15 of the most beautiful places to visit in England

Make 2023 the year to explore our beautiful country of England. Here are 15 of our favourite places to visit this year.


Mousehole (pronounced Mowzal) is one of Cornwall's most picturesqueand charming fishing villages. This harbourside location is foodieheaven and local dishes often take inspiration from the sea, withshellfish in abundance. Beautiful views over the Mousehole Harbour andthe pretty fishing boats transport you back to a different, slower-pacedtime. Granite fishermen's cottages line the narrow roads andinvigorating walks through the surrounding countryside take in theheavenly coastal views.

The Ribblehead Viaduct

Just beyond the Cumbrian border with Yorkshire and a short drive fromIngleton, Ribblehead Viaduct maintains an imposing presence over thesurrounding moorlands. Comprising a massive sequence of 24 stonearchways rising 100 ft above the ground, the Viaduct most resembles aRoman aqueduct. This impressive product of Victorian engineering,however, cost the lives of hundreds of navvies toiling on itscompletion. So great was the death toll that the Settle-Carlisle Railwayactually paid for an extension to the local graveyard.

Kynance Cove

Sparkling azure water and powdery sand greet you at Kynance Cove,one of the prettiest locations in Cornwall on the west side of theLizard.  Owned by the National Trust, a steep walk takes you down to thebeach below, and at low tide you can view the distinctive serpentinerock formations, caves and rock stacks.    This idyllic location makesit one of the most popular beaches in Cornwall and its beauty draws thecrowds in the summer months. The more adventurous visitors leap fromsome of the rock pinnacles, but be aware that the currents are strongand there are no lifeguards. A popular beach café operates during thesummer months.

Corfe Castle

For more than 1,000 years, Corfe Castle and Castle Town have sharedan eventful history. Overlooked by the castle’s dramatic silhouette,Castle Town seems cut from the same fabric of grey Purbeck limestone asthe castle. And yet there is more to the town than just being a castleoffspring - this once medieval village has been home to everything from amilitary garrison to a royal estate.    Today, visitors to the town canenjoy a scenic stroll along its waterline or sample fine food and drinkat one of Corfe’s impressive pubs and restaurants. And, of course,there is always the castle.


Overlooking the River Nidd, Knaresborough is a picturesque marketand spa town with medieval walkways and cobbled alleys. KnaresboroughViaduct straddles the Nidd Gorge and is a prominent feature of the town,towering over the river that weaves down to Mother Shipton’s Cave. Thefamous cave and its petrifying well opened in 1630 and are among themain attractions of the town. Mother Shipton was a famous prophetess whopredicted that the world would end in 1991.     Knaresborough Castle isanother notable landmark, and its museum is a great place to learnabout the local heritage. Just moments away is Bebra Gardens, a leafygreen space that offers a calming sanctuary away from the town.


Five Star Stays
Our luxury self-catering holiday cottages are nestled in the prettyvillages of Seamer and Scalby, just outside Scarborough, on the NorthYorkshire coast.
The Red Lion
Flanking the River Wharfe and lying beneath the gaze of dramatic fells, Burnsall plays host to The Red Lion, a former 16th-century coaching inn.
The Golden Lion
Behind the unassuming façade of this 17th-centurycoaching inn awaits arustic interior that celebrates The Golden Lion’s Yorkshire heritage.
The Pheasant
Exuding a timeless elegance that wouldn’t look out of place in a glossymagazine, The Pheasant Hotel has all the hallmarks of a luxuriouscountry house.
The Plough
The Plough, where boutique accommodation and award-winning diningblendseamlessly with traditional Yorkshire hospitality.

Yorkshire's Most Beautiful Places to Visit

Yorkshire is ahistoric county in northern England, known for its rolling hills,stunning coastline, and charming towns and villages.

Cornwall's Most Beautiful Places to Visit

Cornwall is acounty located in the southwest of England, known for its stunningcoastline, picturesque villages, and unique cultural heritage.

Norfolk's Most Beautiful Places to Visit

Norfolk is a county in the East of England, known for its stunning coastline, charming towns and villages, and rich history.

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Yorkshire's Most Beautiful Places

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Cornwall's Most Beautiful Places

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Norfolk's Most Beautiful Places