Scotland’s Fingal’s Cave revealed as the most popular hidden gem in the world

Fingal's cave. (Photo: Hartmut Josi Bennöhr)

FINGAL’S Cave, found on the Isle of Staffa, has been revealed as the most popular obscure attraction in the world.

With the summer holidays fast approaching, wanted to examine which country had the most popular obscure attraction outside of major cities. 

They did this to explore some of the tourist hotspots that deserve more attention, to assist tourists, they also provided details on the closest airport as well as car rental and petrol prices.

Speaking on the results, Aleksandrs Buraks at said:

”With the summer season upon us, we wanted to explore the attractions around the world that are often forgotten about. From caves in the UK to gothic bone churches in the Czech Republic, there is bound to be something for everyone to experience in these warmer months.

”Our inclusion of car rental and petrol costs is important as it allows travelers to understand the cost implications of their trip before setting off, allowing them to pick a destination that is suitable for them.”

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the top five most popular hidden gems around the world: 

  1. Fingal’s Cave – United Kingdom, Scotland

Ranking as the world’s most popular obscure attraction, Fingal’s Cave which a total of 6,011 people want to visit. The cave is located on the Isle of Staffa in the inner Hebrides of Scotland. 

The island isn’t reachable via car, but the cost of renting a vehicle from the nearest airport is £219.09 while petrol in the UK is currently priced at £1.45 per litre. 

  1. Rakotzbrucke Devil’s Bridge – Germany

Next, the Rakotzbrucke Devil’s Bridge ranked second with a total of 4,287 people wanting to visit the attraction. Located in Gablenz, the bridge makes a perfect circle with the reflection of the water. 

For tourists travelling into the country, Dresden is the closest airport to the attraction (112km), taking around 1 hour and 26 minutes in the car.

  1. Valle dei Mulini – Italy

Placing third in the ranking is Valle dei Mulini or Valley of the Mills, found in the Italian town of Sorrento. In total, 3,601 people want to visit this attraction making it an obscure but popular choice.

The mills date back to the 13th century and can be experienced for free. The cost of a rental vehicle from the nearest airport (Naples International) is £111.20.

  1. Sedlec Ossuary – Czech Republic 

In fourth place is the Sedlec Ossuary – found in the Czech Republic – the attraction had a total of 2,428 people wanting to visit. Also known as the ‘bone church’, the hidden gem has up to 70,000 skulls inside the attraction.

Prague Airport is a 55-minute drive (72km) from the hidden gem where vehicles can be rented for £87.39. Furthermore, the price of petrol is £1.35 per litre in the country.

  1. Hidden Beach – Mexico 

Rounding off the top five is the Hidden Beach found in the Mexican Islas Marietas. In total, 2,197 people wanted to visit the secluded attraction. The tourist hotspot is perfect for couples and is also known as the ‘beach of love’.

The island is impossible to reach by car, but the nearest destination to the island is Punta Villela which is a 52-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta Airport. Rental vehicles are priced at £98.27.

Completing the top ten, the remaining attractions in order were; Skellig Michael (Ireland), Hobbiton (New Zealand), The Enchanted Forest (Canada), Glowworm Tunnel (Australia) and The Blue Forest (Belgium).

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