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our top 8 attractions off the beaten path in the UK

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November 10, 2020

Whether you’re looking to explore the area you live in or are starting to plan your post-lockdown getaway, this post has the top eight hidden gems of the UK waiting for you to discover them!

Minack Theatre

In Portricurno, South Cornwall, Near Land’s End

Known as one of the world’s most spectacular theatres, Minack Theatre has more than 80,000 theatre goer’s every year and double that number just to marvel at the structure! The outdoor stone theatre is a beautiful and offers breathtaking views over the Cornish sea.

Nearest accommodation: Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat

St Michael’s Mount

In Mount Bay, Cornwall

A unique tidal island in Cornwall that visitors can walk to during low tide! The view of the walkway appearing is truly magical. The island is also the home of the fairy tale story ‘Jack and the Giant Killer’, find out more on your trip to St Michael’s Mount.

Nearest accommodation: Piran Meadows Resort

Gaping Gill Cave

In the Yorkshire Dales

Accessible only via a winch, you can stand under a naturally formed gaping hole in one of the most beautiful caves. Explore the underground and see what secrets the Gaping Gill Cave holds.

Nearest accommodation: Kilnwick Percy Resort

The Shell Grotto

In Margate, Kent

Hidden beneath the streets of Margate are rooms and hallways entirely covered with mosaics made from seashells! This one-of-a-kind attraction is worth exploring and perfect for photos, visit The Shell Grotto on your travels.

Nearest accommodation: Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat

Over Owler Tor

In the Peak District

There are so many reasons to visit the Peak District, the charming towns, the amazing cycle paths and of course the beautiful mountains and views in the region. Over Owler Tor really offers the best views over the Peak District, with eroded gritstone capping the hill, which is beautifully covered in colourful heather or tipped with snow.

Nearest accommodation: Rivendale Lodge Retreat

Rievaulx Ruins

In North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire

Visit the stunning 18 Century landscaped gardens, find your way through the woodland, and explore the land around on endless walks. There are two temples to explore too, which offer art exhibitions and historic portraits waiting for you to discover, visit the Tuscan and Ionic Temples on your visit to the Rievaulx Ruins.

Nearest accommodation: Kilnwick Percy Resort

Kynance Cove

In South Cornwall

Known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Kynance Cove is truly breathtaking. The TV show Poldark uses the beach as its famous ‘Nampora Cove’ during shooting season.

Nearest accommodation: Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat

Heddon’s Mouth

In South Devon

A stunning private cove, where you can relax in the sun and take in the views of the sea. Heddon’s Mouth is a former smuggler haunt and may still have some hidden buried treasure if you’re willing to look…

Nearest accommodation: Hawkchurch Resort & Spa

Are you ready to explore the UK like never before? Start planning your getaway today and discover what Britain really has to offer you! And if you don’t want to leave? We have a number of destinations offering holiday home ownership too!

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