Cornwall coast
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5 stunning British views that few Brits’ know about

Cornwall coast
The attractions of Britain are more varied than you may think. The British isles are home to an abundance of stunning views, some of which are even unheard of to the locals.

From the snow-covered peaks of Ben Nevis to ultra white beaches of Cornwall, the UK boasts some of the most varied landscapes known to man – and here we look at ten stunning views you might not have known where in your backyard.

1. Mistaken identity 

Those planning on a trip to the Maldives may wish to rethink their itinerary. Seilebost Beach in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland boasts water that is so blue and sand that is so white, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were miles away from home and on a paradise island.

West coast beaches, Scotland

2. Mont Blanc?

Those who have always dreamed of visiting Mont Blanc may find a trip to the Observatory Gully on Ben Nevis just as appealing. Situated in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, this particular landmark stands a massive 1,344 metres above sea level and the UK’s highest mountain.

Lochnagar 4

3. Mediterranean vibes 

Italy is a popular hotspot for many tourists in this day and age but if you fancy a similar experience a little closer to English shores then a trip to Wales may suffice. The quirky village of Portmerion in Gwynedd, North Wales, was original constructed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975. He designed it to appear exactly as an Italian village.

Its claim to fame is the fact it was used as the location for the 60s spy drama The Prisoner.

North Wales mountains

4. Ancient Greece 

Ancient Greece is another prevalent tourist hotspot. However, if you didn’t know it, The Minack Theatre in Cornwall could easily be mistaken for the historic city of Athens. This open-air theatre was built above a gully, complete with a rocky outcrop jutting into the ocean.

5. French fancy

Cornwall is also home to St Michael’s Mounts, which translates to ‘grey rock in the woods’ and looks extremely similar to that of the town of Normandy in France. A Cornish legend states that an ancient kingdom once extended all the way from Penwith to the Isles of Scilly here; that was until it was completely covered by the sea.

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