Britain's five most beautiful holiday spots

If you're looking for a beautiful spot to escape to this summer, check out these five natural wonders right on your doorstep – no air miles needed!

Seven Sisters, Sussex

Nothing says England like chalk cliffs, and the Seven Sisters – just a few miles east of Brighton – are the best in the business.

The Pembrokeshire coast

Ok, so I've got a bit of a thing about cliffs. But if you like a bit of drama in your landscapes, a vague possibility of plunging to your death is a must. Follow the coast from St David's for some spectacular views.

The Lake District

Photo: Dan Cook/ Flickr 

Photo: Dan Cook/ Flickr 

Sure, it's one of the rainiest places in the country (the clue's in the name), but if you can catch the Lake District on a clear day, it'll take your breath away. Climb the biggest mountain you can find, and watch the sunlight dance on the hillsides. Top-of-your-voice poetry recitals optional.

Cambridge

Photo: Kotomi Creations/ Flickr 

Photo: Kotomi Creations/ Flickr 

Ah, Cambridge. Full of history and well-heeled cleverness, and one of the few cities in the country where you can happily spend hours just wandering around looking at stuff. And as a bonus, it's one of Britain's most bike-friendly cities, so bring your trusty steel steed along to experience some of the best bike paths in the country.

The Isle of Skye

Photo: Indrik Myneur

Photo: Indrik Myneur

Skye manages the impressive feat of being among the most dramatic, and most accessible of the Scottish islands – a road bridge from the mainland means no messing around with weekly ferries and light aircraft. If the world was flat, this is what the edge would look like.