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Should I Stay or Should I Go

28 May 2020

Although we might not be able to head off on our travels overseas just yet, why not use this time as the perfect excuse to bring your bucket list a little closer to home?

With so many incredible landscapes and pieces of architecture to discover right here on your doorstep in the UK, you needn't miss out with these perfect vacation vs. staycation swaps!

 

Austrian Lake District vs. British Lake District

Consisting of 76 lakes and boasting spectacular scenery, there's no surprise that the Austrian Lake District is a must-see part of the world. However, you don't need to travel so far afield to discover picturesque scenery. Home to England's largest National Park, the Lake District, offers a stunning alternative.

Known for its glacial ribbon lakes, rugged landscapes, and quaint market towns such as beautiful Kendal, Keswick and Ambleside, it's easy to see why the Lake District is such a popular staycation destination. Scale Scafell Pike, enjoy a pedalo on Lake Windermere or simply admire the views, whatever you're in search of for your next trip away, the Lake District has something for everyone.

 

Cologne Cathedral vs. York Minster

From the Rhine to the River Ouse, York Minster offers the perfect swap for the World Heritage Site of Cologne Cathedral.

One of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe, York Minster has a history which stretches back 800 years. Take a trip up the Central Tower, the highest point in the city which offers unbeatable panoramic views across York, or head underground to the state-of-the-art chambers which sit directly beneath the cathedral.

Boasting stunning handcrafted stone and stained-glass windows - more than anywhere else in the country - it's a spectacle you'll never forget. And trust us, if anyone is an expert on York Minster it's us, we are based just around the corner after all!

 

Great Wall of China vs. Hadrian's Wall

Although it might not quite be the 13,171-mile length of the Great Wall of China, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall offers its fair share of history.

Stretching from coast to coast, discover the remains of the towers, forts and towns that once kept watch over the 73-mile Hadrian Wall. Enjoy the spectacular views that await you, or uncover the Roman artefacts, there is plenty to explore just shy of the Scottish border.

 

Rocky Mountains vs. Snowdonia National Park

From one mountain range to another, for those in search of breathtaking scenery a little closer to home, Wales' Snowdonia National Park is the perfect trade for North America's iconic Rocky Mountains.

Home to an extensive network of trails and lakes, the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is a spectacular setting no matter what the time of year. Journey on the historic Snowdon Mountain Railway which climbs to the summit of Wales' highest mountain - Snowden - or visit the picturesque seaside resort of Llandudno.

 

Times Square vs. Piccadilly Circus

There's something incredibly special about New York's iconic Times Square, but there's no need to travel across the Atlantic to experience the hustle and bustle with London's Piccadilly Circus providing the perfect substitute.

 Located in the heart of the West End, Piccadilly Circus is one of London's most popular tourist destinations. Marvel at the bright lights of the vibrant advertising screens or admire the famous statue of Eros - there's lots to keep you busy in the heart of the UK's capital.