There are so many amazing natural sights to see in the UK. Whether you’re a tourist planning a UK trip, or a local wanting to get to know your nation better, there is so much natural beauty on the British Isles that rarely gets explored.
If you can brave the unpredictable temperatures and ensure that you plan ahead, the UK can be an incredible place to adventure. With waterfalls, mountains, caves and much more, the UK’s natural landmarks are unique and full of history. Take a look at the top natural sights to see in the UK and get planning your next TentBox trip!
The Best Natural Sights To See In The UK
Aira Force Waterfalls – Lake District
If you love waterfalls, then you’ll love visiting one of the most beautiful falls in the UK. The Victorians made this Lake District national park famous, with their love of lush rocky landscapes and natural water features. The Aira Force waterfalls are scattered with stone bridges and paths making it a lovely walking route, with a full national park to explore once you’ve visited the sight.
Loch Ness – Scottish Highlands
If you’re looking for tranquility and peace, then the Scottish Highlands are the picture of serenity. Loch Ness is one of the most popular natural sights in the UK, and generates a lot of tourist traffic full of people looking for the infamous ‘Loch Ness Monster’. Take a visit to this stunning spot for a walk around the Loch, up the surrounding rolling mountains or even just take a drive through the highlands for some amazing views. It’s a spectacular spot to get away from it all and immerse yourself in nature.
Seven Sisters – Sussex Coast
Perhaps one of the lesser known wonders of the natural UK coastline, the Seven Sisters sit about half an hour away from the buzzy city of Brighton. The Seven Sisters are a series of chalk cliffs that offer incredible views over the ocean waters of the English Channel.
Their name derives from the seven natural inclines that appear as you look out onto the Sussex coastline. The cliff walk is a popular route and takes around 6 hours from start to finish.
Durdle Door – Jurassic Coast
During summer, Durdle Door is one of the most amazing natural landmarks to visit. Not only will you get to experience some of the best beaches in the UK on that stretch of the Jurassic Coast, but you’ll also see the iconic natural sight of the Durdle Door archway. This natural limestone water feature was created around 10,000 years ago when the rock was eroded by the ocean, creating the gorgeous arches you can see today.
Gaping Gill – Yorkshire Dales
If you love caves, Gaping Gill is one of the most amazing natural wonders in the UK. Although a little scary, Gaping Gill is majestically beautiful and well worth a visit when you’re in the Yorkshire Dales with your TentBox. It is the largest underground cave chamber in the UK at nearly 100m deep and 16km long!
As you enter you’ll be sprayed with natural waterfalls and become immersed in this unique underground landscape. Although for most of the year this cave system is reserved for experienced cave explorers, they open the caves up twice a year to the public.
Llechwedd Slate Caves – Snowdonia, Wales
The Slate Caves in North Wales are home to the finest natural slate in the world, and some of the oldest too at 500 million years old. As you dive under the incredible Snowdonia mountain range, you’ll get to see a whole different world.
Upon entering the quarry site you’ll be kitted up in mine exploring gear including an essential hard hat and extra layers and then taken down on the steepest cable railway in Europe.
For years, the slate found under the mountains was harvested and exported for flooring and roofing. In fact, the tiny town of Blaenau Ffestiniog was once known as “the town that roofed the world” since the slate exports from Snowdonia were exported all over the globe. Nowadays, this natural sight is no longer mined but is open to visitors.
It’s an incredible experience, and one that opens your eyes to not only the natural resources that sit underneath the mountains, but also the history and culture around mining in Wales.
The Needles – Isle of Wight
The Needles are a stunning collection of three natural chalk stumps that drift off the Isle Of Wight. With coloured sands, and bright blue waters the Needles lives on some of the most beautiful coastline in the UK. The name Needles came from the last rock which no longer stands but used to sit at the end of the stack and was needle-shaped.
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