Best UK picnic spots

Best UK picnic spots revealed!

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Best UK picnic


Using TripAdvisor data, the study by McCarthy Stone found that UK cities have an array of green spaces and activities, with major cities like London, Birmingham and Liverpool boasting an abundance of outdoor locations to meet loved ones for picnics.

Londoners proved to be the most fortunate in their location, with the city topping the study’s rankings. Whilst England’s busy capital city may not seem like the first choice to experience the great outdoors, London’s plentiful parks and outdoor spots helped it claim the top spot, with the city boasting 240 sites.

London’s wildlife activities, parks and gardens prove that a bustling capital city can still be bursting with nature, and green spaces like Regents Park, St James’ Park and Hyde Park, are perfect for setting down your picnic blanket.

Second place, Birmingham, has 44 locations, offering sites such as Victorian Canon Hill Park, as well as Handsworth Park.  Liverpool residents, taking a close third for nature with 40 sites, will be pleased to see a number of attractive picnic spots in the city, including Sefton Park and the picturesque Wavertree Botanic Gardens.

Best UK picnic spots

Table of top 10 UK cities for outdoor activities and Best UK picnic spots

Rank City Points Sites
1 London 100 240
2 Birmingham 90 44
3 Liverpool 75 40
4 Glasgow 70 37
5 Norwich 65 35
6 Leeds 60 31
7 Plymouth 55 30
8 Aberdeen 50 27
9 Swansea 50 27
10 Cardiff 40 26


Miruna Constantinescu, National Marketing Director at McCarthy Stone, said: “The lure of coastal and countryside developments may seem like the obvious choice for nature-lovers but, this study has shown that you can enjoy amazing nature sites on your doorstep across the UK.

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