The most beautiful UK countryside getaways

There’s nowhere quite like the British countryside when it comes to serving up timeless charm, soothing tranquility, and quintessential natural scenes, along the winding country roads. From moody, romantic lakeside walks at Windermere, to the picture perfect landscapes around Oxfordshire, it’s time to sit back and let out a dreamy sigh, with nine of the most beautiful country escapes you can drive to in hours.

England’s prettiest seaside towns for a short break

With over 7,000 miles of coastline at our fingertips, it’s hardly surprising the Great British seaside break has been a rite of passage for centuries. But what was once all sandy sandwiches and slot machines is morphing into a decidedly more grown-up affair, marked by boutique hotels, award-winning eateries and Instagrammable architecture. Here’s our pick of the prettiest seaside stays of them all.