This post was most recently updated on September 19th, 2023
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I’ve been blogging for a year now, and it’s been an amazing journey. Along the way, I’ve had the chance to connect with people from all corners of the globe. Just last month, I had a fantastic collaboration with a fellow blogger. They asked me about my dream places in the UK, and it got me thinking.
I mean, who doesn’t have a list of dream places they’re itching to explore in the future, right? I sure do, and let me tell you, it’s quite a list. You see, I’ve spent a good chunk of my life watching Western movies, and they’ve taken me to some incredible places, at least virtually.
I’m the kind of person who thrives in the great outdoors, surrounded by nature, animals and a touch of history. So, for me, places like museums, parks, old towns, or serene beaches are where I feel most at ease. They’re the spots that make me feel truly alive and free!
My Dream Places in the UK
The Serlock Holmes Museum – London
I’ve been a devoted fan of Sherlock Holmes ever since I first delved into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s captivating series seven years ago. In fact, I’ve cherished a collection of Sherlock Holmes novels for quite some time now. As a true enthusiast, one of my biggest dreams is to pay a visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum right in the heart of London.
Recently, after finishing the entire Sherlock Holmes series, my desire to see where some of Holmes and Watson’s most iconic cases unfolded has grown stronger. I’ve heard that this museum is home to the most extensive collection of Sherlock Holmes gifts and memorabilia anywhere in the world. The thought of standing before these incredible pieces, witnessing the history and essence of Holmes and Watson’s adventures, is beyond exciting. It’s a chance to create cherished memories that I’ll carry with me forever!
Natural History Museum – London
Museums have this incredible ability to weave stories through history and science, and that’s precisely why I love them. One of my absolute dream places to visit in the UK is the Natural History Museum. I recently got the scoop from a friend who raved about this spot, describing it as a world-class visitor attraction and a leading hub for scientific research. How cool is that?
The museum’s spirit collection, intriguingly named after the alcohol used to preserve its staggering 23 million specimens, is another must-see. It’s like stepping into a world of scientific preservation and discovery. Trust me; when I finally make my way to the UK, this museum is going to be at the very top of my must-visit list!
Roman Baths – Bath
Bath is a small city that’s best explored on foot. The whole city is also considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with a full of fine Georgian architecture. The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe. What I know is this museum consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The museum’s collection contains thousands of archaeological finds from pre-Roman and Roman Britain.
The existence of an audio tour would be excellent to enable visitors to hear as little or much detail as required. I think I haven’t seen anything quite like it before that’s why this is one of my dream places in the UK.
Other than Roman Baths Museum, there is also Thermae Bath Spa, a classy place where you can relax in the hot pools and enjoy a few sessions in the steam rooms. The next place I want to visit is The Jane Austen Centre. This museum is dedicated to the life of the country’s most successful writers. Learning about the costumes, fashions, and even dress up in period costumes would be such a pleasant experience.
Windsor Great Park
Windsor Great Park would be a lovely place for picnics, eating, shopping, running, walking, cycling, and horse riding. This place covers 4,800 acres, parts of which are open to the public. There is something for everyone within Windsor Great Park, at any time of year.
From The Savill Garden, Virginia Water, The Valley Gardens, and the Long Walk and Deer Park – the Great Park offers a rich tapestry of experiences to discover, with a Royal history spanning over 1,000 years. What I really want to explore is the historical monuments, ancient forests, and stunning horticultural displays, as well as rare wildlife, plants, and fungi. I’m sure there will be something to excite and amaze me here.
Cornwall is world-renowned beaches, which makes it one of my dream places in the UK I want to visit. I researched that there are many beautiful beaches in Cornwall such as Pedn Vounder beach, Gwithian Beach, Porthmeor Beach, and Sennen Cove. It would be a perfect idea to visit it during summer to see the stunning coastal paths, sandy beaches, and seafront living!
There are so many lovely places to visit in Cornwall and I don’t have to worry about places to stay. I’m sure it’s not difficult to make a booking for a pleasant holiday across Cornwall, including ebooking websites that allow me to have any information about which hotels or other places should I book via the internet!
The Orkney Islands
The Orkney Islands is designed UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its archaeological treasures. There are few places in the world where you can experience thousands of years of history in a single day, right?
Orkney is also a home for an abundance of marine and avian wildlife, so they’re one of the best places to visit in the UK if you’re a nature lover like me! Stroll along idyllic beaches and dramatic sea cliffs, get up close to amazing wildlife, and reconnect with nature – sounds like a perfect holiday!
I read many good reviews about Yorkshire and without thinking twice, I add it to my dream places in the UK to visit. Yorkshire is England’s largest historical county and it’s no surprise to know there will be so much for me to explore when I’m there.
Walking through medieval history in York’s old city is something that I always want to do. It’s like taking a step back in time to the 14th century – the ancient city walls are a more pleasant walk, as long as it isn’t raining. And there is also the National Railway Museum with some legendary locomotives, where you can explore one of the largest collections of rain artifacts in the world.
Another great place is Leeds, the most cosmopolitan city in Yorkshire, and it’s probably the best place in the county for shopping. If you’re after budget shopping, I asked my friend that Kirkgate Market offers great bargains and bites every day except Sunday.
The last one I want to explore is the Deep in Hull, one of the largest aquariums in the UK which is underwater – with over 3000 creatures, including sharks and sawfish. As an animal lover myself, I’ve never seen many marine animals because I’m not very good with water (I can’t swim and have a near-drowning trauma) so I always wanted to visit the giant aquarium to see clearly and up close how marine animals live.
Norfolk is famously known for its manmade broads, picturesque towns, and miles of unspoilt beaches. For someone who wants a relaxing time, a road trip to Norfolk would be a pleasant experience!
Norfolk lavender fields is a place I always see on the internet. It houses a variety of establishments including a lavender oil distillery, an animal garden, and a tea lounge. Visiting the place during summer when the lavenders are in full bloom will be an unforgettable experience!
Do you have dream places? Which place do you want to visit the most in this world? I’d love to know yours as well!