20 most beautiful places in the UK to see with your kids

Last updated 23rd May 2024

We’ve picked 20 most beautiful places in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to see with your kids on holidays in the UK. Here they are – in no particular order of loveliness – take a look.

20 most beautiful places in the UK

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye is home to the Black Cuillin – the UK’s most challenging mountain range – and impossibly lovely beaches like Rubha Shlèite and Claigan Coral.

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The town of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Tenby, Wales

The harbour town of Tenby on the Pembrokeshire coast mixes up a fascinating history with award-winning, golden sand beaches.

20 most beautiful places in the UK to visit this year

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Little Eilean Donan is the island where three sea lochs meet and the setting for 13th century Eilean Donan Castle – one of the most photographed castles in the world.

20 most beautiful places in the UK to visit this year

Causeway to St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, England

Even walking across the granite causeway from Marazion to St Michael’s Mount feels like an adventure.

20 most beautiful places in the UK to visit this year

The Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

The Yorkshire Dales has some of the darkest Dark Skies in Europe and some of England’s best cycling routes.


English country garden, the Cotswolds

Cotswolds, England

The Cotswolds covers five counties and lays claim to Bilbury – ‘the most beautiful village in England’.

Dean Village Edinburgh Leith Water winter

Dean Village, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

It’s very easy to see why Edinburgh is regularly named the most beautiful city in the UK.

Carrick a Rede rope bridge Antrim Coast Game of Thrones location

Carrick a Rede bridge, Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

Between the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, the Antrim Coast is as exciting as it is lovely.


The city of Bath, England

Bath, Somerset, England

Don’t take our word for the beauty of Bath, it’s been a World Heritage Site since 1987.

Tobermory harbour Isle of Mull Western Isles Scotland

Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Isle of Mull, Scotland

The Isle of Mull is stunning in its own right and also a near neighbour to the spellbinding little island of Iona.

20 most beautiful places in England to visit this year

View of Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England

Driving through Cheddar Gorge is astounding, but for the real views, lace up your boots and go for a walk.

Applecross Beach Wester Ross West Coast 500 road trip

Applecross Beach, Wester Ross, Scotland

Wester Ross, Scotland

If the North Coast 500 is on your family road trip bucket list, Wester Ross is reason alone to shift it up to the top as soon as you can.

Clovelly village Devon England view of village and Clovelly harbour

Clovelly village, Devon

Clovelly, Devon, England

The loveliest village in Devon, Clovelly was also named the most Instagramable Village in Britain 2020.

20 most beautiful places in England to visit this year

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, Englan

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, England

Not only does enormous Bamburgh Castle have views of the Farne Islands it holds pole position on the magnificently wild Northumberland Coast.

beautiful Kynance Cove beach Cornwall England

Kynance Cove, Cornwall, England

Kynance Cove, Cornwall, England

It isn’t the largest beach in Cornwall, but Kynance Cove almost always lists as one of the loveliest – and it  has explorable sea caves.

Anglesey 20 most beautiful places in the UK to visit this year

Anglesey Island, North Wales

Anglesey, North West Wales

A holiday in Anglesey involves crossing the Menai Bridge, as if the island wasn’t quite enchanting enough all by itself.

Holkham Beach Norfolk one of best beaches in England

Holkham Beach, North Norfolk, England

Holkham Beach, North Norfolk, England

Walk on vast Holkham Beach at low tide and it’s easy to see why it’s known as one of the most unspoilt stretches of sand in England.

The Needles Isle of Wight most beautiful places in the UK

The Needles, Isle of Wight, England

Isle of Wight, England

The Isle of Wight is one of those rare places you visit on holiday and never want to leave – you’ve been warned.

Plockton Village Loch Carron Lochalsh Scotland

Plockton Village, Scotland

Plockton, Scotland

They call Plockton the ‘jewel of the Highlands’, it sits on Loch Carron in Lochalsh if you want to make up your own mind.

Old Harry Rocks Jurassic Coast Dorset UK

Old Harry Rocks, Jurassic Coast, England

Jurassic Coast, Dorset, England

The Jurassic Coast is famous for fossils, Durdle Door, Old Harry Rocks and some of the most spectacular coastal walks on earth.