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And rightly so! Britain boasts many an ancient monument, areas of outstanding natural beauty,
world-famous buildings and hundreds of historic sites that ensure a healthy tourism industry.
But our nation also offers some less famous, but no less beautiful, attractions. If you fancy getting off the beaten track this spring, here’s our round-up of some of scenic Britain’s best hidden gems.
Visit the North-East to see a castle, and it’ll probably be Alnwick - as used in the filming of Harry Potter. Fair enough - it’s lovely. Equally as lovely, in a slightly less starry but still wonderfully beautiful way, is the 12th century Barnard Castle, overlooking the stunning River Tees.
It’s Potter-fan free, but gives a whole other level of magic. The east coast of Suffolk has become increasingly popular over the last couple of decades, with the picture-perfect towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh seen as holiday hotspots for well-heeled families looking for good, old-fashioned seaside fun.
Travel a few miles north, though, and you can reach Dunwich - a town that, back in the 12th century, was the 10th biggest in Britain. Still famous in its own right, Dunwich is always less busy than the ‘big two’. A trip here will reward you with wild open sea views, some amazing heathland walks – and, right up on the cliff, an amazing tea shop.