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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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Sturminster Newton (3.5mls SE), Dorset
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If you are planning an impromptu staycation, then our last-minute holiday cottages in Dorset will be perfect for you. Plan your longed-for trip to the majestic Jurassic Coast to hunt for fossils, or base yourself in one of our last-minute self-catering cottages on the outskirts of sleepy rural hamlets and thriving market towns. Romantic breaks or group holidays - our last-minute deals cover all sorts of last-minute holidays in Dorset, and many of our exclusive properties have late availability. Dorset is famous for iconic sights such as Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle and Durdle Door, so your entire party is guaranteed to fall in love with this beautiful location when you stay in one of our last-minute holiday lets.
If you have come to admire the scenery, you certainly won't be disappointed during a break in one of our last-minute cottages in Dorset. This stunning county is home to a large Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the coast is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its diverse geology. Lace up your boots and set off for adventures along the South West Coast Path, or try your hand at anything from rock pooling to coasteering. West Bay may be familiar to fans of ITV’s Broadchurch, but the resort towns of Bournemouth, Poole and Lyme Regis are inherently famous for their vast choice of seaside amusements and opportunities for retail therapy. Adopt a slower pace of life and dine in style at the waterfront of beautiful Swanage, browse the pretty shops in Dorchester town centre, and pay a visit to the famous tied island of Portland to learn about its tumultuous past of smuggling and woe.
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