10 magical locations that belong in a snow globe

England is filled with beautiful buildings and scenery that could be plucked straight out of a magical snow globe. Here is our pick of ten locations that wouldn’t be out of place in a festive snow globe setting.

1

Warwick Castle

Warwick

Warwick Castle snow

Built by William the Conqueror and overlooking the River Avon, Warwick Castle has stood since 1068.

2

Exmoor

Exmoor

Exmoor winter

Bordering both North Devon and West Somerset, this National Park is home of the Exmoor pony and some of the darkest skies in the UK.

3

Hever Castle

Hever

Hever Castle winter

Once home to Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII, and her family Hever Castle has stood since the 13th century.

4

York Minster

York

York Minster winter

The first recorded church on the site of York Minster was a wooden church built in 627AD to baptise Edwin, King of Northumbria.

5

Welland Viaduct

Harringworth

Welland Viaduct winter

The Grade II-listed Welland Viaduct carries steam trains across the Rutland countryside.

6

Oxford

Oxford

Oxford winter

As well as being home to England’s oldest university, Oxford was also the capital of England between the years of 1642 and 1646.

7

Wollaton Hall

Nottingham

Wollaton Hall winter

Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire is home to the Nottingham Natural History Museum and Industrial Museum.

8

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Stratford-upon-Avon

Anne Hathaway's Cottage winter

The Warwickshire childhood home of Anne Hathaway (wife of William Shakespeare) is so famous that there are several replicas built in Australia, Canada and the US.

9

The Banqueting House

Gibside

The Banqueting House Gibside winter

10

Arundel Castle

Arundel

Arundel Castle winter

Overlooking the River Arun, Arundel Castle in West Sussex dates back to 1067 and is a Grade I listed building.

30 Jul 2018(last updated)
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    Warwick

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    Exmoor

  • 3

    Hever

  • 4

    York

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    Harringworth

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    Oxford

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    Nottingham

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    Stratford-upon-Avon

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    Gibside

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    Arundel

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