A North Wales village described as "like something out of a dream" has been named among the most beautiful places in the Britain. 

The expert travel writers at Time Out have called on their personal "pinch-me" moments from locations across the country to come up with a list of the most beautiful places in Britain.

From the Forest of Dean’s moss-covered woodland to the cobbled streets of Oxford and everywhere in between the list has a wide range of "surprising beauty spots to add to your travel bucket list".

Introducing the list, Time Out said: "For all of the stick we give the UK – the grey skies, the pigeons, the Greggs sausage roll packets littering the pavements – it’s actually a pretty gorgeous country. 

"In London alone, you can be goggling over the Barbican’s brutalist beauty one moment, the next, you might be basking in the tranquility of Hampstead Ponds.

"Add the turquoise coasts of Cornwall, the rugged mountains of Snowdonia and the fairytale wonder of Scotland’s highlands and islands to the mix, and you’ve got a country which is as good looking as they come."

The most beautiful places in Britain

The top 15 most beautiful places in Britain, according to Time Out, are: 

  1. Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean
  2. Minack Theatre, Cornwall
  3. Barbican Estate, London
  4. Singing Sands, Isle of Eigg
  5. Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire
  6. Medieval Shambles, York
  7. Seven Sisters, Sussex
  8. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
  9. Whitstable Seafront, Kent
  10. Rydal Caves, Lake District
  11. Loch Lomond, Highland Boundary Fault
  12. Central Oxford
  13. Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol
  14. Portmeirion, North Wales
  15. Benone Strand, Causeway Coast

You can see the full list and more details about each location via the Time Out website.

"Like something out of a dream": North Wales village named among most beautiful places in Britain

Portmeirion was the only location in Wales to feature on Time Out's list of the most beautiful places in Britain.

The travel experts described the "picture-perfect" North Wales village as "like something out of a dream".


Time Out added: "That is intentional, as the brainchild of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis set out to bring the peace and pace of the Mediterranean to the northwest of Wales.

"Don’t scoff: the two are more alike than you might first assume. Since its completion in 1975, this unique tourist village has established itself as the most romantic spot in north Wales. 

"Of course, it certainly helps if it comes with Italianate architecture, colourful facades and an unforgettable sense of romance. How could you not fall for Portmeirion?"

If you are planning a visit to "the most romantic spot in north Wales" Time Out recommended trying the gelato from Caffi’r Angel and setting up on the piazza for a spot of people-watching.