Visit the British Isles in this Animal Crossing: New Horizons map

03/04/2021 - 11:43 | By: Brian Renadette
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March 20, 2020
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A lovely island across the pond.

When most Animal Crossing: New Horizons players spruce up their island, it's usually limited to adding furniture and other decorations to pretty things up. However, one ambitious Reddit user by the name of u/F-a-t-h-e-r has undertaken a massive project to turn their island into a scale model of the British Isles.

F-a-t-h-e-r's project is one that's taken many hours of island terraforming in order to get the right shapes and ratios. But there's more to making the British Isles besides the island itself. F-a-t-h-e-r has also marked down some of the major landmarks and cities of the Isles. His home, for instance, represents where London is located, and he's also made a prototype version of Stonehenge that can be seen above. He mentions in the comments that he didn't use the Stonehenge you can get from Gulliver because he didn't know Gulliver could give one out and hadn't figured out how to help him out.

The map overview of the British Isles island in Animal Crossing.
The map overview of the British Isles island in Animal Crossing.

But building the British Isles didn't come without sacrifices. The isles themselves only have several buildings on them. Many villager homes, Blathers' museum, and the campground have all been pushed onto the beaches, which can't be terraformed. Although they can be interpreted as the edges of a paper map, especially if one looks at the overview map. The island itself is also very much a work in progress. Some of the main changes F-a-t-h-e-r has in mind include changing the heights on the island to correspond with the actual Isles. "Ireland is difficult, so that still needs work, but I did what I could on it for now, and up next I’m working on different heights around upper England, Wales, and Scotland," he says.

F-a-t-h-e-r does not yet have a dream address for his project, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons players will be able to visit in the future when it's more developed.

 
 

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I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a major in writing and a minor in gaming. I have a passion for video games and writing. I also enjoy volunteering at my local SPCA by walking the dogs.