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Best Natural Wonders in England

Best Natural Wonders in England

When one thinks about England, London, shopping, trendy neighbourhoods or business quarters may come to mind.  England is so much more than that. Get off the beaten track and discover England’s natural treasures

 

As you walk away from the main streets, you will discover parks, meet squirrels, pelicans, foxes, deer and fallow deer. In England, you are never far from a lake, a river or the sea.

 

Forget about big cities and discover the natural wonders of England such as the Sea Arch of Botany Bay, the Durdle Door in Dorset or the Seven Sisters National Park.


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Seven Sisters Country Park

Seaford - East-Sussex

The Seven Sisters Country Park is an exceptional place for walks, bird watching, canoeing or just unforgettable memories.

 

Located in the South Downs National Park, its name comes from the 7 chalk cliffs that make up one of the natural wonders in England. 

 

Accessible trails for all types of travellers, sporty or not, are available and the site is accessible to people with reduced mobility. A nice trail (a 4km round trip) will allow you to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Seven Sisters Country Park, one of England's best natural wonders.

 

Seven Sisters Country Park is located 30 minutes from Brighton and 2 hours by car from London. Book your flights and accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Sussex such as a "From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour". The two nearest towns are Seaford and Eastbourne.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Brighton (30 minutes) or London (2 hours). 

 

 Where to stay: For its views of the sea and its award-winning gardens, we recommend the "Hydro Hotel". 

 


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Winnats Pass

Peak District - Derbyshire

The Winnats Pass hills and gorges are breathtaking; they are a  40 minutes’ drive from Manchester Airport. You can just drive through Winnats Pass and let yourself be overwhelmed by the beautiful scenery or discover this place on foot for the more athletic ones. Castleton, the nearest village, can be your base for exploring one of the best natural wonders in England.

 

Book your flights to Manchester and your accommodation at the best price in the village of Castleton or in Manchester.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Manchester (40 minutes by car - 2 hours by train).

 

 Where to stay: One of our top picks in Castleton is the "Innkeeper's Lodge Castleton".

  


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Durdle Door

West Lulworth - Dorset

Durdle Door is one of Dorset's most iconic landmarks with its natural arch of great beauty near a beautiful sandy beach.

 

Book your flights to Bournemouth. If you are lucky you will have a direct flight from home; if not, take a domestic flight from London to Bournemouth. Once at the airport you will reach Lulworth by car (1 hour) or by train (3 hours). Once there, be sure to visit Man O'War beach on the east side of Durdle Door; there is a small bar, a toilet and even a souvenir shop on site.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Bournemouth (1 hour by car – 3 hours by train). 

 

 Where to stay: If you want to stay nearby, book at the "Castle Inn," couples particularly like the location.

 


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Bluebells Hampshire Woods

Hampshire

Flowering bluebells can be seen in four different places in Hampshire. The wild woodland of Micheldever (parking on Northington Lane), River Hamble Country Park, Exbury Gardens and Hinton Ampner.

 

The best time to enjoy this wonderful show of nature is from mid-April to the end of May. Exbury Gardens is located just a 30 minutes’ drive from Southampton Airport; it is a good starting point to visit these four different places in spring.

 

Book your Southampton flights and accommodation at the best price in Hampshire. During your stay in Hampshire, do not forget to visit "Stonehenge" located in the North of Southampton (a 50 minutes’ drive)  and the Isle of Wight, passing by the seaside resort of Plymouth.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Southampton (30 minutes by car - 1 hour by train).

 

 Where to stay: "Best Western New Holmwood Hotel" set in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

 


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Botany Bay

Broadstairs - Kent

Botany Bay is located in Broadstairs in Kent. If you do not know where Kent is, no problem, just picture England, do you see that little bit in the South East which seems to almost touch France and Belgium? That is Kent.

 

Botany Bay is located a 50 minutes’ drive from Canterbury (1 hour by train and 2 hours from London). If your teenagers are not touched by the beauty of nature, tell them that a clip of Shawn Mendes' "Nothing's Holding Me Back" was shot at Botany Bay.

 

Broadstairs is a nice little seaside resort; take advantage of it to stay a few days there and breathe the fresh air of the sea.

 

Book your flights or ferry crossing (Botany Bay is 1 hour from Dover) and your accommodation at the best price and discover one of the natural treasures of England.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to London (2 hours by car – 3 hours by train).

 

 Where to stay: "Barker Luxury Apartment", has breathtaking sea views and is one of the best-rated locations in Broadstairs. 

 


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Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar - Somerset

Cheddar is one of the cities that gave their name to food just like Parma (ham), Bologna (spaghetti bolognese) and ... . Cheddar (cheese). 

 

Cheddar is located just a 50 minutes’ drive from Bath (see the famous Roman baths).  Both places are well worth a visit.

 

The magnificent Cheddar Gorge is crossed by the B3135 road, so you can enjoy the scenery while driving your car. Take a few breaks and visit the cave of Gough. Numerous caves near the Cheddar Gorge have sheltered our ancestors and archaeological treasures have been discovered.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Bristol and join the Cheddar Gorge by car (30 minutes). 

 

 Where to stay: Book your accommodation at the best price in Bristol, Cheddar or Bath

 


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High Force Waterfall

Middleton-in-Teesdale - Durham

Treat yourself to a walk in nature and discover one of the largest waterfalls in England. Enjoy its beauty and a nice walk along the river. Parking and entrance to the waterfall are not free. High Force is only 1 hour drive from Newcastle Upon Tyne Airport.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1 hour by car).

 

 Where to stay: “The Quirky Quarry” in Middleton-in-Teesdale is perfect for a 2-night stay near this beautiful waterfall. 

 


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Flamborough Head

Flamborough - Yorkshire

This imposing rocky promontory is one of the main tourist attractions of Flamborough, a charming village located 1 hour 30 by car from York; there, you can do birdwatching, sea canoeing and discover the two beautiful old lighthouses of Flamborough.

 

It is a perfect destination for lovers of wild nature, calm and authenticity.

 

Book your flights to Leeds, your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Yorkshire.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Leeds Bradford (2 hours by car - 4 hours by train). 

 

 Where to stay: "Marton Grange Country House".  Couples particularly like the location.  


 

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