Beautiful Britain – A Loch, A Jurassic Coast and A Welsh Isle
Anglesey – Wales
When I wrote the first Beautiful Britain post I thought it was such a shame to have just 3 places so I thought it would be good to continue with another set of wonderful places keeping with the one from each of the 3 countries theme. It was also nice to talk about great places I have been and seen that are apart from mountains too for a break. Here are 3 wonderful places that I would recommend any explore together with some great photos I have sourced.
Loch Ness – Scotland
Yes, you know, that place with the monster ‘Nessie’. Stretching 37 km (23 miles) long and 230 m (755 ft) deep this Loch has more fresh water than all the English and Welsh lakes combined. Big yes? As well as travelling around it taking in the magnificent scenery you can stop by at the village of Drumnadrochit to learn more of the famous monster or take a wander round Urquhart Castle whose ruins look over the Loch’s splendour.
The Dorset Coast
Way down on the South is the Dorset coast forming part of the Jurassic coast. 44% of Dorset is designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’. The coast itself has some of the most incredible coastal paths to enjoy, ancient cliffs that have produced fossils of Jurassic trees and much much more. Some of the landforms have to be seen to appreciate the natural beauty and uniqueness of the area. Below are pics of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, but there is lots more to explore.
Anglesey – Wales
Connected to Great Britain and Norh Wales by the Menai Bridge, the island of Anglesey is a great retreat enjoyed by many visitors. Coastal paths, sandy beaches and lots of outdoor recreation. Castles, lots of history and old towns and villages help to make this place a one stop holiday destination. It is also home to the village with the longest place name in Britain … ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’ .. OK, who’s going to ask for directions?
The first of these pics shows also how Snowdonia with my beloved Mt Snowdon sits in its backdrop.
Thanks for joining me on another mini tour. I look forward to showing 3 more lovely places soon.