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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.

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lochness2 Beautiful Britain – A Loch, A Jurassic Coast and A Welsh Isle

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.

lulworth Beautiful Britain – A Loch, A Jurassic Coast and A Welsh Isle

durdle Beautiful Britain – A Loch, A Jurassic Coast and A Welsh Isle

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.

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Thanks for joining me on another mini tour. I look forward to showing 3 more lovely places soon.

Written by Paul Steele

Founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker. Never liking to sit still and always seeking new adventures around the world. Sharing personal views here and tweeting live via @paul_steele

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  1. I live quite close to some of these places. Pretty sure they don't look like that! Fantastic pictures!

  2. Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos with us, I know all these places so well. Looking forward to your next photos.

  3. The Jurassic Coast was close to my place of birth and often visited when young. It is hoped this area will be added to the World Heritage sites. Worthy of such an honour in my estimation. Now a long time Canadian citizen I often reminisce on the beauty of such places. Chesil Beach is another that deserves mention. One of a kind it is best (so I think) enjoyed when a stiff southwest gale is blowing. Many hours spent getting soaked with the salt water spray! Thanks for posting the pictures. Rhymer.

  4. As a frequent visitor to Wales, I know first-hand the beauty of that county. I have also been to England and Scotland quite a bit, but the Pembrokeshire coast still remains my favorite. Lovely photos.

  5. Thanks so much for the wonderful thoughts and comments. Makes me myself want to go and explore even more 🙂

  6. HI Thankyou for the outstanding pictures and for bringing back memories, I used to live for five years. in Gellilydan a tiny village in N, Wales. did lots of exploring just beautiful Thank you and a hug.

  7. Hello Paul, thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. They are really fantastic. I am looking forward to seeing more of your pictures of beautiful Britain. Kind regards – Patricia.

  8. I agree, Britain has some of the most beautiful places in the world. For some wonderful coastal places, see my blog about the UK coast: http:postcards-pfte.blogspot.com

  9. Another great post with beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for sharing, Paul. Looking forward to the next posts. Hugs, Caro. xx

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