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5 Ways to Enjoy the Beauty of the UK

Best Destinations - Amanda - October 1, 2017

Throughout the United Kingdom you’ll find countless areas filled with beautiful scenery and stunning views that must be seen to be believed. The UK consists of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Each area has its own unique charm, and the best thing is that the landscape is constantly changing due to the turning of the seasons.

Enjoy the Scenery from a Narrowboat

A great way to enjoy the stunning scenery is to give canal boating a try. You can rent different sizes of boats and the largest ones can sleep up to 12 people. You can get boats that come with showers, toilets, and kitchens. You can prepare all of your own food or you can stop in any small town that you can tie the boat up at, have a meal there, and then explore the area on foot.

The waterways pass through miles of breath-taking countryside and you may see some wildlife as well. The boat goes slowly enough for you to be able to take some amazing photos. There are over 3,000 miles of waterway in England to that will take you through a series of canals that are connected by locks. You can also cruise through canals in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Scenery

There are plenty of guided coach tours to choose from and the tours include the cost of the bus, the guide, accommodations, and some meals. It is a great way to see the scenery without worrying about driving in a new area. It is a fabulous way to meet new people with similar interests and explore the scenery of the UK.

Get a Job in a Beautiful Location

What could be better than waking up every morning to go to work at a place that people travel from all over the world to see? If you like Downton Abbey you can feel as though you are on the set by working in a beautiful house.

You can work as a guide for a tour company and take people on guided hikes or cycle tours through beautiful areas. You could move to an area that interests you like Cornwall on the Southwest coast of England or Snowdonia National Park in Wales and work in a restaurant, hotel, or retail store. Then you can spend your time off exploring the area at your leisure

Road Trip around Ireland’s Coast

Rent a car and start your journey in Belfast where you can see where the Titanic was built before it went on its ill fated maiden voyage. You can then head along the Causeway Coastal Route that hugs the Atlantic and will take you to such magnificent places as The Gobbins, Glenarm Castle, Cushendun Caves, Rathlin Island, Giant’s Causeway, and many more.

Island Hop in Loch Lomond, Scotland

Loch Lomond is the longest inland stretch of fresh water in the UK and it 39km long. It is on the boundary between the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands and there are many islands to explore in the loch. You can easily rent kayaks, paddle boats, row boats, peddle boats, and motorboats to explore the lake at your leisure.

You can also do water sports like water skiing, wakeboarding, or tubing. Inchmurrin is the biggest freshwater island in the United Kingdom and you can stop at the hotel there for accommodation. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant so it is a great place to go if you are hungry, looking for a place to stay or just want to stop for a pint of ale.

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