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The Great British Bucket List

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Some people dream of seeing the Victoria Falls. Others want to swim with dolphins or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But if you were a Brit and couldn’t travel overseas, what 50 things should you aspire to do before you die?

The Ask Jeeves website has come up with an answer. (I’ve checked and I can tick off 27.). Are there any experiences that you’d want to add?

The Great British Bucket List in full:
1. Eat fish and chips on a seaside pier
2. See whales off Wales
3. Go to a night at the Proms at the Albert Hall
4. Visit Giant’s Causeway
5. Have a picnic at an open air concert
6. Go up in the London Eye
7. Travel Scotland’s West Coast by rail
8. Watch a Shakespeare play in Stratford-upon-Avon
9. Dine in a Gordon Ramsay restaurant
10. Go to a British Grand Prix
11. See inside the Houses of Parliament
12. Get the Ffestiniog railway in Snowdonia
13. Go to Glastonbury festival
14. Hold the FA Cup trophy in your hands
15. Take in the view from the top of the Shard
16. Be at Stonehenge on longest day of the year
17. See the Trooping the Colour
18. Go to a cricket test match
19. Visit ‘The Prisoner’ village in Portmeirion, Wales
20. Have tea at Betty’s tearooms, Harrogate
21. See a traditional Christmas pantomime
22. Watch a British player at Wimbledon
23. Do a ‘Wainwright’ walk in the Lake District
24. Drive round Brands Hatch motor racing circuit in Kent
25. Visit a whisky distillery
26. Go to a Six Nations rugby match
27. Go on a Jack the Ripper guided walk in London’s East End
28. Have a pint in the Rovers Return, the fictional pub in ITV’s Coronation Street
29. See Lake Windermere by boat
30. Go on a historic London pub tour
31. Experience the Notting Hill Carnival
32. Try a deep fried Mars Bar
33. See the fireball ceremony at Stonehaven, Scotland, on New Year’s Eve
34. Sail round the Isle of Wight
35. Attend the Grand National, Guineas and Gold Cup horse races
36. Go to a World Darts Final
37. Take a selfie at both John O’Groats and Land’s End
38. Take a ferry across the Mersey
39. Climb Ben Nevis
40. See Tower Bridge raised
41. Visit Borough food market, London
42. Eat Haggis on Burns Night, in Scotland
43. See Morris Dancers at a country pub
44. See the Christmas Lights on Oxford Street
45. Be at a recording of X-Factor or Britain’s Got Talent
46. See Blackpool Illuminations
47. Watch a boxset of Only Fools and Horses
48. Watch the Boat Race
49. Attend first day of Harrods sale
50. Watch the London Marathon live

2 Comments

  1. You’re doing a lot better than me John; I only managed 13. However I am going to swipe the list and work my way through the rest.

    C

  2. Graham Graham

    Well 21 is not bad, still some to go, just one point, Windermere is not a lake it’s a mere, only one lake in the lake district and that is Bassenthwaite Lake. 🙂

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