100 of Britain's Most Beautiful Places to Visit
Looking for a little inspiration for where to Summer this year? We've put together a few of our favourite places to visit.
For more than 1,000 years, Corfe Castle and Castle Town have shared an eventful history. Overlooked by the castle’s dramatic silhouette, Castle Town seems cut from the same fabric of grey Purbeck limestone as the castle. And yet there is more to the town than just being a castle offspring - this once medieval village has been home to everything from a military garrison to a royal estate. Today, visitors to the town can enjoy a scenic stroll along its waterline or sample fine food and drink at one of Corfe’s impressive pubs and restaurants. And, of course, there is always the castle.
Lewes is certainly one of the most attractive market towns in Sussex and an ideal visitor destination. It is relatively small, yet filled with historic buildings such as Lewes Castle and the Anne of Cleves House. It's also home to Harvey's Brewery and a handful of their pubs. Southover Grange Gardens is a must as well as a visit to the Needlemakers where a warren of individual and contemporary shops and cafés will keep you busy for an hour or two. The Friday Market offers excellent local produce, and a dip in the oldest freshwater public swimming bath (Pells Pool) will put a spring in your step.
The Botallack Tin Mines have been a part of The Unesco World Heritage site since 2006. The South West Coast Path passes along the cliff on which the mines sit, elevated above the stunning coastal landscape. Clinging to the jagged cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, the mines were used for extracting copper, tin and arsenic. These mines are remnants of the area's industrial past however archaeological evidence suggests that mining at this site could date back to the Roman era or Bronze Age.
Whitstable is renowned for its culinary excellence and pretty seaside charm. This seaside retreat is popular due to its many coastal attractions and its sophisticated and contemporary approach to food. The town has been celebrated for its seafood since Roman times. Situated on the North East Kent Coast, Whitstable is close to the city of Canterbury and has a strong art culture. The harbour has a popular fish market, with the daily catch showcased on ice. Its multitude of eateries from Wheelers to The Sportsman are regularly featured in the national media.