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13 Hidden Travel Gems That Locals Say Are The UK's Best Kept Secret

Secret paths, tunnels, and gardens galore for you to explore.

We're still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, so before travelling please know before you go and check the latest government advice and local guidance relevant to your destination. When you're there, please be mindful of locals, keep to social distancing rules, and respect the surroundings around you.

The UK has some incredible, iconic, and famous attractions to explore. However, it also boasts some secret hidden gems that only locals know about, making them the perfect places to escape your everyday. Here are 13 lesser-known places everyone must visit...

1. Lancashire: The Tolkien Trail

2. Yorkshire: Staithes

3. Edinburgh: Colinton Tunnel

4. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Jesmond Dene

5. Glasgow: The Hidden Lane

6. London: Kyoto Garden in Holland Park

7. Wiltshire: West Kennet Long Barrow

8. Coleraine to Derry Railway on the Antrim Coast

9. Surrey: Ashtead Common

10. London: Brixton Village Arcade and Market Row

11. Peak District: Howden, Derwent, and Ladybower reservoirs

12. Mid Wales: Glyndŵr's Way

13. West Sussex: Petworth town and park

Feeing inspired? Escape your everyday and plan a trip to one of these amazing places right here in the UK. Go to Visit Britain to learn more.