The British countryside, coastline and parkland are the perfect places to discover a diverse range of wildlife and a pub is the ideal base offering delicious food and drink, a warm welcome and comfortable characterful bedrooms. Here are a few of our favourite locations for spotting wildlife:

Richmond Park

There are a number parks in the UK where you can see wild red deer roaming free. Richmond Park, which was established in the 17th Century, is home to red deer and also fallow deer. Some of the other locations where you can spot deer are Bradgate Park, Lyme Park and Chatsworth Park. Red deer are known for their vibrant pelts and breathtaking antlers that can grow up to a meter long.

Donna Nook National Nature Reserve

One of the most common sea mammals found around the British coastline are grey seals and the best time to see them is during the Autumn. Donna Nook National Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire is a great place to view these spectacular creatures and their pubs.

Portrack Marsh Nature Reserve

After nearly vanishing from the UK in the 1970’s, Otter numbers are growing as a result of conservation efforts. One of the best places to see them in the wild is at Portrack Marsh in Teeside where these semi-aquatic animals live in freshwater locations and communicate with high pitch sounds.

Poole Harbour Islands

Red squirrels are native to the UK although their numbers have been dramatically affected by the introduction of the grey squirrel.Even though they are known for their red fur, the best way to distinguish between the squirrels is their size with red squirrels being much smaller than grey ones. It can be very hard to spot red squirrels but the best places to see them are the Poole Harbour Islands, Cumbria and Northumberland.

Pubs are the perfect base from which to discover the country’s diverse range of wildlife.

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