The UK is renowned the world over to be one of the most beautiful countries to visit and explore. From the far Northern points of Scotland, down to Lands End and the beautiful Islands surrounding the main land, we have dramatic and stunning scenery that changes throughout the seasons.
Yes, we do have a reputation for wet and windy weather, which can be very frustrating. However, the times to go exploring the nations that make up the UK are Spring (April-May) and Autumn (September through to Mid November).
At these times of the year the weather is generally dry and mild, which is perfect for exploring, driving, walking and taking in the stunning scenery and changing colours.
While it’s difficult to say with absolute certainty what the best places to visit in the UK actually are (it’s very subjective, and we are spoiled for choice), we are going to look at a small selection to get you out and about and thinking where you could explore next.
So, join Jones Executive Coaches on a trip around the UK and some stunning places to visit.
5 Best Places To Visit In The UK In September
1). Scotland-Isle of Mull
Calgary Beach on the Isle of Mull is a gem hidden from the rest of the UK. Its white sand and sheltered bay make it feel more like a tropical paradise than a Scottish island. It’s an ideal place for a walk, or a swim in its clear blue waters. Camping is allowed for tents and small RV’s at the southern end of the bay with toilet facilities, so it’s a magical place to stop for a few days.
2). Northern England – Hadrian’s Wall
Hadrian’s wall stretches some 73 miles across Northern England from coast to coast not far from the geographical border between England and Scotland.
It was built on the instructions of the Roman Emperor, Hadrian, to protect the North Western border of the empire (the province of Britannia) from the attacks of the “Barbarians”
Today it is a UNESCO Heritage site and a great place to visit with plenty of walks, villages, forts and an interactive museum.
Find out more at https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/hadrians-wall/
3). Southern England – St Michael’s Mount – Cornwall
St Michael’s Mount is a tidal island in Mount’s Bay, Cornwall. The island is a civil parish and is linked to the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite setts, passable between mid-tide and low water.
The island is a place of medieval history and mystery, and folklore says it was built by a giant who would step across the causeway and steel sheep and cows from the coast of Marazion.
The island is an important place for spiritual seekers, who believe its unique energy is due to age-old ley lines which course under the sea.
Visit the medieval castle and church. The island can be reached by walking across the causeway at low tide. However, if you lose track of time you will either be stranded on the island until the tide goes out again, or book a boat to get you back.
4). Wales – Sgwd Yr Eira – Brecon Beacons
Sgwd Yr Eira is a stunning set of waterfalls in the Mellte Valley within the Brecon Beacons. The name itself (loosely pronounced in English as “Scood err Ayra”) literally means Fall of Snow.
As you walk behind the waterfall on the path carved out over thousands of years by sheep farmers, it looks and feels like a gentle snow fall.
It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty and within the Brecon Beacons National Park, so an ideal place for hikers and all types of outdoor pursuits.
5). The Dark Hedges – County Antrim – Northern Ireland
As with the rest of the UK, we were spoilt for choice in Northern Island. However, The Dark Hedges have become one of the most iconic and most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland.
In fact, fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” may recognise this as “The Kings Rd”, and has been used as a film location many times.
You can find out more at www.discovernorthernireland.com/gameofthrones
The Dark Hedges is an avenue of beech trees, and can be discovered along Bregagh Road between Armoy and Stranocum in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Magnificent United Kingdom.
Of course, this is only a tiny representation of the different areas available to explore in the UK.
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