Explore Britain's Great Outdoors for 2017

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Explore Britain's Great Outdoors for 2017

If you visit Britain, you will undoubtedly discover the beauty of Britain.  There is an array of travel destinations throughout all corners of Britain. From the rolling countryside to the coasts and from its national parks and picturesque villages to its quaint market towns and bustling cities, there is literally a place or indeed many places in Britain, that will make it your ideal travel destination. Imagine taking walks through the countryside, enjoy lakes, rivers and valley and even explore sandy coves and dunes. Here we have picked 7 destinations to stay, explore and enjoy.

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The Chiltern Hills, England

Imagine walking down gentle rolling chalk hills dotted with agriculture woodlands, hedgerows and small traditional English towns and villages. Well this is the Chilterns and it makes it the perfect spot to unwind in a classic English setting. Explore the region's picturesque villages, stopping along at a traditional pub after an stroll through woodlands or climbing the Chiltern hills in this idyllic corner of Britain.

Wye Valley, England / Wales

Wye Valley is one of Britain's finest riverside landscapes. The Wye Valley is still an enchanting place and has been for over two centuries. It is located on the English and Welsh Border. This location is ideal for outdoor pursuits such as canoeing down the river, climbing the Wintour's Leap, walking or cycling through the various paths and trails along the riverbank. As well as enjoying fantastic food and drinks in one the areas historical country pubs.

Gower Peninsula, Wales

The Gower is loved by walkers, sunbathers and surfers. The dramatic landscape consists of cliffs, woodlands and sparkling beaches. In fact, Rhossili is a 3 mile long gleaming white sandy beach. The Gower location is known to have the best surf in Wales because of its bays and beaches. Explore the area through its cycle routes and footpaths and take in one of the finest coastal landscapes Britain can offer.  

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Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland

The numerous peaks and trails have made this location the mountain biking capital of Ireland. There are two mountain biking centres and excellent cycling trails encompassing famous lakes of this region. There are incredible panoramic views which makes it the must-visit location for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities.

Northumberland Coast, England

This wild and lonely coastline is in the far North East corner of England bordering Scotland and is an ideal place to explore history, castles, beach and islands. From Berwick-upon-Tweed to Amble, explore miles upon miles of beautiful beaches and dunes. Explore Lindisfarne Castle, which is cut off from the mainland at high tide and visit the rocky Farne Islands which is ideal to see seals and for bird watching.  Visit the dramatic Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castles

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The Cotswolds, England

This part of England is synonymous with honey coloured cottages, sleepy quaint villages and gently sloping green hills. This has led to the Cotswolds being known as being quintessentially English. The Cotswolds cover a large geographical area by covering nearly 800 square miles across five counties (Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire). It is also known as a celebrity hotspot as it is the home of celebrities including supermodel Kate Moss, Stella McCartney, Hugh Grant, Liz Hurley and artist Damien Hirst amongst many others.

Ben Nevis, Scotland

Ben Nevis is the highest and most famous mountain in the Britain and stands 1,344 metres above sea level towering over the town of Fort William. Thousands of people walk up Ben Nevis every year to accomplish climbing the highest mountain in Britain. The Nevis Range is a UK winter destination, as it is a skiing and snowboarding resort and in the summer it has excellent mountain biking and hiking activities. The town of Fort William is known as the outdoor capital of Britain and a good place to relax after climbing the mountains .


One of the advantages of visiting these wonderful locations is that you can enhance your experience, by staying in a memorable holiday cottage, in the most idyllic corners of the Britain and all whilst enjoy holiday home amenities. These cottages, houses or apartments can be in rolling countryside or coasts, national parks, picturesque villages and towns or within a vibrant British city. By choosing the right cottage for you experience staying in the heart wonderful locations.

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