18/08/2020

6 'exotic' locations in Britain that look like you're abroad!

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The pandemic has changed the way we live our lives, travel plans included. We humans however always seem to find alternative solution to our problems – I mean that is what differs us from other living creation - the ability to think logically and act rationally. That is exactly what we have done to make life easy during Covid-19.

However, our thirst to explore and travel seem to be restricted to a great extent. A lot of us have had to cancel bookings and travel plans for the year. Things are slowly improving and a green flag from Prime Minister Boris Johnson for staycation is a plus. Maybe a staycation doesn’t excite you as much as vacation would – but rethink its possibilities - Long gone are the days when a staycation consisted purely of a trip to the seaside or camping in the countryside – Nowadays there are many ‘exotic’ destinations within our home country that will leave you feeling like you have stepped into a foreign land.

Today we bring you a list of 6 such exotic places in Britain that we believe you should explore, and the list will leave you thinking - ‘Whether if you need to go abroad to have an exotic break?’ Simple reason being these wonderful breath-taking escapes are few miles away!

List of exotic destinations to visit in Britain

1. Brighton Pavilion
INSTEAD OF TAJ MAHAL, INDIA

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Taj Mahal declared as one of the seven wonders of the world is located in Agra, India. For you to explore the divine beauty of the white marble monument you’d have to travel 4,363 miles and if the travel doesn’t tire you then the Pandemic should be of concern.

Don’t worry we have an alternative solution to pacify your itching need to travel – Explore Brighton Pavilion instead. An Indian mansion built by Prince Regent in 1797 as a holiday home to entertain his friends has now become a tourist site that attracts 400K visitors each year. The ‘Brighton Museum’ architecture is a close replica of Taj Mahal and every ounce of it will make you feel like you have escaped to Agra and are losing your senses to the beautifully carved monument. Time to plan that road-trip and staycation?

2. High Force, Durham, England
INSTEAD OF COSTA RICA

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Breath-taking scenery and rapidly flowing waterfalls give High Force in Durham the air of a Costa Rican jungle. One of England's most spectacular waterfalls, with a rich diversity of flora and fauna preserved. It surely makes for an exotic escape and is ideal for summer breaks for outdoor exploration. So, why not plan a getaway to Durham and make this Summer worthwhile?

3. Mayfield Lavender, Surrey
INSTEAD OF PROVENCE, FRANCE

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Big fan of lavender and love the buzzing sounds of bees then Mayfield Lavender fields is the place to be. This field rivals the Haute-Provence in France. It’s a perfect purple paradise with plenty of open space and fresh air, it really is the place to be this summer. You don’t have to travel to France to explore this beauty – A drive or a train ride to Surrey is suffice . Rest assured its definetly Instagramable 😉

Its not just limited to a stretched out Lavender filed while you are there you can book a bee safari experience and pick up some treats made with lavender, from fudge to shortbread. It’s a whole day trip so you might want to book a hotel/resort nearby so you don’t stress about travelling back home after a long and wonderful day out !

4. Isle of Mull, Scotland
INSTEAD OF NORWAY

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We all know that Northern Lights is the most magical natural phenomenon to witness but one does not have to travel to Norway to experience it. Instead head to The Isle of Mull in Scotland and you can relish the same breath-taking views of from there.

Autumn and Winter is the best time to visit The Isle of Mull, book yourself a cottage with our Travel partners and enjoy the dramatic Sound of Mull, long hillside walks and wildlife watching.

5. Little Venice, London
INSTEAD OF AMSTERDAM

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Although named after Italy, the waterways surrounded by leafy streets is surely a slice of boating heaven in a UK city. This location rivals the canal-rich city of Amsterdam. Centrally located this part of London is bustling with fancy riverside pubs and restaurants all of which offers scintillating view of the waterway. If you fancy sightseeing, then you must try the waterbus or book the boat for the day or hotel on water for a stay for a unique and quirky experience on our travel partner sites. So, Amsterdam is not that far away after all.

6. Bude Sea Pool, Cornwall
INSTEAD OF BONDI ICEBERGS POOL, SYDNEY

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Looking for alternatives for beach destinations that provide fantastic seaside setting without the dangers of the sea or having to travel abroad?

Well you’re in luck rivalling Bondi Icebergs Pool in Sydney is our very own Bude Sea Pool in Cornwall. Partly man-made and part natural this destination is perfect for beach lovers. The pool is tucked beneath the cliff at the northern side of Summerleaze Beach.

Get your swim wear on and go explore the depth and beauty of it. Apart from swimming you will see tourists indulge in activities such as stand-up paddle boarding and sun-bathing. So, time to drive to Cornwall and book yourself in a hotel near to the beach and hop into your swimwear and spend the day basking in the sun – some pina coladas - swimming and water sports

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