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.
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.
The harbour town of Tenby on the Pembrokeshire coast mixes up a fascinating history with award-winning, golden sand beaches.
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.
St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, England
Even walking across the granite causeway from Marazion to St Michael’s Mount feels like an adventure.
Yorkshire Dales, England
The Yorkshire Dales has some of the darkest Dark Skies in Europe and some of England’s best cycling routes.
The Cotswolds covers five counties and lays claim to Bilbury – ‘the most beautiful village in England’.
It’s very easy to see why Edinburgh is regularly named the most beautiful city in the UK.
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.
Bath, Somerset, England
Don’t take our word for the beauty of Bath, it’s been a World Heritage Site since 1987.
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.
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England
Driving through Cheddar Gorge is astounding, but for the real views, lace up your boots and go for a walk.
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, Devon, England
The loveliest village in Devon, Clovelly was also named the most Instagramable Village in Britain 2020.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
They call Plockton the ‘jewel of the Highlands’, it sits on Loch Carron in Lochalsh if you want to make up your own mind.
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.