Are you planning a visit to the UK in the near future? It is well worth taking the time to watch at least one sunset during your trip. Here are just a few of the most popular spots to take in breath-taking colours and views during dusk.
Primrose Hill, London
Enjoy the stunning views of London from Primrose Hill including landmarks such as Canary Wharf. A Primrose Hill sunset is the perfect way to end a day trip to this trendy area that is a popular destination for celebrities.
Crosby Sands, Liverpool
Head out of town to the three miles of beach that are known as Crosby Sands. The sun sets against the Another Place exhibition’s 100 cast iron figures that have become a permanent fixture along the sand.
St. Ives, Cornwall
For years St Ives has been regarded as a place with magical light. The main beach of St Ives is Porthmeor Beach, and looks straight out to sea. Carbis bay is on the other side of St Ives and offers an equally beautiful beach sunset.
Port Talbot, South Wales
You can take in the Port Talbot Steelworks sunset from the M4. The plant creates a glimmering effect, which can make for a romantic setting, even in this unique spot. Another neat sunset destination in Port Talbor is Aberavon Beach, a three mile stretch that is known for its high breaker waves. New features in the area include a piazza, amphitheater, and skateboard park.
Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh
The Salisburg Crags offer a view of the Edinburgh Castle. While many people trek to this site in the summer, the view is equally breathtaking in the winter when the city is bathed in snow.
Margate offers a beautiful sunset from the Margate Harbour Arm pier. While you’re there, take the time to walk out by the pier and grab a drink from the Lighthouse Bar.
Limehouse is located just before the Canary Wharf and features coppered water, mudbanks, and one of a kind East End architecture. After the sun has disappeared, hit The Narrow gastropub for dinner.
Bath Skyline Walk, Bath
You’ll fully appreciate Bath’s Georgian spires and terraces from the National Trust’s six mile hike. Enjoy hidden valleys, wild flowers, and romantic spots along the walk.
Durham Cathedral, Durham
The entrance to Durham Cathedral is the highest point in Durham. Take in the city and river below while the sun dips low in the sky against the beautiful architecture.
Wheel of Manchester, Manchester
The Wheel of Manchester in Exchange Square stands 65 feet tall. It offers one of the best views of the city as well as the sunset. The Manchester Wheel is a great place for a romantic date or an outing with friends.
Don’t forget to look up the current sunset time for where you are so you catch the optimum time!
Sally writes on behalf of The Cottage Boutique, a specialist accommodations provider in St Ives Cornwall. If you’re looking for beach cottages or boutique cottages in St Ives then look to them for high quality accommodation for your holiday.