Want to know the best cities in the United Kingdom to visit? Here, you'll find the cities you should really visit when you are in the United Kingdom!
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London, the country's capital, is one of the best cities in the United Kingdom to visit! It is even one of the most visited cities in the world! Here you'll find all kinds of famous sights, such as the London Eye, the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the Big Ben. Also, there are some awesome museums in London. You can find all things you think about when you think about England here, such as the red double-decker busses, tea, and many other things. The city has such a great history and culture, and there is always a lot to do in London. In short, you should definitely come to London!
Next on the list is Edinburgh. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and has an amazing history. It is much smaller than London, but that contributes to the city's relaxed vibe. You will find all sorts of historical buildings and streets here and you can get some amazing views. You can, for example, visit Edinburgh Castle! This makes for some great places for photography in Edinburgh. Furthermore, you can go to Edinburgh and use it as the start of some great day trips. For example, you can visit the Scottish highlands that offer stunning landscapes and lakes, or you can visit another city in Scotland, Glasgow (later on in this list).
Bath is located near London with just a 1.5 hour train journey in between the two. Bath has a very relaxed feeling to it. It is a smaller city with a population of less than 100,000, but the city has a lot to offer. The whole city of Bath has became a World Heritage Site. Bath is known for thermal baths that originated in the Roman period, and it still has many modern spas you can visit. Furthermore, the city has some very good museums and festivals.
Manchester is one of the best cities in the United Kingdom to visit. There are many museums and art galleries in Manchester. Furthermore, Manchester's music industry is well known and the city offers some great music festivals throughout the year. And of course, the city is known for football (or soccer)!
When you are in Manchester you should also go to Liverpool, because Liverpool is only a 40 minute train ride away (also only 2 hours from London). Liverpool has a rich culture and is, like Manchester also known for its music (known for the Beatles) and football (or soccer). Day trips from Liverpool include a visit to the Lake district, which offers breathtaking lakes and landscapes.
York is a very historic city, tracing its origins to 71 AD when it was founded by the Romans. If you are looking for medieval streets, and traditional English houses, and other buildings, then you should head here! The city itself is quite like a museum, but there are also a lot of great museums you should visit when in York!
Glasgow is one of the best cities in Scotland and also the most populous city of Scotland. You should visit the city for its culture, with its many museums and art galleries, its architecture, and its food scene! Also, from Glasgow you can visit some great lakes and other nature with just a short journey by public transport.
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and great to visit. You find some of the most amazing historical streets here and awesome murals. Also, there are some great day trips from Belfast, such as the The Giant’s Causeway (a spectacular rocky coast and UNESCO site) and the Carrick-a-Rede Bridge (a rope bridge close to The Giant's Causeway).
Closely located to London, Oxford houses the oldest university of the United Kingdom and one the best of the world, the University of Oxford. The university is everywhere in the city! Furthermore, the culture of the city is just so lovely. Also, in Oxford, you find a lot of historical architecture and incredible museums.
Cambridge is also close to London and also houses a great university, the University of Cambridge, which is one of the best in the world as well. Like Oxford, the city of Cambridge is built around the university, and it influences how the city feels. Also, the architecture is amazing here, making the whole city feel like a museum. From Cambridge you can also have a day trip visit to Oxford.
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