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12 Amazing Destinations In The UK You Won't Find In Your Everyday Guidebook

You don't need to go overseas to discover new places and have an amazing adventure. Just jump in your XX, grab this list, and get exploring!

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1. Northern Lights, various places in Scotland

Forget flying off to Scandinavia - you can see the aurora borealis right here on our fair isles. You’ll just have to travel up to the very top of Scotland...which is quite far…but not as far as Norway.
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Forget flying off to Scandinavia - you can see the aurora borealis right here on our fair isles. You’ll just have to travel up to the very top of Scotland...which is quite far…but not as far as Norway.

2. Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire

Stonehenge is so overrated. Avebury shrouds you in all of the mystery, with just a fraction of the tourists. You’re welcome.
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Stonehenge is so overrated. Avebury shrouds you in all of the mystery, with just a fraction of the tourists. You’re welcome.

3. Broad Sands, Dorset

Your eyes are not deceiving you. This is actually a place in England. No, really, it is. No, it’s not Hawaii. You can drive here, seriously. SERIOUSLY.
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Your eyes are not deceiving you. This is actually a place in England. No, really, it is. No, it’s not Hawaii. You can drive here, seriously. SERIOUSLY.

4. The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

Worth a visit to just admire the building itself. The exhibitions inside are an extra perk.
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Worth a visit to just admire the building itself. The exhibitions inside are an extra perk.

5. Pucks Glen, Cowal Peninsula

Admit it - the 10-year old inside of you is squealing with delight. So many adventures to be had…
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Admit it - the 10-year old inside of you is squealing with delight. So many adventures to be had…

6. Teacup Kitchen in Northern Quarter, Manchester

Cake - check. More cake - check. Even more cake - triple check. That just about covers it. Throw in a nice cuppa and you’ve got yourself a slice of heaven.
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Cake - check. More cake - check. Even more cake - triple check. That just about covers it. Throw in a nice cuppa and you’ve got yourself a slice of heaven.

7. Sky Garden, London

Firstly, who knew a building could be shaped like a walkie talkie? Secondly, who knew you could find a magical forest at the top of a building shaped like a walkie talkie? We knew, and that's why we are telling you about it.
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Firstly, who knew a building could be shaped like a walkie talkie? Secondly, who knew you could find a magical forest at the top of a building shaped like a walkie talkie? We knew, and that's why we are telling you about it.

8. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Look at that view. Just look at it. LOOK AT IT.
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Look at that view. Just look at it. LOOK AT IT.

9. Golden Hour, Edinburgh

Sunsets in Edinburgh are so darn beautiful, you may find yourself shedding a teeny weeny tear. Hike up to the top of Calton Hill, sit, watch, appreciate and feel all of the feels.
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Sunsets in Edinburgh are so darn beautiful, you may find yourself shedding a teeny weeny tear. Hike up to the top of Calton Hill, sit, watch, appreciate and feel all of the feels.

10. The Eden Project, Cornwall

These tropical biodomes offer all the perks of the jungle, without the dengue fever.
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These tropical biodomes offer all the perks of the jungle, without the dengue fever.

11. Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire

This castle looks like you have stepped straight onto a set from Game Of Thrones. Note: When visiting this Winterfell wannabe, be sure to take a warm coat. When you are that far north, winter isn’t coming, its always there, 24/7.
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This castle looks like you have stepped straight onto a set from Game Of Thrones. Note: When visiting this Winterfell wannabe, be sure to take a warm coat. When you are that far north, winter isn’t coming, its always there, 24/7.

12. Pizza Pilgrims, London

Let’s just say they should put both restaurants and the van in every single guidebook out there. We mean it. We want you to be flipping through your guide to Beijing and BAM, find a Pizza Pilgrims double page special. This is a pilgrimage worth making from every corner of the globe.
pizzapilgrims.co.uk

Let’s just say they should put both restaurants and the van in every single guidebook out there. We mean it. We want you to be flipping through your guide to Beijing and BAM, find a Pizza Pilgrims double page special. This is a pilgrimage worth making from every corner of the globe.

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