The Most Beautiful Places in the UK to watch the sunset
Last week the weather was over 30 degrees in the UK, making it the hottest week of the year so far. And, with glorious sunshine comes a just as glorious sunset, when the evening air brings a cool breeze and the sky turns a hazy shade of blue.
To make sure you don’t miss out on seeing the sun set this summer, we’ve taken a look around the UK to find the best spots with a spectacular view.
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh, Scotland
If you’re up in the highlands this summer you need to check out the museum of Scottish lighthouses where you’ll get the most incredible views in the early evening.
This major fishing port lies at the far north east corner of Aberdeenshire and is the biggest shellfish port in Europe and a busy commercial harbour.
According to Visit Scotland, Fraserburgh has a wealth of undiscovered beauty. The guide states: “This magical coastline offers some amazing activities and attractions including golfing, bird watching, shooting, a range of water sports and a great walking and shopping opportunities with delicious local produce.”
The first-ever lighthouse in Scotland was build in Kinnaird Head and now forms part of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.
Pack a picnic and take a pew on the hill by the museum to see one of Scotland’s most spectacular sunsets.
Osborne House, Isle of Wight
According to Queen Victoria, “It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot” than Osbourne House, and it’s almost impossible to diasgree.
The site was once Queen Victoria’s holiday home on the Isle of Wight – and now – you can even visit Victoria and Albert’s apartments, along with their bathing beach and children’s play-cottage.
Once you’ve taken a glimpse at Royal life, stroll through the garden terraces where the stunning views across the Solent reminded Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples. This is the most idyllic spot to capture the sunset.
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it.
Climb the Shepherd’s Steps and hike along the clifftop trail to get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful causeway coast. Or enjoy the road less travelled capturing the World Heritage Site on an active five-mile hike along the stunning cliff-top path with the guided Clifftop Experience.
Once you reach the top, you’ll be bowled over by the view, so be prepared to feel on top of the world. Use this as your chance to see the sunset and time your arrival right on queue.
Ness Point, Lowestoft
Home to the UK’s largest wind turbine, Ness Point sees hundreds of visitors gather here every day. The Ness Point wind turbine in Lowestoft has been aptly named “Gulliver” after the hero of Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels by local residents, and is capable of producing a whopping 2.75MW of electricity.
That level of electricity production is enough to supply over 1500 homes and will save in excess of 6000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
Ness Point is also a very popular bird watching venue. Many nature lovers tend to sit on the raised blocks in the near by car park as there isn’t very many spots to sit here to see the sun set.
White Nancy, Cheshire
White Nancy Folly is located near to Bollington in Cheshire and was built to commemorate the battle that effectively ended the career of Napoleon – so it’s pretty famous.
It was built by John Gaskell Junior of Ingersley Hall, around 1817 to commemorate the victory of the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo.
White Nancy Folly stands on the saddle of Kerridge ridge, 918 feet above sea level and from which, on a clear day, you can even see Snowdonia in Wales!
In its original state White Nancy Folly would have had a door and windows. Inside stood a stone table and circular stone bench and it is believed the Gaskell family enjoyed using it for picnics looking out at the wonderful views. The best part? Now you can see the views, too!
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Heading back to the Highlands, Edinburgh castle is one of the Capital’s most visited tourist attractions, and it’s easy to see why so many visitors head there every summer.
Rich in history and crammed with beauty, it’s not just the inside of the castle that’s capturing attention. Sit on the greenery outside to see a sunset like no other.