3 fairytale places to visit in the UK
The UK is packed full of picturesque places to visit, from quaint coastal villages to breathtaking mountain ranges and historic architectural sites.
If you’re keen to explore some of the most beautiful areas that look like they’re straight out of a fairytale – we’ve got you covered! Here, we take a look at three of the most spectacular destinations in the UK you should add to your must-see list.
Whitby, North Yorkshire
Whitby is a charming coastal town located in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. It is renowned for its winding streets, charming cottages, quaint shops, and the iconic Abbey that sits atop the East Cliff.
From the town, you can climb the 199 steps up the cliff to St. Mary’s Church before wandering around the gothic ruins of the 7th-century monastery. The views from the cliff top are incredible – looking out across the town and the North Sea.
After exploring Whitby, you can hop on a train to explore the nearby town of Scarborough – where you can enjoy a walk along the beach before visiting the historic castle.
Snowdonia is a spectacular mountainous region that sits in the northwest of Wales, spanning the Conwy and Gwynedd counties. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful area, with steep mountain peaks, gorges, waterfalls, valleys, and lakes.
Those that love the great outdoors will enjoy the many hiking trails here, including the walks at Cader Idris – one of the most famous mountains in the region. There are a range of moderate to more challenging routes here, each offering incredible views of the mountains and sea beyond.
After a day of walking, cosy up in one of the area’s traditional inns for some well-earned pub grub.
Tintagel is a charming coastal town situated on the Atlantic coast of northern Cornwall. It is most famous for its rich history – as “12th-century writer Geoffrey of Monmouth” named it “the place where King Arthur was conceived” and where the Earl of Cornwall built the iconic Tintagel castle in the 1230s, according to English Heritage.
You can enter the castle by climbing the path and crossing the footbridge over to the rocky island, which offers incredible views of the coastline.
Then, take a journey back in time as you explore the remains of the castle and the early Medieval settlement on the headland. It will transport you back in time and give you an incredible insight into the way of life in centuries gone by.