Tired of the hustle and bustle of city life, then why not head out of town and enjoy the relaxing calm of the English countryside. With an amazing selection of country parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty and picturesque villages there are plenty of superb country destinations to choose from on your weekend break. Here is a selection of our top country retreats:
Home to some of the countries most spectacular scenery the Lake District is England’s largest National Park. With a superb array of mountains, lakes and picturesque towns there is plenty to do on your weekend break in the lakes, plus with plenty of hotels in the Lake District you can find your ideal base to explore from.
Cornwall boasts 700 km of stunning coastal scenery, including several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located at the far reach of Cornwall the Lizard Peninsular contains Lizard Point the most southerly part of the British mainland. With picturesque fishing villages, sandy beaches and stunning landscapes it is an idyllic retreat from the buzz of city life. A short drive from Falmouth and Penzance there is a great selection of hotels in the South West to choose from.
Containing six English counties of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Bath & North East Somerset the Cotswolds are a great place to visit on a short break. With so much to see and do this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is renowned as the Heart of England and features some of the best English countryside. Brimming with chocolate box villages and stunning scenery you’ll think you stepped back in time.
What is your favourite part of the English Countryside? Do you enjoy spending time on the Yorkshire moors, a short break in the stunning Peak District or perhaps relaxing with a picnic in the New Forest?