England’s green and pleasant lands are infamously scenic and beautiful and our countryside is known the world over to have some of the best wildlife, views and scenery. Many foreign tourists enjoy the rural landscapes England has to offer every year but there are still some domestic city dwellers that have yet to experience just what our countryside has to offer. If you think you might be one of those individuals who are missing out, take a look at this starter list of some of England’s best kept secrets:
Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland – Tucked away in the most Northern part of England this ancient market town offers any visitor a journey they will not forget. Its streets are steeped in a winding history that goes back centuries and there are plenty, quaint Borders abodes to choose from, from hotels to holiday cottages and even their sea side caravan park. The scenic town sits just on the edge of the North East coast and the views across the North Sea on one side and the mighty Cheviots on the other are spectacular.
Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria – To the West of the Yorkshire Dales lays a snug little town on the head of the Eden Valley. Kirkby Stephen is a lively market town and can trace its history back to the 14th Century. There is so much to do and see in this quintessential Cumbrian town, with the Lakes just to the West and the moors to the East. If you would rather a getaway in an even more remote setting than this sleepy ancient town you may want to book a holiday cottage with www.cumbrian-cottages.co.uk.
Constantine Bay Cornwall – Cornwall is home to some of the most beautiful coast line the country has to offer and it is no surprise thousands of water sports enthusiasts flock to its shores every year. The sport of choice is generally surfing. If you are staying on the coast in England’s most southern county you will more than likely be awash with surf fever and luckily there are surf schools a plenty to scratch your new found itch. If you would rather take in the scenery than ride the waves though, there are many picturesque walks and trails as well as most of the amazing landscape coming under one of the county’s 12 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).