United Kingdom has always been a favorite destination for travelers from across the globe for years. According to a latest report, around 36.12 million tourists have visited the UK in 2015. And the spend by these visitors contributed to around a staggering 22.07 billion pounds.
Fascinating, isn't it?
At Lintel, it's our relentless endeavor to provide the best resources for travelers who intend to visit the UK soon. As a traveler, your goal will be visit the best destinations in the country at the best cost as possible.
This post will introduce you to the 10 best cities to visit during your next visit to the United Kingdom.
London: This is an obvious choice, isn't it? No traveler would want to miss London during their visit to the UK. London is the capital and the most populated cities in the UK. It is known as one of the financial centers of the world and is the house of major financial institutions and rich individuals. It also has 4 world heritage sites including the tower of London. Some of the famous places to visit in London include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, The Shard, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral and much more. The city is known for arts, fashion, culture and tourism.
Bath: Bath is a famous city in the county of Somerset. It is one of the leading tourist destinations in the UK and it is known for its Roman-built baths. It was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1987 due to its cultural significance. It represents the history of England in a major way through the famous baths across the city. It is known for the many Roman archaeological sites spreading across the city.
York: York is another city in the United Kingdom with a historic wall and riverside view. City of York has a huge collection of historic attractions to offer for the tourists. The major attraction among this is York Minster. Some of the main attractions which travelers cannot afford to miss are: York Castle Museum, The Shambles, York City Walls, York Maze, York Cold War Bunker and many more.
Edinburgh: This capital city of Scotland is a must have on any traveler's list of places to visit on trip to the UK. It is the home of national institutions like The National Library, National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. Edinburgh also offers many historic sites like Edinburgh Castle, Churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars, Palace of Holyroodhouse and much more. This city is also famous for being the host of The Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival.
Devon: Devon is a county famous for for its coastline, mild climate and beautiful landscapes which makes it a must visit place. Devon offers a UNESCO Geopark, a world heritage site, a Biosphere Reserve and 2 national parks. If you are someone who loves beautiful beaches and scenery, Devon is the perfect place for you. Some of the must visit places in Devon include Dartmoor Prison Museum, Drake's Trail, Plymouth, Exeter and much more.
Durham: Durham is one of the famous historic cities in the UK. It is the house of one of the famous landmarks of the UK, Durham Cathedral. Durham is also famous for fabulous festivals, exhibitions and performances all across the year. Make sure to visit Raby Castle, Hardwick Park, Durham Heritage Coast and Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre on your visit.
Cambridge: Cambridge is another city you don't want to miss on your next trip. It is known as a city for all seasons also. It is famous for its beautiful museums, college buildings, chapels and much more. A visit to the art galleries, all the festivals, walking tour of the city and official guide tours are some of the activities which you should not miss when you are there.
Oxford: Oxford is one of the spectacular cities in the UK with rich history and culture on offer. It is the house of the ancient Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Oxford Castle and much more. It is perfect for a family holiday or a culture city break or a heritage visit. Must visit places include Blenheim Palace, Bicester Village, Broughton Castle, Bampton and much more.
Cardiff: Cardiff is the capital of Wales and 10th largest city in the UK. It is just 2 hours away from London by train and is a perfect place for having fun with your family and friends. It is a perfect spot for distinctive attractions, top entertainment and world class shopping. Must visit places include Bute Park, Mermaid Quay, S.A Brains Brewery, St. David's Hall, Cardiff Castle and much more.
Truro: Truro is a city in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Main attraction is the Gothic-revival Cathedral which is 249 ft above the city and was designed by famous architect John Loughborough Pearson. It is an historic market town and is characterized by markets, specialty shops and much more. Other main attractions include the Royal Cornwall Museum, Victoria Gardens, Boscawen Park and Daubuz Moors.
To conclude, United Kingdom is a country with a rich collection of cities and tourist attractions. So we believe you will not miss these awesome cities on your next trip. And we wish you a wonderful trip and loads of memories.