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Unread 05-02-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default Wales = prettiest part of UK in natural beauty?

Do you think this is true. I looked on Google Earth at the pictures and it looks absolutely gorgeous.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 11:40 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Hell no. Scotland is.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 12:02 AM
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Location: California
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I think Wales is pretty darned beautiful. Rolling hills and valleys. I love Welsh villages and seaside towns. I've been to North Wales dozens of times - Being from Liverpool we used to holiday in Wales as kids (very close). My in-laws have a place near Barmouth and I have a friend in Cardiff. The only problem is every time I go its raining. And it rains...a lot. Makes it very green but kind of takes the edge off your enjoyment. So because of the weather, I have to say I prefer southern England.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Wales is beautiful but I am afraid to me one of the most beautiful places on the Planet, never mind the UK is the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Even in pouring rain or in a storm it is stunning...

And the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District in England are also pretty darn special. Mind you I think Cornwall is not too shabby ,neither are the Cotswolds....
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Southern England.
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Talking specifically about Wales it has some gorgeous areas and I used to really enjoy my numerous trips to those parts.

Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and the Gower Peninsular are obvious places to point out but I very much enjoyed parts such as the Border country, central parts and inland from the North coast.

I did have to visit the less than beautiful parts along the South coast but that was more than made up by the friendly people and the lovely parts outside of the big towns.

Some of the best drives I've ever had have been in Wales and I can recall some of them in my mind as I type.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Hockenheim Germany
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I really liked the Gower Peninsular, camped 2 weeks at Port Eynon in 99 with my just met now ex wife. We had met 3 days before in Salisbury. We rode her Motorbike all over the area and rock climbed on the sea cliffs. Would love to see Scottland sometime. I guess we were lucky the nights rained a lot but the days were mostly dry. Do remember sleeping in my old tent trying to avoid the drips.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 04:25 AM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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Some parts of Wales are scenic, but Wales also includes some of the wort & most run down areas in the UK (around Swansea for example is a particular sh*t hole!)...

To me the most scenic area of the UK is coastal parts of Cornwall
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Unread 05-03-2013, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Fife
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Scotland for me, but I am biased but there is no denying parts of Scotland are jaw droppingly stunning.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Bucks County, PA
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The countryside is gorgeous in all of the UK. It's not exactly like America, a big country with vastly different climates and landscapes.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Berkshire, England
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Parts of Wales are very nice. Snowdonia, Brecon and Gower for instance.

But as others have already said, the western highlands of Scotland are the undisputed jewel in Britain's scenic crown.

My personal favourite part of the entire planet is the Swiss Alps, but parts of the Scottish highlands aren't far behind.
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