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5 Places You Won’t Believe Are in the UK

08/08/2019

You don’t need to travel abroad for your holidays, if you are in the UK there are plenty of beautiful places right on your doorstep. Staycations can be just as fun and exciting, don’t discount all the amazing things to do in the UK when looking for travel inspiration.

Hiring a car is a convenient way to travel around the UK, giving you the freedom and flexibility to go where you want, when you want. With locations across the UK and bespoke delivery options, Avis Prestige can get you in a premium car or SUV elevating your next staycation.

Need staycation inspiration? Read more and discover 5 places you won’t believe are in the UK. 

1. St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

Instead of Mont-Saint-Michel, France

France’s Benedictine abbey and the castle of Cornwall draw many similarities as both are rocky islands with medieval buildings cut off by the tide several times a day. Just like its French twin, you can walk to St. Michael’s Mount crossing the causeway at low tide or visit by small ferry boat when the tide is in. However, in contrast, St. Michael’s Mount feels more intimate and peaceful – as its founding monks almost certainly intended. Our favourite way to experience Cornwall is by cabriolet, hire the exhilarating Jaguar F-Type today!

2. Lavender Fields, South-west England

Instead of Provence, France

You don’t need to visit the south of France to smell the gorgeous scent of lavender in the air, the British countryside is full of beautiful lavender fields to roam and experience. Some of our favourites are near the Cotswolds and Somerset as they are easy to get to and an ideal day trip from London.

3. Chinatown, Manchester

Instead of Shanghai

One of our top places to visit in our Manchester travel guide, Manchester’s Chinatown on Faulkner Street is the second largest in Britain and third in Europe. Full of colour and flavour, with amazing market stalls, great shopping and tasty restaurants, this vibrant Chinatown is fun to explore and even more fun to taste.

4. Brighton Royal Pavilion, Brighton

Instead of Taj Mahal, India

Considered one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is a spectacular structure. However, for those who can’t make it to India, a short drive from London gives you Brighton’s Royal Pavilion. With its onion-shaped domes, dizzying minarets and detailed colonnades, it’s like having the Taj Mahal in your back garden. Hire a sportscar from our West London location and head to Brighton in style.

4. Shetland, Scotland

Instead of Finland

If seeing the Northern Lights is on your bucket list, the good news is you don’t need to travel all the way to the Arctic Circle to see them. Instead, head to Shetland and with a bit of luck you will see the amazing show. Hire a 4x4/SUV like the stunning Range Rover Velar, pack up the family and hop on one of the daily overnight crossings from Aberdeen, a great way to travel.

5. Little Venice, London

Instead of Amsterdam 

This part of London may be named after the famous Italian city, but it’s a dead ringer for the canal rich city of Amsterdam. One of the best ways to spend an afternoon, Little Venice is a series of tree-lined canals that many tourists miss during their London trip. Spanning from Hyde Park to Warwick Avenue, colourful canal boats roam the waterways, and many serve as tearooms and cafes for lunch with a view.

Staycations with Avis Prestige 

You don’t need to plan expensive trips abroad to see amazing sights and have new experiences. Instead, get creative and think about what’s outside your door when planning your next UK holiday. When hiring a car or SUV from Avis Prestige we endeavour to make your journey hassle-free, from having a sat-nav in all of our hires to a free additional driver and unlimited mileage on SUVs (among other perks!). Learn more about why we are specialists for luxury vehicle hire in the UK.