A treasure trove of history and culture, this spectacular area is also home to a high basalt plateau, remote glens, sheer cliffs, pristine beaches, caves, fishing villages and an unforgettable coast road.
Packed with things to see and do, the Causeway Coast AONB, including the Giant's Causeway, offers a rich natural, cultural and built heritage, with attractions including Bushmills Distillery and many ‘Game of Thrones’ filming locations.
Uniquely comprising twelve separate areas covering almost a third of Cornwall, discover some of Britain’s finest coastal scenery, including Land’s End and the Lizard, plus the remote granite uplands of Bodmin Moor.
Gently undulating hills, with chocolate-box towns and villages built from honey-coloured stone, The Cotswolds is famed for its landscapes, local produce and outdoor activities such as cheese-rolling!
The Forest of Dean
The Forest of Dean is an ancient oak forest and one-time hunting ground of Norman kings. It is popular for outdoor pursuits and its attractions include Clearwell Caves and Puzzlewood.
An absolute must-visit, the Gower Peninsula, the most westerly part of the historic county of Glamorgan in South Wales, was the very first area in the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Isle of Anglesey
Covering most of Anglesey’s 125-mile coastline, plus Holyhead Mountain and Mynydd Bodafon, this unspoilt landscape is rich in cultural heritage, historical sites, wildlife habitats and great for outdoors activities!
Isle Of Wight AONB
Notable for its wide variety of landscapes; Wight’s central and southern downlands, plus much of its famous coastline, including the iconic Needles, are part of this much-loved and visited scenic area.
A spectacular region of chalkland and greensand ridges dotted with rustic villages, small towns, orchards and farms; the Kent Downs is popular for unwinding, wildlife-watching, horse riding, walking and cycling.
Inspirational to many writers and artists, this sparsely populated Midlands area of rolling hills, gentle streams, green fields and thick hedgerows buzzing with local wildlife, offers a great wealth of attractions.
Renowned for its panoramic vistas, walking terrain and spring water, the Malverns offer so much more in its historic towns, thriving villages and first-class visitor attractions, such as the Morgan Experience Centre.
The Mendip Hills rise up above the Somerset Levels and provide a wide range of attractions, outdoor sports and leisure activities. Visit Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and the home of Cheddar cheese.
A beautiful 56-mile stretch of coast, from The Wash in the west, through wildlife-rich coastal marshes and cliffs, to the sand dunes at Winterton in the east, hosting traditional seaside fun and famous Cromer crabs!
Stretching from Berwick to Amble, including Lindisfarne, Holy Island and the Farne Islands, this remote and picturesque coastline is known for its castles, scenic villages, sandy beaches, birdlife and outdoors pursuits.
England's very first AONB, the Quantock Hills in Somerset provide superb walking and riding within glorious countryside and coast. Visitors will also find historical sites, pretty villages and delectable local produce.
Covering a quarter of Shropshire, adjacent to the Anglo-Welsh border, this varied and rural landscape offers wonderful walking routes, peaceful villages, country market towns and a rich industrial heritage.
This narrow coastal strip of land is a haven of tranquillity with welcoming locals, an abundant wildlife, limitless outdoors activities and panoramic views across the Solway Firth to Scotland’s Galloway Hills.
Suffolk Coast and Heaths
An unspoilt low-lying coastal landscape stretching from the Stour Estuary to Kessingland, offering wildlife-rich estuaries, ancient heaths, windswept shingle beaches and historic towns and villages.
Covering over a quarter of leafy Surrey, this varied landscape provides an extensive network of footpaths, byways, bridleways and famous beauty spots including Box Hill, Leith Hill and the Devil’s Punch Bowl!
Bridging two counties and shaped by three rivers, this landscape of great beauty offers mining heritage, adventures on the water, walking trails, the Tamar Valley Line, tasty local produce and much more!
Vale of Glamorgan
The Vale of Glamorgan includes miles of unspoilt heritage coastline, with attractions such as Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and Medieval Village, Dyffryn Gardens, Ogmore Castle and the seaside resort of Barry.
Birthplace of the modern British tourist industry, the spectacular Wye Valley follows the southern Anglo-Welsh border, hosting castles, abbeys, scenic viewpoints and exceptional opportunities for outdoors pursuits.