I already made goals, but this year I’ve started a travel bucket list too. I wanted to make it as realistic as possible, so avoided making a long list with holidays too far from us. I assume that this year we’ll have all our holidays in UK. We don’t have a long holiday and that keeps us from going abroad. As we both love travelling around UK, it’s exciting to plan. Some of the locations or attractions on the bucket list can be seen in a day-trip, there are a few museums that would take a few hours to see and some are proper holidays, at least 3-4 days away. Although, even if we had time to travel abroad, it’s very likely we would travel more in the UK, as I feel it’s a must to really know the country you are living in.
1. Bowes Museum. I wanted to visit Bowes museum for a while now. I love fashion and I’m sure I will be delighted to see this museum. It looks like a French chateau.
2. Scotland. Last year we’ve been to Edinburgh and a couple of years ago we’ve been to Gretna Green and Glasgow.
3. Wales. I lived in Liverpool for the last 5 years, so going to north Wales was something we did often. We’ve been to Anglesey a few times, to Powis, we saw a few welsh castles like Caernarfon, Conwy, Penrhyn, Beaumaris, Chirk, we saw The Smallest House in Great Britain, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and we had a guided trip around a Power Station at Electric Mountain. It feels we did a lot, but there are still a lot of things to see in Wales, including North Wales too. Most of the seeing in Wales were a couple of years ago.
4. Design Museum. Both my husband and I are interested in design, so a trip to the newly opened Design Museum in London is a must. This might be the first thing we’ll cross from our list, as we are going to London at the end of the week. It depends how much time we have on the day.
5. Merseyside. Another location I tend not to visit is close to home. There are places close to home, maybe less than 30 minutes drive that I didn’t see because we are always looking further on the map and that’s a shame. We should see attractions closer to home too.
6. Hull. Hull is the city of culture this year, so it deserves some attention. I never been to Hull, so it should be very exciting to visit it.
7. Bath. I’ve been reading about Bath in novels since I was a teenager, but never made it there despite living 3-4 hours away. The Fashion museum is on my list of things to see and this year I hope I’ll be able to walk around this beautiful city.
8. Blists Hill Victorian Town. Is one of the museums from Ironbridge, Telford. I saw a TV show filmed there, Victorian Bakers, and I can’t wait to see the museum. It’s a living museum and I saw pictures from it, so it should be fun, we can exchange money into pounds, shillings and pence and we can buy things made there.
9. Peak District. Last year we’ve been to Cumbria, twice, so I hope this year we can visit Peak District. I hope I can persuade my husband to go on a couple of long walking trips.
10. London. Well, it’s London, we went so many times last year that I feel like it’s a second home. I have a big list of pubs I want to try for my “pub of the month” goal. I also have a long list of things to do and see in London and, even though I visited from it, seems to get bigger and bigger as I discover new places.
These are the places I hope to visit this year. Did you made a bucket list? What do you want to see this year?