If you asked me to list my dream holiday destinations I would probably go for far flung places such as New Zealand, Canada, China and the like, without giving much thought to the places I’d like to visit in the UK. It’s funny really because there are actually plenty of places that I would love to explore right here on my own doorstep, and I can regularly be found browsing hotel sites and AirBnB looking for accommodation and badgering James into planning some time off so we can escape.
I just haven’t gotten around to visiting some of these places yet:-
Bath has long been at the top of my list for places in the UK I would like to go. I did once pay it a flying visit for the wedding of a friend but I didn’t get further than the reception venue so I don’t really count that! From the stunning architecture to the ancient Roman baths, the connection with one of my all time favourite authors Jane Austen to its proximity to fascinating sites such as Stonehenge; I could easily spend more than a weekend lost in this intriguing city.
On my mum’s side of the family we hail from Glasgow and I have been there a handful of times but never to Edinburgh and there is a real draw for me (in fact this may well be the next place we head to if we can find a brilliant last minute break perhaps!) I love the fact that it has a medieval Old Town and a Georgian New Town, I’d love to visit the Castle and head up to Arthur’s Seat to check out the gorgeous views.
Chocolate box cottages, thatched roofs, rolling hills and glorious countryside…I’m fairly sure there is a lot I could learn to love about the Cotswolds. The fact that it covers such a vast area and I would have to pick just one small part of it to explore is neither here nor there, at the minute anyway! I think a trip to the Cotswolds would have to take place during the summer so I could really make the most of the beautiful surroundings and spend my afternoons sitting in postcard perfect pub gardens.
For some reason Stratford stays on my list, even though I have been quite a few times and have even got as far as doing the open bus tour. I just don’t feel as though I have fully done the town justice, especially given that it is the home of such a renowned writer as Shakespeare. I’d like to the whole Shakespeare experience with visits to his home and the people connected with him. I’d also like to visit at a time when it isn’t raining but I don’t suppose you can have everything!
Is there anywhere you would love to visit in the UK? I’d love to know.