Most Relaxing Places to Visit in UK to Calm your Mind

Its no doubt that 2020 raised everyone’s anxiety levels and is having a massive impact on mental health worldwide, get me my mortgage a specialist website for users looking for information on self employed mortgages has create a list of the most relaxing places you can visit in the uk to relax and de stress once lockdown is over. Take a look at the list below and choose your next relaxing staycation to ease your anxiety in calm surroundings.

1. Cornwall 

Sitting at the top of the list is Cornwall, one of the most beautiful places in the country, rural and coastal settings a plenty and a friendly atmosphere. Cornwall forms a peninsula with wild moorlands and many sandy beaches. The south coast of Cornwall is dubbed the Cornish riviera due to the climate and picturesque landscapes. Cornwall has a host of picturesque villages and seaside resorts

2. Standish 

A small yet humble town in the borough of Wigan has made it onto our list due to the small population, low pollution and lack of traffic jams. The village has a population of less than 14,000 people making it a perfect place to settle.

3.The Lake District 

One of the most beautiful places in the UK, it was always going to make it onto the list. A favourite for nationals and tourists the lake district is a region of Cumbria in the northwest of England. With a low pollution level and beautiful market towns such as Keswick, Kendal, Ambleside and Derwentwater. The lake district is a wonderful place to visit and live.

4. Wales

Wales made it on to the list due to the low levels of pollution and traffic free roads (mostly). Wales is a well known part of southwest Great Britain. With rugged coastlines and famous mountains located there. The celtic culture and welsh language is a draw for tourism.

5. Scottish Highlands

Home to famous loch Ness and many other famous attractions  the Scottish Highland is a wonderful place to move to and relax, benefit from rural locations and lower house prices you can pick up a lot of real estate for a lower cost.

As you can tell the most relaxing places to live in the UK appear to be more rural locations, this goes to show that city life really does have an impact on our health and ability to de-stress. Not everyone will be able to move to the locations or may not even want to but a short visit to a rural location is proven to reduce stress and help relax. If you live in a busy area it can be a great way to relax with a rural weekend away.

2007: Isabella Blow

Final Attempt

May 7, 2007 – This day, famous English fashion editor Isabella Blow (48) died in hospital, one day after attempting suicide by drinking the poisonous weed killer Paraquat.

In life she had been especially known for always wearing very eccentric, extravagant hats.

Her closer friends knew that since long she had been suffering from bipolar disorder with severe depression episodes. Around 2005 she had been treated for her depressions with electroshocks, but soon after her doctors had to tell her she had ovarian cancer. This probably made her feel even more hopeless and suicidal than before.

In the last two years before her death, she attempted suicide six times:

  • by an overdose of sleeping pills;
  • by jumping from an overpass (breaking both her ankles);
  • by smashing her car into the rear end of a truck;
  • by taking horse tranquilizers;
  • by trying to drown herself in a lake;
  • by overdosing on medication.

When right after her 7th and fatal attempt with Paraquat she was found still alive by her sister, she had said: “I’m worried that I haven’t taken enough…”

Family and friends buried her with on the coffin, towering between the flowers, one of her hats: a black one designed by her favorite hat maker Philip Treacy, in the form of a sailing ship.
Later, her former husband Detmar Blow told how long ago she had already said: “I’m fighting depression and I can’t beat it.”


My own comment? Perhaps what I’m going to say now may offend some of you, but here I really am left with a fairly obvious question.

In a case like this, with 7 suicide attempts, wouldn’t it have saved her a lot of suffering if her first suicide attempt had been successful? My own answer is “Yes, it probably would” – and to be honest, that answer troubles me.


Paraquat, when ingested, is highly poisonous. It will cause liver, lung, heart, and kidney failures that can be deadly not just within a day but also after a month of horrible suffering.
The European Union, that in 2004 had allowed controlled use of Paraquat for agricultural weed killing, reverted that decision in 2007 (the same year as Isabella Blow’s death) because of the fear that any products from fields treated with Paraquat could bring a high risk of Parkinson’s disease.
In the UK , “restricted use” of this deadly poison is still allowed: “restricted” meaning you need a license for it.