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Well known for its rugged coastline and traditional English countryside, the West Country offers a diverse array of breathtaking landscapes. Whether it’s pristine beaches, picture-perfect villages or dramatic river valleys, between them, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset offer some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.
A varied landscape where mountains tower above lush river valleys and glassy lakes, interrupted only by charming towns, villages and many historic castles. The stunning coastline offers 750 miles of flawless beaches and hidden coves, and Cardiff offers a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of cultural discoveries.
Scotland is a land of real diversity. Revel in the vibrancy of Edinburgh and Glasgow or enjoy solidarity on the peaceful islands of Skye or Lewis. Walk beside gentle lochs or rushing rivers, climb towering mountains and discover hidden beaches and ancient battle grounds. Not only that but Scotland is swathed in historic castles, stately homes and attractions to suit just about anyone.
From the huge open skies and vast beaches in Norfolk to the traditional seaside charm in Essex, the East of England is a varied holiday destination. Taking in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, you can also enjoy stunning countryside, cultural cities, historic castles and several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Encompassing the likes of The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, a holiday in the Heart of England guarantees a traditional English break. Get lost in the stunning countryside, explore cultural cities, market towns and picture-perfect villages. Not only that but you can discover stately homes, peaceful gardens and beautiful castles.
Home to some of the UK’s most loved Victorian seaside towns, the South Coast promises perfect family memories full of fish and chips and ice cream! Head slightly inland and you can enjoy the likes of the New Forest in Hampshire, the South Downs in Sussex and cultural cities like Canterbury in Kent.
There are many contrasting landscapes in the North of England, from the unspoilt mountains in the Lake District to the vast rolling countryside of Yorkshire. If you’re more interested in the coast then Northumberland’s stunning beaches and Yorkshire’s popular fishing villages will not disappoint.
With so many beautiful places in the UK designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a testament to just how special much of the country’s landscapes are. Choose from the peaks of Snowdonia, the honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds, the unspoilt wilderness of the Cairngorms.
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Banchory (6mls W), Aberdeenshire
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Aberdeen is set within the region of Aberdeenshire on the north-east coast of Scotland, surrounded by bucolic countryside and impressive mountains in the west, dropping down to the romantic cliffs and beautiful beaches in the east.
The region is awash with castles, including the iconic Dunnottar Castle (18.5 miles from Aberdeen), Craigievar Castle (29 miles) and Castle Fraser (16.5 miles). Follow tThe Castle Trail to take in some of the most notable ones.
There’s no need to leave the city to discover fantastic attractions though. Aberdeen has a fantastic selection, from Duthie Park with its beautiful gardens and play areas, to the Aberdeen Maritime Museum and its story of the city’s relationship with the sea. The Aberdeen Science centre is perfect for a rainy day, packed with interactive, hands on exhibits and with science shows bringing the world of how things work to life.
His Majesty’s Theatre and The Music Hall have a varied program of events to suit all tastes, while The Gordon Highlanders Museum recounts the stories of one of the finest regiments of the British Army. If you enjoy a tipple, there are several distilleries you can visit to find out more about whisky making, and of course, have a taste!
When you’re not enjoying the city’s culture and attractions, you can make the most of its wonderful location, striking out into the mountains or walking through the beautiful countryside of Royal Deeside, ticking off chocolate box towns and villages as you go.
Our holiday cottages in Aberdeen and the surrounding area position you perfectly for enjoying all the delights of this corner of Scotland. Choose from cosy self-catering accommodation in Aberdeen for a couples’ retreat; family houses with space for everyone to relax and unwind; and beautiful large properties which make for memorable reunions and celebrations with friends and family. Browse our collection of Aberdeen cottages today.
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