Best British Cities and Towns

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Travel through England and Scotland, getting to know local culture, history, nature, and more.

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  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • ActiveActive

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    London, United Kingdom

  • 2

    York, United Kingdom

  • 3

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • 4

    Inverness, United Kingdom

  • 5

    Fort William, United Kingdom

  • 6

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • 7

    Manchester, United Kingdom

  • 8

    Bristol, United Kingdom

  • 9

    London, United Kingdom

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Things to do in and around London

  • hdr parliament
  • Kew Gardens
  • London Eye - iPhone
  • Tower of London
  • London Street
  • Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour!
  • Windsor 06-06-2012
  • Gorilla statue
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Hyde Park, London, England
  • Science Museum London
  • White Cliffs of Dover, UK
  • Stonehenge
  • Natural History Museum, London
  • 2236 Up the O2
  • St. James's Park, London
  • Brighton
  • Stowe Park, Buckinghamshire
   
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London

United Kingdom, London region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

Steeped in history and royalty, the English capital is considered to be one of the most progressive and exciting cities in the world.

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, its history going back to its founding by the Romans. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and Trafalgar Square. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres.
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Things to do in and around York

  • York
  • York-England
  • 737
  • York Minster from the city wall
  • York Minster. Early morning, autumn
  • Castle Howard
  • Lake Ullswater Cumbria.
  • Shambles
  • No queue at the Jorvik Viking Centre
  • 2013 04 03 York Museum-57
  • Fairfax House, Castlegate, York
  • Sherwood forest
  • In the valley
   
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York

United Kingdom, Yorkshire and the Humber region

HistoricNight lifeCultureFood1 night

This marvelous walled city offers a wealth of history at every turn, with a beautiful cityscape laid out around its two rivers.

York local is a walled city at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities. York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, dominates the city. York Castle, a complex of buildings ranging from the medieval Clifford's Tower to the 20th century entrance to the York Castle Museum (formerly a prison) has had a chequered history. York's centre is enclosed by the city's medieval walls, which are a popular walk. These defences are the most complete in England.
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Things to do in and around Edinburgh

  • Stormy Calton Hill, Edinburgh (Remixed)
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Portobello Beach from Seafield, Edinburgh, April 2014
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 25 April 2010 443
  • Victoria Street, Edinburgh
  • edzell castle walled garden
  • Queen's View
  • Weekendje Edinburgh
  • Victoria Street, Edinburgh
  • The Royal Mile - iPhone
  • Royal Observatory Edinburgh
  • St Abb's Head
  • Loch Katrine
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • The Museum of Scotland
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  • Tolbooth
  • Scott's View
  • Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland, 5 Oct.2010
   
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Edinburgh

United Kingdom, Scotland region

CultureNight lifeHistoricFoodBeaches2 nights

As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is known for its rich history, idyllic setting, and spirited cultural life.

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. The city is home to many national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. Edinburgh is rich in associations with the past and has many historic buildings, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town are jointly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2004 Edinburgh became the world's first UNESCO City of Literature, an accolade awarded in recognition of its literary heritage and lively literary activities in the present.
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Things to do in and around Inverness

  • River Ness - Inverness
  • Inverness
  • Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • St Andrew's Cathedral in Inverness Scotland
  • Cannons on the Rampart - Fort George Scotland
  • 0341 Balnuaran Clava of the Bronze Age Ring of Graves
  • Loch Ness - Urquhart Castle Scotland
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  • IMG_2951
  • Lochan
   
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Inverness

United Kingdom, Scotland region

NatureActiveSmall townsCulture2 nights

Once coveted for its strategic locale, Scotland's northernmost city is a booming economic and cultural hub, full of Highland charm.

Inverness (meaning ""Mouth of the River Ness"") is a city in the Scottish Highlands.It is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom and lies within the Great Glen (Gleann Mòr) at its north-eastern extremity where the River Ness enters the Moray Firth. At the latest, a settlement was established by the 6th century. Inverness Botanic Gardens is located in Bught Park a few minutes walk from the west bank of the River Ness near to the Ness Islands. Inverness is the location of Macbeth's castle in Shakespeare's play.
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Things to do in and around Fort William

  • FORT WILLIAM SCOTLAND SEP 2013
  • Fort William 33
  • Neptune's Staircase 2
  • West Highland Museum, Fort William, Scotland
  • Sanna Sands Pen Wash
  • Seals (2)
   
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Fort William

United Kingdom, Scotland region

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One of the largest towns in Scotland's Highlands, this busy town boasts museums, warm locals, and access to stunning nature.

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants — and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger. Fort William is a major tourist center, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mor to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. It is a center for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains. It is also known for its nearby downhill mountain bike track. It is the start/end of both the West Highland Way (Milngavie-Fort William) and the Great Glen Way (a walk/cycle way Fort William-Inverness). Around 726 people (7.33% of the population) can speak Gaelic.
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Things to do in and around Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Glasgow
  • Burrell collection interior view 2
  • Botanic gardens, Glasgow
  • edzell castle walled garden
  • Queen's View
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  • Kelvingrove
  • The Lighthouse
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Loch Katrine
  • Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland, 5 Oct.2010
  • Charing Cross Mansions, Glasgow
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Hunterian Art Gallery & Mackintosh House
  • Necropolis
  • At the 'Rest and be Thankful' mountain stop
  • Lake Ullswater Cumbria.
   
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Glasgow

United Kingdom, Scotland region

CultureHistoricFoodNight life2 nights

The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is spirited and fun-loving with its strong maritime history still preserved in its cityscape.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. The city has many amenities for a wide range of cultural activities, from curling to opera and ballet and from football to art appreciation; it also has a large selection of museums. Glasgow is home to a variety of theatres including the King's Theatre, the Theatre Royal and the Citizens Theatre and is home to many municipal museums and art galleries, the most famous being the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and the Burrell Collection. Most of the museums in Glasgow are free to enter.
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Things to do in and around Manchester

  • Manchester Deansgate
  • Manchester
  • Castlefields. Manchester
  • Urbis
  • Manchester Town  Hall
  • Blackpool
  • In the valley
  • museum of science and technology in manchester
  • The Lowry - Salford Quays
  • IMG_5728
  • Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester
  • sizergh castle 12
  • Lake Ullswater Cumbria.
  • Manchester Cathedral
  • The John Rylands Library Study Area
  • River Dee
  • Luray Caverns VA
   
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Manchester

United Kingdom, North West region

Night lifeCultureFoodHistoric2 nights

Once an industrial hub, this city has developed a strong cultural core, boasting museums, music venues, galleries, and nightlife.

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England. The city is notable for its architecture, culture, music scene, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact, sports clubs and transport connections. Manchester was the site of the world's first railway station and is where scientists first split the atom. Manchester is also regarded as the birthplace of both capitalism and communism. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels began to write the Communist Manifesto at Chetham Library, the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.
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Things to do in and around Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Bristol Zoological Gardens
  • Millennium Square, Bristol
  • Bristol: Broad Street
  • Clifton
  • Stonehenge
  • Stourhead
  • St. Stephen's Yard
  • Clifton suspension bridge at dawn
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  • Victorian Gothic 9527_9530
  • A view from Langland Bay Golf course 22nd Aug 2014 (4)
   
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Bristol

United Kingdom, South West region

CultureNight lifeFood1 night

The port city of Bristol always amazes with its history, culture, and its round-the-clock spirit of activity.

Bristol is a city in South West England, It is England's sixth and the United Kingdom's eighth most populous city. The city is built around the River Avon, and it also has a short coastline on the Severn Estuary, which flows into the Bristol Channel. Bristol is the largest centre of culture, employment and education in the region. Its prosperity has been linked with the sea since its earliest days. In more recent years the city centre docks have been regenerated as a centre of heritage and culture. There are 34 other populated places named Bristol.
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Things to do in and around London

  • hdr parliament
  • Kew Gardens
  • London Eye - iPhone
  • Tower of London
  • London Street
  • Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour!
  • Windsor 06-06-2012
  • Gorilla statue
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Hyde Park, London, England
  • White Cliffs of Dover, UK
  • Stonehenge
   
9

London

United Kingdom, London region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

Steeped in history and royalty, the English capital is considered to be one of the most progressive and exciting cities in the world.

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, its history going back to its founding by the Romans. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and Trafalgar Square. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres.
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