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The Great British bucket list

By UALHalls 03 Apr 2017

If you've made a bucket list, it probably includes things that require a lot of planning, and a lot more saving - am I right?

But while Climbing Mount Everest and meeting your favourite celeb are exciting, it's important to remember that there are fun, and even breathtaking things you can do on your doorstep, without the sky-high costs!

Here are some that we believe you have to try at least once.

Get lost in a maze

Find your way out of the 1.69miles of winding pathways at Longleat's Hedge Maze, visit the labyrinth of caves at Yorkshire's Forbidden Corner, or, of course, there's the UK's largest, York Maze. For a maze with a twist, visit the Alton Towers Scarefest.

wikimedia: Niki Odolphie

Catch a wave

Have a day at sea and learn how to surf at Longsands Bay, Tynemouth, Watergate Bay in Cornwall or at another top surfing location. Pretend you're a true surfer dude and learn the lingo while you're at it! FAR OUT!! Nigel Davies

Go to a festival

You haven't lived until you've rocked the shorts and wellies combo while trudging through the mud to catch the headline act, then partying at a silent disco until 5am. For alternative music, hit up Leeds or Reading, Lovebox and Wireless are where it's at for dance, and for big names and popular music, get to Glastonbury or V Fest.

wikipedia: Patrick Gallenmüller

Have afternoon tea

If you're someone who doesn't understand why the British are known to love tea, try it at one of the top locations and you might just be swayed. If you do love tea then why not try some of the nation's best afternoon teas


Go Ape

The UK's number 1 forest adventure. Get in touch with your inner Tarzan by tackling the high-crossings, swinging from ropes, and zip-lining back down. No two Ape adventures are the same so if you decide you want more, visit another!

wikimedia: Lynne Kirton

Eat fish and chips with a view

Head to one of our beloved seaside resorts, grab some fish and chips (soaked in vinegar) and sit on the pier enjoying the view out to sea. Just watch for the sneaky seagulls stealing your chips! Why not head to Bournemouth, Whitby, or Scarborough?

Wikipedia: MortimerCat

Get cultured with some street art

There's more than Banksy when it comes to Street Art, although we're not denying his work is definitely worth a look! So as well as Bristol, get to Shoreditch, or if you're a Breaking Bad fan, head to Manchester Northern Quarter!
Banksy_Les_Miserables — London 2016

Go to a theme park

If you're an adrenaline junkie you haven't lived without visiting a UK theme park. Alton Towers, Thorpe Park or Blackpool Pleasure Beach are the ones to try.

wikipedia: Roger Barker

Go on a hike

In the south? Hike up England's most popular mountain, Helvellyn, thought to be romantic with a capital 'r'. If you're closer to the midlands go and see the spectacular views at Stanage Edge, or for the north delve into Roman history walking Hadrian's wall path

flickr: Karl Roddis

With uni your top priority, sometimes there's not always enough time (or money) to plan week-long trips away, to places thousands of miles away.

So, look a little closer to home for when you need a day or two away from your work and see what England has to offer!