20 British bucket list experiences to try on your next staycation

Think you’ve experienced everything that Britain has to offer? Think again. No matter how many years you’ve lived here (or how many staycations you’ve taken) the beauty of Blighty is that there’s always something else to explore – as new research into the ultimate British bucket list has revealed.

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The survey, commissioned by Sykes Holiday Cottages, took into account the opinions of 2,000 adults, and found that many residents are more likely to have visited France, Spain and Italy than England’s home counties. In fact, the average Brit has visited just 15 out of nearly 50 counties in the UK, but is likely to have travelled to at least 10 different countries around the world.

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But if you still haven’t discovered some of the greatest sites, not to worry – the study also revealed the top 20 quintessential spots to visit and enjoy, so you can start to tick them off your list.

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A visit to Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland came out on top, followed by whale watching in the Scottish Highlands, and a visit to the iconic Roman baths, and that’s barely scratching the surface.

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From foodie experiences like fish and chips and scones and jam to cultural icons like Buckingham Palace and Wimbledon, here’s the full 20. How many have you already done?

The top 20 British bucket list experiences

1. Visit Giant’s Causeway
2. Go whale watching in the Scottish Highlands
3. Visit Bath’s Roman Baths
4. Walk along Hadrian’s Wall
5. See in the summer solstice at Stonehenge
6. Spend a day at Wimbledon
7. Enjoy a clotted cream tea in Cornwall
8. Stay in a thatched cottage in the Cotswolds
9. Visit the Edinburgh Festival
10. Visit Buckingham Palace
11. Watch a show on London’s West End
12. See the White Cliffs of Dover
13. Eat fresh fish and chips in Whitby
14. Walk through Cheddar Gorge
15. Climb Mount Snowdon
16. Take a boat trip on Lake Windermere
17. Stargazing in Northumberland
18. See the crown jewels at the Tower of London
19. Look for Nessie at Loch Ness
20. Search for fossils on the Jurassic Coast