OMGB > Countryside

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, England

Discover #OMGB moments: Countryside

 

Britain’s coast and countryside is packed with amazing moments. From watching the sunrise over ancient castles to zooming along hedge-lined country lanes in a classic car, you couldn’t be anywhere but Britain. Where else can you follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers on what was the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, or relax by the still waters of a lake that may be home to a monster? It’s moments like these that will make the stories you’ll tell your family and friends about Britain’s coast and countryside so extraordinary.

 

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Bamburgh Castle dramatically towers above sand dunes on a wild stretch of England’s north-east coast and, as one of the country’s largest inhabited castles, is living history and one of England’s most iconic landmarks.

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Scotland shares latitudes with Northern Light-watching hotspots in Norway and Alaska, so your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis – or the ‘Mirrie Dancers’ as they’re known locally – here are already good.

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The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is what most of us picture when we imagine the English countryside: rolling green hills criss-crossed by dry-stone walls and rambling hedgerows, ancient honey-stone villages and higgledy-piggledy fields dotted with sheep.

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There are many fantastic facts, stories and legends about Scotland’s Loch Ness: it holds more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined; its waters never freeze over; and it’s the home of the infamous Loch Ness Monster.

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