13 of the best things to do in Portmeirion in 2022
Portmeirion is unique, there’s no doubting the way. Celebrated architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis dreamt up this magnificent marriage of Italian style and Welsh charm back in 1925, but it took years to put together. Good things come to those who wait, and the end result is one of the most beautiful spots in Wales, one of the most romantic places in the UK and a tourist village unlike any other. Portmeirion is a must-see destination and then some. These are the best things to do in Portmeirion, although it must be stressed that just looking at the beauty of it all comes first.
13 brilliant things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells became a much-loved spa town during the Restoration period in the late 17th century, thanks to the discovery of a chalybeate springs. While the boom in sea bathing 100 years later saw its popularity wane a little, it still attracted aristocratic visitors – including Queen Victoria among them. It secured ‘Royal’ status in 1909. Found within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, its beautiful centre and the idyllic countryside close by make it a firm favourite among day-trippers and those keen on a weekend away from the bustle of the city. Here are the best things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells right now. RECOMMENDED: Visit nearby Whitstable, Canterbury or Margate
9 really great things to do in Dungeness
It’s impossible to escape the sense of having reached the end of the world when you get to Dungeness. This tiny fishing town, at the southernmost point of Kent, is very different from the ‘Garden of England’ of the imagination. Instead of bucolic homes and village greens, you’ll find a stark, wild landscape. The vast shingle desert headland is overlooked by the imposing Dungeness Nuclear Power Station but is renowned for its unique beauty, from its weathered wood cabins to its abandoned fishing boats – not to mention the wildlife that thrives there. On a day trip? Here are the best things to do in Dungeness right now. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Kent
16 things to do in Alfriston
Feeling the need for a dose of country village wholesomeness? You’ll find it in spades in the oh-so-charming Alfriston, in the heart of East Sussex. With its chocolate-box-pretty pubs, medieval buildings and independent shops, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. The bucolic, rolling landscape of the South Downs is the main event here, though, so don’t forget your walking shoes and to soak up those views. RECOMMENDED: The best weekend breaks from London