Secret Staycations: 10 UK Locations That Look Like They’re Abroad!

Searches for camping equipment has increased by up to 3,350%

In the past month there have been 28,460 searches for ‘staycation’ on average. With thousands of Brits searching for a quick getaway it’s certainly best to steer clear of others in the British holiday hotspots.

There has been a 3,350% increase in ‘camping bunk beds’ from families looking to spend weekends away in the UK this summer, in the last 90 days. There has also been a 400% increase in searches for ‘camping BBQ’ and ‘camping chairs’ – so it’s clear that many are looking to get away in the coming months!

Eager to help British holidaymakers discover the most underrated staycations in the UK, Faraway Furniture have put together a list of destination in the UK that look similar to abroad, swapping Brighton beach for an empty Bali lookalike (which is only a few hours’ drive away)!

  1. West Voe, Shetlands, Scotland: 10 searches per month – The quietest getaway is likely to be West Voe in Scotland! This gorgeous town is certain to make you feel like you’re on a Finnish beach – specifically Yyteri Beach in Pori!
  2. Observatory Gully, Ben Nevis, Scottish Highlands: 170 searches per month – There are only 170 searches for Observatory Gully on Ben Nevis, ensuring an isolated but adventurous weekend away; similar to Mont Blanc in the Alps.
  3. Elegug Stacks, Pembrokeshire, Wales: 320 searches per month – There are only 320 searches monthly for Elegug Stacks in Wales; if the weather is right these clifftops highly resemble Nusa Penida in Bali.
  4. High Force, Durham, England: 420 searches per month – High Force in Durham is surprisingly unknown to Brits – with only 420 searches every month! This beautiful 70-foot waterfall is surrounded by natural beauty and mirrors Nauyaca Waterfalls in Costa Rica!
  5. Langamull Beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland: 430 searches per month – The jaw-dropping beach is one of Mull’s best kept secrets with only 430 searches every month and holds strong similarities to Crane beach in Barbados!
  6. Norfolk Lavender Fields, England: 580 searches per month – Norfolk’s lavender fields are highly recommended by travel bloggers but have low interest from Brits with only 580 searches each month! The 100 acres of lavender resemble the lavender fields in Provence, France.
  7. Mealt Falls, Skye, Scotland: 1,240 searches per month – The 55-meter free dropping Mealt Falls is slightly more popular, but still likely to be a quiet getaway! This clifftop is a duplicate of Háifoss Waterfall in Iceland!
  8. Bidean nam Bian, Scotland: 1,460 searches per month – This complex Scottish mountain resembles peaks on the Himalayas! It is an 8-9-hour walk, so although there are 1,460 searches per month it is certain to be a desolate trip.
  9. Cockington Village, England: 2,330 searches per month – Cockington Village in Devon is a fun-filled family day out which offers a good atmosphere and picturesque scenery. This small village is very similar to the Southern French village of Veules-les-Roses.
  10. Sgwd yr Eira, Brecon Beacons, Wales: 2,550 searches per month – Sgwd yr Eira is part of Brecon Waterfall Walk in Wales, on route you can also visit three others on the ‘Four Falls Walk’ which is described as an unforgettable family experience. Interestingly, Sgwd yr Eira mirrors Mae Tad waterfall in Chiang Mai, Thailand!