One of the best things about being British is that we get to be proud of coming from such a tiny island that is so full to the brim of history, culture and landscape. I absolutely love that you can drive 30 miles down the road and people will be speaking with a different accent. Where else in the world would you get that? We’re a funny ol’ lot, us Brits. We are this dense melting pot of people, cultures, tastes, and history. We have this huge stretch of history behind us, yet we bump together in a sprint towards progress. It’s utterly fascinating.

As much as I adore travelling abroad to discover foreign lands, I just love getting to know the country I was born and bred in. What is even more exciting is that we are a conjoined country of a few. So whilst I am born as British and English, I’m also part of a history and ancestry that is Scottish, Welsh and Irish. We have so much awesome in all of these little countries.

Yey for the UK!

So, as one does on a quiet Saturday afternoon, I decided to start putting together my list of things to do and see in the UK. I’m sure I’ve missed out loads but I figured this would be a perfect starting point for myself and others to get inspired by our fair land.

Some of these I have already been to and experienced but would love to visit again. Others just totally fascinate me.

100 Plus Things To Do And See in the UK

Things To Do and See in the UK

  1. Stonehenge (on Solstice or Equinox)
  2. Library of Birmingham
  3. The Shard
  4. Broadway Tower
  5. Ffestiniog Railway
  6. Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  7. Blackpool Tower
  8. Glastonbury Tor
  9. Canal boat trip on the Norfolk Broads
  10. Tintagel, Cornwall
  11. Isle of Arran
  12. Stow on the World, Cotswolds
  13. New Forest
  14. Surfing in Newquay
  15. Lindasfarne
  16. Traditional Village Fete
  17. Hot Air Balloon Ride in Lake District
  18. Climb Mt Snowdon
  19. Visit a forgotten tube station such as Aldwych
  20. Hike along Hadrians Wall
  21. Find the Northern Lights in Scotland
  22. Isle of Skye
  23. Jersey
  24. Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh
  25. Valley Rocks, North Devon
  26. Rooftop bath in Bath
  27. Skara Brae on Orkney
  28. Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
  29. Avoncroft Museum
  30. Kew Gardens
  31. Ride the Thames Clipper along the River Thames
  32. Eltham Palace, London
  33. Eat Fish and Chips at the seaside
  34. Minack Theatre, Cornwall
  35. Witley Court
  36. Cardiff
  37. Watch rugby game in Wales
  38. Horniman Museum, London
  39. Osbourne House, Isle of Wight
  40. Gorge Walking in North Wales
  41. Lake Windemere
  42. Watch a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  43. British Museum
  44. Northern Quarter, Manchester
  45. York Cathedral
  46. Soho on a Friday night
  47. Colombia Road Flower Market on a Sunday morning
  48. Cocktails at the May Fair Hotel
  49. Eden Project
  50. Buckingham Palace
  51. Royal Opera House
  52. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
  53. Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  54. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
  55. Tate Modern, London
  56. Coasteering in Wales
  57. Up Helly Aa – fire festival in Shetland
  58. Durham Cathedral
  59. Blenheim Palace
  60. The Jurassic Coast
  61. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – Wales
  62. St Kilda – Outer Hebrides
  63. Hampton Court Palace
  64. Windsor Castle
  65. Cutty Sark
  66. Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  67. The Pineapple House, Scotland
  68. Punting in Oxford
  69. Get a photo at Llanfair­pwllgwyn­gyllgo­gery­chwyrn­drobwll­llanty­silio­gogo­goch
  70. Search for the Loch Ness monster
  71. Eat a Pork Pie in Melton Mowbray
  72. Take a road trip through the Scottish Highlands
  73. Portmerion, Wales
  74. Kielder Waters, Northumberland
  75. Birmingham Back-to-Backs
  76. Seven Sisters cliffs, Sussex
  77. Gold Hill, Dorset
  78. The Needles, Isle of Wight
  79. Cheddar Gorge
  80. Picnic at Avon Valley Country Park
  81. The Thames Path
  82. Watch football at Wembley
  83. Hay on Wye Literary Festival
  84. Exeter Underground Passages
  85. Drink at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, London
  86. Enjoy the beach on Anglesey
  87. Eat a Cornish Pasty in Cornwall
  88. Cider Museum, Hereford
  89. Shopping at Liberty’s
  90. Drinks on Southbank, London
  91. Cycle in Cambridge
  92. Brownsea Island
  93. Cavern Club, Liverpool
  94. Do a Charles Rennie Mackintosh tour in Glasgow
  95. Visit ancient woodland at Wyre Forest
  96. Climb the hill at Greenwich Park
  97. Highclere Castle
  98. Climb St Catherine’s Hill, Hampshire
  99. Warwick Castle
  100. Visit the Newark International Antiques Fair
  101. Take the boat to the Isles of Scilly
  102. Tea at the Ritz or Savoy
  103. Go to the Henley Regatta
  104. Learn about the codebreakers at Bletchley Park
  105. Visit Avebury Circle

Phew! That is quite the list. I’m sure there is loads more to add.

So over to YOU. What would you add to this list?

11 Responses

  1. Jo

    Bronte Parsonage, Haworth, West Yorkshire. A must see if you are a fan of the Bronte Sisters.

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    • Maureen

      Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves and the Dean Forest Railway, Forest of Dean
      Pedalabikeaway cycling, canoeing, kayaking, zip wires in the Forest of Dean
      Wyndcliffe Court, Monmouthshire
      Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire

      Reply
  2. Emily Ray

    Great list! I’m on a mission to see as much as I can in the UK so will definitely be taking some inspiration from this. Thanks! x

    Reply
  3. Louisa

    Bridgwater Carnival (or any of the other 6 big Somerset Carnivals) – the largest illuminated Carnival procession in the world and it all happens down here the first two weeks of November every year. More info at http://www.bridgwatercarnival.org.uk/ although you do have to see it to believe it! :-) xx

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    • Elizabeth

      Cool! Thanks Louisa, that sounds awesome. Will definitely try to catch it one year.

      Reply
  4. laura@wholeheartedlyhealthy

    Amazing list! Glad to see Durham Cathedral on there :-) I would have to add Bamburgh castle on the Northumberland Coast, it’s stunning. Another one for the North East would be Newcastle Quayside and bridges and for me personally, a visit to Brighton Pier!

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    • Elizabeth

      Sweet! Great Northeast suggestions. It’s totally an area I need to explore more.

      Reply
      • Tricia

        When you next visit the North East make time to visit the North York Moors & the Yorkshire Coast too….

      • Elizabeth

        Great idea! I’ve not done the moors or coast yet, either. Thank you.

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