The Ultimate UK Bucket List: 50 Dreamy Destinations

If you read my 30 before 30 post then you will know that I have recently been bitten by the travel bug. I seem to spend 90% of my time planning my next trip or seeing if I can cram in a few days away with the last of my annual leave. Due to a lack of time and funds we are unable to go away anywhere near as much as we would like so we’ve started planning day trips around the UK on the weekends. I think the UK is such an underrated destination and often overlooked when it comes to choosing places to visit. My bucket list for the UK is growing longer and longer and today I thought I would share with you my ultimate bucket list for all the incredible sites the UK has to offer.

1. Eat fish and chips on Brighton Pier

2. Celebrate the Summer solstice at Stonehenge

3. Explore the world’s largest indoor Rainforest at the Eden Project

4. Spend a weekend partying in Newcastle

5. Visit the Giant’s Causeway and Gobbins Coastal Path

6. Go on safari at the Port Lympne Wildlife Park

7. Ride the Ffestiniog through Snowdonia National Park

8. Stargaze on the Isle of Man

9. Travel on the Caledonia Sleeper

10. Soak in Bath’s thermal waters

11. Have a picnic on the beach at Whistable and admire the colourful beach huts

12. Complete the North Coast 500 road trip

13. Take a bike ride around the New Forest

14. Explore Banksy’s work in Bristol and visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge

15. Visit the York Minster, the largest Cathedral in Northern Europe

16. Explore the Yorkshire Dales and ride the Settle to Carlisle railway

17. Follow the trail along Hadrian’s Wall

18. Take a drive through the dark hedges in Ballymoney

19. Have a dip in the Isle of Skye’s Fairy Pool’s

20. Go ski-ing in the Cairngorms

21. See the White cliffs of Dover

22. Stand at the edge of the country at Land’s End

23. Spend a long weekend in Edinburgh

24. Take the Woodland walk through St Nectan’s Glen

25. Go hiking up Mount Snowdon

26. Visit Blackpool during the illuminations festival

27. Spend a romantic weekend in the Cotswolds

28. Unwind in a cabin in the Sherwood forest

29. Roam through Lavender field’s

30. Admire the white beaches of the Hebrides

31. Search for Nessie at the Loch Ness

32. Take a cruise on Windermere in the Lake District

33. Discover the secret caves at Cheddar Cave

34. Visit a deserted underground station

35. Marvel at the Angel of the North

36. Explore the Castle on St Michael’s Mount

37. Take a boat ride to Fingal’s cave

38. Spend a weekend exploring the Jurassic coast

39. Spend a day exploring the Isle of Wight

40. Search for the Northern Lights in the Scottish Highlands

41. See the changing of the guards at Windsor Castle

42. Tour the Oxford University grounds

43. Sunbathe on the white beaches of Scilly

44. Go camping in the Peak District

45. Stargaze in Northumberland’s International Dark Sky Park

46. Discover Liverpool’s Maritime History

47. Climb Ben Nevis

48. Spend a day aboard the Orient Express

49. Go on a hike around the Pennines

50. Explore the lost garden of Heligan

What places are on your bucket list?

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