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Milo Boyd

Unexpected UK hotspots attracting Chinese OAPs and Bee Gees fanatics

The story of a British woman who found Americans stood in her front garden has turned attention towards other unexpected tourist situations.

Lanna Tolland, from Glasgow, was relaxing on her sofa on Wednesday when she suddenly noticed eight people smiling at her front gate.

As the group walked towards her garden path the intruders approached her window and started to wave, GlasgowLive reported.

The Glaswegian was left 'so confused' as the eager group said her house had become somewhat of an unusual tourist attraction.

The Glaswegian said she was ’so confused’ when she saw the gang walking up her garden path (Lanna Tolland)

Lanna decided to snap a picture of the group taking a late-night stroll around her garden and shared details of the bizarre encounter on Twitter as her post went viral.

It remains unclear why the tourists chose to visit Lanna's house, and whether they had confused it with another property.

Whatever their reasoning, they are not alone when it comes to visitors from overseas ending up in unusual scrapes.

One man wrote on Twitter how he received some unexpected visitors while a student.

"I was staying overnight in a house in Manchester once and the next day the doorbell rang," he said.

"Two Canadian ladies said they wanted to come in as it was where the Bee Gees grew up. They asked where the Blue Plaque was. Had to tell them it was now rented out to a load of students."

Chinese and Japanese tourists were spotted in a very ordinary residential street in Kidlington (TONY BENNELL /

In 2016 large numbers of Chinese tourists began to be spotted in the quiet village of Kidlington in Oxfordshire.

Locals were bemused when tour buses started dropping groups of 40 or more in the leafy idyll.

It was speculated tourists had been falsely told by rogue tour operators the village is the setting for Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murders or even Harry Potter.

The mystery was solved when a Chinese guide responding to a BBC questionnaire handed out by a resident said throngs of tourists are visiting in search of a part of "true" England.

The response to the quiz sheet question said: "Because we don't have [these] in China. Here, we are looking for the true sense of this country."

In response to Lanna's post, a man called Patrick said he had been visited by an elderly couple who wanted to see his home because the man's grandparents had grown up there.

A woman named Jacky recalled being on the other side of the equation.

"Six of us lived in a house as students and went back to look at it from the outside 25 years later," she wrote.

"The owner came out, asked why we were there and invited us all in. The kitchen cabinets hadn't changed. He appreciated seeing our photos."

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