As someone who’s caught the travel bug, there’s nothing that I enjoy more than taking a trip to somewhere new. While it’s always incredibly exciting to jet off to some distant corner of the globe, I also like to explore the UK. We are really lucky when it comes to what the UK has to offer because it’s an incredibly diverse place. From areas of outstanding natural beauty and mountain peaks to metropolitan cities and seaside towns, there’s a lot on offer.
With that in mind, today I thought I would share some tips and advice for making the most of some of the UK’s most incredible cities. Because let’s face it, we can’t always afford to jet off into the sunset, can we? Whether you fancy a romantic weekend away, a break with the girls, or a few days to immerse yourself in culture, these are the perfect places to visit. To learn more about some of the UK’s most amazing cities, keep reading below.
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One of the UK’s true gems, Bath is a beautiful city nestled in the rolling countryside of the South West. A very traditional place, Bath is renowned for its grand Georgian architecture and its Roman Bath Houses. Because of its position on top of some of the UK’s only hot springs, Bath is famous, both in the UK and further afield. It is also home to one of the country’s most iconic landmarks, the Royal Crescent.
The great thing about Bath is that it has a lot to offer its visitors. Set amongst its cobbled streets and fancy architecture are an array of restaurants and eateries and pubs and bars. As well as a selection of boutique shops, and a high street packed full of all the most popular branded stores. Whether you’re in Bath for a night or a few days, there are some things that you absolutely shouldn’t miss. These include seeing the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey, and also, Thermae Bath Spa. This is a modern alternative to the Roman Baths. If you want to pack everything into one morning, then how about going on the City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
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The capital of the country and one of the UK’s most visited cities, London has something for everyone. From culture and history to fine foods and unique bars, this is one city that you’ll never get bored in. Its landmarks alone - Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Thames, are enough to keep any visitor occupied. Of course, London is much more than its landmarks; it also has an array of other attractions. Some of which are well known, and others that are a little less famous. Being a multicultural place, London isn’t what you would call a traditional city. In some aspects it is, but when you visit places like Chinatown in Soho, for instance, you could be on another continent.
Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend away, a girly break or a cultural escape to the city, London’s got you covered. For a romantic weekend away, start the day with a stroll through Hyde Park. Then follow that with an afternoon at the Tate Modern and a coffee in a local patisserie. Before spending the evening on a romantic Thames Dinner Cruise. For a girly break away, spend the day relaxing at your hotel spa. Before heading to Covent Garden for dinner, and then onto London Cocktail Club or Below The Smoke for cocktails. If you fancy spending some time away, immersing yourself in London’s culture, visiting art galleries and museums is a must. It’s also worth taking the time to research some less well-known places - the best way to do this is via Trip Advisor.
Brighton And Hove
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Brighton and Hove is the UK’s most popular seaside resort area. Each and every year thousands of tourists descend during the summer months. The two towns of Brighton and Hove were joined together in 1997 before being made a city in 2001. This area is renowned for being a party place. However, that’s much to it than that. Without a doubt, Brighton and Hove make up the UK’s most bright, colourful, and fun city. If you fancy a trip with a unique trip, this could just be the perfect place to head to.
The city is a combination of classy and alternative. Here you’ll find hostels positioned next to boutique hotels, and fast food chains sharing a road with gourmet eateries. The great thing about this city is that whatever your budget, it’s the perfect place for a trip away. As well as lot of bars and restaurants, Brighton also has an array of unique and interesting attractions on offer. The must-see attraction of the city is Royal Pavilion, a party palace built in the early 19th century. There are also an array of art galleries in both Brighton and Hove, Brighton Marina to explore, and, of course, Brighton Pier. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, a trip to the infamous chocolate shop, Choccywoccydoodah is also a must. The designs created here are incredible and truly unique to anything else.
The UK is home to hundreds of cities; these are just three of them. So if the idea of visiting Bath, London or Brighton doesn’t appeal to you, there are plenty of other places that you could consider. The great thing about the UK’s cities is that each and every place is unique. Take Bath, for instance; it’s a traditional city that’s famous for its architecture. While London offers a more multicultural trip, packed full of various sights and attractions to see and explore. Then there’s Brighton and Hove, the city that offers more colour and excitement that anywhere else in the UK. It might be nice to jet off abroad, but for those times when you’re in need of a break and can’t afford to go abroad, the UK can offer exactly, what you need. It’s just a case of selecting the perfect city; that’s all.