Home Travel Don’t be a tourist bored! Fascinating map reveals ONE THOUSAND amazing things to do, see – and eat – in Britain, from places with bizarre names to wacky sporting events (fancy entering a shin-kicking contest?)

Don’t be a tourist bored! Fascinating map reveals ONE THOUSAND amazing things to do, see – and eat – in Britain, from places with bizarre names to wacky sporting events (fancy entering a shin-kicking contest?)

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The Great British Bucket List Map (marvellousmaps.com) reveals that the UK is blessed with more things to do, see and eat than you can imagine.

Britain, as everyone knows, is packed with opportunities for adventure and unique discoveries.

But there’s a fascinating new map: the Great Britain Bucket List Map (wonderfulmaps.com) – reveals that the UK is blessed with more things to do, see and eat than you can imagine.

The editor says: ‘Stunning scenery, cultural intrigue and truly ridiculous place names ensure you’ll never be bored as a tourist (in Britain). But which place in Britain should be on your bucket list? This go-to selection of places to go and things to see is a treasure trove of crowdsourced local information, road trip-free experiences, and (mostly) free fun.

“It’s your golden ticket to the adventure of a lifetime (and a lifetime of adventures).” The map details a staggering 1,000 places to go and things to know. Here we list 52 of our favorite entries, from quirky place names to quirky sporting events.

PLACES WITH NOTABLE NAMES: THE PERFECT PLACES FOR SELFIES WITH SIGNS

The Great British Bucket List Map (wonderfulmaps.com) reveals that the UK is blessed with more things to do, see and eat than you can imagine.

Belchford (Lincolnshire)

Bell End (Rowley Regis, West Midlands). The map notes that in 2018, residents launched a petition to change the name of this street for being “too rude.” The petition garnered around 100 signatures. But 5,000 people signed a counterpetition and the name was saved.

Cocking (village in West Sussex)

Lickham Bottom Valley (Devon)

Nasty (Hertfordshire village)

Roger Moor (a hill in Lancashire)

The Devil’s Ass (a cavern in Derbyshire)

Shitterton (hamlet in Dorset)

Fan and Big (a summit in the Brecon Beacons)

This image shows the panoramic descent from the remarkably named Fan y Big in the Brecon Beacons.

This image shows the panoramic descent from the remarkably named Fan y Big in the Brecon Beacons.

Pictured above is The Devil's Arse, a display cave in Derbyshire, England. The name may be due to the flatulent noise that emanates from the cave when the flood water drains away.

Pictured above is The Devil’s Arse, a display cave in Derbyshire, England. The name may be due to the flatulent noise that emanates from the cave when the flood water drains away.

Lord Hereford’s Knob (a peak in the Black Mountains range of Wales)

Butthole Lane (Shepshed, Loughborough)

Wigtwizzle (village in Sheffield)

Twatt (there are two Twatts in Britain, point to the map: one in Orkney and one in Shetland)

STRANGE SPORTS EVENTS

Gloucester's Cheese Rolling competition is not for the faint of heart, as this image shows

Gloucester’s Cheese Rolling competition is not for the faint of heart, as this image shows

Cooper’s Hill Cheese Roll, Gloucester

Hallaton Hare Pie Scramble and bottle kicks, Leicestershire

Man vs horse raceLlanwrtyd Wells, Wales

Shin Kicking at the Cotswold Olimpicks, near Chipping Campden (www.olimpickgames.co.uk)

World Marsh Snorkeling ChampionshipLlanwrtyd Wells

World Coal Transportation ChampionshipWakefieldEdit

Crazy Golf World ChampionshipHastings

World Stone Skimming ChampionshipsEasdale Island, near Oban in Argyll, Scotland

EXTREME/RECORD LOCATIONS

Maps are 'your golden ticket to the adventure of a lifetime (and a lifetime of adventures)'

Maps are ‘your golden ticket to the adventure of a lifetime (and a lifetime of adventures)’

Ben Nevis, Scotland (highest point in Britain, 1,344 m/4,409 ft)

Dunnet Head, Caithness (the northernmost point of mainland Britain)

Ffordd Pen Llech, Wales (Britain’s steepest road, 36.63 percent)

Great Dun Fell, Pennines (Britain’s highest road, 840m/2,755ft)

Lizard Point, Cornwall (the southernmost point of mainland Britain)

Lizard Point (above) in Cornwall is the southernmost point of mainland Britain.

Lizard Point (above) in Cornwall is the southernmost point of mainland Britain.

Hirta Island (above), part of the remote St Kilda archipelago, is home to Britain's highest sea cliffs, reaching 427m (1,400ft) high.

Hirta Island (above), part of the remote St Kilda archipelago, is home to Britain’s highest sea cliffs, reaching 427m (1,400ft) high.

The fascinating image above shows Dunnet Head, Caithness, the most northerly point of mainland Britain.

The fascinating image above shows Dunnet Head, Caithness, the most northerly point of mainland Britain.

Out Stack (the northernmost point in Britain)

Coton-in-the-Elms, Derbyshire (farthest point from the sea, it is 70 miles from the coast)

Hirta, St Kilda, Scotland (highest sea cliffs in Britain, 427m/1400ft)

FOOD – LOCAL/REGIONAL SPECIALTIES

Arbroath smokie (Arbroath smoked haddock, Scotland)

Bakewell tart (Bakewell jam tart in Derbyshire)

Caerphilly cheese (crumbly white cheese from Caerphilly in Wales)

Cumberland sausage (a long sausage from historic Cumberland County)

Fat Rascal (a Yorkshire bun-like cake)

Fidget pie (comes from Shropshire and contains ham, cooking apples and potatoes)

Pea pudding (a porridge-like pudding made with yellow split peas from the North East of England, also known as ‘Geordie hummus’)

Stargazy pie (a Cornish dish including sardines, eggs and potatoes)

Stinking Bishop (a spicy cheese handmade by Charles Martell on his farm in the heart of Gloucestershire)

DESTINATION PUBS AND CAFES

Ben Nevis Inn (two images above) is one of the most attractively located pubs in Britain. It is located at the foot of Ben Nevis.

Ben Nevis Inn (two images above) is one of the most attractively located pubs in Britain. It is located at the foot of Ben Nevis.

Anchor Inn (Seatown/theanchorinnseatown.co.uk)

Ben Nevis Hostel (www.ben-nevis-inn.co.uk)

The boathouse (Ulva)

Botley Hill Farm, Surrey (www.botleyhill-farmhouse.co.uk)

Drunk Duck, Lake District (drunkduckinn.co.uk)

Old Neptune, Whitstable (www.thepubonthebeach.co.uk)

Rannoch Station Tea Room (www.scotrail.co.uk)

Tan Hill Inn, Yorkshire (tanhillinn.com)

The Badachro Inn, Wester Ross (www.badachroinn.com)

FILM AND TV LOCATIONS

Above is Alnwick Castle, which served as Hogwarts in Harry Potter and also starred in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Above is Alnwick Castle, which served as Hogwarts in Harry Potter and also starred in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)

Bletchley Park (The Imitation Game)

Ely Cathedral (The King’s Speech)

Glen Coe (Skyfall, Braveheart, Harry Potter)

Culzean Castle (The Wicker Man)

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