Saturday’s Super Six | English Landmarks I’d Love To Visit

Me and Matthew currently don’t drive, and it bugs us. We want to explore Britain completely, but it’s something we can’t do on trains and buses. Annoyingly, this isn’t going to change any time soon. Instead, all we can do at the moment is dream our wanderlust dreams.

Britain is beautiful. England is our home. Before we explore anywhere else, exploring the English beauty is something we’d love to do!

These are the first six English landmarks that I’d love to see with my own eyes.

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Mam Tor:

Mam Tor DerbyshireSource: Wikipedia

Mam Tor Sunset DerbyshireSource: James Grant

“Mother Hill” is a beautiful 500m+ hill in Derbyshire. I love the outdoors, I love walking and the idea of walking up this natural beauty is too much. Look at that view!

Brimham Rocks:

ย Brimham Rocks YorkshireSource: Oliver Wright

Brimham Rocks YorkshireSource: Ian Street

I hadn’t actually heard of Brimham Rocks until my mum, dad and brother went there last year. They’re in North Yorkshire, super close to where I live, so I’m surprised I hadn’t found it sooner.

This is one of those mind-boggling natural formations that you can’t easily get your head around. They were naturally formed by water, wind and glaciers over a very long time. Brimham Rocks has some amazing photograph opportunities that I just don’t want to miss.

Stonehenge:

Stonehenge EnglandSource: Huffington Post

Stonehenge EnglandSource: History.com

Visiting Stonehenge is an absolute must. I think my desire to visit is even more intense since the 11th Doctor’s “The Pandorica Opens” – I’m forever wondering if I’d be allowed to stand on the rocks and speech/nerd it up. Also… prehistoric mystery… and all that, but mostly, Doctor Who.

Chesil Beach:

Chesil BeachSource: Alex Brown

After reading “On Chesil Beach” by Ian McEwan, I was curious. I wasn’t sure it was a real place, and I had no idea how beautiful it really was. Since then, I have always wanted to visit. It’s full of tiny little pebbles, and Thomas Hardy referred to the beach as “Dead Man’s Bay” because of all the shipwrecks – that’s reason enough for me.

The Jurassic Coast:

The Jurassic Coast England Durdle DoorSource: London to Durdle Door

The Jurassic Coast EnglandSource: Simon Emmett

180-million years of history along the coast of England, and a completely natural World Heritage site – there’s a huge chance of fossil sightings, as well as almost 100 miles of naturally formed structures.

It’s called Jurassic Coast, how ace is that?

Cheddar Gorge:

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England, UK

Source: CheddarGorge.co.uk

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England, UK

Source: CheddarGorge.co.uk

Cheddar Gorge in Somerset is a limestone gorge, complete with caves, a 9,000 year old skeleton and remains from over 13,000 years ago! It’s a complete historic, natural wonder and I’d absolutely love to have the chance to photograph it for myself.

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Notable mention: Giant’s Causeway is absolutely fascinating, but with it being an Irish landmark it doesn’t fit in this list!

Have you visited any of these?

-Morgan

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29 thoughts on “Saturday’s Super Six | English Landmarks I’d Love To Visit

    • Haha! Never thought about it like that. I’d love to explore Australia, but I can’t fly in planes and the thought of giant spiders makes my skin crawl. I’m sure there are absolutely amazing landmarks down there that I couldn’t even imagine.
      Nice to hear from you anyway! It’s been a while :). Hope you had a nice Christmas and New Year.

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      • Hopefully you’ll be able to make it down here one day, there’s plenty to see! I’ve seen Ayer’s Rock, which was staggering. There’s also lots I want to see in Britain, if I ever make it there.

        I had a great Christmas thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit recently, which is more due to laziness than anything :p

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  1. I would love to go to the Jurassic coast, will check that out, it looks great and I love fossils. I have been to Stonehenge and Cheddar Gorge, both places definitely recommendable. I loved them. Britain has some beautful places!

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  2. I’ve been to four on your list – I think my favourite was probably the Jurassic Coast – not because of the scenery though – more because of the time we went (before Children), and the amazing little cottage we rented for a couple of weeks.

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    • 4/6 is pretty impressive! I hope I managed to tick them off my bucket list some day.
      Your trip to the Jurassic Coast sounds perfect. Renting a cottage down there is exactly what I’d love to do, too.

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  3. A great selection of places to visit, Morgan. I’d never heard of Brimham Rocks either – and we’ve spent weeks in North Yorkshire! That’s now definitely on our ptv list for this year. The only other one on your list I haven’t been to is the Cheddar Gorge. Now I want to go there too! Great post. ๐Ÿ™‚

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