Our Best of Britain competition has come a close, so we’ve rounded up our favourite entries for you to look through and be inspired by. Do you recognise any of the locations? They may even influence your next staycation…
The following entries may not have won, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t worthy of an honorary mention. Thank you to every one who entered – you really have shown us the Best of Britain.
Victoria Marks – Suffolk
“This picture was taken on a secluded part of the beach near Southwold in Suffolk when we were visiting in August on holiday. This super cute pup was just dozing on the beach early in the morning and we thought he was so gorgeous, as we have never seen one so close up. We feel extremely privileged to have had the opportunity to meet him.”
Thank you for gracing us with this adorable photo, Victoria – just look at those eyes!
Cate Williams – Kynance Cove
Cate speaks very fondly of her staycation memories – “My photograph was taken last summer looking down over Kynance Cove in Cornwall. A real gem with a great cafe, part of the beach is submerged as the tide comes in, but is accessible at low tide. (The RNLI are not on the beach so care must be taken to watch the tide.) The area surrounded is owned by the National Trust. It’s a great place to chill, swim, snorkel or just watch the world go by.”
Thank you, Cate!
Nikky Casana – Dorset
“My entry was taken during sunset at Lulworth Cove. This amazing place allows you to enjoy nature and the environment relaxes your mind and worries. It’s also a good location to stay out of the city. It’s an amazing experience to look at the beautiful scenery when the sun is slowing down. I love the very calm foreground of the cove and changing colours of the grass.”
Your beautiful photo has made us want to visit, Nikky!
Gemma Lou Jones – Tenby
“My favourite place in Britain has to be Tenby every time. I am so lucky to have this only a few hours away.”
Tracey May – Orkney
Tracey couldn’t be happier with her shot – “My entry is the beautiful Cantick Head lighthouse on the island of Hoy Orkney – I have never been to such a tranquil place. We stayed in the lighthouse keepers cottage and the views are simply breathtaking. The owner regularly sees Orca’s and we saw beautiful seals basking on the rocks below the lighthouse. It’s a perfect view point to watch the wildlife and they currently have sea eagles nesting – we were so blessed to see them on the island last year during our visit. Hoy certainly is a gem! Everywhere you look, the views are absolutely stunning and I have never felt so relaxed and refreshed as I did after this holiday. I can’t recommend it enough.”
Thank you for sharing your insight and photograph with us, Tracey.
Paul Ratcliffe – London
“What says ‘Best of Britain’ better than the Red Arrows flying over the Queen Victoria Memorial, London, after Trooping the Colour?”
We agree with you Paul – what a perfectly timed image.
Bridget Mellor – Northumberland
“My entry is the sweep of beautiful deserted beach going beyond Bamburgh. I love how wonderful the big open skies are and the abundance of wildflowers, birds and hares.”
Would you believe that Bridget snapped this photograph in Britain? We had to look twice!
Caroline Draper – Lake District
“Our favourite place is the Lake District – it’s so beautiful and there’s something for everyone.”
Jane Ainsworth – Scarborough
Jane gave us some context behind this wonderful shot – “We had a day out in Scarborough (by train from Newcastle where we live) mainly to see the Pre-Raphaelite windows in the church of St Martin on the Hill. But we were completely awed by the beauty of the town itself, the castle and the beautiful bay. Until then, we had never been to Scarborough before!”
Pete Elliott – Corfe Castle
“This was one of the most incredible mornings I’ve had out shooting. I arrived at 5am and the Castle was barely visible from underneath. After a short hike up the hill, I emerged through the cloud layer and was greeted with this beautiful sight. This was my 6th visit to Corfe Castle in hope of a cloud inversion and I was so happy to finally get the shot!”
Gemma Shonfeld – Dorset
“I love Mudeford in Dorset – it’s an amazing place with lovely views… and the dog loves it!”
Kaz Weedon – Dartmouth
“I went to Totnes on the 27th July with my husband, just for one night, and we went to Dartmouth the next day as I’d heard it was a nice place to visit. It was early in the morning when we arrived, and the colourful buildings on the other side of the river and all the boats just looked so lovely so I took a few photos. Although the sky wan’t that blue at that time, the sun was just starting to show through the clouds. I waited for the red boat to be in the middle before I took the shot.”
Your patience paid off Kaz! Every time you look at this photo, you spot something new.
Preserve Your Staycation Memories
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