The pride of Britain lies within it’s country side and there are fewer places in the UK to get an truly authentic experience of British life than in its villages. These villages are very (VERY) tiny and, as a result, have some of the most intimate and friendliest communities across the UK! What these villages lack in size (there are sometimes just hundred of people living in these villages), they more than make for in charm, warmth and pretty good British food.
It’s safe to say most people haven’t heard of a lot of these places (kudos to you if you have – seriously, huge kudos!) and even people who live in the UK are constantly (pleasantly) surprised when they happen upon some of these quaint and idyllic villages. Next time you’re visiting the UK, or perhaps if you live in the UK and are looking to explore more places outside of your norm, set some time aside to explore as many of these villages as you can – you’ll definitely be glad you did.
London, Edinburgh, et al are great cities but they most certainly offer a very different aspect of British life than these villages do, so for a more well-rounded and truly British experience, head out to the countryside! And if have been to any of these villages (or indeed if you live in them), do share your experiences below!
Here are 17 of the most beautiful villages in the UK
1.) Bibury, Cotswold, England