Off the beaten track holiday ideas in the United Kingdom

The Forest of Dean is one of the best Off the beaten track holiday ideas in the United Kingdom

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Want to go on a memorable holiday this summer in the United Kingdom, but don’t want to visit the same old tired destinations?

Whether you have been everywhere already, or you are simply looking to avoid overpriced urban centers like London, we have a few suggestions that you think you will like in the article below.

1) Forest of Dean

If you would like nothing more than to just simply get away from it all, spend a week in the Forest of Dean.

Largely comprised of one of the best remaining stands of virgin forest left in the United Kingdom, going on walks through this wooded area will allow you to disconnect from the hectic pace of modern life.

Keep your eyes open during a walk here, as this place is home to two species of deer and wild boar, as well as a wide variety of birds.

2) Kynance Cove

While Cornwall is a familiar place to most experienced travelers in the United Kingdom, not every corner of this sizable county is well-trodden.

Kynance Cove is a prime example, as this ruggedly beautiful beach is located less than two miles away from Lizard Point, which is the UK’s most southerly piece of land.

Access to this place is limited by a 10 to 15-minute walk down a steep embankment to the shore, but your reward for enduring this moderately difficult hike is a place that is defined by its turquoise waters, towering cliffs and sea stacks, and its breezy meadow lands.

The water is warm enough to swim in the summer months, so don’t forget to bring your swimsuit.

3) Luskentyre Beach

Those looking to discover a beach that is even more stunning will want to head to the most northern reaches of Scotland.

Located off the mainland coast on the Isle of Harris, the remoteness of Luskentyre Beach will only add to the atmosphere of one of the most beautiful beaches on Earth.

Backed by the lonely mountains and moorlands that are common throughout the Scottish highlands and featuring silica white sand that makes the water offshore glow with an electric blue hue, it will be a place that will be seared into your memory banks for the rest of your days.

If you plan on going for a swim, though, do not forget to pack your wetsuit, as the temperature of the water rarely exceeds 13 degrees Celsius even during the peak of summer.

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