Travelling and working in the UK is a great way to explore this beautiful part of the world. If you’re thinking of moving permanently to the UK, you can check the National Occupation Shortage List to find out more information about what jobs are in high demand. Each city will also have websites where you can go job hunting before you even arrive there. Here are the UK’s most beautiful places to work.


Bournemouth is a coastal town on the south coast of England and it a great area to live and work. It is popular for its lush green scenery, beautiful beaches and stunning gardens. There are lots of apartments for rent and you can full time jobs, part time jobs and contract work in many different fields. There are plenty of fun activities to experience like the UK’s first 6D cinema theatre, tree top adventures at Moors Valley County Park, and skating on the Snowtrax.

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

There are many stately homes and other beautiful properties across Yorkshire, and you can find work in stately homes in as a chef, bartender, or a gardener. On your days off you are free to explore the area. Harrogate is a beautiful spa town in North Yorkshire and would be a lovely place to visit on your days off. You could visit the Harrogate International Centre which hosts international events from music to comedy or spend a relaxing day in the Turkish Baths and Health Spa. Visit the beautiful gardens namely RHS Garden Harlow Carr or the Valley Gardens.

Gwynedd, North Wales

Wales is known for its spectacular scenery and there are plenty of jobs available in many different industries here. The area is known for its beautiful parks like Cwm Idwal National Reserve, Gypsy Wood Park and Coed y Brenin Forest Park. There are also several beaches to explore like Barmouth, Dinas Dinlle, Criccieth and Tywyn. Explore the beautiful churches like Bangor Cathedral, St John’s Church and St Beuno’s Church. There are also plenty of museums and art galleries for you to explore on your days off.

Oban, Scotland

Oban, on the west coast of Scotland, is a popular area for tourism and it is known as the seafood capital of Scotland. There are plenty of tourism jobs available and the cruise ships also dock here frequently. It is a great place to spend your days off and Oban is known for its outdoor activities such as sea kayaking, scuba diving, hill walking, cycling and walking. You can also go sailing and boating in Oban and you will be able to see seals in their natural habitat. You can also visit castles, chapels and whisky distilleries. There are plenty of volunteering options available around the area, mostly around conservation, so if you were interested in getting involved then you could rent a self-catering cottage to use as your base and enjoy spending your days exploring this beautiful area.


Cardiff is a beautiful city with attractions, sports, entrainment and culture. You can easily find different kinds of work in this city and there are so many different activities for you to indulge in. The Millennium Centre in the Cardiff Bay hosts a number of concerts and also has cafes and restaurants within it. The Chapter Arts Centre also hosts events and it has two cinemas and a gallery with pubs and cafes. Be sure to visit The Taff Trail, a 2000 acre park land, where you can go cycling or walking along the trails. There are also farmers markets to visit where you can pick up fresh produce.