UK Travel Destinations For Autumn

The arrival of autumn is a pretty spectacular time. With the leaves turning golden and the air getting crisp, it is a fabulous time to travel and visit some of the most stunning destinations in the UK.

We have put together this guide to help you discover some of the best places in Britain to visit in the autumn months.

Get your camera ready, grab your coat and hop in the car to do some exploring!


1. Box Hill, Surrey

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The highest point in the North Downs in Surrey, Box Hill is a fabulous place to go for a walk and admire the beautiful view.

There is a viewing point which offers visitors panoramic views for miles around.

On a clear day, you can even see to Sussex which is over 30 miles away.

There is also a National Trust Cafe and visitor centre – the perfect place to stop for some cake and to plan your walk.

2. Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

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Located in the town of Tetbury, Westonbirt Arboretum is the perfect place to admire the changing colours of the leaves and to be at one with nature.

There are over 18,000 trees and shrubs to admire across 2.5 square kilometres.

It is the ideal place to visit with children who can run around and let off a bit of steam.

It would also be a fab place to visit for a romantic stroll amongst the tree tops.

3. New Forest, Hampshire

The New Forest is located in the South of England and covers a total of 571 square kilometers.

As you would imagine, there are plenty of beautiful trees and woodland, with many footpaths and cycle paths, making it an ideal place to escape into the countryside.

Why not visit the stunning Exbury Gardens, or the fascinating Beaulieu Motor Museum and Abbey?

You could also go and meet one of the many native ponies which are dotted throughout the area.

Make sure you take some sports sunglasses with you if you decide to go on a cycle like Emily above.

Take theΒ Bolle ViperΒ with you – these sunglasses feature a wraparound design for a great field of vision and feature soft grip material so they won’t fall off your face.

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4. Faskally Wood, Perthshire, Scotland

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Located on the banks of Loch Dunmore, Faskally Wood is a stunning place to visit in the Autumn months.

During this season, the wood is turned into an ‘Enchanted Forest’ with multi coloured lights illuminating the trees, music, characters and various fun events making this the perfect place for a family day out.

There are many signed footpaths throughout the woodland, varying in length and difficulty, so there really is something for everyone.

5. The Lake District, Cumbria

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There’s not a lot which can beat a visit to the Lake District in the Autumn months.

The Lake District is extensive, covering nearly 2,500 square kilometers.

There are so many places which you could visit in this stunning location – you would be spoilt for choice.

With rolling hills, mountains, forests and lakes, the District offers visitors an unparalleled back drop for an autumnal visit.

Take a walk along Lake Buttermere, or go for a kayak in Lake Windermere – the largest natural lake in England.

Or if you’re feeling super energetic, take a hike up Scafell Pike – the tallest mountain in England.

6. Dartmoor, Devon


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Dartmoor covers 954 square kilometers in the south of Devon.

It is an area of rugged moorland – think steep peaks, valleys, forests and lakes.

There are many locations on Dartmoor where you can just escape and where you feel like you are just in the middle of nowhere.

Take a walk around the pretty village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, or simply drive to a remote spot and start off on a hike.

You could even go on a guided horseback tour of this gorgeous area, if this is something which you’d like to do.

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