We second the comments about the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and
North York Moors of England--magnificent beauty, tidy stone villages,
heather-covered rolling moors, great pubs, super hiking----we have spent
months and months there. Also northern Scotland, esp. Sutherland, is absolutely
breath-taking, with a beautiful northern coast and sandy (if cool) beaches
with no one on them. Also, don't forget the Hebrides and other islands
off the W. and NW of Scotland, Orkney, Shetland, Foula, Fair Isle, etc.
We go back repeatedly and always discover new treasures! Cheers, Bill