Brits looking for a UK getaway this year are being offered a list of picturesque locations that mirror stunning places around the globe. These destinations are perfect for those looking to satisfy their wanderlust, but have been limited due to coronavirus travel restrictions.
The team at My Baggage have identified a range of scenic spots that are ideal for a family staycation, an adventurous date night, or those who simply want an eye-catching Instagram picture. Some destinations on the list may be more remote than others, but the exploration will be well worth it for those wanting to discover some of Britain’s international look-alikes.
A spokesperson at My Baggage said “With travel restrictions still likely to be in place this summer we must enjoy the natural beauty on our doorsteps. It’s often easy to forget just how breath-taking some of the landscapes are here in the UK. The resemblance of some of the well-known landmarks is uncanny. Now, more than ever, we need to support these local economies as they are vital to upholding Britain’s beauty.”
Here are five UK destinations to visit this summer that will transport you around the world.
St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall – Mont Saint-Michel in France
St Michael’s Mount shares many similarities to its French counterpart, Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy. Both islands lay amongst the tide and contain several romantic towers and battlements. Cornwall’s Disney look-alike is accessible via a short walk along the causeway governed by the sea it sits amongst, so make sure to check the weather before visiting, although there’s a small passenger boat that will take you across.
Hitchin Lavender in Hertfordshire – Provinces Lavender, France
Now for most of us, the Province Lavender fields in France are too far to travel to take Instagram-worthy pictures. So, for those committed individuals who are looking to spice up their profile with a glorious lilac infused picture, Hitchin Lavender is a perfect alternative. Found in Hertfordshire, the rolling fields of lavender bloom in June and provide an enjoyable British summertime activity.
Snowdonia National Park in Wales – Aoraki Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand
The tallest mountain in Wales has drawn a comparison to the Aoraki Mount in New Zealand, and rightly so. The colossal mountain range is met with lush vegetation, flowing river courses, and is blessed with some of Britain’s more distinct forms of wildlife. Trekking the steep heights of Snowdonia may not be for everyone, but it is guaranteed that the raw beauty that surrounds will appeal to all.
Cheddar Gorge in Somerset – Itaimbezinho Canyon in Brazil
This canyon of greenery is situated in the heart of the scenic Somerset county. Just a little over six thousand miles from its Brazilian doppelganger, Cheddar Gorge hosts a unique variety of wildlife as well as adventurous walks and exhilarating cave tours. Cheddar Gorge is easily accessible by car and can make for an exciting day out or even a weekend staycation.
Lake District – Lake Como in Italy
The Lake District boasts England’s largest inland body of water and also its highest mountain. The mystic Lake Windermere is enclosed by the vast rolling hills, intriguing marshland, and idyllic wooded areas. Much like its Italian comparison, the Lake District has a rich and diverse history layered beneath the picturesque landscapes that are waiting to be explored.