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7 of the best views in England to celebrate St. George's Day

In celebration of St. George, patron saint of England, we bring you some quintessentially English views that sometimes get overlooked in favour of more well-known beauty spots. Feast your eyes on these glorious county landscapes, which remind us how beautiful our country is.

A moorland view in Cornwall

1. Brown Willy, Bodmin Moor.

The highest point in Cornwall, this granite outcrop takes effort to reach but the rewards are that you can see the breadth of Cornwall, south to Fowey and north to Tintagel. Check the forecast though... you may struggle to see your hand in front of your face!

Stay at: Deerpark

A valley view in Hampshire

2. Old Winchester Hill, South Downs.

The views from the hill across the Meon Valley are sublime. Walk along the South Downs Way and you will also be rewarded with quintessentially English villages and a picture of rural England that lives in all our dreams.

Stay at: Blackwood Forest

A river view in Gloucestershire

3. Symonds Yat Rock, Wye Valley.

This breath-taking lookout point affords you a window into the shaping of the Wye Valley. See how the magnificent River Wye cuts through the forest landscape. And then look to the rock face behind you for a glimpse of the resident peregrine falcons.

Stay at: Forest of Dean

A village view in Suffolk

4. Lavenham Village.

Nothing can prepare you for this perfectly preserved medieval village. Once one of the most prosperous villages in England, it is a picture perfect location, with streets of half-timbered houses and a church with aspirations to be a cathedral, sporting the tallest village church tower in England. 

Stay at: Thorpe Forest

A woodland view in Nottinghamshire

5. Limetree Avenue, Clumber Park.

There are many good reasons to visit Clumber Park – the Gothic style chapel, the walled kitchen garden, the woodlands and lake. But the almost 2 mile long avenue of lime trees, planted over 150 years ago is one of the best-kept secret views in England. 

Stay at: Sherwood Forest

A ruined abbey view in Yorkshire

6. Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley.

The view of Rievaulx Abbey from Rievaulx Terrace was captured by JMW Turner in 1836 when he included it in his "Picturesque Views of England and Wales" series and it has changed little since. Sit with a summer picnic and savour the scene.

Stay at: Cropton or Keldy

A sea view in Yorkshire

7. Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay on the Cleveland Way coastal path.

The 6.5 miles of the Cleveland Way between Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay offer dramatic coastal views which take in Ravenscar, Filey, and Flamborough Head. It’s a strenuous walk but the views take away the strain.

Stay at: Cropton or Keldy

What's your favourite English view?

There is nowhere to beat our beautiful country, particularly in the spring sunshine, and if space allowed we could have picked 700 views, let alone 7! Are your favourites included? Do you have some unsung gems that you head for when you are staying on a Forest Holiday? Tell us about your favourite English views over on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Happy St. George's Day!