The Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Britian, on the whole, is a beautiful country. It's vast and wonderous landscapes means that it constantly attracts a flock of sightseers from all over the world.

As we're currently in the beginnings of what will hopefully be a lovely summer, we've put together our top five beautiful sights of Britian, to help you get in the mindset of summer and really appreciate what Britain has to offer.

5. Loch Ness

Famed for the myth of its supposed monster, Loch Ness is not only one of Britians most well-known sights, but is also one of the most beautiful. It's vast yet peaceful landscape helps bring it into the top five list.

Surrounded by charming villages, Loch Ness is found in the Highlands of Scotland. Plentiful accomodation and riverside cottages means that it's also a good place to stay if you're looking for a peaceful break.

Try visiting the Loch at dawn or dusk, to experience it at its most peaceful.

4. Leeds Castle

Known to locals as 'the loveliest castle in the world', Leeds Castle can be found in Kent, near Maidstone.

Surrounded almost completely by water, Leeds Castle is accessible from only one side, meaning that you can appreciate it sitting on the water from almost any angle. It is most beautiful in summer, so now is the perfect time to take a look.

Not only is it stunning, but the castle is also of historic importance as Henry VIII used it as a home for himself and his wife, Catherine of Aragon.

3. Polperro, Cornwall

Polperro is an enchanting Cornish fishing village, situated a few miles along the coast from Looe.

Its jumble of cottages, colourful harbour and small beach brings exactly what you would expect of a Cornish village.

Although being one of the most visited villages in Cornwall, Polperro remains the prettiest. It is situated in a cliff ravine, providing protection from the tide.

2. The Jurassic Coast

Complete with a breathtaking sea view and sandy beach, this famous stretch of coastline runs 95 miles from Devon to Dorset, and places at number two in our list.

There are various parts to the Jurassic Coast, each offering equally stunning views, but some of the spectacular highlights include:
-The sandy beaches at Orcombe Point.
-Salcombe Hill where you can take in the views of Sidmouth.
-Red Sandstone Cliffs where you can take in the scenes of the picturesque Salcombe Regis Valley.

It's the perfect sight to see this summer, but if you don't quite fancy it yet, it's been there 180 million years so there's no rush.

1. Giant's Causeway

Finally, topping the list is the wonderous Giant's Causeway in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Neighbouring the North Atlantic Ocean, this wonder attracts people from all over the world. It's smooth spheric stones, which are vast in number, add to it's beauty. The stones are the result of a volcanic eruption years ago, but many comment that a mystifying quality remains.

The location can make the Giant's Causeway difficult to get to, but when you do, you'll think it's definitley worth the wait.

By Emma Cocker

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