Spring is a magical time in the UK, as nature awakens from its winter slumber and bursts into a riot of colour and life. One of the most spectacular sights of spring is the blooming of bluebells, which cover the forest floors with a blanket of blue.
Bluebells, also known as English bluebells, are a quintessential British wildflower that grow in woodland areas across the country. They typically start blooming in mid to late April and can last until early June, depending on the weather conditions. Bluebells are famous for their stunning blue colour, which is a deep, rich shade that can range from pale blue to violet-blue.
So, if you're looking to experience the beauty of bluebells in spring whilst staying in one of our luxury self catering cottages, here are some of the best places to go:
Blickling Estate, Norfolk is a magnificent Jacobean mansion set in extensive grounds, which includes a beautiful bluebell woodland. The estate is open to the public during the spring, and visitors can stroll among the bluebells, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of this stunning natural wonder. The gorgeous Escape2Norfolk is only 10 mins away by car and Swallow 1 & Swallow 2 at Poppyland Holiday Cottages is only 15 mins by car.
Brede High Woods is a vast area of ancient woodland in East Sussex, which is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including an abundance of bluebells. With Kingshoath Cottage only a 10 minute drive away this is a popular destination for nature lovers and hikers.
Ashridge Estate is a large area of woodland and grassland in Hertfordshire, which is home to one of the largest concentrations of bluebells in the UK. With The Great Barn only an hour’s drive away you won’t want to miss the forest floor transformed into a sea of blue every spring, making it a must-visit destination for anyone seeking the beauty of bluebells in the wild.
Rannerdale Knotts is a small fell in the Lake District, which is famous for its stunning bluebells. The flowers bloom in a small valley between the fells, creating a stunning contrast against the dramatic landscape. Just a 30 minute drive from the spectacular Tallentire Hall, it's the perfect spot for a springtime walk and a picnic among the flowers.
Kew Gardens, London is one of the most famous botanical gardens in the world, and during the spring, it is transformed into a paradise of colour and fragrance. The bluebell woods are a highlight of the gardens, with the delicate flowers blooming in abundance among the ancient trees. Holly Cottage at Surrey Hills Holiday Cottages, is only 1 hour away by car.
There are many beautiful places in the UK to experience the wonder of bluebells in spring. Whether you're a nature lover, a photographer, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of the natural world, these locations are a must-visit destination for anyone seeking the beauty of bluebells in the wild. So why not plan a self-catering holiday this spring and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of these iconic British wildflowers?
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Spring in the UK is a time of renewal and rebirth, and one of the most stunning sights of the season is the blooming of bluebells. Bluebells are a quintessential British wildflower, with their delicate blue petals carpeting woodlands and meadows across the country. If you're looking to experience the beauty of bluebells in spring, here are some of the best places in the UK to visit