Best UK Parks: Named National and Local Winners – Full List | Travel News | Travel


Over 30,000 votes were cast to crown a park as the UK’s favorite park of 2022, with 364 green spaces nominated.

The big winner was Penrhos Coastal Park, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales.

The stunning nature reserve is located along the Welsh coastline, home to an array of flora and fauna.

Badgers, bats, bees, foxes, birds, butterflies, newts and red squirrels inhabit the fabulous park.

Parts of the forest were created as early as the 1700s, with 15,000 broad-leaved trees.

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According to the official website, the park is currently under threat of becoming recreational facilities.

England’s big winner was Stanley Park, Blackpool, Lancashire, a Grade II listed park opened in 1926.

It extends over a vast domain of 390 acres and has a bandstand, a boating lake – with pedal boats -, an Italian garden, a children’s play area and a swimming pool. ‘sports facilities.

For any hungry visitors, the Art Deco Café offers a great view of the space.


Full list of winners

East of England local favorites

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex

Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk

Ferry Meadows at Nene Park, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Highwoods National Park, Colchester, Essex

Lake Meadows Park, Basildon, Essex

Priory Park, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Wickford Memorial Park, Basildon, Essex

Wigmore Valley Park, Luton, Bedfordshire

Local East Midlands favorites

Abington Park, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Barnwell National Park, Oundle, Northamptonshire

Bradgate Park, Charnwood, Leicestershire

Hartsholme Park, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Shipley National Park, Heanor, Derbyshire

Local London Favorites

Danson Park, Welling, Bexley

Lesnes Abbey Wood, Abbey Wood, Bexley

Myatt Fields Park, Lambeth

Oliver Tambo Recreation Ground, Haringey

Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets

West Ham Park, Newham

Local Northeast Favorites

Richardson Dees Park, Wallsend, North Tyneside

Ropner Park, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

Local Northwest Favorites

Botanic Gardens, Southport, Merseyside

Bramhall Park, Stockport, Greater Manchester

Burrs Country Park, Bury, Greater Manchester

Hey Park Court, Huyton, Merseyside

Derby Park, Bootle, Merseyside

Didsbury Park, Didsbury, Greater Manchester

Light Oaks Park, Salford, Greater Manchester

Marple Memorial Park, Marple, Greater Manchester

Peel Park, Salford, Greater Manchester

Rimrose Valley National Park, Crosby, Merseyside

Sefton Park, Liverpool, Merseyside

Victoria Park, Stretford, Greater Manchester

Walton Hall Park, Liverpool, Merseyside

Worden Park, Leyland, Lancashire

Local Favorites in Scotland

Aden National Park, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire

Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline, Fife

Starbank Park, Edinburgh

Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Zetland Park, Grangemouth, Falkirk

Local Southeast Favorites

Hampden Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Horsham Park, Horsham, West Sussex

Howe Park Wood, Tattenhoe, Buckinghamshire

Nork Park, Banstead, Surrey

Riverside Park, Southampton, Hampshire

Staines Park, Staines-on-Thames, Surrey

Swanley Park, Sevenoaks, Kent

Ventnor Park, Isle of Wight

Lake Willen, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Local Southwest Favorites

Alice Park, Bath, Somerset

Castlefields Park, Calne, Wiltshire

Heavitree Pleasure Ground, Exeter, Devon

Thanckes Park, Torpoint, Cornwall

Upton National Park, Poole, Dorset

Local favorites from Wales

Pembrey National Park, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire

Pontypool Park, Torfaen, Gwent

West Midlands local favorites

Burton Dassett Hills National Park, Warwickshire

Cae Glas Park, Oswestry, Shropshire

Hartshill Hayes National Park, Warwickshire

Jephson Gardens, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Kingsbury Water Park, Warwickshire

Ryton Pools National Park, Warwickshire

Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield

Telford Town Park, Telford, Shropshire

Victoria Park, Stafford, Staffordshire

Yorkshire and local Humber favorites

Beaumont Park, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Graves Park, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Parkinson’s Park, Guiseley, West Yorkshire

Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Rowntree Park, York.


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