If you’re reading this, you’re probably the adventurous type. But the question is always where to go next. Sure, you can spend lots of money and fly to the other side of the world, but really, you don’t need to go far to find some spectacular views right here in Britain. In this post we’ve put together a list of some of the most beautiful views on this very island we’re lucky to call home.
1. St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall
How could there be anything more beautiful than a castle atop an island? You might be asking yourself that question when you visit St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall. This stunning tidal island, just off the coast of the small town of Marazion, is home to a small castle that is only accessible via a causeway across the sands during low tide. At high tide, the castle can then only be accessed by boat. Whether you venture up to the castle itself, or simply stay ashore to admire it from afar, you won’t be disappointed with this spectacular scenery.
2. Blackpool Sands, Devon
For a humble beach in Devon, it’s a far cry from piers with fast food and amusement arcades. Blackpool Sands, just outside Dartmouth, is a breathtaking spot on England’s South West coast, and could easily be mistaken for the French Riviera. It’s a breathtaking shingle beach set within a cove, and offers incredible views, whether from the beach itself or on the path above it. The beach is also a notable point on the enormous South West Coastal Path, taking in the beaches of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, and Somerset. Just be sure to wear some comfortable socks when walking across the pebbles!
3. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
If you’re looking to combine breathtaking natural views with incredible architecture, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is hard to beat. This dazzling stately home deep in the Derbyshire Dales is the centrepiece of thousands of acres of beautifully landscaped parkland and naturally stunning countryside. Take in the sights of the incredible cascade, an artificial waterfall built down a hill leading to the house itself, or enjoy the exquisitely crafted gardens including an enormous rockery, maze and the spectacular Emperor Fountain, which is capable of blasting water an incredible 296 ft in the air.
4. Lake Windermere, Lake District
The Lake District is home to 16 lakes, but one of them is most well known, and for good reason too. Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England, and arguably the most beautiful. This enormous body of water is more than 11 miles in length, and one mile wide at its widest point. The lake itself is awe-inspiring due to its sheer enormity, but so are the stunning views that surround it. Hiking around Windermere’s shores is a fantastic way to take it all in, or if you’d prefer a more relaxed pace, frequent boat trips are available enabling you to take in the sights from within the confines of the lake itself. If you’re adventurous enough to take the hike all the way around, be sure to prepare yourself for the rough terrain with a good coat, walking boots and waterproof socks.
5. Sandbanks, Dorset
Sandwiched between the coastal towns of Bournemouth and Poole, Sandbanks is a small peninsula which crosses the mouth of Poole Harbour. The area is famous for two things - its stunning beach, and its eye-wateringly high property prices. Luckily we’re just focusing on the beautiful views, but it’s easy to see why Sandbanks is such a prestigious place to live. The beach is a long stretch of golden sand which stretches along the length of the peninsula, all the way to Bournemouth itself, and offers breathtaking views out to sea. Opposite the ocean views are a collection of beautiful properties which line the seafront; rumoured to house a few A-list celebrities during the summer months.
So there you have it, our top five most beautiful views in England. Whether you’re walking along the coast of Dorset or Devon, hiking around Windermere, or crossing the causeway to St Michael’s Mount, you’ll be in awe of these stunning sights. Make sure your feet stay dry on your adventures with Geckowear. With a patented three layer design, Geckowear socks are waterproof, windproof and highly breathable ensuring your feet feel at their best while pursuing those fantastic views.