The United Kingdom is filled with magnificent landscapes. Picturesque villages, rocky cliffs and dreamy islands are amongst the diverse scenery that the UK has to offer. Whether you are looking for an excursion to a city you’ve never had the chance to explore before, or a beautiful sightseeing flight above some landscapes you’ve always wanted to see from above, we will fill your head with new ideas. To help make the choice slightly easier, here are our top 10 most beautiful places to visit in the United Kingdom (as seen from both the ground and the sky).
1. The Lake District
The Lake District is a beautiful mountainous region in North West England and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. If you’re looking for a break from the city to enjoy the wonders of nature, this is the place to be. The forests, lakes and mountains of this region are breathtaking seen from above. Afterwards, discover them up-close by hiking through the well maintained trails of the park before refuelling with a picnic in this breathtaking setting.
Price: £85 per passenger
2. The Isle of Wight
A real holiday destination, the Isle of Wight is just off the south coast of England. Known for its beautiful sandy beaches and its renowned Needles, it’s worth spending a day or two! The Isle of Wight has multiple award-winning beaches, inspected daily to ensure the preservation of the environment.
With flights from London airfields taking under an hour, you’ll reach this paradisiac island in no time.
Price: £80 per person
Cornwall is a county on England’s rocky southwestern tip. Of course, when we think of Cornwall we think of gorgeous sandy beaches, but there’s so much more to it! Visit the north coast and try your hand at surfing in Newquay, or for a more relaxed day, treat yourself to an Afternoon Tea whilst looking out to sea in St. Ives. Due to its unique coastal landscape, Cornwall is a truly breathtaking area to discover from above.
Price: from £47 per person
The beautiful Cotswolds countryside is definitely worth discovering! Running through 5 different counties, the Cotswolds look like they have strayed into the 21st century from another era. The honey-coloured villages will work their historical charm on you. For nature lovers, green meadows and wolds are perfect to discover the local flora and fauna, or take to the skies to discover this historical area from a unique perspective.
Price: £59 per person
5. The Isle of Man
The Isle of Man, or Mann, is a beautiful island in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. Whether you spend a day there or you fly over it, the breathtaking landscapes will amaze you. The island is known for its medieval castles, rugged coastline, rural landscape and beautiful clear blue sea. You can spend the day wildlife watching, hiking or having a gourmet lunch, the Isle of Man has it all!
Price: from £133 per person
6. Isles of Scilly
When your problem is deciding which island you’ll visit because each one is prettier than the next, you know you’re about to discover a real treasure. The Isles of Scilly form a magnificent archipelago of islands off the Cornish coast. St Mary’s, the largest of the islands, will have you dreaming about its clear blue water and sandy beaches for days. Whether you spend the day island hopping, flying above the archipelago or just escaping for a relaxing afternoon, you won’t believe your eyes!
Price: £220 per person
7. Snowdonia National Park
The Snowdonia National Park is a grandiose 823 square miles park in northwestern Wales. The landscape is absolutely stunning and the park offers a lot of different activities. Besides hiking the many trails to reach the top of Mount Snowdon, you can explore the park’s waterfalls and lakes, or if you’re feeling adventurous why not try the northern hemisphere’s longest zip-wire? For the ultimate view of the mountainous landscape, take to the skies to soak up its beauty from above.
Price: from £106 per person
Why not try something different and rediscover Cambridge? This city will have have you fall in love with its charm! You can walk through the University of Cambridge’s enchanting campus, enjoy the River Cam on traditional punt or explore the numerous historical monuments of the city. Whether you want to visit the Market Square, the Bridge of Sighs or enjoy one of lovely walk in the park, you will be amazed by the city’s appeal. With flights taking less than an hour from London, a day trip is the perfect way to explore the heritage of this quintessentially British city.
Price: £124 per person
It’s impossible to make a list of stunning places and not mention the Channel Islands! Though they include 2 Crown dependencies (the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey) those islands just can’t go unnoticed and undoubtedly deserve a spot in the Top 10. Spend the day island hopping, or try your hand at surfing. Whatever you decide to do, this day trip will be the perfect getaway!
Price: £161 per person
Last but not least, the stunning island of Barra in Scotland is a must-see. With mountains, beaches, meadows and breathtaking landscapes, Barra offers the whole package. Barra is a special place to discover, especially if you arrive by plane… The airport is really one of a kind, with planes landing directly on the beach at Cockle Strand! You’ll be sure to make a grand entrance and to fill your head with all the beauty nature has to offer.
Choosing the Top 10 most beautiful places to visit in the UK wasn’t easy! There’s just so many stunning places to discover and explore. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway on a beautiful beach or a hiking adventure in the mountains, you have endless possibilities.
Take the opportunity to fly above UK’s wonders and go on an adventure! Visit Wingly today to find a flight and discover a new destination.