Now outdoor socialising in groups of six is allowed, parks are basically our second homes.
And while we’ll need to find parks that are within easy walking distance of all our pals, there are things to consider beyond location.
Beauty, of course. A great park is more than just a patch of grass to sit on. We want somewhere we can go and truly relax, reconnect with nature, and find a moment of peace.
Handy, then, that a new study by Flowercard looks at the most beautiful parks in the UK, based on Tripadvisor reviews that include the words ‘beautiful’, ‘pretty’, and ‘picturesque’.
They took a peek at the parks most frequently described with these words to compile a top ten list of the most gorgeous parks across the UK.
And it’s good news for Londoners – the capital city has more beautiful parks than any other area.
London’s St. James’s Park, which has resident pelicans, colourful flower beds, and a view of Buckingham Palace, comes in at the top spot, followed by Hye Park in second place.
Take a look for more pretty outdoor spaces below.
1. St James’s Park, London
2. Hyde Park, London
3. Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
4. Cockington Country Park, Torquay
5. Kensington Gardens, London
6. Regent’s Park, London
7. The Quarry, Shrewsbury
8. Richmond Park, London
9. Roundhay Park, Leeds
10. Lower Gardens, Bournemouth
The full list of the most beautiful parks in the UK:
St. James’s Park, London
Hyde Park, London
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
Cockington Country Park, Torquay
Kensington Gardens, London
Regent’s Park, London
The Quarry, Shrewsbury
Richmond Park, London
Roundhay Park, Leeds
Lower Gardens, Bournemouth
Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa
Greenwich Park, London
Bute Park, Cardiff
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
Castle Park, Colchester
Windsor Great Park, Windsor
Jesmond Dene, Newcastle
Williamson Park, Lancaster
Hampstead Heath, London
Seven Sisters Country Park, Seaford
Tilgate Park, Crawley
Tollymore Forest Park Newcastle
Sefton Parkm, Liverpool
Primrose Hill, London
Pollok Country Park, Glasgow
Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow
Avenham and Miller Parks, Preston
Duthie Park Winter Gardens, Aberdeen
Alexandra Park, Hastings
Pittville Park, Cheltenham
Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham
Hawkstone Park Follies, Shrewsbury
Bushy Park, Hampton Hill
Dunorlan Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, Dorset
Druridge Bay Country Park, Morpeth
Johnstone Gardens, Aberdeen
Battersea Park, London
Isabella Plantation, London
Porthkerry Country Park, Barry
Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, Grewelthorpe
East Park, Kingston-upon-Hull
Plymbridge Woods, Plymouth
South and North Marine Parks, South Shields
Burghley Park, Stamford
Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield
Cave Hill Country Park, Belfast
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