Twins of the world’s best landmarks in the UK

See stunning landmarks from around the world without even leaving the country by visiting their near-identical twins right here in the UK.

 

We’ve combined our extensive knowledge of Britain’s best tourist spots with the expertise of the veteran traveller, Graham Hughes, to create a list of twinned locations to visit in the UK. Whether you want to feel what it’s like to see the Great Wall of China or to swim through Indonesian waterfalls, our list is full of doppelganger destinations that are perfect for memorable breaks.

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Rialto Bridge, Italy and Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge

Whilst Cambridge has many more roads than Venice, you can still enjoy punting through the city's canals.

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Hotels in Cambridge

Great Wall of China, China and Hadrian's Wall, Cumbria

Whilst Hadrian's Wall comes in quite a bit shorter than the Great Wall of China, it's rich history and beautiful views are equally as impressive.

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Hotels near Hadrian's Wall

Svartifoss (Black Falls), Iceland and Giant's Causeway, N. Ireland

These interlocking basalt volcanic columns mirror each other beautifully, despite being separated by 907 miles of land and sea. 

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Greek Temple of Hephaestus and Penshaw Monument, Sunderland

There's no need to travel to Greece to see their ancient architecture as there's a 21 metre high replica of the Temple of Hephaestus sat in the beautiful Sunderland countryside.

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Sunderland hotels

Eiffel Tower, Paris and Blackpool Tower, Blackpool

Coming in at 166 metres smaller than the Eiffel Tower its creation was inspired by our very own Blackpool Tower, which brings some Parisian inspiration to one of Britain's most loved seaside locations.

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San Fransisco Bridge, USA and Humber Bridge, Kingston upon Hull

The Humber Bridge was created 39 years after its American doppelganger and was the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world for 17 years.

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Arc de Triomphe, France and Marble Arch, London

The Arce De Triomphe was a source of inspiration for the design of Marble Arch, despite the London landmark being less than half the size of it's French twin.

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London hotels

Twelve Apostles, Australia and Old Harry Rocks, Dorset UK

Around the other side of the globe, the Australia's Twelve Apostles and Dorset's Old Harry Rocks are two coastal features that beautifully mirror each other and on a warm day in Dorset you could think you were down under!

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Gitgit River, Indonesia and Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales

You don’t need to head to Bali to experience amazing natural waterfalls, as there's plenty flowing in the great Welsh valleys.

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Thermal Baths, Budapest and Roman Baths, Bath

The thermal baths of Budapest share a similarity with the Roman Baths of Bath. When open to the public they make a great place to relax and hydrate, particularly on warmer days.

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Hotels in Bath