From its sweeping mountain ranges and dramatic coastal formations to its giant public artworks, the British countryside is dotted with all manner of iconic landmarks – some natural, some man-made. Here are seven of the best of each:
1. Minack Theatre
Deep in Poldark country, perched on the cliffs high about the Cornish coastline, this spectacular open-air theatre showcases Shakespeare and more with the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing below.
2. Clifton Suspension Bridge
Spanning the Avon Gorge and River Avon, this masterpiece of Victorian engineering, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, provides a stunning backdrop for August's annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.
Escape to this dreamy Italianate coastal village on the sublime north Wales coast. This magical collection of brightly coloured houses and gardens that lead to the sea, is also home to the unique Festival No 6 every September.
4. Edinburgh Festival
5. Brighton Royal Pavilion
Of all the palaces, castles and stately homes in Britain, there are none more exotic than the Prince Regent's 18th century abode and party pad.
6. The Kelpies
Overlooking the Forth and Clyde Canal in Falkirk, these 30-metre-high horse heads are the world's biggest equine sculptures.
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7. York Minster
This monumental medieval cathedral lords over York's ancient city walls, cobbled streets and charming old pubs.
1. Jurassic Coast
Hunt for fossils in England's first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, which courses 150 compelling kilometres along the shores of Dorset and East Devon, with natural features such as the phenomenal shingle bank known as Chesil Beach and the limestone arch of Durdle Door.
2. The Cuillin
Movie-makers and adventurers have long been drawn to this jagged mountain range on Skye, one of the 200-plus islands off Scotland's wondrous west coast.
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3. Lake District
This lush UNESCO-listed pocket of Cumbria - all glacier-carved lakes, hills and valleys - is a jaw-dropping treat to drive, walk or cycle through in 2018.
4. Isles of Scilly
You might be surprised to hear that Britain has its very own tropical islands! With white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, this archipelago off the coast of Cornwall is England's answer to the Caribbean.
5. New Forest
In spring (April-May), bluebells carpet the woodland floor of this former hunting haunt of William the Conqueror. Keep an eye out for the ponies that roam freely among heaths and ancient woodlands.
6. Northumberland National Park
Blessed with dark skies and low light pollution, this is the best place in England to see the Milky Way, shooting stars and the aurora borealis.
Looking for an adventure or two? Go trekking or zip lining, surfing or bounce underground amid the dramatic, verdant scenery of north Wales.