Now that the Uk is no longer a part of the EU, moving abroad to a european country has become a lot trickier for UK citizens. It’s a terrible shame because we’re so restricted, but at the same time, it’s given us a lot more impetus to look at some of the more beautiful places right here in the UK, as an alternative to emigrating to Europe. With this in mind, we thought we’d take a fun look at some of the most beautiful places in the UK as Europe-alternatative “emigrating” spots!
Bishop Aukland, County Durham
Bishop Aukland is a market town in County Durham which is steeped in history and has some beautiful churches and buildings, dating back for hundreds of years. It’s located 12 miles northwest of Darlington and 12 miles southwest of Durham, so it’s ideally placed to give you a slice of village life, while putting you in a good position to commute if you need to. If you need a removals company in Darlington, there are plenty to choose from!
The pretty little village of Stackpole is a few miles south of Pembroke, in between Freshwater East and Bosherston. The village has some pretty cottages and an Inn (The Stackpole Inn) but is better known for the Stackpole Estate, Stackpole Quay and Barafundle Beach nearby. Barafundle Bay is nestled between cliffs and is reminiscent of a secluded bay on a Greek island.
Lavenham, located in the heart of the stunning Suffolk countryside, is considered to be Britain’s best preserved medieval village and one of Suffolk’s most important wool towns. Medieval charm can be found at every turn with timber framed buildings lining the narrow streets and lanes leading up to the impressive market place. These days, Lavenham is a thriving village with a strong community spirit and boasts a wealth of independent boutique shops, galleries and fantastic restaurants.
Port Sunlight, Merseyside
Port Sunlight is a bit of a socialists dream, with the village originally being built in the late 1800’s by the Lever Brothers to accomodate worked in their soap-making business. Its Arts and Crafts cottages are surrounded by paths winding through fields and woodland. Port Sunlight Museum details the village’s history, and the neoclassical Lady Lever Art Gallery showcases 19th-century decorative arts. The whole place is a stunning little slice of history and it’s somewhere I’d love to live myself.
Kingsbarns, St. Andrews
One of my friends, Katy, went to St. Andrews University, and during her second year she shared a cottage with her friend Michelle in a tiny village called Kingsbarns, just outside of St. Andrews. The village itself is absolutely tiny, but it’s right on the coast and boasts some of the most stunning natural scenery I’ve ever seen. The beaches have that natural, windswept feeling of a beach which isn’t overrun by people all year round and I’d happily live there.