10 of the best places to see bluebells in the UK

Now's the time to enjoy the amazing carpet of blue that takes over British woodlands. Here's where to go...

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Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Best for: proximity to London

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Hatchlands Park is situated on the edge of the beautiful Surrey Hills and just 45 minutes from central London. Wix’s Wood is an ancient woodland, home to carpets of bluebells which will appear in late April and early May.

For latest updates visit: Hatchlands Park Facebook page

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Buckland Abbey, Garden and Estate, Devon

Best for: history

Buckland Abbey is over 700 years old and now home to a museum full of treasures such as the legendary Drake’s Drum. 

The historic Abbey is set in lands full of meadows, orchards and woodlands with The Great North Wood full of bluebells in spring.

For more info visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/buckland-abbey/

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Nymans, West Sussex

Best for: country gardens

The Nymans Estate is home to a garden full of plants collected from around the world set around a romantic old house and ruins. The country gardens were inspired by the bluebell-filled woods that surround the estate.

For more info visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/

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Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Best for: cycling

Lanhydrock estate has ancient woodlands blooming with waves of bluebells – and off-road cycle trails, with special routes for families and novice riders and bike hire available on-site.

For more info visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock/

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Godolphin, Cornwall

Best for: views of the sea

The 16th-century garden at Godolphin is, one of the most important historic gardens in Europe. Walk through the sea of bluebells in a tranquil and mysterious woodland.

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For more info visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/godolphin/

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