First time in the UK? Chances are you will start off with London and spend your holidays entirely in this city of wonder. In this post we decided to gather up four scenic places in the UK to give you an idea about the diversity of the country. From imposing cliffs to villages with a remarkable historic heritage, this is a land that calls for both adventure and contemplation.

Kynance Cove, Cornwall

With turquoise seas and soft sands, you’d easily mistake Kynance Cove for a Mediterranean hideaway. This lovely coast can be explored in the seaside county of Cornwall. The unique rock stacks here- slightly different than both the Cliffs of Moher and the Seven Sisters make for an incredible hike full of opportunities for even the most amateur of photographers. If you’re looking for a day of walking, make sure to tread the coastal paths along the cliffs to fully enjoy the many diverse and beautiful beaches Cornwall has to offer.

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Portmeirion Village, Wales

Tucked away in the north of Wales, Portmeirion is a tiny village with a big personality. Upon arriving in this leafy area, the last thing you’d expect to find is a little bit of Italy, but that’s exactly what Portmeirion has to offer. Built between 1925 and 1975, the Italian inspiration in this village is clear to see with charming, colourful buildings, quaint archways and cobbled streets.

Portmeirion

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High Force Waterfall, Durham

No, you aren’t in a jungle, or a rainforest, you’re in County Durham. High Force waterfall in one of England’s most beautiful waterfalls featuring a 21m drop of free running water. Surrounded by lush woodland, a days’ worth of walking culminating with the view of High Force is enough to satisfy any countryside dweller.

High Force Waterfall Durham

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Ullswater, the Lake District

Arguably one of the most breathtaking parts of the UK, the Lake District boasts several quintessential British views. The rolling landscape is home to the UK’s tallest mountain, Scafell Pike, as well as 16 lakes – the largest being Windermere.

hiking in Ullswater

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Some of the most beautiful nature spots in the country can be found in Ullswater including Aira Force, a 21.3m waterfall as well as the third highest point in the UK, Helvellyn mountain. With plenty of hiking and water sports to offer, there are hidden gems galore to discover.

While these destinations are spread across the UK, they’re easily accessed by either driving or public transport.Here is a good spot to book off-peak tickets for your trip around the country.