of course! Britain is home to some of the most beautiful towns and villages in the world, from quaint thatched-roof cottages to idyllic stone houses. Here we take a look at 10 of the most beautiful to visit.
Whitby is a seaside town, port, and civil parish in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and is one of England’s favorite seaside locations. The best popular tourist attraction in this village is the ruins of Whitby Abbey, which inspired the story of Dracula, and visiting the old town or walking alongside the river Esk is the perfect way to forget the stresses in your life.
This small village is located in Gloucestershire not far from Broadway just over the border in Worcestershire. The most popular tourist attraction is the Snowshill Manor, a manor house turned National Trust property which is open to the public and contains an unusual collection of furniture, musical instruments, craft tools, toys, clocks, bicycles and armor, all collected by architect and craftsman Charles Paget Wade between 1900 and 1951.
Ombersley is a peaceful and historical village in Worcestershire filled with traditional black and white painted houses based on the original building technique of wattle and daub, where the beams of the house are painted black, and the squares between them white Ombersley is a beautiful place with plenty of history about it, and several nice walks leading to a beautiful waterfall.
Muker is a village and civil parish at the western end of Swaledale in North Yorkshire and is a dream location for anyone who loves old stone barns, drystone walls, and of course traditional English pubs. Don’t miss the Muker Show, which is held every year on the first Wednesday in September.
Broadway is a beautiful village rich in history where you can find amazing architecture. The archetypal limestone buildings are just perfect to take lovely pictures and on your walks you can happily discover great local shops, galleries, pubs, and restaurants. A charming place for a calm holiday for quiet people.
Grasmere is a famous tourist destination in Cumbria in the beautiful Lake District, and home of famous British poet William Wordsworth. The village has astounding natural beauty, from the calm lakes to the rocky hills, and you can enjoy the beautiful view of the village and the lakes from Heron Pike or from the fell of Stone Arthur.
Beesands is a small settlement located midway between Hallsands and Torcross on the coast of Start Bay in South Devon. You can enjoy the beach, stunning views over Start Bay, or even visit the Anglican chapel dedicated to St Andrew, and the coastline in this area is gorgeous.
8. Hope Cove
Clear water and picturesque beaches combine with cute colorful cottages at Hope Cove, a popular tourist destination in Devon, England. The village has two beaches and is sheltered by the headland of Bolt Tailm and exploring this village is an amazing, peaceful experience.
This fishing village is located in the Polperro Heritage Coastline in south Cornwall and has find three beaches: Lansallos Beach, Lantivit Bay, and Lantic Bay. Within the village is the Polperro Heritage Museum of Fishing and Smuggling which is great to explore, and the village is car free so you can make your exploration by walking or even by boat. Boat trips can be taken from the harbor to view the coastline where dolphins and seals can sometimes be spotted.
Stanton village is a spring line settlement at the foot of the Cotswold escarpment and is special because it is built almost completely of Cotswold stone, a honey-colored Jurassic limestone which colours many of the villages in the area. The historical buildings in the village such as Old Manor Farmhouse, Wormington Grange, Sheppey Corner Cottage and St Michael and All Angels parish church stand elegant and unique, like something from a postcard.