Sparkles & Kisses: An English Adventure

Thursday 3rd February 2011

Today at work we were talking (as usual) about how little we explore our own country. I mean England must have a million attractions and still we spend our hard earned cash escaping to warming climates given half a chance. I’m as guilty as the rest of you. However, I was thinking it would be nice to investigate what makes Britain so “Great”. The big idea is to research the different counties in England, then to find out what there is to see and do in each one. It’s not going to be a quick project to complete, solely because I lack the time and money to go gallivanting. So here begins my adventure…

Initial research findings:

©       Counties are not as cut and dry as you may think. There are “Ceremonial Counties”, “Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties”, “Administrative Counties” and “Postal Counties”. Now as England is divided into 83 metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties, but just 48 ceremonial counties – I’m opting to use the ceremonial version.


©       In alphabetical order those 48 counties in England I plan to visit within my near future are:

  1. Bedfordshire
  2. Berkshire
  3. City of Bristol
  4. Buckinghamshire
  5. Cambridgeshire
  6. Cheshire
  7. City of London
  8. Cornwall
  9. Cumbria
  10. Derbyshire
  11. Devon
  12. Dorset
  13. Durham
  14. East Riding of Yorkshire
  15. East Sussex
  16. Essex
  17. Gloucestershire
  18. Greater London
  19. Greater Manchester
  20. Hampshire
  21. Herefordshire
  22. Hertfordshire
  23. Isle of Wight
  24. Kent
  25. Lancashire
  26. Leicestershire
  27. Lincolnshire
  28. Merseyside
  29. Norfolk
  30. North Yorkshire
  31. Northamptonshire
  32. Northumberland
  33. Nottinghamshire
  34. Oxfordshire
  35. Rutland
  36. Shropshire
  37. Somerset
  38. South Yorkshire
  39. Staffordshire
  40. Suffolk
  41. Surrey
  42. Tyne and Wear
  43. Warwickshire
  44. West Midlands
  45. West Sussex
  46. West Yorkshire
  47. Wiltshire
  48. Worcestershire
Counties in England

Counties in England

Well that’s about all for now. That was quite a task typing all those counties out. So next task is to research what each of those counties has to offer. Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions =)

Sparkles & Kisses xx