Great Britain Bucket-List #2!
Ding Ding! Round two! If you didn’t manage to find your list-topping bucket-list idea last round, read on to see if it features this time round. Alternatively, get inspired by the many fantastic experiences available to our guests in 2018 throughout the stunningly beautiful countries of England, Scotland and Wales…
Walk Along Hadrian’s Wall
Built as a defensive fortification by Roman Emperor Hadrian during AD 122 Britannia, parts of the originally 80-mile-long Wall have stood the test of time for the modern-day tourist to enjoy. Conveniently located just North of Carlisle and the Lake District National Park, park up at Birdoswald Roman Fort and enjoy a leisurely stroll back through time, discovering the history of the 16 forts designed and constructed to prevent the Picts from heading South.
If visiting Hadrian’s Wall takes your fancy, check-out our most popular self-drive tour, The Great Britain Tour by clicking here.
Watch a Premiership Soccer Game Live
Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, the list of top-English soccer teams each with their own special sporting history is endless. Due to the ever-increasing popularity of the sport, getting those elusive match tickets can prove tricky. Being based on the ground here at adeo Travel, we have increased chances of getting great seats at the best games. Grab a pint of ale, order a pie and sit back and watch some of the world’s best players on show; from Manchester City’s Belgian playmaker Kevin de Bruyne, to Spurs’ English sensation Harry Kane. With Tottenham Hotspur currently playing at the iconic Wembley Stadium, there has never been a better time to attend a match. Alternatively, many stadiums offer tours on non-match days for a reasonable price.
Attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
From May 22 to Saturday 26, 2018, one of London’s greatest events returns for another fabulous showcase. Hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society and situated within the grounds of the Royal Hospital in the affluent borough of Chelsea, Britain’s best horticultural show features multiple award-winning exhibits, such as last year’s fantastic display of 300,000 individually crocheted poppies, covering nearly 2,000 square metres and designed by talented Phillip Johnson.
With visits to Saville House, Wisley Gardens and of course the main event itself, why not board our small-group, unique experience, the Chelsea Flower Show, available for once week only in May.
Take the Skye Bridge to the Isle of Skye
With record numbers of guests visiting the Isle of Skye each year, a quick Google Images search will reveal the unimaginable beauty of this peaceful and idyllic island. Arriving onto the Isle across the Skye Bridge, explore the many corners of the landscape from the quaint port town of Portree, to the Trotternish Peninsula with its natural features such as “Kilt Rock” and “the Old Man of Storr”. Spend the balance of your time visiting Dunvegan Castle, or by strolling through the coastal waters where you can spot seabirds, dolphins and seals.
Many of our tours visit the Isle of Skye, Scotland’s best attraction! Look no further than our Skye and the Highlands driving tour, or for those who like to sit back and relax check-out our appropriately named Isle of Skye Tour, one of our many Scotland small-group experiences.
Stay in a Castle
A common bucket-list idea, embrace your British ancestry with a stay in a traditional castle. With the vast history Britain withholds, castles built in previous eras can be found sprinkled around the whole of the England, Scotland & Wales. Frozen in time, these castle hotels stand regal, often set within beautiful gardens engulfed in breath-taking surroundings. Even in this day they have the most original features still intact, creating a truly fascinating and authentic experience!
Celebrating something special? A wedding anniversary, honeymoon, birthday milestone, retirement or perhaps just looking for a vacation with a difference? Whatever your special moment, why not consider experiencing a night in Tulloch Castle, Stonefield Castle or many more, being the perfect way to mark the occasion and make your vacation truly special. Our Castles and Manors tours feature England, Wales and Scotland individually or combined, and offer some of the best castle accommodation across Britain.
Hike the Lake District
Our second bucket-list article wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Lake District, as no visit to England is complete without a stay in the scenic county of Cumbria and the awe-inspiring landscapes it has to offer. Take time to explore the many lakes, their surrounding fells, woodlands, stone walls and the quaint lake-land villages such as Windermere and Grasmere. More and more we are receiving requests from guests who wish to base themselves in the beautiful area in order to hike England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike. Those that complete the trek are rewarded with breath-taking views of the area. Reward yourself with a traditional pub dinner after, along with perhaps an ale or two as the sun goes down over Lake Windermere.
Take a look at one of our many tours that visit the Lake District, our self-drive Yorkshire and the Lake District by clicking here.
Can’t find your bucket-list item? Check our next #3! Bucket-List of the most popular ideas in Britain. Alternatively, please feel free to get in touch here and we can help make any dreams a reality.
October 20, 2017