The Most Beautiful Winter Locations in the UK

The Best Winter Locations the UK has to Offer...


Our luxury UK staycations are nestled within glorious countryside all across Great Britain, so we've been lucky enough to experience some of the best outdoor spaces Britain has to offer. From unforgettable mountain tops, to beaches that resemble the Caribbean, here are just some of our favourite winter locations. 

From the most Northern parts of Scotland through to St. Ives at the bottom of Cornwall, the UK is filled with spectacular scenery, and the winter months are some of the best to take it all in. Just remember to wrap up.



snowdonia in the winter

Due to the elevation of Mount Snowdon, if you visit it in Winter you are almost guaranteed to see snow, and the views are breathtaking. You'll feel completely at peace among the mountain tops, however be aware that the climb in the winter months is particular tough, so either set off early and prepare well or just visit the surroundings.

Want to see the beautiful views of the mountain from a distance? Our guide to Snowdonia Beaches lists some of the best beaches in North Wales, all with epic views of the mountain. 

Our self-catering cottages in North Wales are also just a short drive from the park and a beautiful resting place, complete with sea-views, log burners and everything else you'd want from a second home. 



winter destinations in scotland

The Isle of Lewis as a whole is wonderful place to explore, but one of our favourite spots is the Calanais Standing Stones, located in the west of the island. The stones are famous all over the world and estimated to be over 5,000 years old. There is truly a mystical feel about this location and watching the winter sun setting behind the stones makes for an extremely special day out. 

The stones are surrounded by water and incredible coastal walls, meaning this day out really does tick all the boxes.

*BONUS*: There's also an alpaca farm nearby.



ladram bay in devon

Ladram Bay, located in the South of England is famous for its various sea stacks, which are formed over long time periods from wind and water erosion. The array of colours in the rocks are particular mesmerising in winter, where the bright oranges really pop against the grey skies. 

If you visit this location on a clear night you will be blown away by the splendour of the night sky, which is covered in glistening lights. 



yorkshire dales winter destinations

Just like in Snowdonia National Park, if you visit parts of The Yorkshire Dales in the winter, it's highly likely you'll see snow. Some parts of the Dales are so high and remote that you'll feel you're in your own personal winter wonderland.

Driving through the fields and mountain tops alone makes for an extremely satisfying day out, where you can go for miles seeing nothing but the occasional bunny rabbit and live stock. Our favourite places to explore are in the east of the dales, close to the Asygarth Falls. 


Essential Backpack Items:

Visiting some of the places listed above will require some forward planning and extra care to ensure you stay safe and warm when on your day out. Below are a few essentials that we recommend you pack before setting off on your adventure: 

  • Thermal Clothing: Don't underestimate how cold you may be; it's better to layer up than regret it later. 
  • Thermal Flask: As well as snacks, or maybe a packed lunch, you'll never be more grateful than when you sit down with a hot drink and take in all of the views. 
  • A Spare Pair of Socks: Even if you're equipped with waterproof boots, an extra pair of socks have saved the day when we've ended up getting our feet wet. 
  • Plasters: Because blisters really can ruin your day.
  • A Torch: Many of us will have torches on our phones, however if you don't take a mini one with you, just in case. 

Beautiful Winter Destinations in the UK