With the current unprecedented circumstances, it’s hard to think about anything beyond the coronavirus simply because we have no idea what’s going to happen next! Despite this, it seems important that during these uncertain times, we bring back a little normality and comfort into our lives.
With summer fast approaching, many people would have been thinking about where to go on vacation soon. Whether it’s a road trip you’ve always dreamed of or a trip abroad, we all want to get away and do something when it’s warm outside.
This post is dedicated to those who have thought about visiting England sometime soon. Whilst we all know about the British accent, most people don’t know much about England’s landscape and in particular, where is the best place to visit (outside of London). If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, here are three of the most beautiful and picturesque English counties (or regions) worth visiting.
Warwickshire is right in the middle of England and whilst not the most famous area of the country, it definitely has its unique charms and attractions. For one, the famous writer, William Shakespeare was born here in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon and there are places to visit relating to him if you’re into classic literature. However, we did come to talk about the natural beauty of these places and Warwickshire doesn’t disappoint.
The region hosts plenty of picturesque little villages, beautiful rolling hills and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Many even choose to buy residential park homes in Warwickshire due to its proximity to the famous Cotswolds and the peaceful scenery. If you want a taste of what the classic British countryside looks like, then this is a great place to start; plus, it’s only a couple of hours from London on the train so you could make a day trip of it.
Cornwall is constantly mentioned in the ‘most beautiful places in the world’ debate and is a popular holiday destination both internationally and for people living in Britain. The region sits on the South West coast and is famous for its incredible coastline, spotless beaches and country walks. Alongside this, Cornwall is a great location to try out surfing if that’s been on your to-do list for a while, and the area comes complete with Cornish pasties, an iconic local delicacy made from meat, vegetables and pastry.
Cornwall also hosts the Eden Project, an eye-catching botanical garden hosted inside a giant greenhouse which looks like a fly’s eyes sticking out of the ground. The Eden Project includes the largest collection of plant species in the country including rare rainforest and other unique sights. Plus, if it’s a little cold during your visit, the temperatures are regulated at the Eden Project so you can enjoy a little warmth regardless of the weather.
Finally, we have Kent. Nestled underneath the busy hub of London, Kent is a far cry from the hectic city life that is barely an hour away. With a little travel out of the city, you can enjoy castles, beautiful fields, quaint towns and an exceptional coastline. Shrouded in history, Kent has some of the most amazing natural and ancient marvels in England, including the 1400 year old Canterbury Cathedral.
Additionally, from a wildlife perspective, Kent is full of child-friendly wildlife experiences, making it a great family holiday destination. With multiple animal parks as well as dog-friendly beaches and the infamous White Cliffs of Dover, you can’t go wrong with visiting this region.
Hopefully, this will have inspired you to start planning your own trip to England once the virus has calmed down. Planning is half the fun, so stay safe and enjoy creating your itinerary.