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5 hidden gems in England to escape the crowds this summer

With summer approaching and the days getting longer, the temptation of a tranquil getaway becomes irrestible. However, with that comes more and more people visiting the same areas as you.


Whilst England is reowned for its bustling cities and popular tourist spots, it's also home to some of the best secluded spots in the UK.


If you're looking for a peaceful adventure escaping the crowds, then these 5 hidden gems should definately be on your bucket list! Especially with the school holidays coming up, we would recommend planning these trips earlier in the day; ensuring you definately avoid the tourists.


Image of Druids Temple in England


We have put together the below video, showcasing some of our favourite 5 hidden gems in England which are perfect to escape the crowds.


It's worth noting that you may have to visit some of these hidden gems early in the day in order to get them all to yourself, especially during the school holidays etc.


You can find more information about each of these hidden gems further down the page.




Druids Temple: The Druids Temple located near Ripon is a unique landmark which is definitely worth a visit. There are also woodland walks and bike tracks surrounding the temple for those wanting to make a day off it!


Thor's Cave: Clearly visible in the face of a steep cliff, Thor's Cave has a long history of human settlement, and is one of our favourite hidden gems in the whole of the UK!


Lud's Church: Lud's Church is a stunning nature feature, filled with fascinating history, and makes you feel like you've suddenly transported to a jungle ravine. It can be tricky to find and easy to miss, so keep an eye on the signposted signs!


Rievaulx Abbey: If peace and tranquillity is what you are looking for from a family day trip in Yorkshire, then the remarkable ruins of Rievaulx Abbey are the ideal choice. The former Cistercian abbey, set in a valley withinside the North York Moors National Park close to Helmsley, is one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England's abbey ruins.


Cathedral Cave: Cathedral Cave is truly an absolute breath-taking cave and a must-visit in the Lake District. The images of this hidden gem don't do justice to the view as the entrance tunnel opens into the expanse of the main cave.


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