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Monday 26/10/2020
The Best-Rated AONBs: Beauty Spots Near Me

Which? readers ranked Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty on scenery, walks, peace and quiet, and more.  So which is the best closest to your home?

The Isles of Scilly AONB has been crowned the best Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a new survey of more than 8,000 Which? readers. AONBs are designated for conservation because of their remarkable landscape, beauty or character. There are 46 AONBs dotting England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland works on a different system with national scenic areas (NSA) instead.

Which? readers rated AONBs that they had visited on individual categories including scenery and peace and quiet, but also awarded an overall scored based on satisfaction and whether they would recommend it to others. The results show it’s not just big hitters such as Cornwall that performed well, some lesser-known areas were rated highly too. But where’s the best AONB near you? Find out how your nearest AONB scored in the full results of our survey

Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/10/the-best-rated-aonbs-beauty-spots-near-me/ - Which?

Best AONB in the North of England: Northumberland Coast 90%

The Northumberland Coast received the best score of any AONB in the north. Its sweeping sandy beaches provide perfect picnic spots in summer and dog walking opportunities in winter. Plus, it’s not as firmly on the radar as Cornwall or Devon, so it’s great if you want to get away from the crowds in peak season.

Away from the beaches, you’ve got beautiful Bamburgh Castle, which towers 150ft above the coast, to visit. Or for families, Alnwick Castle which will be recognisable to Harry Potter film fans. It’s not the only AONB up north, though. The North Pennines overlaps both North East and North West England – see how it scored.

 

Best AONB in the North of England: Northumberland Coast 90%

Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/10/the-best-rated-aonbs-beauty-spots-near-me/ - Which?

 

The Isles of Scilly AONB has been crowned the best Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a new survey of more than 8,000 Which? readers. AONBs are designated for conservation because of their remarkable landscape, beauty or character. There are 46 AONBs dotting England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland works on a different system with national scenic areas (NSA) instead. Which? readers rated AONBs that they had visited on individual categories including scenery and peace and quiet, but also awarded an overall scored based on satisfaction and whether they would recommend it to others. The results show it’s not just big hitters such as Cornwall that performed well, some lesser-known areas were rated highly too. But where’s the best AONB near you? Find out how your nearest AONB scored in the full results of our survey

Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/10/the-best-rated-aonbs-beauty-spots-near-me/ - Which?
The Isles of Scilly AONB has been crowned the best Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a new survey of more than 8,000 Which? readers. AONBs are designated for conservation because of their remarkable landscape, beauty or character. There are 46 AONBs dotting England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland works on a different system with national scenic areas (NSA) instead. Which? readers rated AONBs that they had visited on individual categories including scenery and peace and quiet, but also awarded an overall scored based on satisfaction and whether they would recommend it to others. The results show it’s not just big hitters such as Cornwall that performed well, some lesser-known areas were rated highly too. But where’s the best AONB near you? Find out how your nearest AONB scored in the full results of our survey

Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/10/the-best-rated-aonbs-beauty-spots-near-me/ - Which?

Published: Monday 26/10/2020

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