England is known for its dramatic countryside from rolling hilltops to dramatic seafronts and rugged landscapes. Tourist England’s top 5 beautiful regions in England describes some of our favourite places to visit in the UK, including where to go and what to do. For more information on beautiful regions in England, including group and package tours, check out our page here.
Seven Sisters, Sussex. Top 5 Beautiful Regions in England
Sussex is located approximately 1 hour from London and is known for its rolling countryside, stunning coastline and pretty villages. West Sussex is home mainly to the South Down’s national park, famous for its landscapes and the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters. In East Sussex lies the seaside city of Brighton. Highlights include a visit to the Royal Pavillion and Brighton Pier as well as sampling the great shops, restaurants and nightlife. The region also hosts many historical sites including the impressive castles and gardens of Bodiam and Herstmonceux, as well as the town of Hastings, famous for the 1066 battle of William the Conqueror. Other picturesque places include Chichester, home to the impressive Chichester cathedral and the seaside town of Bognor Regis.
Durdle Door, Dorset. Top 5 Beautiful Regions in England
Dorset boasts a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site coastline named the Jurassic Coast, with many charming and picturesque villages spread out along the seafront. The Jurassic coast is a stretch of 200 million year old shoreline with extraordinary sea-carved bays, beaches and cliffs such as Durdle Door, which puts it in our top 5 beautiful regions in England. It is a popular place to go walking, and many visitors will take advantage of activities like swimming, sailing and kayaking. Inland lies some gorgeous towns and villages such as Abbotsbury and Charminster, each with its own unique character, and host many pretty shops and restaurants. Dorset is also home to some impressive castles and country estates such as Lulworth Castle, Highcliffe Castle and Athelhampton House, and is also associated with the author Thomas Hardy. There are also tours to the region, click here for more info.
Brixham, Devon. Top 5 Beautiful Regions in England
Devon is a diverse county, from rippling beaches to rugged hills and moors. The Great Dartoor Area is home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites and two national parks. Listed in our top 5 beautiful regions in England for its glorious rugged terrain, it has been the inspiration for many writers including Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. The coastal area is home to many pretty towns and villages and has since been nicknamed the English Riviera. Highlights of the coastal region include the town of Torquay, famous for its red cliffs, palm trees and piers. For history lovers, head to Exeter and explore the ancient Roman city, vibrant shops and restaurants. There are also tours to the region. Click here for more info.
The Lake District. Top 5 Beautiful Regions in England
4. The Lake District
The Lake District is England’s largest national park and one Britain’s most popular destinations. The region is loved for its stunning mountainous scenery and glittering lakes, with many visitor’s flocking to the region to discover its literary connection, since many of Britain’s greatest writers came to the Lake District to find inspiration including Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and Arthur Ransome. Our favourite places in the Lake District include Castlerigg, an ancient neolithic monument, Scafell Pike, its highest mountain, Wastwater, its deepest lake and the picturesque towns and villages such as Bowness-on-Windermere and Keswick. Visitors also come to the region for the large range of outdoor activities on offer, including walking, cycling and riding as well as water sports along the lakes and coastline. Explore the lakes on our 1 day Lake District tour or half day afternoon tour.
Peak District. Top 5 Beautiful Regions in England
Last of our top 5 beautiful regions is The Peak District, which boasts breathtaking landscapes of hills, valleys, moors and dales. It is home to the Peak District National Park, whose 555 square miles of English countryside have made it Europe’s busiest national park. Visitors come to the region to see the breathtaking scenery and hike along the numerous trails. The region is also dotted with many quaint villages including Ashford-in-the-water, Castleton and Longnor, as well as bustling market towns such as Bakewell and Buxton. The Peak District is also rich in history, and is the location of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Popular activities in the region include horse riding, watersports, riding and caving. Explore the Peak District as part of our 5 Day England & Wales Tour.
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