Sadly for us, having two young children, we decided that going abroad was probably not an option this summer. Both logistically and financially, it was out of the question. In fact we haven’t been outside of the U.K. for more than 5 years, since falling pregnant with Banana. Cue sad face, and feeling sorry for myself…
Happily, however, we just happen to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, in my opinion! So, instead of grumbling about the fact that we were staying in the UK for yet another year, I decided that I’d celebrate, by really taking in and appreciating all the beauty that the UK has to offer.
One of our bucket list aims then, was to find a view. One that really encapsulates the United Kingdom, one that I can say to my girls… “This… This is your country!” (Gosh I feel like I should have the national anthem playing in the background!)
I failed… I couldn’t find a view! What a mean is I couldn’t find just ONE beautiful view, it seems that wherever we’ve been this summer, we’ve been surrounded by gorgeousness and beauty! So instead of talking about one view, I thought I’d do a gallery post about our favourite views of the summer. (See what I did there!?)
First of all, I can’t talk about beautiful UK views without referring to our stunning coastline. We were lucky enough to get away to the Coast of West Wales for a week in June, to a beautiful little harbour town called New Quay. It really is a magnificently beautiful place. Here are our best views:
Another landscape you must consider when thinking about UK views are our hills and mountains. This view is from the beautiful Brecon Beacons on our way to New Quay. Luscious green, with the peaks covered in cloud and a beautiful mountain stream:
You don’t have to go far to find beautiful places. Here are some of our favourite views from the various parks in our local area:
￼Then, of course there are the lakes:
Amazingly, we are lucky enough to have this stunning view from our back garden:
It’s incredible how much beauty you can find in the UK. We are so fortunate to live in such a fantastically stunning country!
What is your favourite UK view?
Disclosure: These views all look so much more beautiful in real life. Unfortunately I am rather a poor photographer, with only a camera phone to capture with! 🙈😂
You can see the rest of our Summer Bucket List HERE