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If there’s one thing that sets the warmer months apart, it’s the amazing array of sunsets which grace the nation’s landscapes on a summer’s evening. Fancy watching the sky turn a kaleidoscope of beautiful colours as the sun disappears beyond the horizon? Here are some top sunset locations in the UK.

YHA Whitby

Whitby Abbey at sunset

Located right next door to Whitby Abbey, our Grade I-listed mansion on the headland enjoys remarkable views of the ruins and down to the harbour below. And when better to visit than summertime! Descend the 99 steps to browse quirky shops, scoff fish and chips, play the amusements, and enjoy the long sandy beach beyond.

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YHA Dartmoor

Stones on a hill at sunset

Surrounded by open moorland of the Dartmoor National Park, YHA Dartmoor offers the perfect spot for Devonshire sunset spotting. This rural retreat offers plenty of opportunity to watch the glowing sun set behind the rolling hills and enchanted forests. The views at Emsworthy Rocks is definitely worth the visit.

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YHA Pwll Deri

Hut overlooking the sea at sunset

Panoramic sea views await at this beautifully renovated, remote cliff top cottage. The dining room’s floor-to-ceiling picture windows frame sensational scenery and nightly sunsets that have to be seen to be believed. Outside, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path passes just 500m from the door, giving guests access to some of the best walking in the UK.

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YHA Ambleside

Lake and hills at sunset

Situated right on the shores of Windermere, this stunning Lakeland destination offers unspoilt views over the water and towards the Langdale Pikes beyond. Stay here for doorstep access to wonderful walks and thrilling watersports. Alternatively, take it easy with a pleasure cruise from the pier or simply settle on the terrace, relax with a glass of wine and wait for the picturesque views in this stunning sunset location.

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YHA Tintagel

Flowers an

With only the cliff edge between it and the Atlantic Ocean, YHA Tintagel gives guests front row seats to truly astonishing views. This South West Coast Path runs right past the hostel so take an evening stroll along this rugged stretch of coastline to watch the sun descend behind Arthur’s legendary castle and sink below the horizon. Gorgeous!

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Looking for the perfect spot for your sunset spotting getaway? Discover our amazing accommodation types this summer.

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Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for and SEO. Her favourite YHA is YHA Perranporth.

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