11 Oct The Top Three Places for a Picturesque Autumnal Break in the UK
When summer ends and the next season starts, a feeling of enchantment fills the air. Autumn means crisper mornings and darker nights, but it also brings with it a stunning display as the leaves start to change into mesmerising shades of gold, red, brown and yellow.
From conker hunting to lighting the first fire, the UK is a beautiful place at this time of year, and there’s no better way of enjoying it than booking a weekend getaway, getting wrapped up and taking a long walk through the falling leaves.
If you’re looking to book an autumn-inspired weekend break, here’s our top pick of must-see places in the UK:
For a truly traditional British feel and nostalgic twist, there’s no better place than the Cotswolds, which is added to with small parts of urban Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Boasting no end of beauty hotspots, there’s plenty of places to visit on your trip here.
Top destinations include Stow-on-the-Wold which boasts plenty of cafes and antique shops; Bourton-on-the-Water with the River Windrush meandering its way through it; Moreton-in-Marsh which is an attractive market town; and Broadway, where the impressive Broadway Tower (an 18th-century folly) stands high on the hilltop.
The Isle of Lewis
In the Outer Hebrides, autumn arrives early, especially on the Isle of Lewis where you’ll find a fiery display of foliage almost as soon as August ends. Lews Castle, located in the capital of Stornoway, should be on the top of your list of places to visit. Nestled in 270 acres of parkland and woods, this 19th-century stately home really adds to the romantic atmosphere you’ll feel on the island. There are also specialist walks available that take you through the estate and around the local area – great for exploring and seeing the breathtaking vistas on offer.
Richmond Park, London
Finally, if you’re heading to England’s capital city but still want to escape the hustle and bustle for a while, head to Richmond Park where autumn really does make its mark. As a haven for wildlife, this 2,500-acre park is quite simply stunning, and you’ll happily while away the hours watching the deer feeding on conkers. You can also see a number of world-famous sights from this tranquil setting, including St Paul’s Cathedral, which is found just 12 miles away. The perfect place to retreat after a jam-packed weekend or as a place to stop off mid-sightseeing.