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10 of the most stunning views in England

From castle ruins to modern skylines, from windswept moorland to rivers and forests, we bring you the finest views in England to celebrate English Tourism Week.

It's time to remind ourselves what a beautiful country we live in. As English Tourism Week (17 to 25 March) celebrates all the great reasons to spend a holiday in England, we have put together a photo album of some of our favourite English views.

Our forest locations are all in hidden corners of the country and we have used them as bases for our search, so you can enjoy a holiday that immerses you in the English landscape.

1. Purple heather on the North York Moors

They say that when it's in bloom, the heather on the North York Moors can be seen from space. Stay at Cropton or Keldy in the late summer and see it from a closer perspective. 

2. Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire

Climb the 199 steps from Whitby town to the Gothic ruins of the Abbey and even on the brightest of days, you will feel something of the brooding drama that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula. Stay at Cropton or Keldy and catch the North York Moors steam train to Whitby.

3. Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire

We are rather good at stately homes and landscaped gardens in England, aren't we? The 16th Century Wollaton Hall is a fabulous example. Explore the 500-acre parkland for some stunning photographic opportunities. Stay at Sherwood Forest.

4. Brograve Mill on the Norfolk Broads

The ruins of this 18th Century windmill stand alone on at Sea Palling the Norfolk Broads. It leans to the side slightly, and legend has it that this is because the devil tried to blow it over to thwart attempts to drain the land. Stay at Thorpe Forest.

5. Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire

An inspiration to artists and poets, the ruins of medieval Goodrich Castle, stands proud in the open Herefordshire countryside, overlooking the River Wye. William Wordsworth described it as "the noblest ruin in Herefordshire." Stay at Forest of Dean.

6. The River Wye from Symonds Yat Rock, Gloucestershire

A walk through the woods from your cabin at Forest of Dean will bring you this amazing view. It's a view we never tire of at Forest Holidays.

7. Bratley View in the New Forest, Hampshire

The New Forest is a vast area of ancient forests, sunlit glades, open heathland and clifftop splendour. Wild ponies graze the land as they have done for thousands of years and there is a sense of freedom from the ties of modern life. Stay at Blackwood Forest.

8. Portsmouth Harbour in Hampshire

The modern skyline of Portsmouth Harbour is dominated by the dashing 170m tall Spinnaker Tower. Views from the tower itself are spectacular and, with the Historic Dockyards nearby too, Portsmouth is a great day out from Blackwood Forest.

9. Polperro in Cornwall

If you were to picture in your mind a traditional Cornish fishing village, it would look like Polperro. The houses cling to the hillside around the still-working harbour and the views are stunning. This south-east corner of Cornwall is best explored from Deerpark.

9. Polperro in Cornwall

If you were to picture in your mind a traditional Cornish fishing village, it would look like Polperro. The houses cling to the hillside around the still-working harbour and the views are stunning. This south-east corner of Cornwall is best explored from Deerpark.