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The top 10 places to visit in the UK

12 July 2016

Why not satisfy your wanderlust with one of these alluring UK destinations? Trust us, you won't be disappointed.

Corfe Village
An old mill in the Dorset village of Corfe (near Corfe Castle)

Snowdonia National Park

The majestic Snowdonia National Park, located in North Wales, offers an awe-inspiring landscape of mountains, glaciers and over 100 lakes. There's plenty to see and do, whatever your fitness level. Enjoy mountain walks, climbing and scrambling, or take in the sights of Welsh valleys, lakes and waterfalls from one of the region's many steam trains. Want to try something a bit different? There are plenty of non-operational mines now open to guided tours, such as Dinorwic Slate Quarry, Sygun Copper Mine. Combine a few activities with a journey on the Blaenau Ffestiniog steam train and slate mine.


As well as its brooding moors, Yorkshire offers history in spades with medieval abbeys, magnificent castles and plenty of excellent traditional pubs where you can sample that famous Yorkshire beer (or tea!). On a rainy day try the National Railway Museum in York or the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.


Picturesque Suffolk boasts 50 miles of glorious coastline as well as a variety of quaint villages, medieval towns and gently undulating rural lands. It's ideal for a coastal walk, whether you want the open space of the countryside or would prefer a more urban walk along the Ipswich waterfront. Fancy a drink? The Greene King Brewery is one of Suffolk's most popular tourist attractions.


The name of this idyllic region refers to the rolling hills or 'wolds' that typify the area. Here, you can experience breath-taking countryside dotted with patchwork fields, honey-hued villages, thatched-roof cottages and atmospheric market towns. Take a camera or a dog and walk through the beautiful villages, or ramble along the Cotswold Way. If you'd prefer to enjoy the sights from a vehicle take a trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway.

Art-lovers can visit the Elemental Sculpture Park in Somerford Keynes, while petrolheads might prefer a visit to the Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Lake District National Park

Sparkling ribbons of glacial lakes, craggy mountains and lush valleys make this region of England an enchanting place to visit at any time of year. Stay at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel with its unparalleled views of Lake Windermere and famous fine dining restaurant - just the reward after a long day in the Great Outdoors.


Head to Dorset if you do love to be beside the seaside and explore an intricate coastline that's been awarded World Heritage Status due to its geological significance. This area of outstanding natural beauty is typified by picture-perfect villages offering quaint tea rooms and pubs as well as chalk hills dotted with Iron Age ruins and forts.


Cornwall plays host to sandy beaches and seaside views that, on a sunny day, shimmer with all the colours of the Mediterranean. The north coast is peppered with magnificent, plunging cliffs whilst the south, dubbed the Cornish Riviera, is home to sophisticated harbour villages.


The bright lights of England's capital promise world-class shopping opportunities, vibrant street markets and iconic historical sites such as the infamous Tower of London.


With a world-famous arts festival and attractive medieval facade, Edinburgh is the gem in Scotland's crown. Indulge your cultural side with a visit to one of the city's galleries or theatres and explore the hidden side of the city in the historic underground tunnels that spiderweb below the cobbled streets.


Ramblers rejoice - Norfolk is renowned for its wonderful walking trails, wide open skies, extensive rural landscapes and the stunning Broads, rich in flora and fauna. Whether trekking inland or exploring the rugged coastline, this is the wilds of Britain at its very best. 

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