Think of the United Kingdom and what comes to mind is the beautiful countryside, with Yorkshire Dales in northern England or the old castles and abbeys or scenic Lake District. Rolling green meadows, tranquil moorlands, rugged mountains, seaside resorts - Beautiful UK is made of these!
For any lover of the picturesque British countryside, the lush green, sheep-dotted landscape of the Yorkshire Dales in inland northern England is paradise. The verdant green pastures make an ideal outdoor holiday, be it a trekking trip or a drive round the Dales that border the Lake District. The highest mountains of England can be found here in the Lake District - possibly one of the most scenic regions of Beautiful UK.
The Lake District located in northwest England falls in the county of Cumbria. Grasmere, Thirlmere, Ullswater and Windermere offer a host of recreational activities such as sailing, water skiing, canoeing and fishing. This area is also home to Bronze Age settlements, ancient churches and magnificent castles.
The meandering lakes set among the rugged mountains are just over an hour's drive from Manchester. Driving down from London would take about 5 hours. One cannot talk of the beautiful UK countryside and not talk of the romantic Cotswolds. The old world charm can still be found here - colored stone cottages, quaint villages and country pubs. This area has one of the lowest population densities in England and has been designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB).
A leisurely game of golf on a picturesque course, visiting old castles and enjoying the best of the Scottish whisky - a trip to Scotland can mean this and much more. Liverpool boasts of neo-classically inspired architecture as well as cultural festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts.
Some of the best Scottish scenery can be found in Aberdeen and Grampian. It is characterized by untouched wilderness juxtaposed with picturesque fishing villages along its unspoilt coastline. The Balmoral Castle, which has been a royal holiday home for generations, is located at Deeside.
A trip to Wales is just a couple of hours from London by train. The National Botanic Garden of Wales near Carmathen is the largest single span glasshouse of its kind in the world. Long sandy beaches and majestic castles, contrast wonderfully with delightful restaurants and pubs.
The River Wye is the natural border between England Wales and is an excellent spot for salmon and trout fishing. The Wye Valley offers excellent golf courses and walking opportunities. With 2 national trails and over 1000 miles of public paths, the trekking and biking enthusiast will not be disappointed.
Take a trip to beautiful UK. Sample some of the traditional British fare - Steak and Ale Pie, Lancashire Hot Pot and Lincolnshire sausages. Take in the sights and sounds of the modern cities. Whether its London or Manchester, Liverpool or Liverpool, beautiful UK has something for every tourist.