North Wales attractions voted ‘go-to locations’ during spring and summer in top 10 UK list
As the weather is becoming more spring-like and flowers and fruits are coming into bloom, many of us will be looking for new places to enjoy a sunny walk – or even to discover a beautiful gem on their doorstep. There are few places that surpass certain areas in North Wales in terms of natural beauty, but a selection – perhaps controversially – have been voted above others, including home favourite near Wrexham, and a stunning garden in Conwy.
There are estimated to be more than 27,000 parks and green spaces across the UK, making Britain a go-to location during the spring and summer months. With a +100% rise in searches for ‘flowers seen in spring, it’s clear that many are looking to enjoy nature and make the most of the season.
For those looking to discover the natural beauty on their doorstep, or for inspiration for a last-minute staycation, new research from the travel insurance team at Comparethemarket, reveals the top spots to see some truly beautiful blooms.
According to the research, the top 10 spots to see Britain in bloom from April are as follows:
|Clumber Park||Worksop, Nottinghamshire||#clumberpark||61,942||Fruit Trees|
|Calke Abbey||Derby, Derbyshire||#calkeabbey||41,578||Peach/Plum/Apple Blossom|
|Chartwell||Westerham, Kent||#chartwell||33,572||Cherry Trees|
|Bodnant Garden||Conwy Valley||#bodnantgarden||24,078||Cherry/Plum/Apple Trees|
|Mottisfont||Romsey, Hampshire||#mottisfont||23,278||White Magnolia/Cherry Orchard|
|Kingston Lacy||Wimbourne Minster, Dorset||#kingstonlacy||21,508||Cherry Trees|
|Gibside||Gateshead, Tyne & Wear||#gibside||19,249||Apricot Tree/Plum/Cherry and Apple Blossoms|
|Trelissick||near Truro, Cornwall||#trelissick||16,007||Pink Magonolias|
|Speke Hall||Speke, Liverpool||#spekehall||13,691||Apple/Plum/Cherry Trees|
According to the research, Clumber Park is the most popular place where you can spot spring blooms – with over 61,000 posts for #clumberpark. Sited in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, Clumber Park is open daily all year and is home to the longest Glasshouse in the National Trust at 450 feet.
However we are here for North Wales’ selection. Erddig Hall on the outskirts of Wrexham, and Bodnant Garden in Conwy.
Erddig Hall is a late 17th-century country house saved from dereliction in the 1970s. It has a 1,200 acre estate of beautiful meadows, lakes, ponds, rivers, veteran trees and woodland and home to a range of habitats.
The parkland is open and free to access with a number of waymarked walks for all to enjoy.
Bodnant Garden boasts sweeping lawns, grand terraces and verdant woodland. Created over 150 years, with plants collected and brought to Britain from far afield, and the incredible vision of generations of the McLaren family and Puddle head gardeners, this haven of rarity and beauty with a stunning backdrop of the Carneddau mountains of Erryri is a delight for the senses.
With year-round colour, the garden can be whatever you want it to be, whether that’s a hive of activity or a haven of tranquility and relaxation, this is truly a special place for all ages.
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