Best Cities To Visit In The U.K.
The U.K. has long been one of the hotspots to visit for travellers and tourists. Although it’s an island, visitors aren’t usually drawn to the U.K. for its luscious beaches – but it does have some great beaches if you don’t mind a little chilly breeze. No, people travelling to the U.K. are usually interested in a city break. So, what are the best cities to visit in the U.K.?
A tourist favourite is obviously the country’s capital, London. If you’re looking for a 24hr city with jam packed days and endless sightseeing trips, then London is definitely the place for you. Because there is so much to see in London, it’s best to spend around 5 – 7 days here so you can really get a feel for the city. The most popular landmarks are the London Eye, Big Ben and London Bridge; perfect snapshots for the photo album. It’s also a city full of great diversity and culture, with Somerset House art shows, Brick Lane “Curry Mile” and some world class theatre productions in the West End. London is an ideal city for those wanting to make the most out of their holiday.
Manchester is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.K. More and more people are making the move from London to Manchester because Manchester has so much to offer. Though there is rain (a lot of it) there are also some gloriously sunny days where you can make the most of the city. And even if it does rain on your trip, there is plenty to do whilst taking cover! With incredible Libraries, Museums, Theatres – you will never be short of things to do in Manchester. It’s widely considered that London has some of the best experiences when it comes to world class dining, but Manchester restaurants are rivalling even the most executive of London restaurants.
Liverpool, much like Manchester, has become increasingly popular over the last decade. With new developments on every corner and glossy cityscape – Liverpool could well become your new favourite European city. There are an abundance of site seeing tours including a whole bus-stop tour dedicated to The Beatles! Furthermore, Liverpool’s museums and galleries are some of the most impressive, with incredible collections and art.
Described as a “world heritage spa” city, Bath has long believed to be one of the most attractive U.K. cities to visit. It’s been considered a wellbeing destination since Roman Times, with the luxurious Roman Baths drawing in thousands of visitors a year. Bath’s historical city centre is home to some amazing museums and galleries, and with year-round festivals, it’s easy to see why this city popular tourist attraction. Bath is also a great city to visit for day trips outside the city! With iconic attractions like Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park and Avebury.
Oxford city doesn’t just revolve around the university – although that is a huge attraction, there are lots of things to do and see in the friendly city. In order to see the best parts of the city, renting a bike is a must. There are boutique café’s, and chic restaurants and stylish bars on every corner, you’ll discover some secret spots down side streets even only accessible by walking or bike.
U.K. cities are often underestimated due to London being so popular, many great cities don’t draw in as much of a crowd. But if you like to travel, see something a little off the beaten track, then Britain has some of the most amazing cities in the world.