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After a busy summer and before the lead-up to Christmas officially begins, many are looking for a quiet and relaxing few weeks to re-energize and refresh ready for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. While your first thought might be to book a trip outside the UK, there are many places to go that won’t mean you have to leave the country. So, where are the top 5 peaceful places to go in the UK this Autumn?
Richmond Park, London
For those living in the city (or find themselves nearby) Richmond Park is a great place for a much-needed bit of relaxation. A National Nature Reserve and deer park with 630 Red and Fallow deer, Autumn is also the season of the infamous deer ‘rut’ where stags and bucks compete for female hinds and does. Catch these animals on a relaxing circular walk of the park that’ll take you roughly 3 hours to complete.
River Ouse, York
Running for approximately 21km through York, the River Ouse is a great location for a scenic walk, a peaceful cycle ride, or a guided river trip. You can even hire a self-drive boat and cruise along the river for the ultimate bout of relaxation.
Rhyl Beach, North Wales
There are so many things to do at Rhyl Beach that’ll get your mind off the busy summer. Whether you indulge in traditional seaside activities like swimming, paddling, or a donkey ride, or venture further afield with sea fishing, kite surfing, and surfing – you won’t find yourself short of fun things to do here. Rhyl Beach is also close to various holiday parks nearby, which makes it extremely accessible for a short weekend getaway.
Linn Park, Glasgow
The second largest park in the city made up of 203 acres, Glasgow’s Linn Park is full to the brim with diverse wildlife like 60+ species of birds, incredible fauna and flora, and coniferous woodland. The park also offers a wide variety of things to do for all age groups like an 18-hole golf course, woodland and river walks, and even an orienteering course. Great for a bit of re-energising.
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Another inner city park, Sefton Park in Liverpool is a Green Flag and Green Heritage awarded site and home to stunning features and monuments. If you do find yourself visiting, take a walk around the park’s Palm House and let your mind wander as you gaze at the historic collection of plants from around the world and beautiful Victorian engineering…
These 5 peaceful places to go in the UK in Autumn will help reset your mind in no time. You don’t have to venture far for a bit of relaxing TLC, and you’ll soon be re-energised and ready for the busy party season ahead.