Though I have been lucky to see a lot of the UK, there are so many places I have yet to visit, that I have always wanted to. Here I have put together what I am calling my UK bucket list, and will hopefully tick at least one off by the end of the year!
The Isles of Scilly
The archipelago off the southwestern coast of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, is the southernmost location in the United Kingdom and somewhere I have wanted to visit since childhood. The islands may be close to the rest of the UK, but they sound like a whole different world. There are historical and archaeological places of interest, some dating to the Bronze Age, stunning wildlife and nature to explore and gorgeous beaches to lounge upon.
Snowdonia and much of North Wales is somewhere I have wanted to see for quite a while. I’d like to try walking to the summit of Snowdon (3560ft!) – then maybe get the train down – do some of the adrenaline fuelled activities like ride on the ‘world’s fastest zip wire’, and hopefully see some ospreys at Glaslyn Wildlife. I have grown to love exploring the outdoors more as I have gotten older and in addition to being beautiful, Snowdonia looks like the perfect place for an outdoor adventure, with lakes, hiking trails and even underground caverns to seek out!
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Ever since receiving postcards from family and friends who had visited the Giant’s Causeway, I have wanted to see the rock columns myself. The Causeway is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland, and along with it being of geological interest, the mythos of the attraction has also interested me. According to the National Trust, who manage the site, the best way to experience the whole place is along the 5-mile Giant’s Causeway Clifftop Experience, which takes you from the ruin of Dunseverick Castle to the Causeway.
Farne Islands, Northumberland
There are many animals and birds I would love to see in the wild – tigers, lions, elephants and penguins to name a few. Puffins are birds I would also love to see, and I can in the UK. One of the best places for puffins is the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland. The islands are famous for their puffins, seals and thousands of other seabirds who have made their home there, and you can take boat rides around the island to see the wildlife.
Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
I have a soft spot for Scotland and have always wanted to see more of it, particularly the Scottish Highlands. The Cairngorms National Park, the largest in the UK, covers miles of various landscapes and has lots of different wildlife such as reindeer, otters and golden eagles. There are also 43 Munros (mountains over 3000ft) in the park, and I am sure I could tackle walking up at least one!
Where are the places in the UK you would love to visit? Let me know in the comments or on my social media channels?