Noteworthy Historic British Villages That You Should Visit

British Villages

There is a saying that goes “It is not where you are that matters, it’s who you’re with”, with that we’ve round up these villages that would be perfect for you and your travel partner:

Jarlshof, Shetland Island of Mainland Scotland

This is one of the most remarkable archeological sites in Britain. It is well known as the “Village Uncovered By The Sea”, because it was discovered when storm-driven seas cut into a mound beside the shore at Jarlshof on the Shetland Island of Mainland. Archaeologists discovered remains of three village settlements, consisting of four stone houses built around 8th Century BC. This place is a true wonder.

Abbotsbury, Dorset, England

Each May, hundreds of crammed together nests, each occupied by a pair of swans, provide a fascinating sight in Abbotsbury. The Swannery, as well as the 18th-century gardens on the Beach Road west of the village is open to the public. Abbotsbury, is well known for its artistry, and it’s perfect for your Instagram feed.

Veryan, Cornwall, England

Cornwall is rich in myths and legends about the Devil. Around 19th century, a man built five circular cottages in Veryan, each surmounted by a cross. These cottages were said to be ‘Devil-proof’, for they contain no corners in which Satan could lie in to wait for the inhabitants. There are also wondrous beaches that you can visit. Aside from that, you can also find Veryan Galleries that has been going on for 40 years.

Weston Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England

If you and your besties are a big fan of flamingoes, this is the place for you. Here you’ll find Weston Underwood’s Flamingo Gardens which claim to have one of the finest private collections of birds and mammals in the world. Among the birds are rare Andean and James flamingoes that you can see prancing by the waterside. These gardens are open during the summer.

Meikleour, Tayside, Scotland

Here’s another place for your Instagram feed. The largest beech hedge in the British Isles is located near Meikleour. It stands almost 100 feet high, yet each three is no more than 4 feet in girth. The story behind the hedge will amaze you as well. This place is lovely during Spring and Autumn.

Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion is a tasteful extravaganza of romantic buildings, exotic plants, and warm Mediterranean colors. You can take a lovely stroll along the streets of the village, while enjoying the delightful view of the houses and cottages, or the botanical gardens.

Westleton, Suffolk, England

Westleton is perfect for people who seek for peacefulness, and beauty. The fresh air and green view will definitely make you love this place. And every year, they celebrate the Barrel Rolling Fair which is open for all, and it’s perfect for you and your besties.

Mells, Somerset, England

The road into Mells is a dreamland. It is surrounded by steep green banks and colorful flowers in the spring. This lovely village has a big history which the tourists love hearing, especially the one that includes the nursery rhyme ‘Little Jack Horner’. There are also lots of cafés, and different shops that you can find here, however the highlight of this village is the St. Andrew’s church which was built from the 16th century.

Wherever and whenever you go, as long as your with your besties there will never be a dull moment.

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