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The Best Places To Visit In The UK And Ireland - Travel Guide

Updated: Mar 14

It was said that the first places to open up to visit would be local, followed by regional travel, a long haul estimated to be the farthest into the future. Like many, I will be relieved to get out and explore. I may travel a lot internationally but at least once a year, we have also taken a staycation. These have included some of the pristine small Scottish Islands, to travelling by car to the furthest southern English coast of Cornwall and staying at Lizard Peninsula. Here are some of the best places to visit in the UK from John O'groats to Land's End.

Land's End, Cornwall, UK ©MDHarding

The Best Places To Visit In The UK - Travel Guide

Recently I wrote a travel guide on everything you need to know about Scotland, including the Scottish Islands, Highlands and much more. You can catch it again here: Highlands To The Islands - Scotland.

England, Wales and Ireland have lots to explore too from landmark attractions, historical sites and also the delights to experience from making or tasting a traditional Irish cream coffee, Welsh Cake or going the whole hog with a Sunday lunch. Yum!

Irish Coffee ©MDHarding

Travelling South From Scotland

The first place over the border and most accessible by public transport is Berwick Upon Tweed (not to be confused with North Berwick located in Scotland). Only 40 minutes by train from Edinburgh, the historical town located in the region of Northumberland is filled with character from Berwick Castle to the Royal Border Bridge. It was once the chosen getaway destination for artist LS Lowry. There is something for all the family to enjoy from following the coastal paths, Lowry Trail, visiting Cocklaw Beach, walking along the Elizabethan Walls or Andy Howey's Birds of Prey Centre. My favourite is the 18th-century Palladian Country House - Paxton House. With its beautiful woodland and landscaped gardens. There are also house and boat tours, with a cafe on-site to rest before enjoying scheduled activities or a stroll through the gardens, with a permanent sculpture trail - Entrances. You might also be lucky to see a Highland Coo or two.