Paid PostPosted on Mar 4, 201615 Stunningly Colorful Views You'll Only Encounter In Great BritainOMG — there are so many beautiful places just a short distance from London. Visit Britain for all the eye candy you can handle.by VisitBritainPromoted ContentFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The purple and violet heather of the North York Moors in North Yorkshire in England: summonedbyfells / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: summonedbyfells There are various types of heather that grow in moorland area, and most varieties flower in the late summer and early fall, making August an ideal time to visit North York Moors National Park! 2. The lighthouses against the turquoise waters of the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales: Shutterstock Lighthouses dot the entire rugged and dramatic coastline of Anglesey, an island off the north west coast of Wales. South Stack Lighthouse is perhaps the most iconic and worth visiting, and it also happens to be surrounded by a nature preserve where thousands of seabirds nest each spring. 3. The lush colors of the town of Portree in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland: James Kang / EyeEm / Getty Images Portree is the largest town on the island of Skye off the coast of Scotland. In addition to being near spectacular scenery, like the iconic Old Man of Storr, Portree offers a plethora of cultural activities including theater and film screenings. 4. The vibrant and humble beach huts of Scarborough in England's Yorkshire: shutterstock.com They're Britain's most eye-catching beach huts, and there are plenty to rent (or simply admire) all along Scarborough's sandy North Bay beach. The rates for these huts start at just £25/day. 5. The deep teal of the Fairy Pools on Scotland's Isle of Skye: shutterstock.com These magical pools on Scotland's island of Skye attract many visitors every year. Visitors are welcome to take a dip if they're daring, and it's equally wonderful to hike from pool to pool and take in the scenery. 6. And the spectacular autumn colors in the Scottish Highlands: shutterstock.com The vast majority of Scotland's forests and trees are located in the Highlands. Starting in late September, the autumn foliage makes the area even more scenic than usual. 7. The pale blue harbor and charming waterfront buildings of St. Ives in Cornwall in England: shutterstock.com Located on the Celtic sea coast in Cornwall, St. Ives is one of the most popular seaside destinations in Britain. The artful views are perfectly complemented by viewing actual art, for which St. Ives is known. Make sure to stop by Leach Pottery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. 8. The striking summertime poppies of South Downs National Park near Brighton in England: Antony Spencer Photography / Getty Images Field poppies start blooming in early summer, and South Downs National Park is a good bet on where to glimpse them. And if you don't feel like putting the effort into searching yourself, there are communities of photographers who note the locations of poppy fields online! 9. The stark white contrast of the Old Harry Rocks on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset in England: shutterstock.com Part of the 185-million-year-old Jurassic Coast of Dorset (A UNESCO World Heritage Site!), the Old Harry Rocks are three unique chalk formations that stretch into Poole Bay. The 3.5-mile hike to the rocks is utterly breathtaking, and offers incredible views of the dramatic coastline. 10. The pastel and red brick townhouses overlooking the River Yare at Norwich in Norfolk in England: shutterstock.com The townhouses aren't the only architectural draw in Norwich. The town is also home to the medieval street of Elm Hill, the Norman and Gothic Norwich Cathedral, and Cow's Tower, one of the earliest artillery towers to be built in England. 11. Sunset reflected on the smooth surface of Derwentwater in England's Lake District: shutterstock.com Derwentwater is one of the main lakes in the Lake District, and one of the most scenic as well. The lake is surrounded by lovely fells and woods, and is home to several islands, as well as the Derwent Island House. 12. The lush gardens of the cottages of the Cotswolds, just outside of London, England: shutterstock.com Renowned for cute cottages, quaint stone villages, and beautiful gardens, the Cotswolds are a perfect place for a romantic escape. In addition to the gardens and cottages, there are many manor houses to peep, and the area is surrounded by classic rolling hills and farmland. 13. The charming seaside town of Tenby in south Wales: shutterstock.com Tenby is a picturesque walled seaside town in south Wales. The town is home to miles of pristine beaches, as well as part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a 186-mile long walking path that stretches along some of Britain's most awe-inspiring coastline. 14. The enchanting carpets of bluebells in the woods of Hampshire in England: shutterstock.com Spring is when bluebells start to bloom in southeast England, covering the grounds of the most ancient woodlands. Check out Micheldever Wood in Hampshire for some of the most impressive bluebell growths! 15. And the sublime rolling landscapes all around the British countryside: shutterstock.com Literally every place in Britain is almost too pretty to bear. Britain's scenery is seriously divine — and the best part of these views is that they're both accessible and free! Visit Britain for a truly colorful experience.