Exploring the UK and Ireland is high upon my list of travel priorities right now. We are so fortunate to live in a country with such rich history and breathtaking scenery, it really would be a shame not to make the most of it. I have a list as long as my arm of places I would like to visit, but for now I will concentrate on my top five.
Somewhere I’ve never been but would love to see is the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, which this walking tour encompasses. I’m intrigued by the legend that surrounds it as well as being fascinated by its geology. I can imagine the children climbing and jumping all over this impressive coastline, which is their favourite way to spend time.
We have been to Snowdonia before, staying in Pwhelli, but as Jasmine was too small to remember going and Sonny was not yet born, I would love to return with them. It is home to the most beautiful landscape I think I have ever seen and I would love to have a go at scrambling up Yr Wyddfa as a family. I would also like to ride on the mountain railway and visit the zoo.
I’m not even sure why but I have wanted to spend time in Whitby ever since I was at school, many moons ago. Perhaps it is its literary importance that draws me, or maybe it’s just that it’s in Yorkshire and I have this heavily romanticised view of it, such as one only can of a place that they have never visited. Either way, its in my top five.
Self-explanatory, I’m sure – don’t we all want to visit the Lakes?
Ireland has been an obsession of mine for years and years. It started with Father Ted and from then I loved the accent, the comedy. I love the literature and the history too, and the scenery looks incredible. I’ve been to Dublin and we drove up the coast to get there, but what I would really like to do is an entire tour of the island. A magical, beautiful country deserves only the finest exploration.