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  • 1 Greenwich Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - London SE10

    Greenwich's name is synonymous with the Meridian, and its famously iconic observatoryb. The area is also very appealing on account of its huge park and museums, most notably the National Maritime Museum. A pleasant walk past historic pubs along the R..

  • 2 Kew Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kew Road GB - London TW9

    The residential district of Kew retains a village atmosphere; in 2003 it acquired global recognition when its Royal Botanical Gardens were granted Unesco World Heritage Site status, on account of their historical significance and the richness of thei..

  • 3 National Museum of Scotland Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    st. Chambers GB - Edinburgh EH1 1JF

    Two adjoining buildings make up the National Museum of Scotland. The Royal Museum, housed in a masterpiece of Victorian architecture, exhibits disparate collections: fossils, furniture, decorative arts, stuffed animals etc. The Museum of Scotland, me..

  • 4 Charlotte Square Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    sq. Charlotte GB - Edinburgh

    Designed by Robert Adam in 1791, this square is delightful for the harmony and elegance of the its façades, especially on the north side. You will be impressed by the detail of the lattices enrich this square. If you would like to immerse yourself in..

  • 5 Royal Botanic Garden Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    20A Inverleith Row GB - Edinburgh EH3 5LR

    The origins of this garden, a veritable haven but also a research tool, dates back to the late 17C. The rhododendrons are one of the estate's main attractions. You can wander around the winding paths inside the futuristic greenhouses (1967) between t..

  • 6 National Museum of Wales / Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Cathays Park GB - Cardiff CF10 3NP

    The museum's remarkable collections are divided into three main sections. The Natural History section presents the nature and ecosystems of Wales; the Archaeology section exhibits objects and written documents that retrace daily life from prehistory ..

  • 7 Mousa Broch Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GB - Mousa HS2

    The brochs are the end of a long tradition of small fortified farms built from 500 BC. Mousa dates back to one of the first centuries AD and was built more solidly than the 500 other brochs recorded in the Highlands and islands, as most are now rubbl..

  • 8 The Pleasance Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    B966 GB - Edzell DD9

    This classic walled garden - one of the rare ones to be seen in Scotland - was designed in 1604 by Sir David Lindsay who also planned the castle's interior courtyard. Its design comes from ideas that flourished during this time of peace that was the ..

  • 9 Trewithen Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    rd. Grampound GB - Truro TR2 4DD

    This estate is noted for its 11 ha of English-style gardens which, in season, include borders of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias, several of which are house hybrids. The charming Georgian manor house (1715-1755) contains period furniture, pain..

  • 10 Hilltop Viewpoint Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Aberfoyle FK8

    North of the village of Aberfoyle, Hilltop Viewpoint affords an excellent panorama of the Trossachs (viewing-table) encompassing various mountains (Ben Venue, Ben An, Ben Ledi and the Menteith Hills to the east), several lochs (Loch Katrine, the Fing..

  • 11 Queen's View Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Pitlochry PH16 5BX

    Queen's View is a viewpoint up above Loch Tummel. There is a magnificent panorama over the loch and the cone-shaped peak of Schiehallion (1,083m). Queen Victoria visited this place in 1866, hence the name.

  • 12 Dunkery Beacon Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Porlock TA24 8JB

    Dunkery Beacon (519m), near the village of Porlock, is the highest point on Exmoor and is visible for miles around. It commands magnificent views of the moor and, it is said, sixteen counties.

  • 13 Rosslyn Chapel Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    GB - Roslin EH25 9PU

    Rosslyn Chapel is famous for the wealth and richness of its carvings, a veritable "Bible of Stone". Work lasted from 1446 to 1486. The buttresses, windows and cornices are covered in decorative sculpture, which is rather unusual. The choir ..

  • 14 The Cuillins Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Sligachan IV47

    These dramatic and austere mountains are a breathtaking sight. The Black Cuillins are a horseshoe-shaped range encircling the glacial trough of Loch Coruisk. Twenty sharp peaks stand over 900m high, with the highest point reaching almost 1,000m. They..

  • 15 Gardens of Crathes Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A93 GB - Banchory AB31 5QJ

    The lifetime work of Sir James and Lady Burnett, these gardens combine a wide variety of forms, colours and scents. Yew hedges dating from 1702 separate the predominantly red and yellow Pool Garden from the two formal French gardens, the Fountain (sh..

  • 16 Lake District National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Wilson Park GB - Barrow-in-Furness

    The park covers 2 280km² of lakes and mountains whose cliffs, crags, precipices and countless famous peaks include the stony wastes of Scafell Pike (977m), the highest peak in the region. Lying between the Skiddaw group in the north and The Old Man o..

  • 17 Loch Maree Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Talladale IV22

    Loch Maree epitomises the rugged scenic grandeur of the west coast. The loch is ensconsed between the towering form of Ben Slioch (980m) to the north and the foothills of Beinn Eighe. It is studded with isles, one of which, Isle Maree, was where Sain..

  • 18 Cairn Gorm Panorama Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Coylumbridge PH22 1RB

    The cable car provides an easy way to enjoy something of the magic and beauty of this mountainous region. From the terminal (about 1 100m, exhibition, restaurant), there is a grandiose view westwards over the Spey Valley, which widens into a basin be..

  • 19 Stonehenge Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    A344 rd. GB - Amesbury SP4 7DE

    It is thought that Stonehenge was built in three phases from 2950-1500 BC. An outer ditch with an inner bank of rubble and a double ring of 56 postholes, with the Heel Stone at the northeast, date from the first phase. A double ring of bluestones was..

  • 20 Stourhead Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Mere BA12 6QD

    The garden at Stourhead, designed by the banker Henry Hoare II (1705-85), is a superb example of English landscape gardening. He was inspired by his travels and paintings by Claude Lorraine and Nicholas Poussin, in which nature is presented in lumino..

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