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  • 1 Snowdonia (National Park) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Beddgelert LL48 6LF

    Snowdonia was designated a National Park in 1951. Extending over an area of 2,180km2, it is the second largest national park in England and Wales. Its wild beauty and spectacular mountains near the sea are a breathtaking sight. At 1,085m, Yr Wyddfa F..

  • 2 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.

  • 3 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.

  • 4 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 ..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 Cape Wrath Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Durness IV27 4PN

    Cape Wrath stands west of Durness and marks the extreme northwest of Scotland. Protected by the Clo Mor cliffs, which, at 281m high, are the highest in Britain, the cape is home to a colony of seabirds. To get here, you take the ferryboat from Keodal..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 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..

  • 10 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..

  • 11 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..

  • 12 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..

  • 13 The Circus Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The Circus GB - Bath

    Connected to Royal Crescent by Brock Street (built by John Wood the Younger in 1767), the Circus was one of Wood the Elder's first projects although not built until 1754. It consists of a circle of identical houses, pierced by three equidistant acces..

  • 14 Museum of Costume Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    st. Bennett GB - Bath BA1 2QH

    Situated in the Assembly Rooms basement, the museum presents a wide variety of styles, fabrics and patterns used in every sort of attire and accessory, from the Stuart period to the present day. Note in particular the museum's oldest garment, the Sil..

  • 15 Royal Crescent Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 Royal Crescent GB - Bath BA1 2LR

    This famous symbol of classical architecture, incurved in the form of an arc, is lined with a terrace of 30 houses with monumental façades, the lines counterbalanced by 114 giant Ionic columns, from the first floor to the balustrade. This symbol of B..

  • 16 Windsor Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castle Hill GB - Windsor SL4 1NJ

    Windsor Castle is a fascinating transformation of a medieval castle into a sumptuous royal residence. It was William the Conqueror who had it built, in a move to reinforce London's defensive line, and Henri I made it his home as of 1100. The royal fa..

  • 17 Cambridge Colleges Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Trinity GB - Cambridge CB2

    The colleges are grouped together on the east bank of the River Cam. Each college has a bridge linking it with the other bank, known as The Backs, a broad expanse of lawn, planted with trees. The most illustrious include St John's, Trinity, and King'..

  • 18 St John's College Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. St John's GB - Cambridge CB2 1TP

    A tour of St John's College (founded 1511) is a walk through the world of architecture. It is Cambridge's second largest college; the gatehouse, decorated with coats of arms, is one of the finest in the city. The courtyards are predominantly Tudor. B..

  • 19 Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National ParkTrossachs Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Callander

    From Callender to Loch Venachar in the east and Loch Katrine and the shores of Loch Lomond to the west, the rugged mountains and wooded slopes of the Trossachs are reflected in the waters of countless lakes. Since 2002, this superb region, which rose..

  • 20 Chatsworth House Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bakewell GB - Derbyshire DE45 1PP

    On the edge of the Peak District National Park, Chatsworth House, a "second Versailles", according to Charles de Saint-Amand (1854), contains the extensive collection of works of art of the Dukes of Devonshire. The original Chatsworth was b..

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