Try New Zealand, Egypt or Barcelona for a visit – without leaving the UK
Vacationers hope to broaden their horizons if global governments continue to ease restrictions in place during the pandemic.
As travelers plan trips for the next few months, the choice of destinations may be inspired by smaller places closer to home.
Online travel agency Loveholidays has scoured the UK to identify hamlets, villages, towns and cities sharing their names with some of the world’s most iconic destinations, while digging a little deeper into the interesting history behind their names. famous.
He revealed that the country is home to more than 20 small towns and villages named after famous global destinations.
The UK’s New Zealand is located just outside the town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Interestingly, New Zealand got its title from a particular breed of cow raised in this picturesque hamlet.
A little further south is Barcelona, in Cornwall, a few miles from the seaside town of Looe. Barcelona was named after a heroic individual from the Catalan city who saved a member of the Trelawney family from a shipwreck.
There is also a New York in Lincolnshire – a small hamlet nestled in the countryside – while there is another village of the same name in Tyne & Wear. There’s even an area of Birmingham called Hollywood – but it’s not as star-studded as its California counterpart.
Just a mile from the town of Thornton, West Yorkshire, lies England’s own Egypt. The city is surrounded by high walls, nicknamed “the walls of Jericho”, possibly in connection with Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt.
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Perth, Holland, Palestine and Kingston are just a few of the exotic destinations sharing their famous names with British cities.
A spokesperson for Loveholidays said: “We know a lot of people dream of their first post-pandemic getaway, but in the meantime the UK has a plethora of fascinating destinations to consider.
“Our research reveals that the UK is home to some surprisingly named places, many of which share names with famous global destinations. They might not have been on your radar before, but there’s never been a better time to add destinations closer to you to your bucket list. “
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