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11 Destinations You Won’t Believe are in England

If these photos are anything to go by, you do not need to get on a plane and travel miles to get beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. If you think you need to go abroad to have an exotic break? Then you might want to think again… Gone are the days of wet, cold summers at the beach, or camping in the countryside, instead you’ve got destinations that feel like you’ve left the country, with stunning coastlines, dive pools, picturesque streets and quaint canals.

It almost goes without saying that there are some incredible holiday destinations to be found in this world – Bali, Hawaii, the Maldives and Mexico to name just a few. Exotic places where you can find everything you need to truly escape and unwind. White sand, tick. Turquoise sea, tick. Fantastic surf, locally-sourced seafood, lush greenery, far-reaching views, watersports, space to sunbathe, blue skies and startling sunsets, palm trees, and delicious cold drinks on tap – tick, tick and tick.

In a recent survey by Holiday cottage providers, Stay In Cornwall 90% of people can’t tell the difference between Cornwall and the Caribbean in their picture quiz. I certainly couldn’t and I travel the world for work! The tricky picture quiz proves that the vast majority of people genuinely can’t tell the difference between a beach in the Indian Ocean and one hidden on the coast of our own little island. The picture postcard paradise is actually an awful lot closer than any of those far-flung destinations mentioned above and is in fact in the south-westerly county of Cornwall. If you want to take the quiz yourself check is out here Kernow?…Err no!

65% of people couldn’t pick out a Cornish sunset when compared to those in Hawaii, Indonesia and the Galapagos Islands, and a huge 80% of participants couldn’t tell which was the National Trust beach in Cornwall, when put up against the staggering surf of Australia, Canada and France.

Here are my favourite destinations you won’t believe are in England….

 

Porthcurno, Cornwall

INSTEAD OF: MAJORS BAY, ST KITTS

Port Lympne Reserve, Kent

INSTEAD OF: SERENGETI, TANZANIA

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

INSTEAD OF: NEW ZEALAND

Minack Theatre, Cornwall

INSTEAD OF: ANCIENT GREECE

Norfolk Lavender Fields

INSTEAD OF: PROVENCE, FRANCE

Hadrian’s Wall

INSTEAD OF: THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

Lunan Bay, Scotland

INSTEAD OF: CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS

Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

INSTEAD OF: LYNN CANYON PARK, VANCOUVER, CANADA

Portmeirion Village, North Wales

INSTEAD OF: THE AMALFI COAST

Brighton Pavilion

INSTEAD OF: TAJ MAHAL, INDIA

Little Venice, London

INSTEAD OF: AMSTERDAM

 

Where else have you been to in the UK and thought it looked as exotic as another place abroad?

 

Other posts that may help you:

Ultimate Guide to a Weekend Break in York

The Best Weekend Trips in the UK

10 Things to do in Aberdeen

Ultimate Guide to Columbia Road Flower Market London

Log cabins with hot tubs in the UK

 

 

Thank you for reading and as always happy adventuring! 

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Sophie X