Ten beautiful sites you won't believe are in Britain

You don't have to travel far to experience the exotic, magical or unbelievable...




Thought you were looking at a view of the Aegean Sea from the cliffs of a gorgeous Greek Island? This magnificent site can actually be found right here on British soil.

The UK is home to an array of surprising places that you wouldn't believe you could visit on a British staycation. Cornwall's Minack Theatre (pictured) is just one of them and boasts similarities to a mini Greek amphitheatre overlooking the sea in Porthcurno.

In Scotland, the Island of Barra has a remarkable beach you probably never imagined setting eyes on in the UK – it could easily be mistaken for a stretch of powdery sand on the Caribbean island of Barbados. And if you're looking for great wine and a relaxing vineyard escape, the Glamorganshire countryside has the perfect spot you could easily mistake for France or Australia.

We've rounded up our favourites to prove that you don't have to travel far to experience the exotic, magical or unbelievable as Britain has it all. If you fancy entering the world of Harry Potter, you just need to take a trip to Scotland and take a ride across the breathtaking 21-arch Glenfinnan Viaduct.

We've also found a touch of China, Poland and New York for you to experience in the UK. From the pretty village of Portmeirion to the high gothic Castell Coch, see our pick of the best British places that could easily be mistaken for landmarks in far, far away...

Places you won't believe are in the UK

Places you won't believe are in the UK


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