Best Hidden Gems in England
Discover the Top 13 Places Off the Beaten Track in England. The Best Hidden Gems in England that everyone should visit.
From St Ives to Little Venice visit the Very Best Hidden Gem Attractions in England. The Hidden Treasures of England await you.
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1. St Ives
St Ives is a picture postcard village ranked among the Best Hidden Gems in England.
Located a 2 hours’ drive from Plymouth Airport, St Ives has inspired many artists who have decided to settle there; what about you?
How to get there: Book your flights to Plymouth (2 hours by car, 2 hours 30 by train).
Where to stay: "Tregenna Castle Resort" is located a 5 minutes’ walk from St Ives Beach.
Torquay is a bit like Cannes or Nice on the French Riviera. It has a pleasant climate, healthy air and warm winds favorable to the development of tropical plants. It is one of the Best Hidden Gems in England That Everyone Should Visit.
Where to stay: "The Osborne Apartments" located 2 minutes from the beach with pool and restaurant.
3. Castle Combe
Located 30 minutes from the beautiful city of Bath, Castle Combe is one England’s Best Hidden Gems and one of England's Most Beautiful Villages.
This small village is a Hidden Treasure of England where time seems to have stopped.
You may also have seen it in some Hollywood films, including one of Steven Spielberg's latest films. Which one? Come on site and talk to the locals, they will tell you.
How to get there: Book your flights to Bristol (1h by car) or London (2h).
Where to stay: "The White Hart" is a traditional English pub with very beautiful rooms.
4. St Michael Mount
Marazion - Cornwall
St Michael's Mount is located just 20 minutes from the beautiful village of St Ives and is a two-hour drive from Plymouth Airport.
This small island has been voted among the Best Hidden Gems in England. It was built after the famous Mont Saint Michel in France.
The Saint-Michel castle is on top of the island at the very end of England, the extreme south.
Where to stay: "Marazion Hotel" offers a restaurant, bar and stylish rooms, some with views of the sea towards St Michael's Mount.
5. Little Venice
"Little Venice" is Londoners’ pristine waterfront neighbourhood. It is one of the Hidden Treasures of England and it is significantly less known to foreign travellers and has not invaded their Instagram accounts yet.
Hurry up and discover this unique neighbourhood and its canals in the Borough of the City of Westminster.
The easiest way to get there is to stop at the "Royal Oak" or "Paddington" underground station.
Book your accommodation at the best price in London as well as your tours and activities in London such as a "Sparkling 2-hour River Thames sunset cruise in London"
How to get there: Book your flights to London and get off at the "Royal Oak" underground station.
Where to stay: "O Hyde Park" located 5 min from Little Venice.
This small village in Cornwall is one of the Best Hidden Gems in England. A 50 minutes’ drive from Plymouth Airport, Polperro is a small fishing village which is becoming a popular tourist destination and one of the Hidden Gem Attractions in England.
Many artists have lived in this village in Cornwall and painted its quiet and peaceful life.
How to get there: Book your flights to Plymouth (50 minutes by car - 2 hours by train).
Where to stay: “Claremont Hotel" with an excellent location in Polperro.
7. Port Isaac
This small fishing village of Cornwall is known by fans of television series since it has served as a location for a large number of television productions including the series "Doc Martin".
Located an hour and a half drive from Plymouth, Port Isaac is one of the Best Hidden Gems in England Everyone Should Visit. It is a perfect destination for a few days trip for a romantic or family holiday.
How to get there: Book your flights to Plymouth (1hour 30 by car, 3 hours by train).
Where to stay: "Port Gaverne Hotel" is located in a pretty cove.
Just a 50 minutes’ drive from Oxford, Bibury is a beautiful Cotswolds village located in Gloucestershire County. Bibury is considered by many travellers but also painters to be one of the Most Beautiful Villages in England.
You can stay overnight in this beautiful village to make the most of the unique atmosphere of Bibury. You can also book your tours and activities in England today such as a "Cotswolds tour with lunch" and discover one of the Hidden Treasures of England.
How to get there: Book your flights to Bristol (1 hour 20 from Bibury by car – 3 hours by train) or London (2 hours by car – 4 hours by train).
Where to stay: "The Swan Hotel" located in the heart of Bibury Village.
Well known by the English, Ilfracombe’ seaside resort is still one of England's Secret Places for foreign travellers.
This small seaside resort in Devon in South West England, is accessible by car or train.
You will fall in love with this beautiful town, perfect for a break with your lover or your family.
How to get there: Book your flights to Bristol (2 hours 30 by car - 4 hours by train).
Where to stay: The "Carlton Hotel" is located 4 minutes from the seafront. It has a gym, a bar and a restaurant.
The easiest way to reach Torcross is to book your flights to Plymouth Airport (located a 1 hour’s drive from Torcross).
You can stay in Plymouth and explore the Most Beautiful Villages in England such as Torquay, Torcross, Looe and St Ives.
How to get there: Book your flights to Plymouth (1 hour by car, 1 hour 30 by train).
Where to stay: "The Grand Hotel" located in Torquay. It has splendid views of the bay.
Once you get to Bournemouth Airport you are only 20 minutes away by car or taxi from the sublime beaches of this exceptional seaside resort that has been voted among the the Best Hidden Gems in England.
It is a relatively new city since it dates from 1810. It quickly seduced many residents of Dorset who came to live there.
Recent polls say that Bournemouth is the most pleasant city to live in the United Kingdom. To enjoy a beautiful holiday in England you know what you have to do.
Book your flights but also your accommodation and your tours and activities in Dorset such as a "Bournemouth City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour".
How to get there: Book your flights to Bournemouth.
Where to stay: “Derby Manor” is located a 10 minutes’ walk from the beach.
Located in the South of England, a 50 minutes’ drive from Brighton and two hours from London, Hastings is not only famous for the "Battle of Hastings” celebrated every year, but it is also a seaside resort and of one the Best Hidden Gems in England Everyone Should Visit.
How to get there: Book your flights to London (2 hours by car – 2 hours 30 by train).
Where to stay: "Royal Victoria Hotel" for its fine position on the seafront.
Located a 1 hour ’s drive from the beautiful university town of Norwich in Suffolk , Southwold is one of England’s Best Hidden gems.
This beautiful seaside resort is famous for its colourful "beach huts" and its wooden pier ranked among the Most Beautiful Piers in Europe; it is perfect for a quiet 2 -day trip for couples or families.
How to get there: Book your flights to London (3 hours by car – 4 hours by train).
Where to stay: The "Seaside Fisherman Cottage Southwold" is located on the seafront.
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