United Kingdom is a traveler’s delight. It is near impossible to visit the numerous tourist spots in the country even within a fortnight. However, if you have somehow accomplished the impossible and are yearning to know more about this beautiful country then fret not because there are tons of beautiful hamlets and towns that will capture your imagination and let you bask in an English summer. Here are 10 of the cutest little towns in UK that you should add to your bucket list :
Pickering , North Yorkshire
If you are looking for a popular tourist spot with a thriving market and great attractions to keep you occupied , then Pickering is your ideal choice. Situated near the North York Moors, Pickering was the location for the movie Dad’s Army. Although it wasn’t exactly the target of any insidious attacks during World War 2 , but the place offers a second world war weekend where parents can dress in world war refugee costumes and bid their kids adieu. Pickering also contains the highest number of B & B accommodation where you can stay and enjoy the picturesque North Yorkshire.
Kirkby Lonsdale , Cumbria
Kirkby Lonsdale is situated in South Lakeland district of Cumbria and houses some splendid buildings many of which are centuries old. One of the famous attractions in Kirkby Lonsdale is St Mary’s Church and the view from the Churchyard of the Lune river and the town is also known as Ruskin’s view after John Ruskin. You can find several old pubs, restaurants and cafes lining the streets of Kirkby Lonsdale. You can also enjoy a lovely walk along the Devil’s Bridge and visit the Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery to taste some splendid pies , lagers and beer.
If you are looking for a fun-filled afternoon in United Kingdom with boating, visiting castles and riding bikes then Wareham will be a perfect choice. The Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park and the Monkey world are great spots for kids and adults and you can watch the lemurs and apes playing around. Paddle on the world’s smallest commercial steamer Monarch on Frome river and spend time in the blue waters and stunning white pebble beach of Lulworth Cove.
Stamford, the prosperous wool trading town is considered the ‘finest stone town in England’. Stanford was devised as a conservation area in 1967 and still exhibits some of the best architectural heritage. You can visit the outstanding Burghley House with pretty interiors and its beautiful garden. Take a stroll in the Burghley Park and then enjoy the warm hospitality and some great movies at Stamford Arts Centre.
Pitlochry is the largest town in Perthshire and became famous after Queen Victoria visited the town during 1842. Being situated in the highland Perthshire, Pitlochry boasts of breathtaking landscape and is easily one of the most visited places in Scotland. Indulge in a memorable stroll at the sunset around the Pitlochry Dam with the reflections on the Tummel river coming alive. Explore the Allean forest and take a walk among the Faskally Woods and the Pass of Killiecrankie.
Barnard Castle, County Durham
Situated in Teesdale, Barnard Castle is a town that got its name from the castle that is a tourist attraction. The Barnard Castle , though developed by Richard III , was founded by Bernard de Balliol thus justifying its name. You can spend some time walking along the tranquil Teesdale way, visit the Witham Art Centre and enjoy theater, music and films or explore the Eggleston Hall Gardens, which is also known as the ‘Secret Garden of the North’.