Areas of outstanding natural beauty

These places make your heart beat just a little faster. From delightful working harbours, to exquisite beaches, impressive gorges, rolling hills, and fascinating heathlands, we boast over 30 wildly differing landscapes which have been officially designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Walking the chalk hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds or marvelling at the wildfowl, seals and dolphins from the flats and marshes of the Solway Coast. Inhaling the aromas of the orchards and hop farms that populate stretches of the undulating Kent Downs. You will be part of living, breathing landscapes.

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Rural Norfolk

Rural Norfolk

If you feel like the walls are closing in, try heading to Norfolk for a dose of big skies, blue sea and cute little towns.

Location: Burnham, Norfolk

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Spend a day exploring the sights in the Wiltshire Cotswolds

Spend a day exploring the sights in the Wiltshire Cotswolds

In the north west of Wiltshire, the Cotswolds encompasses the honey-pot village of Castle Combe and the picturesque market town of Malmesbury.

Location: Wiltshire Cotswolds, Wiltshire

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Stay at All Stretton Bunkhouse in the Shropshire Hills

Stay at All Stretton Bunkhouse in the Shropshire Hills

Experience the great outdoors with a stay at All Stretton Bunkhouse, nestled deep in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Location: Church Stretton, Shropshire

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Cotwolds pudding club

Cotwolds pudding club

Indulge with The Pudding Club

Location: Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire

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Visit the Isles of Scilly

Visit the Isles of Scilly

Clear waters and a balmy micro-climate.

Location: Scilly Isles, Cornwall

Coast
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Seek out wild garlic flowers amongst Gloucestershire’s woodland

Seek out wild garlic flowers amongst Gloucestershire’s woodland

Wild garlic flowers are pretty little things to spot on a summer’s ramble in the Cotswolds, and make for a delicious addition to your salad bowl.

Location: The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

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Go wildlife spotting at Hastings Country Park

Go wildlife spotting at Hastings Country Park

Explore over 660 acres of countryside, and uncover the rare wildlife that inhabit the area all year round.

Location: Hastings, East Sussex

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Climb Broadway Tower

Climb Broadway Tower

Have a pre-Raphaelite holiday retreat.

Location: Broadway, Worcestershire

Historic sites and icons
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Don’t be afraid to make a splash at Cotswold Water Park

Don’t be afraid to make a splash at Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park has more than 150 lakes to choose from – offering all kinds of watersports. Take your pick!

Location: The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

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Tetbury Woolsack Race

Tetbury Woolsack Race

This is undoubtedly one of England's strangest sports, but its tradition dates back to the 17th-century.

Location: Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Budget
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Experience gentle bike rides and outstanding natural beauty

Experience gentle bike rides and outstanding natural beauty

Explore the Howardian Hills on two wheels and three rides, with enticing back-roads and country lanes that show you a hidden side of North Yorkshire.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

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Take a bargain break with all the trimmings at Totland

Take a bargain break with all the trimmings at Totland

On the west coast of the Isle of Wight, YHA Totland has the beach, heaps of countryside walks and great local attractions on its doorstep.

Location: Totland, Isle of Wight

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Join the Bat Patrol at Cheddar Gorge

Join the Bat Patrol at Cheddar Gorge

As the sun sets, the silvery moon lights up Cheddar Gorge making it the perfect time to join a bat walk.

Location: Cheddar, Somerset

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Visit the dramatic landscape that inspired John Constable

Visit the dramatic landscape that inspired John Constable

Follow in the footsteps of John Constable and explore Dedham Vale and Stour Valley an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Location: Dedham, Colchester

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Olde World Lincolnshire

Olde World Lincolnshire

The perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Location: Lincolnshire

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Fish N chips in Aldeburgh

Fish N chips in Aldeburgh

Crisp golden batter, flaky white fish and fresh chunky chips doused in salt and vinegar.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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Ride the Water Rail Way cycle route

Ride the Water Rail Way cycle route

Begin your ride in the city and then head out to the Wolds.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Explore Orford Ness

Explore Orford Ness

A strange and secretive past in Suffolk.

Location: Orford, Suffolk

Military history
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Dorset's Knoll House

Dorset's Knoll House

Stunning views and epic afternoon teas in Dorset.

Location: Studland Bay, Dorset

Coast

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