05 pretty villages in Britain  July 23rd, 2018

Britain’s scenery is quite the (jaw-dropping) spectacle, however, have you given her charming villages a tour? The quaint beauty of the tiny hamlets and the beachside resorts will leave you.., well, not wanting to go! Take a read for more fun ideas and places to see on your current or forthcoming campervan or motorhome road trip!

 

Beesands, Devon, England

 

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The tiny fishing village is the perfect tranquil beach staycation! Envision a long shingle beach bordered by a beautiful Start Bay on one end and a lake of Widdecombe Ley plus fields on the other. If you’re not too intrigued by the picturesque old-school Devon town, drop in for the heavenly crab sandwiches!  Oh, and one more thing! The Beesands beach is currently in possession of two esteemed titles, namely the Blue Flag and a recommendation from the Marine Conservation Society in the Good Beach Guide.

 

Cushendun, County Antrim,  Northern Ireland

 

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The name coastal town of Cushendun derives its name from the Irish word “Cois Abhann Duinne” which means “alongside the River Dun”. The designer Clough Williams-Ellis intentionally incorporated the beautiful Cornish feel in the village to please Baron of Cushendun’s wife who hailed from the town of Penzance. Leave your campervan hire and take a walk through the village roads, beach and harbour for captivating scenery,  There’s a crumbling 14th-century caste too!

 

Ditchling, East Sussex, England

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Located at the highest point in East Sussex County, you’ll see more than fabulous 360 views from this town! Home to artists including the disturbed Eric Gill, the inspiring countryside will only dull in comparison to the Tudor abodes, Georgian residencies and medieval churches. Despite its sleepy image, the town is home to many bustling cafes, shops and pubs and is blessed with magnificent settings courtesy of the Ditchling Beacon. Find East Sussex campervan hires with Camperbug!

 

Fort Augustus,  Boleskine and Abertarff, Scotland

 

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Located in-between Fort William and Inverness, the settlement of Fort Augustus is situated on the Caledonian Canal and provides breath-taking views over Loch Ness. Visitors can try their luck detecting the Loch Ness monster with a cruise on the Loch, drop in at the Urquhart Castle, or the more photographed Eilean Donan Castle, or work up a sweat along the picturesque bicycle and walking routes around Fort Augustus. The Great Glen Way is the most popular long-distance path and many have added it to their must-see locations in the UK.

 

Porthdinllaen, Morfa Nefyn, Wales

 

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Protected from high winds and home to a truly stunning beach, the village of Porthdinllaen lends its name to the gentle sea that glides over the sandy beach, right up to the captivating fishing village. There were talks of turning the region into a principal port; however, nothing came from the discussions and now most of Porthdinllaen is under the protective care of the National Trust, Let your little ones unleash pent-up energy by crab hunting or enjoying a refreshing paddle in the sea. Take a break from the taxing duty of navigating a motorhome or campervan at the well-liked Tŷ Coch Tavern pub!
 

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