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One of the many great things about holidaying in the UK is that there’s an enviable wealth of outdoor beauty, distributed fairly evenly across the famous Isles. What’s more, many of them are just as brilliant when you’re travelling late in summer, or even well into autumn. If you’re planning on a campervan adventure, then you might find that this time of year is actually optimal. But exactly where should you be travelling and what are the best Autumn getaway locations in the UK?
This part of the country might well be overlooked, since the transport links aren’t quite what they are further west. But that’s part of the appeal of a holiday here. You’ll enjoy plenty of secluded little country villages, and a unique and interesting castle in the form of Castle Rising.
The Lake District
If you’re remotely interested in sailing or hiking, then the appeal of the Lake District should be fairly obvious. There are enough winding hill trails to satisfy you for weeks, as well as some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, before you get to the Scottish Highlands.
New Forest in Hampshire
Once enjoyed as a hunting ground by none other than William the Conqueror, this gorgeous national park offers plenty of secluded little gastropubs, and villages, connected by a vast network of woodland trails. There are also several attractions in the form of the National Motor Museum and Exbury Gardens.
One of the great things about Northern Ireland is that it packs so many disparate attractions and places of interest into such a small space. You can take a tour around the coast and easily fill weeks with unforgettable coastal landscapes and storied nature trails.
The home of the legendary Jurassic Coast, Dorset is another laid-back seaside county, crammed with natural beauty and quaint little seaside towns – with the most obvious being Bournemouth. The coast is so-named thanks to the abundance of geological history evident in the rock formations. If you’ve got an interest in that sort of thing, it’s sure to be fascinating. For the rest of us, it’s simply beautiful! Dorset also has many great festivals throughout the year. Like the Bournemouth Vegan Festival or the Shaftesbury Carnival in September.
Cornwall is a part of the UK that’s hugely popular with tourists, thanks to its combination of great food, seclusion, and seafaring opportunities. It’s a part of the country that’s steeped in myth, and which has recently enjoyed an upsurge in tourist traffic, owing to the popularity of the Poldark television series.
You’ll be able to follow in the footsteps of the legendary King Arthur with a walk across Bodmin Moor, or head out into the sea late in the evening to enjoy some of the best surfing opportunities in the country. During autumn, the place is that much more spectacular, with the sunsets arriving early in the evening.
We hope that these Autumn getaway locations in the UK will inspire to make the most of the British Isles.