Paid PostPosted on May 2, 201747 Scenic As Hell Places In Britain That Aren't LondonThis country is truly amazing — London is merely where your plane lands. Visit all of these British Famous places and travel like the locals do.by VisitBritainPromoted ContentFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink All the destinations mapped: 1. Loughrigg Fell, a marvelous hike in the Lake District offering spectacular views of Lake Windermere. James Ennis / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk That little ladder is called a stile. The structure allows hikers to safely cross over ancient stone walls that criss-cross the English countryside. 2. Cambridge, where you can punt your way across town. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com This floating tour is an iconic experience and a great way to see the city. 3. Durdle Door, where you can lose yourself in island paradise. Joe Daniel Price / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk Britain is an island after all! The Marine Conservation Society also recommends this beach for its excellent water quality. 4. Eilean Donan Castle, a 13th-century castle located on an island in Scotland. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @jambo1986 This stunning castle sits at the meeting point of three sea lochs: Loch Duich, Loch Long, and Loch Alsh. 5. Looe, a fishing village in Cornwall famous for its seafood. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com If you're an early riser, you can watch fishermen auction off their catch on the quay. 6. The Glenfinnan Viaduct, which HP fans everywhere should recognize. firstname.lastname@example.org / Getty Images It looks like the Hogwarts Express because this is where they filmed scenes of it. 7. The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, where exotic animals wander across an English estate. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Hundreds of animal species live at this private wilderness preserve. It's definitely a unique day out. 8. Bristol Harbour, a vibrant waterside district with food, pubs, and scenery. Kenneth Cox / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk It’s often called the Floating Harbour, since the water level remains constant and is not affected by the tide on the river. 9. The Clifton Suspension Bridge, a landmark bridge across the Avon Gorge in Bristol. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The Clifton Suspension Bridge is more than 150 years old and an impressive 1,352 feet in length. It even lights up at night! 10. The Maunsell Sea Forts, a cluster of WWII sea defenses that look like something out of Star Wars. Neil Brown / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk After their wartime service, they were decommissioned in the 1950s. But in the 1970s, they were famously taken over and turned into pirate radio stations! 11. The New Forest, an ancient forestland where wild horses roam. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @lamesjamon The horses can be friendly! They are all over the place, almost like squirrels. 12. Liverpool Cathedral, the largest Cathedral in the UK. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @misskaseface Completed in 1978, you might say it's a modern classic. 13. Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Somerset. Rob Cousins / robertharding / Via gettyimages.co.uk The city is renowned for its 18th-century architecture, its cathedral, and the Roman Baths for which it got its name. 14. The Roman Baths, the ancient mineral spring around which the town of Bath was built. Joe Daniel Price / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk (Yes, the water is supposed to be green.) 15. Prior Park, a park and garden landscape containing one of only four Palladian Bridge in the world. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Not only is Prior Park located in Bath, it was also originally built to demonstrate the properties of Bath stone as a building material! 16. Oxen Fell, a beautiful vantage point during a walk in the Lake District National Park. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Taking a ramble through the English countryside needs to be on your bucket list. 17. The Jurassic Coast, 95 miles of storybook coastline in the southwest of England. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @jambo1986 Durdle Door and many other incredible rock formations line this dramatic coastline to the southwest. 18. Beer, a fishing village nestled in a cove on the Jurassic Coast. James Osmond / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk Sit in a lounge chair on this pebbly beach and watch the fishing boats go out with the tide. It's a quaint place that feels like vacation. 19. Whitby Abbey, the haunting remains of a 13th-century Gothic cathedral that inspired Stoker's Dracula. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @tallgrlca Don't worry. They aren't so scary on a nice day. 20. St. Ives, a popular beach town in Cornwall with emerald tides. Jason Hawkes / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk If you visit, look into taking the train that runs right along the coastline. 21. Mam Tor, an overlook in the Peak District. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com This hill (whose name actually translates to “Mother Hill”) is easily accessible by a stone walkway, which becomes part of the scenery and offers stunning views in all directions. 22. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, a 500-acre outdoor sculpture park in the English countryside. John McKindland / CC BY 2.0 Art lovers, be sure to check this spot out. 23. Stanage Edge, a gritstone edge located in the Peak District. Theresa Elvin / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk The edge makes for excellent rock climbing and bouldering, as well as hiking. 24. Y Lliwedd, an iconic rock face in Snowdonia, Wales. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @eilir30 The peak offers an excellent view of Mount Snowdon, the UK's highest peak. 25. Tresco Abbey Gardens, a tropical paradise off the British Coast carefully constructed to shield plants from the elements. Peter Barritt / robertharding / Via gettyimages.co.uk The gardens on the Isles of Scilly where built in the 19th century and populated with exotic plants brought back from all corners of the world. Even in winter, over 300 species of plants are in bloom. 26. Stonehenge, a mysterious ancient monument that rises from the English countryside. Image Hans Elbers / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk You've no doubt heard of this one, but it's still well worth a trip. 27. Arthur's Seat, a dramatic hill rising above Edinburgh. Kenny Mccartney / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk Legend has it that you’ll gain eternal beauty if you wash your face with the morning dew from the hill’s plants on May 1. 28. Porthgain, a quaint coastal hamlet located in Wales. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @dcomp10 This is a great place to lose yourself in a pub for the afternoon. 29. Cheddar Gorge, a car enthusiast's dream road. Joe Daniel Price / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk The gorge is the largest in Britain. It’s also home to Gough's Cave — where cheddar cheese is matured just as it was 100 years ago. This is the only cave-matured cheddar cheese in the world! 30. Wells Cathedral, a grand and gorgeous cathedral in Somerset. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @desalinado It's been called the "most poetic" of the English cathedrals. 31. Blenheim Palace, a sprawling palace completed in baroque style, home to one of Europe's most extensive collections of art and antiques. Peter De Rooij / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk The inside of the palace is perhaps even more dramatic, with endless rooms of gilded archways, murals, and tapestries. 32. Alderney, an island only 3.5 miles long, teeming with natural beauty and history. Steve Wheelen / Courtesy of the Landmark Trust BTW you can rent a historic fort and spend the night there. Info here! 33. Canterbury, a charming cathedral town in Kent. Michael Godek / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk Come to visit the cathedral, the coast, or one of the pubs in town. 34. Neist Point, an iconic lighthouse located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @arthuryushi It's a short walk to the viewpoint with incredible views of the cliffs. 35. The Old Man of Storr, a dramatic rock formation on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via gettyimages.co.uk Hiking to this viewpoint is the most popular walk on the isle for good reason. 36. Jupiter Artland, an outdoor sculptured landscape in Edinburgh. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Many visitors to Edinburgh miss this unique park. Don't be one of them! 37. The 14 Peaks, a group of Welsh mountains over 3,000 feet high that look straight from Lord of the Rings. James Osmond / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk There are 15 peaks in total (don't ask why it's called the 14 Peaks). The famous challenge is to summit all 15 of the peaks within 24 hours, but many regular day hiking routes will summit three peaks. 38. Mount Snowdon, the tallest of the 14 Peaks, accessible by train. Julie Bowen / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk Who needs hiking when you can take a train to the highest peak in Wales? On a clear day, the view is SPECTACULAR. 39. The Radcliffe Camera, a neo-classical building at Oxford University. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @ichalisani One of Oxford University's most iconic structures, the Rad Cam is a reading room for the Bodleian Library. 40. Gaping Gill, a cave in Yorkshire with a waterfall dropping inside the mouth. Robbie Shone / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk The cave was first explored in 1842 by John Birbeck, who was lowered in the chasm on a rope held by farm laborers. 41. Sunbiggin Tarn, a picturesque moor in the Peak District National Park. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via gettyimages.co.uk The moor is a preserved nature area with views of the countryside. It makes for a great picnic spot! 42. Chesterton Windmill, a mechanical marvel built in 1632 and located in Warwickshire. David Dean Photography / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk The mill remained in use, and running, until the year 1910. That's nearly 300 years of wind power! 43. Dove Stone Reservoir, a nature preserve outside of Manchester. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @alex66six The park offers hiking and biking, and the reservoir even has its own sailing club. 44. Spitbank Fort, a 150-year-old sea fort built to defend against the French, which has since become a luxury hotel. View this photo on Instagram Courtesy of emilyluxton.co.uk / Via Instagram: @em_luxton The fort was a military installation from its construction in 1860s through both World Wars. In 2012, it was converted into a unique hotel destination. 45. Corfe Castle, ancient ruins perched above a historic village. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The village itself is small and full of charm. Come for the castle; stay for a relaxing weekend rambling over the countryside with evenings spent in a pub. 46. St. Mary's, the largest of the Isles of Scilly, with magnificent beaches and a laid-back atmosphere. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @isbellzz Did you know Britain had its own island paradise off the southern coast? Well, now you do. 47. And finally: The Cotswolds, an interconnected region of historic hamlets tucked away in the English countryside. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The Cotswolds are widely regarded as the most quaint and lovely area of Britain. This is probably the world capital of charming bed-and-breakfasts. Pick your top 10 places and add them to your bucket list. It's time you explored the Great (British) Outdoors. View this video on YouTube youtube.com Go to BritishFamous.com to learn more about the best things in Britain.