The UK may be little, and everything is on a much smaller scale, but we have the history...................
I've just come back from a week trolling my little Hornet around the West Country.
This is Gold Hill, in Shaftesbury in Dorset. For years, it has been the scene used for a TV advert.
This is Wells Cathedral in Somerset. Around 900 years old, and totally beautiful
This is Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, at one of the lower points. Around 3.5 miles long
The entrance to the Roman Baths in Bath, Somerset. Nearly 2,000 years old (the baths, not that building - that's around 200 years old
Pulteney Bridge with shops on top, and the weir in Bath
Burgh Island in Devon, with its' Art Deco hotel. Cheapest room is ?265 per person per night. The thing in the foreground is a unique sea tractor, which is the only way over to the island when the sea covers the causeway
Finally, Tyneham. Tyneham is a small village in Dorset, in the middle of an army tank training range. It was seized by the Ministry of Defence in 1943, to provide a training ground for the D-Day invasion. They moved everyone out of the village, but promised to give it back at the end of the war. They never did, of course. It is only open to the general public on Saturdays, and it gives you a really strange feeling walking round it. The school room and church have been restored, but the rest of the buildings are as you see. The strangest thing is, amidst all the destruction and dereliction, the graveyard is beautifully tended, with fresh flowers on some of the graves. There are still one or two former residents alive.
The only good thing to come out of Tyneham is, because of it's secluded nature and restricted access, you see wild flowers there that have all but died out elsewhere in the country.