Holiday Favourites: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England
There is no better place to start looking for a countryside holiday cottage than an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England.
The AONB designation seeks to conserve and enhance these areas of significant landscape beauty. Similar to National Parks, there are 33 AONB in England ranging from rugged coastline and water meadows to gentle lowland and upland moors - each one of them is a wonderful - perfect for a short break or cottage holiday.
Below are the English areas awarded AONB status by Natural England, click the link to find some super self catering cottages and apartments that will allow you to explore the area.
East of England
North East England
North West England
South East England
South West England
West of England
Yorkshire and Humberside
National Parks and AONB
If you like the countryside then a self catering cottage break or holiday at an Area of Outstanding natural Beauty is a must. You can search for cottages in or close to these areas using the links above.
In England you should also consider staying at or near one of the many wonderful National Parks. These are similar to AONB, but the National Parks have their own authorities and legal powers to protect the countryside.
There are also 4 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales
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