A PARK in the UK has been compared to a bucket list destination in New Zealand for its stunning views and walks.
Snowdonia National Park in Wales is compared to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park for its mountain ranges and breathtaking views.
Between June and August, visitors flock to the national park in Wales. and in recent years holidaymakers have taken to social media to share the comparison.
UK Hidden Gems posted a video on TikTok with the caption: “Places in the UK that look like they’re in another country.”
In the video, an image of Snowdonia was placed next to a shot of New Zealand’s national park.
When the two pictures were juxtaposed, some people in the comments couldn’t believe one of the parks was in the UK.
And travel experts at My Baggage recently told NorthWales Live: “The tallest mountain in Wales is rightly compared to Aoraki/Mount Cook in New Zealand.
“The colossal mountain range is lush with vegetation, flowing rivers and blessed with some of Britain’s most distinctive wildlife.”
Located in North Wales, Snowdonia National Park is home to the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon.
Entry to the park is free, making it a holiday paradise for Brits who love the great outdoors.
While many hikers choose to climb Mount Snowdon, there is also a small railway called the Snowdon Mountain Railway that takes visitors to the summit.
It takes an hour to reach the top of the mountain by train and a return ticket costs £32 for a full-paying adult.
Other activities include a ride on the world’s fastest zip line at Zip World or an afternoon in a surf lagoon at Adventure Parc Snowdonia.
There are also many other hiking routes, trails and lush green spaces for hikers.
Just outside Snowdonia National Park, holidaymakers can visit the Italian-inspired town of Portmeirion.
Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle are also just a stone’s throw away.
But this isn’t the only UK destination to have been likened to a holiday hotspot.
The small market town of Hitchin has been associated with a French holiday hotspot for a number of years.
Dubbed “Little Provence” by visitors, the town of Hitchin is home to an Instagram-worthy lavender field and a bustling food scene.
Meanwhile, a northern coastal city has earned the nickname of the United Kingdom’s Las Vegas for its arcades, cabaret and sandy beaches.