United Kingdom National Parks
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United Kingdom National Parks


Brecon Beacons

Wales
Brecon Beacons national park will treat you to panoramic views along a Wales based mountain range. You will see great heights, and the valleys bellow, and the park is dotted with historical features of early humans. Tombs and human remains are also in the park, and crumbling castles from later years.

Brecon Beacons National Park

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Northumberland National Park

England
Soak up the views of purple heather that fill this park with colour. The majority of the park is moorland and farming land with sheep and cattle, with historical sites from ancient residents. There are rivers that flow through for tranquillity and you can also observe the feature of Hadrian’s wall.

Northumberland National Park

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The Broads National Park

England
The Broads in England is a massive wetland that extends for 117 square miles. You can enjoy the sites of the water ways and even get into boating, including sailing and canoeing. Many visitors attend this park, not only for the views, but for the water sports on offer.

North York Moors National Park

England
While this national park was established in 1952, there is evidence that dinosaurs roamed this area millions of years ago. In the park today there are extensive forests, and North York Moors National park is England’s most wooded national park. There is a diverse range of different tree species, and as the name suggests, this park also has extensive heather moorlands.

North York Moors National Park

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Cairngorms National Park

Scotland
If you love skiing, this national park is a top skiing hub that attracts enthusiasts for afar. This is also high country and a third of the park is above 800meters. Like many of the other parks in the UK, Cairngorms National Park has signs of early human life and there are many historical attractions in the park.

Cairngorms National Park

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Glenveagh National Park

Ireland
Glenveagh National Park is the second largest national park in Ireland and it spans 170 square kilometres. When you visit Glenveagh you will be treated to a variety of different species of flora and fauna, that originate from far away places within the world. The walks are stunning and this park is well worth a visit.

Glenveagh National Park

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Peak District National Park

England
Peak District National Park is Britain’s first national park, and it was established in 1951. There are caves to explore, named the Castleton caves, and the national park is split into three sections of different landscapes, including moors, woods and valleys. This is a highly scenic park with beautiful views in every section.

Dartmoor National Park

England
If you love outdoor pursuits, this English national park could be the perfect choice for you. There are high moors, tors and much wildlife, however outdoor sports enthusiasts can also enjoy climbing and bouldering. Orienteering is popular, and so are water sports and fishing.

Dartmoor National Park

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Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Wales
The coastline stretches far in this national park, and there are truly scenic sights of ocean cliffs and marine wildlife. The Preseli Mountains are also a feature in the national park, and these are famous as they were the source of the bluestones that were used to create Stonehenge. Also, waterways stretch throughout the park, and when you visit you will be surrounded by beautiful fauna and flora.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

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Killarney National Park

Ireland
This national park was the first established in Ireland and the environment within it is diverse. When you visit you will be treated to areas that are of national importance, and the scenery is spectacular, including areas of woodlands, including oak, yew, and wet woodlands. There are also boglands, and a diverse range of flora and fauna.

Killarney National Park

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Snowdonia

Wales
This diverse landscape includes rivers, estuaries, valleys and forests. Right in the centre of the national park is a mountain that the park was named after, Snowdon. This is the highest point in England and Wales and it can be climbed for some magnificent panoramic views of the national park that surrounds it.

Snowdonia

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Lake District National Park

England
Take a trip to Lake District National Park and you will witness diverse surroundings including deep lakes and high peaks. Wastwater is England’s deepest lake, at 74 meters, and the land around also receives a lot of rainfall. This popular destination is also home to England’s highest peaks and the scenic beauty is nothing short of stunning.

Lake District National Park

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South Downs National Park

England
This national park has only been recently established in 2010, however there is no shortage of beauty in the moorlands, rolling hills and oak woods. The stunning view of the towering cliffs at Seven Sisters and Beachy head, also add to the many attractions that this new park has to offer.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Scotland
Recently established in 2002, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is a collection of lakes, rivers and lochs that are stunning to view. A belt of hills also makes the walks around the park more interesting, and if you are an avid bird watcher, this could be the park for you.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

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Yorkshire Dales National Park

England
Yorkshire Dales National Park is created by deep valleys and running rivers. There are many historical landmarks in relation to early civilisation. Humans started farming this land approximately 7000 years ago, and you can still see the same fields and the old stone walls that line them.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

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New Forest National Park

England
William the Conqueror spent time in this area, hunting for boar and deer, and since this time the park has not changed very much at all. There are wooded areas and a rare forest that is unlike any others that are in England. Within New Forest, there are over 3000 ponies that run wild in the area, which help to make this park a stunning attraction.

Exmore National Park

England
Exmore National Park has a unique geology and is a very rocky national park. There is also a coastline section that spans for 55km, and the woodlands often reach to the ocean. This scenic park was named the Heritage Coast, because of the impressive views that can be seen, of ocean cliffs, ravines, waterfalls and rivers.

Ballycroy National Park

Ireland
Ballycroy National Park consists of the largest area of peatland within Europe, being made up of Atlantic blanket bog. The flora and fauna in this national park make it a spectacular visit, including birds that spend their time breeding and living within the park. You will also be treated to cliffs and rivers that make this park a stunning view.

Ballycroy National Park

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Wicklow Mountains National Park

Ireland
Wicklow Mountains National Park is one of the largest national parks in Ireland. This rocky and mountainous landscape features rivers that start within the mountains and flow beautifully throughout the park. Walks and other recreational activities exist within the park, to make this one of the most popular natural attractions.

The Burren National Park

Ireland
Burren National Park is the smallest national park in Ireland, however it is one of the largest areas of karst landscapes within Europe. Rock climbing is popular in this national park, especially on the sea cliffs that are available. There are also walks and opportunities to view flora and fauna, including rare species.

Date posted: 19th January, 2015

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