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.
Source: 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!
Source: Oliver Wright
Source: 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.
Source: Huffington Post
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.
Source: 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:
Source: London to Durdle Door
Source: 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 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.
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?