When we plan our trips we establish priorities: visit the main cities of the country we are going to, enjoy nature or visit the little corners that its geography offers us. Each one designs them according to their tastes and the chosen destination. Today I want to show you some of the most beautiful towns in the UK and Ireland. If you bet on this place, you will be able to visit big cities but also small places full of charm and tradition. Let's walk through some of them.
Hay on Wye
If you love books you have to visitHay on Wye in Wales, a beautiful town famous for the large number of bookstores we find on its streets. The origin of all this dates back to 1961, when Richard Booth opened the first used book store in this municipality. The success was such that more did the same and in the 70s it was already known as "the people of the book". He even organizes his own literary festival.
Another town in Wales that stands out for its beauty. The castle is its main attraction, in addition to its port, which can be reached on foot from the castle itself. Sea and history united in this locality of contrasts. King Henry VII, who was the first Welshman to reach the throne, was born in this castle.
Adare It is a beautiful Irish town with incredible country houses that take us to a magical place where we will find monuments, mythology and Irish architecture with English-style buildings. Highlights include Desmond Castle, the Franciscan convent, the Trinitarian Priory (the only Trinitarian monastery that is registered in Ireland) and the Augustinian Priory.
We continue in Ireland and we go to Inistioge, a small and very charming villa located in Kilkenny County. Its great beauty and natural wealth has made it the setting for the filming of several films. Romanticism is breathed in this place. There you can also see the ruins of Woodstock (an abandoned mansion with beautiful gardens) and shop at its stores.
Castle Combe is said to be the most beautiful village in England. It is located in the Wiltshire Cotswolds, between Bristol and Swindon, along the Bybrook River. It has also been the scene of some films given its beauty. Wool was its economic engine in the past, and this is very present today in the community and even in the name of its houses. If you like history, in addition, in the Church of St Andrews you can see one of the oldest medieval clocks that exist.
The municipality of Hawkshead It was originally owned by the monks of Furness Abbey and is located in the Lake District region. Its cobbled streets, its squares and nooks, its buildings, its houses and its history lead us to an incredible space where we will also get closer to nature in The Lake District National Park.
Already in Scotland we find another of the most beautiful towns in the uk. Traditionally dedicated to fishing, tourism is now the mainstay of its economy. Country houses surround the harbor and in the bay is Duncraig Castle.
We finish this beautiful tour in Luss, located on the banks of the Loch Lomond. From here you can visit this lake and enter the Trossachs National Park. Its church is a sample of 19th century architecture; In addition, in its cemetery you will see a Viking tombstone from the 11th century. And if you want to take some spectacular photos you have to go to the pier.
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