There are many beautiful cities in the UK. Sometimes we just simply don’t have the time (or the cash) to embark on a round the world trip! Often, a trip around the UK can be just as awe-inspiring, with gorgeous countryside, stunning beaches, and delicious food. We’ve rounded up top
Originally a Roman settlement and later a popular Georgian town, Bath is famous for its history and no fewer than 13 museums can be found in the compact city
The medieval tenements, and Wynds of the Old Town to the elegance and grace of the Georgian New Town, Edinburgh thoroughly deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. It is easy to navigate around and Edinburgh readily gives up its secrets but has more to offer than just history written in stone. It’s a cosmopolitan city too, with Michelin-starred restaurants, a thriving café culture, vibrant and varied nightlife, great shopping and a strong contemporary art scene. Of course, you can’t think of Edinburgh without thinking of the International Festival and Fringe, but it’s not just a summer city. As the days shorten it lights up for Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations, but with festivals—from film to jazz to food and beyond— happening every month of the year, there’s no off season in Edinburgh.
In 2020 it will be such a good year for visitors to Cambridge.
Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is one of the most inspiring UK destinations to explore, and also an incredibly romantic city break. Known as ‘the city of dreaming spires’, the skyline of this beautiful city is breathtaking. You could browse in Blackwell’s bookshop before being blown away by the Bodleian Library. Explore the exhibits at the Ashmolean Museum and the curiosities at the Pitt Rivers. In the evening, there’s a plethora of live music venues, theatres, and restaurants, so you’ll be able to enjoy this mesmerizing city into the small hours.
It might be touristy, but there is a lot to see and do in the capital. One of the best ways to see London is by the river with a hop-on-hop-off river cruise. These usually cost around the £10 mark and (as the name suggests!) you can get on and off as many times as you like. Starting at Westminster Pier, the cruise goes all the way down to Greenwich, where adrenaline junkies can climb the O2 Arena and you can ride the Emirates cable car to get an awesome view of the city from the sky. People from all over the world come to live in London – and they bring their cuisine along too. From Ethiopian to Egyptian, whatever you’re craving can be found in London. For street eats head back East to Ely’s Yard, where hipsters can choose between several award-winning food trucks. If you’re interested in shopping, you could head over to Oxford Street which is shopper’s ultimate shopping paradise. Shop the very best high-street brands and the UK’s iconic department stores, including Selfridges, John Lewis & Partners, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer.