With all the stresses and strains of the modern world, sometimes all you need on holiday is some peace, quiet, tranquillity and home comforts. Taking a country cottage or rural retreat break in a green and leafy part of the UK could be just the experience you need. Forget airport queues, passport control and currency exchange worries, holiday in Britain and all you need to do is jump in the car and go (and perhaps a ferry trip depending on where you want to discover).
Which part of the UK is Best for Peace and Tranquillity?
Britain’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Britain is home to some wonderfully remote spots and tranquil areas, some of which are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For some people the important thing is to immerse themselves in the soothing countryside on holiday and to have lovely walks close by and perhaps a village with a welcoming country inn.
Unlike Britain’s National Parks, many of the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are not well known holiday areas, so you’re more likely to be able to enjoy them in a quiet way, without crowds of other tourists. Britain’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty although not renowned top holiday areas attracting flocks of tourists, are still truly beautiful and tranquil areas, ideal for relaxing and unwinding on a break-away with family or friends. These areas still have lots to offer when it comes to scenic walks in tranquil scenery and ample wildlife watching opportunities.
The Remote Parts of the UK
For others the ideal is to totally get away from everything and everyone, and to holiday in a hidden and remote part of the UK where you’re more likely to see wildlife than other people. Popular spots for this kind of getaway include the Outer Hebrides, Guernsey, the Scottish Highlands and many parts of Ireland. In these parts of Britain you can enjoy soothing experiences like wildlife watching, walking along deserted beaches or listening to the sound of birds happily chirping under a canopy of green.
For those who haven’t holidayed outside of England, Scotland offers a more rugged type of scenery with glens, lochs and soulful scenery. Ireland too has its own unique feel with greenery abounding and its strong sense of myth and mysticism. In England remote areas are few and far between. To find England’s most remote areas, it’s very much about heading for the hills and discovering wild moorlands and superb views.
Finding the Ideal Hideaway
Wherever in the UK you choose to discover on holiday, getting the accommodation right is very much part of having a lovely tranquil experience on holiday. There’s nothing quite like hiding away in a thatched cottage, nestled in your own secluded private garden or renting a hillside cottage where you can wake up to dreamy views on holiday. Find a secluded rural retreat or a holiday home with countryside views for that calming serene feeling on holiday where you can hide away from the hustle and bustle of the world.