01 Jan '13, 11pm

Great places to visit in the UK.

Well, I'm sure there are all sorts of good corners of the UK but I'll stick to two of my favourites. Firstly, there's Galloway. I know it quite well because I was born and brought up there. It's got a wide range of scenery from hills, mountains, moors, coastline with some nice beaches to swim, castles, great gardens to visit and some really lovely eating places. The pace of life is much more relaxed than you'd expect and places like Kirkcudbright, with its artists colony and Wigtown with its range of specialist antique book sellers bring a spot of culture. The cult film, The Wickerman, was filmed in Galloway and there's a festival devoted to it once a year. I also love the area where I live now; Helensburgh is a (very) quiet Victorian town on the north shore of the River Clyde. Just a few miles from Loch Lomond, it's also very easy to get trains to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Oban...

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