What's the most eco holiday choice?

If you've discounted simply staying at home or taking day trips by public transport, then the next greenest option is to holiday in the UK.

Award-winning large coastal holiday cottage with stunning views across Lyme Bay in East Devon. Built in 1897, Upcott House is one of the highest rated luxury

Heron Cottage
Heron Cottage
Biddenden
Kent

Heron Cottage is a large detached house with parts dating from the 16th Century.  Peacefully set in six acres of grounds surrounded by unspoilt countryside, it is situated between the ancient village ...

Eaton Manor
Eaton Manor
Church Stretton
Shropshire

Eaton Manor Country Estate is a glorious rural retreat set in 500 acres of peaceful Shropshire countryside, offering award winning luxurious 4 and 5 star self catering properties, including holiday cottages, barn conversions and ...

 

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Discover Blue Flag Beaches in the North of England

Whether it's climbing in the Lake District or a quiet ramble in the Yorkshire Dales the North of England boasts some fabulous countryside and coasts, as well as historically fascinating places like York, Durham and Harrogate, and of course Hadrian's Wall. Stunning castles and great pubs too.

Cullercoats Beach

Cullercoats Beach

A Small sandy bay set against a backdrop of dramatic cliffs. The beach is popular with families and features caves nestled in the cliffs in the centre of the bay, ...

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Filey Bay

Filey Bay

A lovely wide stretch of golden sand, lined with a historic promenade providing views of Filey Brigg.   Good for watersports, with sailing lessons available.  Pony rides add to the ...

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Hornsea Beach

Hornsea Beach

A long sand and pebble beach with a newly developed promenade along the landward side - great for bracing walks along the seafront with picturesque  views of Flamborough Head and the ...

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King Edwards Bay, Tynemouth

King Edwards Bay

This small enclosed sandy beach sitting at below Tynemouth Priory and Castle, a historic site run by English Heritage.  Great for exploring rock pools, snorkelling and swimming.  Coastal walks close by and ...

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Longsands South Beach, Tynemouth

Longsands South Beach

A glorious half mile stretch of fine golden sands lined with sand dunes. A popular spot for families with the added benefit of being close to other attractions including the ...

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North Bay, Scarborough

North Bay

A sandy beach with rocky outcrops to the north which provide rock pool at low tide. The main road around the headland runs parallel to the beach provides plenty of places ...

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North Beach, Bridlington

North Beach

A sand/shingle beach with rock pools ideal for children to play in.  The wonderful promenade invites bracing seafront walks, enabling you to observe a host of visiting birdlife on Flamborough ...

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Roker Beach

Roker Beach

A wonderfully wide sandy beach with plenty of attractions nearby including Roker Park with its Victorian bandstand, children's play area, miniature steam railway, ornamental gardens and bowling greens.  To the north the rocky ...

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Sandhaven Beach, South Shields

Sandhaven Beach

A popular destination for families, Sandhaven is situated south of the River Tyne's south pier. The vast expanse of over half a mile of golden sands provide plenty to keep children entertained. ...

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Seaburn Beach

Seaburn Beach

A wide sandy beach, with a rocky shoreline to the north of particular geological interest and valued for its flora and forna.  The nearby outdoor play park and amusement arcades are popular ...

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Seaton Carew Centre

Seaton Carew Centre

A long, gently shelving sandy beach positioned between Hartlepool and the mouth of the River Tees.  Sand dunes feature to the south of the beach with Longscarr Rocks to the north providing great ...

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South Beach, Bridlington

South Beach

A vast sandy beach overlooking Bridlington Bay, with views to the north of Flamborough headland, and the golden sands leading to Spurn Point to the south.  A good selection of ...

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West Cliff Beach, Whitby

West Cliff Beach

A beautiful sandy and rocky beach with a back drop of cliffs. Plenty of facilities to keep the children busy. Winding paths take you down to beach, and during the ...

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Whitley Bay South

Whitley Bay South

An ideal destination for families, the glorious sandy beach of Whitley Bay, with its rocky outcrops are popular for rockpooling.  On the northern end of the beach is a nature ...

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Withernsea Beach

Withernsea Beach

A long sand and shingle beach, with a newly rebuilt promenade, retaining the entrance to the original Withernsea Pier Plenty of cafes, fish and chip shops, and pubs nearby. Withernsea ...

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Discover Britain's Counties

From a fisherman’s cottage in Cornwall to lodges in Scotland, why not avoid airport mayhem and explore the beauty and rich diversity of the UK and Channels Islands? There are stunning areas to visit, magnificent beaches, fascinating historic houses and gardens, great pubs and restaurants to sample, and plenty of attractions to keep the kids entertained.

Discover Blue Flag Beaches

To gain the Blue Flag certification, Beach Operators have to meet a number of criteria covering environmental information and education, environmental management, safety, services and water quality. These environmental awards are given to Beach Operators who make a special effort to manage their coastal water environment and beaches.

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Wales

Discover National Parks

Holidaying in a UK National Park offers great opportunities for outdoor activities; from mountain biking to mountaineering or simply strolling around and enjoying the view.

There are fifteen National Parks in UK - they are the real gems of our countryside - the special places nationally protected because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and heritage.

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Wales

Discover AONBs

As the name suggests these are areas nationally recognised and protected for their natural beauty and distinctive character. When you choose a holiday in one of the 38 AONBs in England or Wales you are guaranteed beautiful countryside whether it's wild moorland, rolling hills or sandy beaches.

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