The United Kingdom has a reputation for being overcast, wet, and rainy. But its also beautiful, with many places perfect for a weekend getaway. Grab your handmade weekend bag (currently at 50% off) and escape to these unbelievably picturesque places, with no need to fly.
St Michael’s Mount
St Michael's Mount is one of Cornwall's most famous landmarks, boasting a beautiful harbour, stunning castle and majestic gardens, make it ideal for a weekend getaway. It's also steeped in legend and folklore - Cornish legend holds that the Mount was built by a giant.
A beautiful sun trap in the Scottish highlands, with beautiful walks nearby, including the famous Suilven mountain.
Minack Theatre in Cornwall
Despite looking like a Greek amphitheater overlooking the blue Ionian sea, this incredible theatre is in fact in Cornwall, overlooking the Celtic sea. Built in the 1930's to provide the perfect sea background to the Tempest, its well worth a visit. Sub-tropical gardens also form part of the theatre site, featuring a stunning blend of exotic plants interspersed with native local species among the bracken and giant boulders on the steep slopes surrounding the theatre.
The village of Cockington looks beautifully quaint. Take a walk back in time along Cockington’s narrow lanes, lined with thatched houses with their colour washed walls of stone and cobb, You’ll experience a quiet charm that is a quintessentially English with its manor house, cricket ground, thatched pub, cream teas and a place to stay.
Porthmeor Beach in St Ives, Cornwall
Porthmeor, or Portugal? This beautiful beach has soft, golden sands, as well as great surfing. The Tate St Ives art gallery overlooks the beach.