Writing travel wishlists are some of my favourite posts to create as it allows me to undertake a lot of research in order to find the best places in the world that I’d recommend visiting.
Despite living in the UK for all my life (apart from a nine month stint in New Zealand) I’ve actually lived a very sheltered experience when it comes to discovering new and incredible places in the UK.
I’ve compiled a list of the places that I want to visit the most in the UK as well as some of the places I’ve been lucky enough to visit already.
Here’s the ultimate UK travel wishlist.
Obviously, I had to start with my beautiful hometown of York. I’m ever so fortunate to live in this gorgeous city and if you’ve never been to York then you absolutely must because it really is one of the UK’s treasures.
From plenty of delicious eateries, the stunning architecture of the Minster and an abundance of shops to visit, York is somewhere that should be on everyone’s travel wishlist.
Bath is somewhere that I’ve wanted to visit for a long time now and yet I still haven’t managed to get down to the beautiful historic city. Some of the things I’d love to see in Bath include the Abbey, the Roman Baths and Pulteney Bridge.
I’ve been to Edinburgh a number of times before but I haven’t been for so long and I really want to go back and do all the touristy things. I’m actually heading back up to Edinburgh in a couple of months with my younger sister as part of her birthday celebrations and I can’t wait to go back and see everything again. I want to visit the castle, eat all the yummy food and wander around the picturesque city.
After reading Abbey’s blog for a while now, I’ve added Oxford to my UK travel wishlist as it just looks so damn beautiful. The botanic gardens, the university and Bridge of Sighs are all high up on my to-do list.
I know London is the most popular city with tourists but that’s for a reason – London is pretty epic. From Buckingham Palace to the London Eye to Big Ben, there’s so many touristy things to see and do in the capital.
Since the rise of the YouTubers, Brighton has become an increasingly popular destination to visit in the UK, and it’s not hard to see why; it’s cute af.
I really want to see the Pier, the Lanes and the Pavilion as they all look so beautiful, especially in the summer. I’d really like to make a trip down to Brighton towards the end of the summer.
Liverpool is also somewhere that’s been on my list of places to see in the UK for ages now and yet I still haven’t managed it. With Matt being a huge Liverpool football fan, I think we should try and tie our visit to the city with a football match – I get to see the pretty city and eat all the yummy food and Matt can watch 90 minutes of men kicking a ball around…
The Cotswolds remind me of something straight out of a Christmas movie which is why I’d love to book a gorgeous little cottage around Christmas time for Matt and I (and maybe my family) and we can enjoy a weekend exploring the cutesy little streets.
The Lake District holds a very special place in my heart as it’s somewhere I’ve visited with my family ever since I was very little. It’s also my parents’ favourite place in the world which is also why I love it so much. Lake Windermere is one of the most stunning places and we always tied our visits in with our holidays to Center Parcs and I would 100% recommend making the journey to The Lakes.
Despite the terrible name that Geordie Shore has given Newcastle, it’s still one of the coolest cities in the UK. The incredible night life aside, the ‘Toon’ also has some fab sights and I’d really like to spend a weekend away there one day soon.
Where else would you add to the ultimate UK travel wishlist? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.