The other day A and I booked our first trip for 2018. A UK weekend city break to Liverpool. We got tickets to see Flight of the Conchords(!) and instead of opting for our usual haunt, London, we decided to explore the UK more. Liverpool has been on my list for years and although its not until April, I'm already looking forward to it.
It also got us thinking and planning more. We never explore the UK enough and although we want to go abroad we also want to see whats in the UK and what is, essentially, on our doorstep. 2018 is, hopefully, a year of city breaks, weeks in the countryside, to visit the sea and for day trips. To wander the UK and really see how much it has to offer. With that in mind I starting to put a list of places I really want to mark off my UK travel bucket list next year.
LIVERPOOL// I'm starting with one I can already tick off. We're currently deciding whether to make it a longer break and explore around Liverpool or just a long weekend in the city. Let me know where we should stay, go and do and where to eat.
EDINBURGH// Another city that's been high on my list for yours. We're going to take our tiny city airport to good use and try and fly up there instead. I've always heard such good things about this city which makes it a must for exploring. Maybe something for the summer months though.
THE LAKE DISTRICT// Okay, so this is a more general area and I probably need to be more specific but for the past few years all I've dreamed about is a week away in the Lakes in a cosy cabin, long walks with the dog, stopping off at the local pub. Oh and if I can get a trip to Beatrix Potter's house in too that would be perfect. Growing up Peter Rabbit was my all time favourite.
CAMBRIDGE// Punting, Harry Potter, picturesque buildings. Do I really need to say more. Again another one to visit in the summer months when we can really take advantage of the semi good British weather.
CORNWALL// I live right on its doorstep but never venture far enough down. It would be nice to explore the coast more, because rain or shine it looks stunning. I had some childhood summers in Rock and Padstow which I look back on fondly. Maybe holiday maker season isn't the wisest time to visit but day trips to the closer places might just be on the agenda, especially if ice cream is also involved.