The most beautiful places in England

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With vast national parks, countless chocolate-box villages and endless stretches of coastline, it isn’t hard to see why England is brimming with pretty landscapes and picturesque views. We’ve rounded up the country’s best-looking destinations, from cliffs overlooking the sea in Dorset and cosy cottages in Sussex to hidden caves in the Peak District and craggy shores in Devon.

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    Flagstone floors, wooden bars and lavender-fringed gardens at The Lord Poulett Arms in Somerset.

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    A view of Camber Sands in Rye.

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    A frosty morning walk in Oxfordshire.

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    The pale blue shores and white sands of Kynance Cove, Cornwall. For more inspiration nearby, see our recommendations for the best places to visit in Cornwall.

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    A waterfall pours down a cliffside on the North Devon coast.

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    Colourful beach huts line the shore on Mersea Island.

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    The picturesque King’s College Bridge crosses the River Cam in Cambridge.

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    Mismatched furniture, oil paintings and high ceilings at The Talbot in Malton.

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    A string of medieval houses in Rye, Sussex.

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    The Senate House in Cambridge, built in the 1720s.

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    The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, opened in 1864, is one of the wonders that followed the Industrial Revolution.

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    The cosy Star Inn at Harome in Yorkshire with wooden beams and crooked staircases.

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    The Newt sits on a fruit-filled estate in Somerset.

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    Bledington Barn is a renovated 300-year-old stone barn in Oxfordshire.

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    The green exterior of Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms, The Black Swan at Olstead in Yorkshire.

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    Rugged coastal views from Gara Rock in Salcombe, Devon.

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    A laid table framed by hanging herbs and flowers in Osip, one of the best restaurants in Somerset.

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    Lavender-framed lawns at Soho Farmhouse, one of the UK’s best hotels.

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    A cosy sitting room in The Lygon Arms in Worcestershire.

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    Set in five acres of rolling grounds, red-bricked The Pig at Bridge Place offers rural isolation in Canterbury, Kent.

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    Artist Residence in Oxfordshire is set inside a 16th-century building with an olive tree-studded courtyard.

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    Moody colours, vintage tiles and wood panelling welcome guests at Babington House in Somerset.

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    An eco-friendly retreat, The Scarlet Hotel in Cornwall overlooks golden sands at Mawgan Porth bay.

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    View of the Devon coastline from The Cary Arms.

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    The Stepping Stones, a historical landmark, in Bruton, Somerset.

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    Forde Abbey is renowned for its immaculate gardens filled with roses, wisteria and acres of land in Somerset.

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    A man fishing on the River Loddon in Hampshire.

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    A bathtub in Soho townhouse Hazlitt’s in London.

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    The rocky lands of Carl Wark in the Peak District.

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    Sunset over the sea in Dorset.

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    Historical landmark Forde Abbey covered in wisteria.

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    Colourful beach huts line the shore in Whitstable, Kent.

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    A man hikes up Thor’s Cave, a natural cavern in the Manifold Valley in the Peak District. See our guide to the best walks in the Peak District.

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    Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

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    Colourful fields in Yorkshire.

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    The sun sets on Beachy Head in East Sussex.

  • A hazy seafront at Hastings, Sussex.

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    Diners sit in the sunshine outside Somerset House in London.

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    A vine-covered bridge in Bibury, Cotswolds.

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    Sunlight hits Bath Abbey, a monastery in Bath dating back to the 7th century.

  • A cherry blossom tree frames pastel-hued houses in Oxford.

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    Contrasting architecture in Bank, London.

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    Carnewas at Bedruthan Steps in the Cornish coast, between Padstow and Newquay.

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    Golden hour in Covent Garden, London.

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    People stand overlooking the sea on a cliff at the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

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    A view of the golden-hued buildings of Bath from a hot air balloon.

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    Unusually quiet streets of Oxford Circus in London.

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    A forest filled with a carpet of bluebells in Oxford.

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    Saunton Sands on the north Devon coast.

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    Forests of green in Stourhead, Stourton.

  • The sleepy shores of West Lulworth, Dorset.

  • Low-lit interiors and stained-glass windows of Balliol College, Oxford.

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    Ammonite, an understated 1930s log cabin in East Sussex.

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    A green coastal path by the beach in Devon.

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    Hanging lights, wooden tables and white-washed walls at St John bakery in London.

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    The view over fields from a house in Kingsbridge.

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    The sun shines through the windows of the restaurant in Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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    Houses reflecting in the water in Whitby.

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    Plants take over the Conservatory Archives in London.

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    A pub covered in ivy in the village of Bibery, Cotswolds.

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    The Woodsman’s Treehouse in the Dorset woods.

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    A sandy stretch of land in Dungeness, Kent.

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    Atkinsons coffee roasters in Manchester.

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    A plant shop in Falmouth, Cornwall.

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    Looking out over Old Harry Rocks in Dorset on a foggy day.

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    A glimpse of water between two houses on the North Norfolk coast.

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    A pink house in Suffolk.

  • The circular walk from Blakeney through Cley.

  • The silhouette of a lighthouse in winter in Whitby, Yorkshire.

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    A shady corner by a stream in Canterbury, Kent.

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    The colourful grounds surrounding The Ethicurean, a restaurant in Somerset.

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    Brightly coloured houses line a road in Malton.

  • The majestic Radcliffe Camera in Oxford.

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    The Circus, a popular street in Bath, Somerset.

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    Grand Askham Hall rises up amid fields of green in Cumbria.

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