Battlefield in top 50 ‘bucket list’

THE 1066 Battle of Hastings Battlefield has been named as one of the top 50 must-see places in the UK in a brand new ‘bucket list’ compiled by a national hotel chain.

The site is number three in the top 50 “weird, wonderful and surprising” places for Brits to visit whilst holidaying at home, according to a survey carried out by Premier Travel Inn.

The new list of essential places to see does not include any ‘familiar’ tourist sites, so the likes of Land’s End, The White Cliffs of Dover and Blackpool Tower don’t make an appearance.

Travel expert James Ellis, who helped compile the alternative ‘bucket list’ says “The UK and Ireland have so many inspirational places to visit.

“We have history that dates back thousands of years, magnificently picturesque landscapes and wondrous feats of industrial engineering.

“They all combine to make a rich tapestry of places to see in the British Isles that means you don’t have to stick to the tried and tested sights all the time in order to be amazed.”

The Aldborough Roman Site in Boroughbride, Yorkshire, topped the poll.

Other attractions in the top 50 include Dorset’s Cerne Abbas giant, the Dover Castle War Rooms, Belfast Peace Murals, Glastonbury Tor, the Isle of Skye and Rhaeadr Falls, Abergwyngregyn, the UK’s largest single-drop waterfalls.