Britain’s Most Amazing Locations, As Recommended by the UK’s Top Travel Bloggers
We asked some of the UK’s top travel bloggers to recommend their favourite locations in the UK. Surely no one knows the coolest spots in the country better than these folks, so get your Atlas down from the shelf, stick the kettle on and prepare to be inspired!
Mummy Travels – Brixham, Devon
“I grew up miles from the sea, so heading to the coast always makes me feel like I’m on holiday – my daughter is a big fan too. And while there’s plenty of beautiful stretches to choose from, I love the south Devon coast around Brixham – Brixham itself is incredibly pretty, with brightly coloured houses on the hill overlooking the harbour, while nearby the Berry Head Nature Reserve links you to the South West coastal path. Look for crabs in the rock pools at Shoalstone beach or swim in its seawater pool, then imagine yourself as an Elizabethan explorer aboard the Golden Hind on Brixham’s quay, plus there’s fish and chips, Devon crab rolls and ice cream.”
Twins That Travel- The Isle Of Skye
“Our favourite destination in Britain is the Isle of Skye, particularly when exploring the breathtaking views of the Quiriang on an afternoon hike in the sun. This magical island will leave you believing in fairy tales and magic!”
That Adventurer- Hunstanton, Norfolk
“My favourite place in the UK is the North Norfolk Coast. I love heading to Hunstanton which has miles and miles of wide, sandy and almost empty beaches for a long coast walk before refueling on tasty treats in The Norfolk Deli.”
Sophie’s Suitcase- The Backs, Cambridge
“The Backs in Cambridge is the perfect location to really get a feel for Cambridge, you can hire a punt and spend the afternoon coasting down the river or you can hire bikes and wind in and out of the university buildings. It’s a beautiful part of the world and it’s a great place to live and visit.”
Lovepuffin Travel Blog- The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
“My favourite place in Britain has to be the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. As well as being one of the most scenic places to hike, bike or just drive around, it’s also home to the friendliest people and the freshest seafood. The Old Man of Storr hike treats you to amazing rock formations and views all the way back to the mainland. Unforgettable.”
UK Travel Room- Snake Pass, Peak District
“Sat between Glossop and the Ladybower Reservoir at Ashopton, the route is very popular for tourists and motorcycles.
If that tells you nothing it’s the A57 road between Manchester and Sheffield.
It’s called Snake Pass for a reason (actually, it got the name after the Snake Inn) so don’t make me lecture you about safe driving. Once you’re high up enough there are some spots where you can park up and take a picture. Unfortunately, you might drive through miles and miles of thick fog. We’re still in the North West so don’t be too picky.”
Global Grasshopper- Brighton
“One of our favourite places in the UK is Brighton. Sometimes called ‘London by the sea’, this hip and happening South coast city continues to surprise and intrigue its many visitors. It’s always been a fun city (especially when the sun’s out) but we also love Brighton for its great beachfront, award winning restaurants and thriving art and alternative scene.”
The Mum Blog- Lyme Regis, Dorset
“For me, Dorset, and particularly Lyme Regis, is the perfect destination for a UK break. If you’re travelling with dinosaur-mad kids they’ll love looking for fossils along the Jurassic coast.”
Helen in Wonderlust- Croyde, Devon
“My favourite place in the UK, is stunning Croyde Bay in North Devon. With cute thatched cottages and beautiful beaches, the village still retains it’s old English charm. This small village is the perfect place for families and with great waves, it’s also a hub for surfers. So if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday with plenty of activities on offer, then Croyde might just be the place for you.”
The Quirky Traveller- Rydal Water, Lake District
“My favourite place in the whole of the UK is a little bench overlooking Rydal Water in the heart of the Lake District. Between Bowness and Grasmere, it’s easy to get to (no hiking involved!) Sitting on this seat you get a great view of the lake. Mmall, but perfectly formed, with Heron Island in the middle and sheep-strewn fells all around. Poet William Wordsworth lived nearby and you can see why he was inspired to write such moving poetry. More here www.thequirkytraveller.com/2010/08/the-magic-of-rydal-water”
“One of my favourite places in Britain is Portmeirion in North Wales. It’s a quirky little village that makes you feel like you’ve magically left Wales and landed in the Mediterranean. Everything is bright, flamboyant and showy and the architecture is fun and really unexpected. Portmeirion was also the film location for The Prisoner, a TV series from the 60s.”
“If I could choose to go anywhere in the UK again, it would be Northumberland. This magnificent region has completely stolen my heart and I never get bored of returning. Its wild, rugged beauty; its rich historical past; it’s spine-tingling spirituality; and its 30 miles of mighty sandy beaches will seduce you in an instant, trust me.”This entry was posted in UK Trips and tagged travel bloggers, UK trips. Bookmark the permalink.