I Would like to travel somewhere in the UK for 3 days. Recommendations please?

I am living in London with friends. We would like to explore more of the United Kingdom. I was wondering where in the UK would you recommend for us to go and stay for 3 days. We want somewhere with a beach, old castles and ruins, pretty landscapes and hills for hiking and climbing but also someplace to shop and... show more I am living in London with friends. We would like to explore more of the United Kingdom. I was wondering where in the UK would you recommend for us to go and stay for 3 days. We want somewhere with a beach, old castles and ruins, pretty landscapes and hills for hiking and climbing but also someplace to shop and eat.

Where would you recommend.

Somewhere no more than 2 hours from London please.

Thank you
Update: Thank you very very much John and Ray xx
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