Most Relaxing Places in the uk to visit

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1. Cornwall 

Sitting at the top of the list is Cornwall, one of the most beautiful places in the country, rural and coastal settings a plenty and a friendly atmosphere. Cornwall forms a peninsula with wild moorlands and many sandy beaches. The south coast of Cornwall is dubbed the Cornish riviera due to the climate and picturesque landscapes. Cornwall has a host of picturesque villages and seaside resorts

2. Standish 

A small yet humble town in the borough of Wigan has made it onto our list due to the small population, low pollution and lack of traffic jams. The village has a population of less than 14,000 people making it a perfect place to settle.

3.The Lake District 

One of the most beautiful places in the UK, it was always going to make it onto the list. A favourite for nationals and tourists the lake district is a region of Cumbria in the northwest of England. With a low pollution level and beautiful market towns such as Keswick, Kendal, Ambleside and Derwentwater. The lake district is a wonderful place to visit and live.

4. Wales

Wales made it on to the list due to the low levels of pollution and traffic free roads (mostly). Wales is a well known part of southwest Great Britain. With rugged coastlines and famous mountains located there. The celtic culture and welsh language is a draw for tourism.

5. Scottish Highlands

Home to famous loch Ness and many other famous attractions  the Scottish Highland is a wonderful place to move to and relax, benefit from rural locations and lower house prices you can pick up a lot of real estate for a lower cost.

As you can tell the most relaxing places to live in the UK appear to be more rural locations, this goes to show that city life really does have an impact on our health and ability to de-stress. Not everyone will be able to move to the locations or may not even want to but a short visit to a rural location is proven to reduce stress and help relax. If you live in a busy area it can be a great way to relax with a rural weekend away.

Food & Drink In Rotherfield

Step up to the bar in the Catts Inn in the High Street and you’re likely to find yourself drinking elbow to elbow with a Rotherfield villager.
Landlord Fred plays an active part in supporting local causes, and his regulars fill the Catts most lunchtimes and evenings. Fred’s Sausage Club meets weekly to consume a tasty meal of local sausages and mash, all for the princely sum of £2!

A friendly ghost is rumoured to be a regular visitor to the King’s Arms which occupies a prime location on the corner of the High Street and Station Road. This spacious 17th century country pub and restaurant boasts a 30-seater dining area and two bars.

If you fancy a game of pool or a fling on the slot machine, the public bar’s the one for you. The adjoining saloon bar has comfortable chesterfield sofas in which to lounge around and idle away and hour or two in the cosiest of surroundings. Both bars have eating areas where you can enjoy a pub meal, ordering ‘specials’ off the blackboard or a bigger selection from the a la carte menu.

The pubs in the village serve a variety of local ales including (our favourite) Harveys, a glorious pint from the legendary East Sussex brewers. No visit to Rotherfield is complete without a taste of Harveys!

A mile up the road (but still in the parish) is the Mark Cross Inn & Restaurant, situated just off the main A267 road to Eastbourne.

The Mark Cross Inn is a beautiful old English Inn, situated in the tiny village of Mark Cross. It is surrounded by wonderful open views of the East Sussex countryside, some of the best views in the area. The Inn is now privately owned by Roger & Lyn, who took over the Inn in 1997, after carrying out extensive refurbishment of the bars & restaurants to return the pub to its former Old Inn style of yester-year including traditional cask conditioned real ales to compliment the excellent range of mouth watering food

Any of the pubs provides a good starting and finishing point for a walk in the surrounding countryside.

Rotherfield Village

  • Catts Inn
  • High Street
  • Rotherfield
  • Tel: 01892 852546
  • Kings Arms
  • High Street
  • Rotherfield
  • Tel: 01892 853441

Mark Cross

  • Mark Cross Inn
  • Mark Cross
  • Rotherfield
  • Tel: 01892 852 423


It nestles in the countryside just a few miles south of the famous spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

It’s the largest parish in East Sussex and also one of the oldest settlements within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, dating back to Saxon times.

It is easily reached by road and rail links, being just an hour’s train journey from London. As the crow flies, it’s only 20 miles from Gatwick International Airport, and 17 miles from the M25 orbital motorway.

Wander out of the village and you’re soon lost in the natural surroundings of woodland walks and country lanes.

How to get here:

By Rail

Southern Railways – London (London Bridge, London Victoria) to Crowborough (Rotherfield 3 miles)
Pre-book taxi – Concorde Cars (01892 853333)
Train Information: 08451 272920

By Road

  • from M25 (London’s orbital motorway)
  • exit junction 5 south on to A21
  • exit A21 on to A264 to Tunbridge Wells
  • continue through Tunbridge Wells and follow signs to Eastbourne A 267
  • continue on A267 through Frant to Mark Cross
  • at Mark Cross turn right past Sussex Country Gardens signposted Rotherfield (B2100)
  • continue straight through Town Row into Rotherfield

What to do in Rotherfield

Whatever the weather, if you appreciate the simple things in life, you’ll love being in Rotherfield.

Rotherfield parish is criss-crossed with bridleways, enjoyed to the full by horse lovers from near and far.

If you prefer to be on foot, there’s an extensive network of country walks through picturesque farmland and quiet woodlands.

Fancy trying to pick up a bargain? Why not browse through the local antique shops and see what treasures you can unearth.

Then reward your efforts with a drink and meal in one of the village pubs.

Perhaps you’d prefer a quiet stroll around the churchyard of St Denys or a walk across the Millennium Green.

If activity is your thing, the Bowles Outdoor Centre is just a short drive away, where you can try rock climbing, canoe training, or dry slope skiing.

Or for a more leisurely experience, Dewlands Manor golf course, on the edge of the village, is the perfect setting for a relaxed round of golf.

Rotherfield has so much to offer, whilst still retaining that unique Sussex village atmosphere of days gone by.

Rotherfield Community

Here you’ll find lots of information about our local community including businesses, services, clubs, societies and other activities taking place in the parish.

You can keep yourself up to date with what’s going on and we always welcome receiving fresh information and news that you think might be of interest.

The vitality of a community is inexorably linked to the prosperity of local businesses, many of whom provide support for community activities as well as providing employment to village residents.

There are as many businesses located in the surrounding countryside of Rotherfield as there are in the village itself. From the wine making at Davenport Vineyards to custom made furniture at Bayham Pine, the antique shops in Rotherfield High Street to the award-winning Cuckoo Line stores in Town Row, a wide variety of businesses prosper in Rotherfield parish.

We encourage fellow residents and visitors to the area to support our shopkeepers and all the other businesses operating in Rotherfield to ensure that our local economy stays healthy and continues to grow, which is to everyone’s benefit.

So please browse the Community Pages and keep that information flowing.

Rotherfield Events

Throughout the year residents of Rotherfield gather to celebrate local, regional and national days of festivity.

Saturday 16th July
RCTI Summer launch party

Venue: Village Hall
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Entrance: FREE (with invitation)
Rotherfield residents will receive an invitation in the mail, and are invited to come and celebrate the completion of the improvements to our bridleways and walks.
Spit Roast, Bar, Music and lots of fun.

Saturday 1st October
Carnival Day

Rotherfield & Mark Cross Bonfire Society
Torch lit procession through the village, followed by a colourful and entertaining firework display. All monies collected during the march are donated to local charities
More details to follow