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Britain’s Most Amazing Autumn Locations, Recommended by UK Travel Bloggers

We’ve been in touch with some of the UK’s favourite travel bloggers to get their recommendations for the top spots in the UK worth escaping to this autumn. With breathtaking scenery and plenty to see and do, you’ll be itching to grab your coat and start exploring.

Cambridge – Yaya & Lloyd Hand Luggage Only

Yaya & Lloyd Hand Luggage Only

Nearest station - Cambridge

Our favourite autumn destination has to be Cambridge. It's a city that is steeped in so much history and picturesque charm, every cobbled-street is different and the masses of independent stores make Cambridge a great place to explore. Don't forget to head to the remarkable King’s College Chapel or wrap up warm, grab a hot-chocolate and head toward the river where you can show off your newly discovered punting skills

The Lake District – Yvonne The Tourist of Life

Yvonne - The Tourist of Life

Nearest train station - The Lake District

Autumn is my favourite season of the year. Partly because of the beautiful orange and red autumn-colours that decorate the trees. So for me it is no surprise that I chose The Lake District as my favourite place in the UK to visit during autumn. The Lake District is beautiful in every season, but such a stunning piece of earth has something special and magical during this time of the year. Those colours…to die for!

The Scottish Highlands – Emma Adventures of a London Kiwi

Emma - Adventures of a London Kiwi

Nearest train station - Oban

The Scottish Highlands; where azure skies bathe in mirror-still lochs, fairy cairns balance on cliff sides, mists drape purple-heathered mountain shoulders, and there are more castles than you can imagine (which is the best problem in the world).

Greenwich - Ayla Mrs Ayla’s Adventures

Ayla - Mrs Ayla’s Adventures

Nearest train station - Greenwich

I may be a little biased as I’ve always lived close by, but Greenwich in London is one of my favourite places in autumn. The entrance to Greenwich Park is lined with trees, their red and yellow leaves scattering the pathways making it feel like you’re walking along a colourful, leafy blanket. I love finding a quiet spot to sit where all I can hear are the squirrels and deer rustling in the leaves, and can watch the quirky Londoners from afar, and the skaters and roller-bladers that whizz by. The view of the city from the top of the hill is one of my favourite viewpoints in London and if the park gets too chilly I head down to the market to warm myself up with a Baileys hot chocolate – the perfect drink for this season! I could spend ages wandering around the antique market stalls and drooling over the mouth-watering street food - from steaming paella to sizzling hot dogs. Plus, the free firework display on Bonfire Night in Blackheath, just outside the park’s entrance, is always a firm favourite of mine.

Cheshire - Alice Flash Anthology

Alice - Flash Anthology

Nearest train station - Cheshire

I love going home to where I grew up in Cheshire for a walk at Dunham Massey. We also used to go as a family when we were kids. We'd have a picnic on the grass (or in the car when it was raining or too cold!) and we'd love stomping through the leaves, spotting deer. There's nothing like hiding inside on a cosy on an autumn day and for this I love the Whipping Stocks in Knutsford, Cheshire.

Northamptonshire - Char Taylor Hearts Travel

Char - Taylor Hearts Travel

Nearest train station - Northamptonshire

My favourite autumn location in the UK is Northamptonshire, particularly around the villages of Grendon and Castle Ashby. The countryside is beautiful and the trees stand out as the main attraction, rather than being overshadowed by lots of buildings. I have to admit that the red leaves do look good against the stone cottages though. I love going for long walks in the fresh air during autumn.

Westonbirt - Hannah That Adventurer

Hannah - That Adventurer

Nearest train station - Kemble

Westonbirt Arboretum is the perfect autumn destination and a great way to spend your weekend. Near Tetbury in the Cotswold's, Westonbirt has over 15,000 different trees. As you can imagine the arboretum is stunning in autumn when the leaves change colour. Enjoy crunching on leaves and take a big blanket and a picnic for the perfect day out!

Bath – Sophie Sophie’s Suitcase

Sophie - Sophie’s Suitcase

Nearest train station - Bath Spa

Behind the stoned buildings of Georgian Bath is a city that has plenty to see and do and with its beautiful architecture, Bath is a strong contender for England’s most beautiful small city. This gem of a city boasts a history sweeping back to the Roman times with authentic Roman Baths, Sally Lunn’s buns and Jane Austen’s old home. The city is host to many great eateries, cultural locations and a vast array of accommodation to suit all budgets.

Scottish Borders – Lauren The Lifestyle Diaries

Lauren - The Lifestyle Diaries

Nearest train station - Dumfries

I've always appreciated the beauty of the Scottish borders, particularly around the Castle Douglas area, and know it to be a wonderful place to spend a long weekend in the country. If you want somewhere to enjoy the beautiful countryside or scenery, there are plenty of gorgeous walks, hills and even a few little beaches for you to enjoy (making sure to wrap up warm!) Or if you want to cosy-up for the weekend, book yourself a little holiday cottage, light the fire and bring a box set of DVDs to watch. Autumn perfection!

New Forest - Emily Luxton Travels

Emily - Emily Luxton Travels

Nearest train station - Ashurst New Forest Station

One of my favourite places to go in the UK during autumn is the New Forest in Hampshire. I lived in Southampton for about six years and spent a lot of time in the New Forest - but autumn was my favourite time to go. The leaves turn yellow, and the forest floor is carpeted in bronze by fallen leaves and rust coloured ferns. It's a spectacular place to go for long walks and bike rides - which of course always end at a pub for a well-earned meal by a log fire.

London – Angie SilverSpoon London

Angie - SilverSpoon London

Nearest train station - London Euston

Crisp walks in Hyde Park, brown leaves on the trees in Sloane Square, mulled wine in the pub, cosy afternoon teas at The Dorchester and start of the festive season. These are just a few reasons why I love watching the changing colours of autumn in London.

Dorset – Liz The Mum Blog

Liz - The Mum Blog

Nearest train station - Moreton 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.

Sussex – Global Grasshopper
Sussex – Global Grasshopper

Sussex – Global Grasshopper

Global Grasshopper

Nearest train station - Brighton East Sussex

Autumn is when the popular Sussex seaside town is arguably at its most atmospheric – especially on stormy days. This is when the summer crowds which pack the wide pebble beach are replaced with crashing waves and howling gales which whip the sea into a foamy frenzy.

Kirstie - The Family Adventure Project
Kirstie - The Family Adventure Project

Snowdonia – Kirstie The Family Adventure Project

Kirstie - The Family Adventure Project

Nearest train station - Bangor

A great place for adrenaline fuelled family fun in autumn is Snowdonia in North Wales. If the weather is bad then you can go underground at the new Go Below Ultimate Extreme - the longest underground zip line course in the world. In the same cavern Bounce Below offers a fun underground trampoline course. There’s an adult only session and a special junior area for the really little ones if you all want to get away from each other.

If the sun is shining then book the whole family onto a Bear Grylls Survival Academy afternoon at Dragon Raiders Activity Park in Criccieth. Crawling in the mud and wading through rivers may sound extreme but even our ten year old enjoyed it. And you can always ping the mud off by catapulting into the sky on the Powerfan Plummet and giant five seater swing at Tree Top Adventure near Betws y Coed.

To calm things down take a stroll in the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno. The only high risk activity there is bumping into Mr Punch and his flying sausages.

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