10 Of The Prettiest And Best Places To Visit In The UK

Sometimes you forget how beautiful some places are in the UK! Even the ones right on your doorstop.

I’ve been fortunate to travel to some AMAZING locations and wanted to share them all with you. Below are the most prettiest and best places to visit in the UK.

1. The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is absolutely beautiful, perfect for a weekend away. Do visit the likes of Bibury, Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-water, the Slaughters and Stow-on-the-wold.

Want to know what I got up to in the Cotswolds, click here.

2. London

I live just on the outskirts of London and I sometimes forget how beautiful London truly is. The views from the Shard, Buckingham palace, the gorgeous parks, Winter Wonderland, Borough Market, the amazing restaurants and coffee shops.

For afternoon tea I would highly recommend The Rosewood Hotel or Sketch. And for a fancy treat dine at Bob Bob Ricard!

So much to see and do!

If you’re interested here are my favourite spots in London. And here is my London section – full of restaurants, cocktail bars, coffee shops and things to do!

3. Bath

One of my favourite destinations in the UK has to be Bath! We stayed at the stunning Gainsborough hotel and loved every second there.

The food is incredible! We went to a mix of brunch, thai and pizza restaurants. Random fact but did you know a lot of thai people live in Bath – that’s why there’s so many amazing thai restaurants!

Up first, a special shoutout goes to go Dough. This place is really cool. Why? They have a variety of different pizza bases to choose from – incredible, I know right. They had turmeric, black rice, seaweed, kamut and much much more.

If you’re into more of a brunchy kind of meal, then I’d highly recommend Same-Same but different (cool name).
We went for a traditional fry up with a cuppa tea – very British. It was lovely though. Poached egg was on point!

If you’re feeling Thai, I would hands down recommend going to the Giggling Squid! Not only is this place beautifully decorated with pressed flowers and bird cages inside but the food is outstandingly good!

Check out my blog post on How To Spend 48 Hours In Bath!

4. Cambridge

Cambridge is one of the prettiest places in the UK. We stayed at the Tamburlaine hotel and it is absolutely beautiful, we loved our stay there.

The food is insanely good as well – we had afternoon tea and breakfast, absolutely delicious. Also, speaking of food you MUST check out Tom’s Cakes, Espresso Library and Bould Brothers!

What to do? Visit museums, the beautiful parks and bridges. The backs park is lovely. And, the River Cam bridge is rather cool – a bridge made out of wood.

How to Spend 48 Hours in Cambridge – click here to read!

5. Edinburgh

The city itself is beautiful, lots of cobbled streets, colourful houses and the old castle. Not to mention, it’s great for many food choices!

Food recommendations: If you’re in the mood for pizza. Check out Brewdog. They have an array of beers and gin’s, and they do the most amazing stone-baked pizzas!

Another great option is stopping by The Coffee Mill for brunch! I had a vegetarian breakfast which was delicious.

For coffee, tea or brunch I would highly recommend checking out Spoon. It’s apparently where JK Rowling wrote one of the Harry Potter books!

If you’re in the mood for Chinese, I’d highly recommend Cool Jade. The salt and pepper chicken, spare ribs and duck pancakes were incredible!

Check out my Edinburgh Foodie Guide here.

6. Hitchin

Hitchin is where I bought my wedding dress from – fun fact there.

If you visit Hitchin, you MUST check our the lavender farm, it’s so beautiful. I got to pick lavender and ate in the cute cafe afterwards. They had lavender shortbread, lavender jam, lavender cupcakes and scones! Divine.

For food I recommend Los Reyes Tapas Bar. Food is absolutely delicious.

7. Falmouth, Cornwall

We visited Falmouth early August this year and it was beautiful. Expect lots of colourful cafes, coffee stops, shops and the beaches are beautiful.

The food there is incredible, check out Indidog for brunch, The Stable for pizza and cider, Harbour Lights for fish and chips and Pennycomequick for the most amazing Sunday roasts.

Check out my travel guide here.

8. The Lake District

Mid August Joe and I travelled travelled to the lakes. It was utterly breathtaking. The crisp cold air, peppermint tea and cream tea. The perfect weekend getaway.

If you do go, do visit Levens Hall. It has the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen! Also visit Bowness-on-Windermere to see one of the gorgeous lakes. And, do lots of hiking!

How to spend 72 hours in the Lake District.

9. Bristol

At the end of October, last year, Joe and I spent the weekend in Bristol. It’s a super trendy city full of lots of colourful houses, quirky cocktail bars and amazing restaurants. It’s a foodie’s dream.

Do check out Playground Coffee House and Her Majesty’s Secret Service for some seriously great cocktails. For brunch, The Florist and The Cosy Club are fab!

Check out how to spend 48 hours in Bristol here.

10. St. Albans

If you’re on the look-out for a cute town outside of London, St. Albans in Hertfordshire is perfect. It’s about a twenty minute drive from where I currently live and it’s absolutely beautiful.

A very trendy town centre, posh restaurants and pubs and cute coffee shops.

Where’s your favourite location in the UK? Is it one I’ve mentioned above or somewhere completely different? I’d love to know as I’m forever on the look out for new places to visit.

18 Comments

  1. May 26, 2021 / 11:12 pm

    I’ve only visited London and Edinburgh from this list, but would love to see more of the UK. I love Oxford & lived there for a while x

    • zoey
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      May 27, 2021 / 9:22 am

      Oxford is on my places to visit this year sometime! x

  2. May 28, 2021 / 12:44 pm

    The pretty houses in Bristol are lovely and I loveeee the lavender field too. I’d love to visit one! The Lake District is so pretty, I’d love to visit there again x

    • zoey
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      May 29, 2021 / 10:31 am

      Such beautiful places, I’m dying to go again. x

    • zoey
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      May 29, 2021 / 10:32 am

      Thanks Nevz x

    • zoey
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      May 29, 2021 / 10:32 am

      Thank you! x

  3. Danielle Beautyblog
    May 30, 2021 / 10:59 am

    The lavender farm looks amazing! So many places I want to explore more! xx

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog 

    • zoey
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      May 31, 2021 / 11:27 am

      It’s gorgeous! Me too, so many beautiful places out there. x

  4. May 30, 2021 / 11:50 am

    The Cotswolds will always be one of my favourite places!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

    • zoey
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      May 31, 2021 / 11:27 am

      LOVEEEE the cotswolds! x

    • zoey
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      May 31, 2021 / 11:28 am

      Oh no, hope you get to go home soon. x

  5. May 30, 2021 / 4:39 pm

    So many lovely places here! I am looking forward to being able to travel to more places in the UK this year now things are slowly going back to normal 🙂 x

    • zoey
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      May 31, 2021 / 11:29 am

      Same, now that we have Archie I want to do more and more UK holidays. x

  6. May 31, 2021 / 12:21 am

    Definitely coming back to this for a future staycation – I have not explored the UK enough at all!

    • zoey
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      May 31, 2021 / 11:29 am

      Thanks lovely. The UK has sooo many great places. x

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