While the majority of us may live on mainland Britain the UK is surrounded by an array of smaller Islands which have plenty to offer those seeking a short break. From the warmer climate of Jersey and Guernsey to the stunning settings of the Shetlands and the Victorian seaside towns of Anglesey there is a host of off shore locations waiting to be discovered.
Owned by the National Trust Brownsea Island is a fantastic place to visit for all those who love wildlife. Offering great views of Poole harbour the Island is home to an array of wild animals from red squirrels and Sika deer to kingfishers and oystercatchers there is plenty to see. With a great choice of hotels in Poole to choose from you can enjoy a break at Brownsea Island for longer.
Travel north to the Scottish Islands and discover rugged landscapes, stunning scenery and blissful tranquilly in these remote destinations. With so many beautiful Islands to choose from it’ll be the experience of a lifetime.
Enjoy some of the Mediterranean climate with a break to the Channel Islands, brimming with a rich history and striking coastline you can relax and enjoy all these Islands have to offer. From the War Tunnels of Jersey to the much celebrated literary sights of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society you’ll find a great selection of activities to occupy yourself. If it’s a relaxing break you’re after than the Channel Islands is ideal for that too.
So which of the UK Islands have you visited, are there any hidden gems that shouldn’t be missed?