From hillside to seaside, discover the beauty of Britain
Over the Tower Bridge, beyond the palace and past Abbey Road, travellers can discover laurel lanes and garden paths, along the cobblestones less traveled. In 2019, Globus is taking travelers outside London and Edinburgh, down winding roads and across rolling green hills to discover some of the world’s most postcard-perfect places and unspoiled villages.
Here are 12 places throughout Great Britain that boast picturesque scenery and spectacular landscapes, plus the inspiring tours that not only take travelers there, but showcase the stories behind-the-scenes and offer an “undiscovered” glimpse of life in England, Scotland and Wales.
Considered one of the “prettiest villages in all of England,” Castle Combe is a picturesque medieval place that looks as if it’s been hidden behind the curtains of time for 800 years. It served as the setting for the film, “The War Horse.”
Isle of Wight
A yachter’s playground, the Isle of Wight’s 25-mile shore line with beaches, dramatic white cliffs and tranquil sand dunes is full of cheeky seaside kitsch and beauty, in spades.
It’s easy get to know the locals while enjoying a pint of Shandy or a “cuppa” tea in this unspoiled village. Bordering Darmoor’s National Park in Devon, Widecombe-in-the-Moor is home to idyllic scenes with wild ponies, sheep and cattle that often meander onto the village green.
Winding medieval streets and timbered Tudor houses leaning at precarious angles welcoming visitors to this country town in Shropshire. Shrewsbury is the birthplace of Charles Darwin.
A former Victorian spa town, Pitlochry has welcomed travelers to take in its fresh Highlands air, beautiful scenery and Scottish Baronial architecture for 170 years.
The Lake District
Some of the world’s most peaceful and serene beauty can be found in The Lake District. England’s most treasured National Park, this picturesque place inspired poets Shelley, Keats and Wordsworth and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Surrounded by lush, sheep-dotted hills and the River Dee, Llangollen is a postcard-perfect village in Denbighshire in Wales
The spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highland village of Glenfinnan dazzles with the mountain-lined shore of Loch Shiel: The famous viaduct that carried the Hogwarts Express in “Harry Potter” films.
Isle of Skye
“Spectacular” does not adequately describe Scotland’s Isle of Skye. Here, magnificent moors and mountains, woodlands and waterfalls, lochs and landscapes, cliffs and castles mesmerize travelers and locals, alike … for fifty miles.
Made popular by the romantic poets of the late 18th century, this National Park features wooded glens, sparkling lochs and craggy hills. Trossachs perfectly captures the beauty of the Scottish Highlands.
Offering some of the finest views in all of Scotland, it’s little wonder the “bonnie banks of Loch Lomond” have been praised in a song of the same name. Here, travelers can stand amidst Scotland’s most idyllic and unspoiled areas, beside the largest fresh water lake in all of Britain.
A stroll through the quaint Cotswold village of Tetbury conjurs images of life as a wool-trader 300 years ago. Today, it’s known as an “architectural gem” and frequented by locals for its antique shops and cafes.