The 8 Most Charming Small Towns in The UK

Most of the tourists visiting the UK find themselves attracted to the most famous cities, like London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and so on. But the UK has several other small-town tourism destinations too.

In this article, we have discussed some of the most beautiful villages that can rule your heart with their picturesque view and relaxing atmosphere. So, let’s not waste any more time and take a glance at these towns.

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  1. Weymouth, Dorset, England

Weymouth is a seaside small-town in Dorset, located in the middle of the Jurassic Coast and UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. The town looks beautiful with several colourful huts on its sandy sea beach. Weymouth Sealife Park is a home to several water species including sharks, turtles and stingrays.

  1. Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Ballintoy is a harbour town and provides a clear and perfect view of the sea. The village is just around the corner from the stunning Carrick-a-rede rope bridge and the beautiful Giant Causeway. More to the point, the place also has an elegant white church situated on a hill above the town. And if you are a great fan of Game of Thrones, then you must visit it because many scenes from the TV show have been filmed here.

  1. Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

This beautiful town is situated on the river Wye and is famous for its rolling hills, beautiful gardens and desserts – the Bakewell tart and Bakewell pudding. The place is popular amongst sweet lovers because of its lip-smacking sweets and pastry filled with almond paste and jam. Another attraction of the place is All Saints Church, which was built 900 years ago.

  1. Rye, East Sussex, England

Located near the embayment of English Chanel, Rye is a vital shipping centre in England since Roman times. It is being said that once the place was entirely surrounded by sea. Each year, the town conducts a Bay Scallop week in the season of spring. You can get to this place via a train from London St. Pancras International in just 2 hours.

  1. Crail Fife, Scotland

Set along the Scottish coast, Crail Fife is a historic village and feels like it has lost in time as the fishermen set out in the morning to the sea and return in the evening. It is around one and a half hour away from Edinburg, so reaching the place is easy for tourists. It was originally built 800 years ago and still has UK’s most beloved old buildings like tollbooth which belongs to the 16th century.

  1. Burford, Oxfordshire, England

If you want to visit a typical English village, then you must come to Burford. With it’s lined up yellow limestone houses and street with trees, the village is indeed a beautiful small-town to visit. More to your excitement, the village’s church is placed over the remains of a Roman Villa.

  1. Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales

If you have imagined visiting an Italianate village in Wales, the odds are that the place might look like Portmeirion. The area was built and designed between 1925 and 1975 by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. The place takes several beautiful forms according to seasons; for example, in autumn, its exotic Gingko Biloba trees looks as golden as the sun. On the other hand, in spring, its gardens become colourful and fill the environment with the fragrance of azalea, camellia and rhododendrons etc.

  1. Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Tucked at the upper Tobermory, the village is the capital of Isle of mulls. There is a saying about the town that dates back to 1588, a Spanish ship filled with gold was sunk in the water and its wreckage is still lying there.  It is a wonderful location for tourists and looks awesome when its multi-coloured houses on the coastline reflect their beauty in the water.

Now if you are thinking about accommodation and other facilities in these places, then don’t worry! All these small-towns have several hotels with cosy and designer rooms including all modern amenities like TV, designer radiators, AC systems and stylish furniture.

So, what are you waiting for? Just add any of these spots onto your list and get set for the upcoming holidays.

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