Favourite places in the UK: readers’ travel tips

Inspiring views, pubs, solitude, family and community are all facets of what makes a great British place for our tipsters
50 writers on their favourite place in the UK

A short, steep walk from Llandudno’s pier to the top of the Great Orme headland brings multiple rewards. The seaside resort is quickly left behind to reveal a peaceful landscape filled with possibilities. Walk among limestone pavements, and look down to notice the planned street pattern and evidence of ancient copper works. Pockets of wildflowers abound. Stroll steep cliffs to view soaring razorbills and kittiwakes. Spot local landmarks: the castle and estuary at Conwy, the straits separating Anglesey from the mainland. Watch the sun set from St Tudno’s, the 12th-century chapel. Descend to see wild Kashmiri goats and the remnants of a second world war practice camp along the shore. Britain in miniature.

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