10 Places I want to see in UK

I recently finished “Notes from a small Island” by Bill Bryson. I did not quite like the book that much, mainly because Bryson is pretty mean and rude to others. But I did get some information about places in UK. Based on that information, I came up with this list to help me when I visit UK. Please add any other place to this list if you found it interesting. People from UK like Bikram can help me out with this list.

Other than the usual places like Buckingham Palace, London Bridge and Stonehenge, I found some more interesting places from this book.

1. White cliffs of Dover


Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org. Author: Immanuel Giel

2.  Windsor Castle


Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org. Author: Aurelien Guichard from London, United Kingdom

3. Oxford University


Source: http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-3521964549. Photo by Lawrence OP on Flickr


4. Orwell’s grave


Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org. Author: Brian Robert Marshall

5.Yorkshire Dales


Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org. Author: Jez Smith from Whitefield, Bury, Gtr. Manchester, United Kingdom

6. Dunnet Head, Scotland


Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org. Author: Original uploader was Asterion at en.wikipedia

 7. Inverness Castle and River Ness



Source: http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-352758832. Photo by Taylor Dundee on Flickr

8. Edinburgh Castle


Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org. Author: Tilmandralle

 9. Welbeck Abbey


Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org. Author: Tim Heaton

10. Blenheim Palace


Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org. Author: Magnus Manske

I also want to see the castle in Scotland where Harry Potter was picturised (not mentioned in this book) : Alnwick Castle

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Other things are ok, but what’s special about that grave? I have heard of London Eye, a huge giant-wheel 🙂

    Destination Infinity


    1. Grave is that of writer “George Orwell”. He is one of my favourites.


  2. And when you come make sure you let me know too..

    I ha’ve been to most other than the grave I am myself curious what is there.. you shud visit lands end too.. and Wales..

    So when you planning to come…


    1. Grave is that of writer George Orwell (my favourite). Thanks for the other recos.
      This is for the time being just for day dreaming 🙂 hehe.. will definitely let you know if I ever plan to come 🙂


  3. Ashwathy says:

    Thanks… I just got reminded that I didn’t see any of the stuff mentioned here 😦

    I saw only the stuff within London coz I was there. Did not even make a trip to Scotland, which is a shame. However I did manage to visit Switzerland. Does that count? 😛


    1. Switzerland does count 🙂 It is again one of those countries I am dying to visit 🙂


  4. Swaram says:

    Cool! So, when are u planning that vacation? 😉


    1. hehe.. no plans to visit in near future.. this is just for the purpose of day dreaming 😀


  5. gils says:

    u the plng to invade potterland?? and no mention of potter !!! sacrilege!!!


    1. I have mentioned Gilsu.. check the last line of the post. It is kind of hidden but I have mentioned the castle where the movie was shot. It is on my list 😀


  6. Anu says:

    This is a beautiful list. I’ve been to most of these places. White Cliffs of Dover is something I have in my to-do list. Yorkshire Dales is absolutely stunning place, so in North Yorkshire Moors,Peak District and Lake District. I’ve also heard that Leeds Castle (in Kent) and Cornwall are gorgeous places.


    1. Thanks Anu.. I will add all these places to my wishlist. Thanks for the recos 🙂 I loved your travel blog.


  7. scorpria says:

    This is a great list! Dunnet Head impressed me most! Oh wow!
    When when whennnnn will I go to all these places? 😀


    1. 😦 same here.. when will I go to all these places?!!!!!!


  8. Lovely pics AK. Hope you get to see them soon.. 🙂


    1. Thanks Dil. Even I hope to see them sometime 🙂


  9. Vani says:

    Now I am at london, I should try to visit atleast few of these 🙂


    1. oh you should and also blog about them with pics once you are done visiting a place 🙂


  10. Nish says:

    How about Bath? It’s pretty famous for those roman baths.


    1. Oh yeah I missed out on those. The book doesnt mention anything about them 😦 Not a good book I guess.


  11. Maddie says:

    Inverness is very beautiful. It was sunny and bright when we went there and I was completely in love with it. 🙂 I live in Edinburgh and I cannot put it into words how beautiful it is. 🙂

    Lake district is another beautiful place you may want to add to your list when you visit Scotland, I haven’t been there yet but I surely want to visit. Also the isle of skye, highlands and other isles are beautiful.

    York is also amazing, am small city with old old houses, cobblestone roads, narrow lanes which reminded me of diagon alley of harry potter. 🙂


    1. Thanks for letting me know about all these beautiful places Maddie! 🙂


  12. SamBa says:

    Alnwick Castle is in the county of Northumberland, England. If you go to Scotland looking for it, you’ve gone too far ;o)


    1. oh I did not know that 😀 I thought it was in Scotland. Thanks for the info SamBa 🙂


  13. Sid says:

    Nice list…might consider adding Diagon Alley (look up for it in London!,
    Loch Lomond in Scotland is great too…And Dove Cottage in Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived…see the place and you will understand why hewas so good with his poetry!


    1. Oh yes I want to visit Diagon Alley and also King’s Cross station. They are on my must-visit list.
      Thanks for these recommendations. I will add these to my list too. 🙂


  14. Reema says:

    Great places!! visited any yet?


    1. nope. So far this post is just for day dreaming 🙂 Hope to visit these places sometime in the future.


  15. I’m a sucker for anything English and I would love to visit those places you’ve mentioned. I have done London- London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. I have also visited Belfast in N. Ireland but the places you’ve mentioned, I am waiting to visit.

    Dream on and I will also dream along with you.

    Joy always,


    1. wow you have covered a lot of places in UK already 🙂 Hope you get to cover the rest of them soon. Thanks for visiting my blog Susan 🙂


  16. Great list ! I have been to Edinburgh Castle and it is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing other places too.


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