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Finding Britain’s Natural Wonders

Date: 19th March 2020
Author: Sarah Twist
Publisher: Darwin Escapes
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Britain is teeming with natural wonders for everyone to discover, we’ve listed a few here with Darwin Escapes’ nearest accommodation for you to start planning your trip now

Durdle Door

Nearest Accommodation: Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat

Possibly one of the most famous landmarks in the UK, Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch along the Jurassic Coast. Although open to the public, it is privately owned by the Welds family who own around 12,000 acres in Dorset in the name of the Lulworth Estate.

Cheddar Gorge

Nearest Accommodation: Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa

Offering the most beautiful of scenery, the limestone Cheddar Gorge is in the heart of the Mendip Hills. It is home to the Cheddar show caves where Britain’s oldest human skeleton, Cheddar Man, was found and dated at over 10,000 years old.

The Needles

Nearest Accommodation: Woodside Coastal Retreat

The amazing world-famous attraction is a row of three stacks of chalk that rise about 30 metres out of the sea. The Needles Lighthouse is on the outer end of the rocks and was built in 1859.

Malham Cove

Nearest Accommodation: Kilnwick Percy Resort

Visit the largest curved limestone formation. Located in Yorkshire, this natural wonder was formed by a beautiful waterfall carrying meltwater from glaciers at the end of the Ice Age over 12,000 years ago. This is a popular beauty location to visit in the Yorkshire Dales.

Snowondia National Park

Nearest Accommodation: New Pines Holiday Home Park

The national park is a region in North Wales where includes mountains and stunning glacial landforms. Home to Mount Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain you can enjoy breathtaking views from the peak, which stretch across the sea to Ireland on a clear day.

Scafell Pike

Nearest Accommodation: Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat

Climb the highest mountain in England, which is around 978 metres above sea level. Located in the Lake District National Park, Scafell Pike is part of the British National Three Peaks Challenge for avid climbers.

Winnats Peak

Nearest Accommodation: Rivendale Lodge Retreat (coming soon)

Take a trip down the winding road of the limestone gorge. The ridges were thought to have formed as a ravine between coral reefs that originally formed the limestone.

St Nectan’s Glen

Nearest Accommodation: Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat

Visit this magical 60ft waterfall in a hidden valley near Tintagel, you’ll love this hidden natural wonder which is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the surrounding woodland and relax as you drip your toes in the crystal clear water.

Darwin Escapes has 19 glorious holiday destinations in the UK for you to explore, from the Yorkshire Wolds to the southern-most part of Cornwall. We are sure to have the perfect holiday break away from you where you can discover what the country has to offer.

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