At Beara Beara, we are a global family, we love to explore the weird and wonderful, corner to corner of this diverse world we live in. Dreaming of jumping from corner to corner of the planet may be an ideal fantasy for some and lucky reality for others, however, if you are staying in the UK this year we have some suggestions on places that we love to visit. If you are home, however, you can get 10% off our site with the code "FUN" without having to leave the comfort of your chocolate induced den.
1. West Cornwall, England
From the dramatic scenes of Land’s End, the impressive beauty of St Michael’s Mount, to the intriguing sights that surround you in the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Losing yourself and appreciating the landscape around you is important when we live such busy lives. Embrace a digital detox at the end of the island. Live up to traditions of crumbling Cornish pasties and embrace the rich heritage of the harbour towns.
2. Robin Hood’s Bay, England
Robin Hood’s bay is a quintessential cocktail of unusual architecture and raw stretches of coastline. It’s intriguing name translates from Old English as “Marshy Ground”. Get your wellies on and explore the Bronze Age burial grounds. The local culture and history are super interesting in this of old English community built on battlegrounds.
3. The Lake District, England
The world-famous national park has plenty of photogenic sights but can be heavily touristic. My favourite memory of the Lakes was the most unexpected. Getting lost with friends and driving endlessly around the rolling greenery, not a guided tour in sight! I will never forget catching the sunset at Castlerigg Stone Circle. Castlerigg may not be as famous as Stonehenge, but it’s older, less visited, and arguably more impressive. Archaeologists believe it was constructed around 3200 BC. Its purpose? Unknown, but it’s a breathless memory that only these precious spontaneous moments bring.
4. Glencoe, Scotland
Deep in the heart of the Scottish Highlands lies Glencoe, one of the country’s most historic and spectacular locations. Bursting with heritage, myth and legend, spend a few days wandering through the alluring, world-famous countryside to immerse yourself in some fantastic Scottish scenery.
Be sure to visit the expansive Rannoch Moor, an open area with nothing but complete natural beauty. It’s an Instagrammer’s heaven. If you enjoy a hike, why not challenge yourself to make it up to the top of Ben Nevis, where you’ll find some splendid views.
5. Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland
Just some 9 miles away from the world-famous Giant’s Causeway stands (or swings) the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, built by salmon fishermen over 300 years ago. On your way to the bridge, you’ll find a wealth of gorgeous sea views and on a good day, sights of schools of dolphins!
Many visit the bridge to test their bravery and make the crossing, whereas others come to simply enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds it. If you’re an avid walker or explorer, why not make a trip to the bridge on the same day as visiting the Giant’s Causeway? Airport queues and last minute document scrambles are at bay this Easter.
Which bag will you be taking on your travels? Remember to @beara_beara so we can share your adventures!