Britain's secret spots revealed in list of Europe's best hidden places

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Gate house at the abbey, Battle, East Sussex, England.
Gate house at the abbey, Battle, East Sussex, England.

Five 'secret' places in Britain have been named among a list of secret spots in Europe published by the Lonely Planet.

Among the list of hidden gems is Battle in East Sussex. The guide says: "The Battle of Hastings may be well known as the bloody stand-off in 1066 that inspired the Bayeux tapestry, but few make the journey to see where it happened."

As well as observing "evocative fields where the arrows flew", visitors are encouraged to explore "the village's deliciously quaint streets" and "the glorious Sussex countryside".


Other British hidden gems include Wilton's Music Hall in east London (pictued below), described as "a glorious and truly atmospheric surprise".

The Music hall, which has "little changed from the 19th century", is one of five British locations on the list.

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The other UK entries in the list of 50 "undiscovered and overlooked" destinations in Europe were:


The Kinmel Arms in Abergele, Conwy, Wales, described as a "top-notch enclave of fine food, real ale and boutique accommodation".


south cotswolds
south cotswolds



The South Cotswolds (pictured, above) : With most tourists opting to explore the North Cotswolds, the overlooked South Cotswolds are flagged as a region not to be missed. The guide says: "This area is a hidden gem, with scenic villages and tranquil landscapes - and rarely a coach tour in sight."

Iconic Scottish Landmarks: Loch Ness
Iconic Scottish Landmarks: Loch Ness



Loch Ness, Scotland (pictured, above): "While tour coaches pour down the west side of Loch Ness, the eastern shore is relatively peaceful. Here you will find Dores Inn, a beautifully restored country pub with a garden that even has its own Loch-Ness-Monster-spotting point. The menu specialises in quality Scottish produce," according to the guide.

The author of Lonely Planet's Great Britain guidebook, David Else, said: "It's little wonder that Britain features heavily in Secret Europe.

"With a wealth of breathtaking landscapes and such fascinating history, there's plenty that travellers are yet to discover.




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The Source of the River Frome in Bristol, UK
The Source of the River Frome in Bristol, UK