Many miss the multiple areas of outstanding natural beauty in the British Isles ? the places where British people go on their holidays! These destinations are now beginning to emerge andare becoming the hottest places to visit in the UK.
Here are our top 6 destinations in the British Isles that are hot to travel to right now.
1. THE LAKE DISTRICT
The trend to areas of natural beauty in the UK was kicked off by the announcement earlier this year that the Lakes District was to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.
This stunning region in the North West of England is Englands biggest national park and also contains the highest mountain in England Scafell Pike.
The area has been incredibly well loved by the English for centuries and best known for its fantastic walks and ever changing weather!
There are 14 actual lakes in the Lake District, the largest and best known being Lake Windermere. The area is also filled with very cute English villages such as Hawkshead, Keswick and Grasmere.
In addition to walking there are many options to explore the lakes ? from traditional boat trips to kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing and much more.
Snowdonia is in the north west of lovely Wales.
The national park contains the second highest mountain in the British Isles, Mount Snowdon. This is an achievable but challenging day hike or you can just take the train to the top! There is a great caf there that serves amazing soup!
Conwy is a charming medieval walled town with a castle, town walls to walk and the smallest house in Britain! It is a great town to have a wonder around and stop for a spot of lunch.
Then head to the beautiful Bodnant Gardens. Bodnant covers over 80 acres and has a mix of garden styles ? from well sculptured to wild!
This is also a fabulous area for foodies so make sure you stop in to some of the fantastic farmers markets and local restaurants.
3. THE ISLE OF WIGHT
A ferry from lovely Lymington takes you a short distance over the English Channel to the Isle of Wight.
Time seems to slow down when you get to the island. It is known for its walk, beaches, fish and chips and ice-cream! The most westerly point of the island is home to The Needles, 3 massive white chalk rocks that are very scenic.
There are watersports, cycling, horse riding, golf etc all on offer as well as every type of accommodation.
The island is particularly family friendly but also wonderful for anyone looking to slow down.
The Isle of Wight festival is held every June and features well known bands and musicians. Make sure you book quite a bit ahead if you plan on attending the festival as it is extremely popular.
4. THE ISLE OF SKYE
From the calm of the south of England to the wild and rugged north west coast of Scotland! It is now possible to drive to the Isle of Skye over the appropriately named Skye Bridge!
Dont forget to stop and check out Eileen Donan castle before you head over ? and you will probably need to stop in again on the way back as the weather will most definitely have changed!
Skye is a magical and wild place.
The weather is a key feature as it is always changing and brings with it incredibly strong winds. It is quite a large island so it is best explored via car. Portree is the main town and a great base.
The Cuillin Hills offer stunning opportunities for walks in the wild landscape. Go with a guide or make sure you know what you are doing with a map as the constantly changing weather can have a big effect on visibility.