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Bleakly beautiful, the Scottish Highlands offers a peaceful escape from the city. Abundant with wildlife and steeped in history, rugged peaks form the backdrop to ancient battlefields, vast lochs and winding rivers, while you may be surprised to know its remote coastline is home to some of the best beaches in the UK - Achmelvich Bay could rival the Caribbean!
Sandy bays, charming fishing villages and the warmest climate in Britain, there's little wonder why Cornwall has inspired generations of writers and artists. But aside from stunning scenery and sunshine, it also has a thriving restaurant scene with an international reputation for superb seafood. Currently operating from Trerethern Farm's kitchen garden, Prawn on the Lawn is well worth a visit.
A delightful medley of honey-hued villages, rolling hills and quaint thatched cottages, rural England doesn't come much more quintessential than the Cotswolds. Treasure hunters will enjoy browsing an array of antique shops, while those with green fingers are sure to be inspired by one of its many recently reopened manor house gardens such as Eastleach House.
With its glittering lakes, mountain tarns and steep hilltops, the Lake District harbours a dramatic beauty that makes it one of the most alluring corners of the UK, particularly for hikers. Alongside its breathtaking landscape, it has a growing culinary scene that champions the region's local produce. Michelin-starred Old Stamp House in Ambleside takes full advantage of the Cumbrian larder.
Boasting the highest peaks south of Scotland, Snowdonia national park is a hiker's paradise, punctuated with scenic mountain trails and bracing coastal paths. But it isn't all about walking. Rich in history, picturesque villages, World Heritage fortresses and Celtic shrines dot the valleys, too. Caernarfon Castle is a magnificent example of medieval architecture.
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