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The Peak District

The Peak District is the big daddy of all National Parks. The Peaks were the very first area in England to be give National Park status in 1951. Since then the park has gone on to be the most popular National Park in Britain with 22 million visitors each year. The Peak District is not only the most popular park in Britain, its massive visitor numbers makes it the second most visited park in the world, second only to Mount Fuji National Park in Japan.

Lake District

The picturesque Lake District is well known for its peaceful and tranquil lakes and high climbable peaks. The park is not surprisingly hugely popular with tourist with an estimated 14 million visitors each year. While the majority of these visitors are from Britain the park is popular with the Japanese who flock to the area to see the home of Beatrix Potter.


The third of the National park to be created in 1951 Snowdonia is also the third most visited park with 6 million people visiting each year. The start attraction is of course Mount Snowdon itself, the highest mountain in England and Wales. There is however much more to Snowdonia than just its mountain.


The ancient and sometimes spooky Dartmoor is well known for its high stone tors and wild moor land. The park is hugely popular with visitors as it can offer beautiful scenery, ancient landmarks and plenty of myths and legends.


Pembrokeshire National Park is unique among the parks in England and Wales as it’s the only coastal park. Though there is plenty of inland countryside within the National Park boundaries, Pembrokeshire is predominantly coastal. Its stretch of coastline is often regarded as some of the most beautiful in the country, so it’s hardly surprising that so many people come here when they are taking a short break Wales.

Short Break Wales

North York Moors

The North York Moors lies in the hugely popular area of North Yorkshire. The North York Moors has a huge expanse of beautiful heather strewn moorland which really makes for some beautiful sights.

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