Best picnic spots in the UK

The best picnic spots in the UK have been revealed, with Jubilee Gardens in Beer, Devon crowned the overall winner. 


National Picnic Week takes place across the UK between 16th to 25th June, with the aim of inspiring people to embrace the British countryside, and enjoy picnic with friends and family.


Britain’s best picnic spots were chosen at locations which offered outstanding natural beauty and historical significance.

The overall winner was Jubilee Gardens in Beer, Devon, chosen for the stunning view of the beach and village from atop an idyllic hillside.

Head to Beer, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Devon for a picnic with a view/Credit: Getty

Founder of National Picnic Week, Adam Cox said: “The winners were chosen due to variables including their scenic locations, cultural significance and either popularity or reputation as being a ‘hidden gem’. National Picnic Week was created to inspire families, friends and couples to celebrate our outdoor locations by taking a picnic.”

The National Picnic Weeks regional winners:

Scotland’s Winner is The Fairy Pools in the Isle of Skye, chosen for its breath-taking views.

Northern Ireland’s Winner is Carrick-a-Rede, chosen for dramatic vistas you can’t get anywhere else.

Ireland’s Winner is Loughcrew in Co Meath, chosen for its Neolithic tombs.

Wales’ Winner is Barafundle Bay Beach, boasting a huge amount of space to enjoy the view of the ocean.

The North West’s Winner is Saint Herbert’s Island in Cumbria, thanks to the local history of Saint Herbert himself, and the natural beauty of the area.

The North East’s Winner is Gibside in Newcastle, chosen for its historic Gibside Hall, and maze.

The East Midland’s winner is Padley Gorge Trail, an almost mythical forest to get lost in.

The West Midlands’ Winner is Jephson Gardens, Leamington, thanks to its flowerbeds and 14 acres of garden.

The East’s Winner is Wimpole Estate, chosen for its gothic architecture. A visit there is like travelling back in time.

Yorkshire’s Winner is the regal Rievaulx Abbey, a stunning piece of history.

London’s Winner is the world famous Hyde Park, perfect for people watching in the summer.

The South East’s Winner is Corfe Castle, thanks to the enduring ruins you can explore.

The South West’s Winner is Lydford Gorge, chosen for its spectacular 30 foot waterfall.

There are stunning places to picnic all across the UK and Ireland, and it’s one of National Picnic Week’s aims to promote these areas, and get people out enjoying the summer with friends and family.

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