10 Beautiful Towns In British
When visiting British, your Must visit not only the bustling London and the major old fashion cities, but also the beautiful rural towns. Rather than staying in modern cities to take photos, find a beautiful town to spend a few days on vacation and experience the English country life is also a good travel idea.
Here I give you the list of 10 most beautiful small towns worth visiting in the UK, make your day and enjoy the natural rustic British countryside scenery. BTW, this list is not ranking.
- Castle Combe, Cotswolds
- Staithes, North Yorkshire
- Saltaire, West Yorkshire
- Blakeney, Norfolk
- Burnham Market, Norfolk
- Lavenham, Suffolk
- Hawkshead, Cumbria
- Eastbourne, East Sussex
- Polperro, Cornwall
- Luss, Scotland
Castle Combe, Cotswolds
Castle Combe is in the Cotswolds, the heart of England, is often honored the most beautiful village in England. It’s characteristicis is typical old fashion with a strong British style. Located on the edge of the Bybrook River, the beautiful streets are lined with stone-walled houses. The quaint style also attracted some filming teams. In 2007, a sci-fi movie “Stardust” and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar The nominated film “War Horse” (War Horse) was shot here. A very old medieval clock can be seen in St Andrew’s Church in Castle Combe, which is still in use today. In fact, apart from Castle Combe, Cotswolds also has many other very beautiful towns, such as Bourton on the Water, Village of Bibury and so on.
Staithes, North Yorkshire
Staithes is a small town located on the bay of North Yorkshire. It was once the largest fish port on the northeast coast in England history. It is in the national park North York Moors. If you go to North York Moors, you may wish to stay here for a few days. , The river passes through the city, quiet and beautiful. you could order fresh fish in Cleveland Corner restraunt, or book a Boat Trip to fish by yourself. There will be an art festival every September, you can find many artworks like paintings, silk products, handicrafts and so on.
Saltaire, West Yorkshire
“Best Places to live in the UK” – by “The Time” 2019
A small town located in West Yorkshire. It is a small Victorian village built by a former philanthropist Sir Titus Salt for the workers in his factory. It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The older factory, Salts Mill, has now become an art gallery. It is one of the largest collections of Hockney art in the world. Because he was born in nearby Bradford, Hockney fans love here. There is also a very famous beer pub named “Fanny’s Ale House”, where you can taste the internationally award-winning Saltaire beer.
Blakeney is listed in top 100 places to live in the UK, and is said to be the most beautiful seaside town in Norfolk and East Anglia. The long and narrow alleys and high and low cottages make up the simple appearance of the town. You can have great crabs at the port. There is also a Blakeney Point Birds Nature Reserve, you can have a Boat Trip from the port to see various of birds and gray seals lazily lying by the water and basking in the sun.
Burnham Market, Norfolk
Burnham Market is another small towns in Norfolk County. The local cottages are the most distinctive brick and stone structure in Norfolk County, with a Georgian architectural style. Of course, good food is essential. Local “Humble Pieis” is recommended, and you can also order local fresh fish. Some music events happens from time to time here, with different bands or singers . So you could taste different styles and different themes. visit official website to find out you favorate band. And there will be a flower show in July and a handicraft show in August. Quite a literary town.
Lavenham is located in the very center of the small town of Suffolk. It is the best-preserved rural town with medieval architecture in Britain. It is only two hours’ drive from London. Lavenham is not big, the church which has gone through hundreds of years still maintains its sacred brilliance. Although the mottled wooden houses have traces of history, iron flower baskets and a few pink or yellow buildings that pop out occasionally will make your eyes shine . By the way, a cabin here is where Harry was born in the “Harry Potter” movie.
The small town of Hawkshead in the Lake District, surrounded by Lake Coniston and Lake Windermere. It has winding cobblestone streets, quaint white cottages with a long and rich history. Old Grammar School is where the famous poet William Wordsworth spent his childhood. And in the National Trust-run Beatrix Potter Gallery displays various of art works of Beatrix Potter (writer and illustrator) related with the Lake District.
Eastbourne, East Sussex
A famous Victorian resort town, located in the south of England, shining in the sun. There are lines of hotels and restaurants facing the sea in the coastal area. Take a walk along the coast after a good meal, isn’t fantastic? Besides, you can reach the landmark White Cliffs attraction, Beachy Head (Beachy Head) in ten minutes by car. Why not have a look and take some photo?
Polperro is a fishing port town in Cornwall. The scenery is the same as on the postcard. Small white houses are lined up beside the blue sea, with the colorful fishing boats and the seagulls. Walking in the town is really relaxing. And you knows that Cornwall is a very beautiful seaside town. In summer, there will be fishermen chorus performances every Wednesday evening. You even can join the local residents, sing and dance together in the sea breeze!
The small town of Luss is located in the Trossachs National Park of Scotland and on the western edge of Loch Lomond, the largest lake in Scotland. On the dock of Luss, you will feel the tranquility of Loch Lomond. Most of the cottages have been preserved from the Middle Ages. The church in the village is a typical 19th century building with Victorian colorful glass windows.
Okay, that’s all for my list, the 10 beautiful towns in the UK. I will show you more hidden gems later on. Do you have any particular town you want to go to?