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 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 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 ...
Mountains to get lost in; valleys to walk through; beaches to build sandcastles on. Wales is diverse and inviting. Boasting three national parks Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire and the Brecon Beacons and some glorious beaches. Stay on a farm, in a yurt or in a log cabin or simply camp to make the most of the outdoors.
Wild moorland, breathtaking waterfalls, forests and rolling pastures make the Brecons Beacons National Park an ideal location for outdoor activities. Take a challenging walk up Pen y Fan, enjoy the exhilaration of mountain biking in the Black Mountains or simply browse the bookshops in Hay-on-Wye.
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As Britain's only coastal National Park, Pembrokeshire is a wonderful place to stay and explore. With many National Trust beaches, such as Marloes and St Davids, and easy access to the bird filled islands of Skomer and Skokholm, it's little wonder that this area is keeps visitors returning time after time.
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From rugged mountain ranges to glorious sandy beaches, Snowdonia National Park, in North Wales, offers a rich variety of attractions to suit all the family. Great for walking, mountain biking, canoeing or even white water rafting, doing a spot of fishing or taking a steam train or conquering Snowdon!
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.
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.
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.
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.