Obviously here at Mia’s Travels we have a worldwide bucket list of places we would like to visit and things we would like to do – snorkel in the turquoise waters of Bora Bora, road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway and visit Maine in the Fall – all on that list. But to complete the list we need money and time off work so it’s going to be a slow process ticking those items off the list.

However, something we can get started on is our UK bucket list. We have a list of several places in the UK we want to visit, all sooner rather than later. So we have narrowed the list down to our Top 5

1. Observe the Aurora Borealis

Many people don’t realise that you don’t have to visit Norway, Finland or even Canada to see these. You can take a trip up to Scotland and see them from the comfort of the Great British Isles. Obviously the further North you travel the likelihood of seeing the Northern Lights increases but they have been seen in Aberdeenshire, The Cairngorms and even in the Dark Skies of Dumfries and Galloway.

The good news is we don’t have to get on a plane or hop on a boat so it’s not a problem taking Mia along on the journey with us and it is not too far to travel should we get there and have cloud every evening!


2. Explore the Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is located on the North West point of Scotland, making up part of the Inner Hebrides and is stunning. We have technically visited once before – purely to drive over the Skye Bridge onto the Isle of Skye to reach the ferry port from which we travelled onwards to North Uist. The island looked stunning and we would love to stay so that we can visit the Fairy pools, Kilt Rock waterfall, Neist Point and the Old Man of Storr. There is something about the ruggedness of Skye that really appeals and we cannot wait to visit


3.Walk to the summit of Snowdon

Considering we don’t live far from Snowdonia National Park we have never walked any of the paths to reach the summit of Snowdon. This is something we would love to do as a family and obviously Mia can join us for the walk too. You don’t have to walk all the way as there is the Snowdon Mountain Railway to help you on the way. But we are planning to walk, that way we can say we did it all ourselves.

4. The Kelpies, Falkirk

The Kelpies are 30m high horse head structures standing next to the Forth & Clyde Canal. We first learned of these magnificent sculptures only last year whilst travelling up to Aberdeenshire for a family holiday. Unfortunately, they were a little out of our way to see whilst we were there but we definitely want to see them soon and they have taken number 4 on our Top 5


5. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

We love cheese, especially Mia so the Cheddar Gorge seems like a great place to visit. The area offers some of the most spectacular views the UK has to offer and there are plenty of dog friendly attractions in the area including the caves and the Lookout Tower. Plus, it’s the home of our most favourite cheese – what’s not to like?


Where would be on your top 5 places to visit in the UK?


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