With centuries of history and diversity in destinations, Britain remains to be one of most popular European country with travellers. Being a small country, everything in Britain is pretty accessible, which means you can make London your base, and travel to Salisbury or Stonehenge within an hour’s drive. Britain is perfect if you’re keen in visiting castles, estates, galleries and museums. We have a tip for you when in Britain, that do not spend too much of time in one destination rather explore the most. Here we have listed the best places to visit in Britain and made it easy for you.
London – It is not only the capital, but the best city to visit or start your trip in Britain. Based by the River Thames, you could start from Tower of London, and Jewel House. Travellers with flair for royals must see the Buckingham Palace and changing of the Guard. You cannot just miss the Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Another hotspot of London is Trafalgar Square. A ride on London Eye will get you sight of what a wonderful city you are in. You might want to visit Peckham and check one of the best bars and restaurants around.
Edinburgh – Loaded with well-preserved historical monuments, this one is Britain’s one of the most visited place. For obvious reasons you must visit the Edinburgh castle that precedes its reputation. It is built within the old city that too is an easy charm for travellers. You will love the One O’Clock Salute, Scottish Crown Jewels, Scottish National War Memorial, and Stone of Destiny. Then the old town has Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Princes Street, and Royal Botanical Garden.
Bath – One of the best cities to visit in Britain. This one will keep you hooked to your travel boots all day long. You’ll have to see those Roman baths, and the magnificent arched Royal Crescent. The water of these baths is believed to have 43 different minerals. This might want you to take a plunge, but sorry this wont happen in here, but good news is some other spa arenas have opened up nearby to give you same experience. You will also love the Pulteney Bridge that is pretty picturesque.
Cambridge – Located by the river Cam, this is home to one of world’s most prestigious University of Cambridge. The blissful moments of this city are Boat ride on river, visiting King College Chapel, enjoy the views from Great St. Mary’s Church Tower, or shake a leg at Cambridge Folk Festival. While in University, you must also visit the Queen College, and Trinity College. Foodies will love to walk through the Food Park for some lip smacking street food.
Norwich – This one is a great city to visit if you love little history and lots of food. Trust me. You will love walking by the Norwich Lanes and exploring boutique shops and cafes. Norwich market is another place that will make you buy a little larger tote bag. You will also love activities in the Norfolk Broads. You will regret not visiting the Grosvenor Fish Bar and have Britain’s traditional fish and chips. This all will beautiful end with visit to timeless Norwich Cathedral, a walk around the Elm Hill, and a drop by the city’s castle.
Bristol – The hometown of Banksy, the city is dotted with his artworks. It is also close to Bath, so well within reach and could be a good day trip. You will also love the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Cathedral, and a serene walk around the Harbourside where you must visit Margot May for Britain’s best scones. This city is an opportunity to hop on the SS Great Britain, and visit the Hipster side of England in Stokes Croft. You must also vist the Old Vic, reasonably best Theatre of Britain.
Brighton – One of the Britain’s most popular and historic town that also is home to some fabulous beaches. You summers deserve s holiday in here. You will love little sunshine on the Palace Pier with views of the best beach. It will have rides and shops, all you have to do is move a little. The historic streets of this city are still up with quaint bars you will love hanging out in. The city has a vibrant nightlife and some good music bands you will love to take a selfie with.
Durham – It is the crown of Northern Britain when it comes to beauty. The Durham Cathedral is the architectural highlight of the city with Norman design, surrounded by cobblestoned streets, the city university just around the corner along with Crook Hall that are combo of Georgian and Jacobean architecture. You will also love the Botanical Gardens that is a treat to soul. The final surpriser is the Durham Castle that is now World’s oldest student accommodation, and worth the eyes.
York – City of York has been the capital of Church of Britain and has one of most magnificent cathedrals. York Minster is almost as old as Jesus, followed with beauty of gothic structure, glass windows, and decorated interiors. Walls of this city are also adorable. You will love visiting the National Railway Museum, consisting the Royal Trains and old engines. You must not miss the York Dungeon, and The Shambles believed to be most picturesque British street.
Manchester – This city is the hub of British Industrial Revolution. The place is still a charmer, thanks to music, culture and hospitality. Your visit will be incomplete without seeing the John Rylands Library, T-Rex at Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery. Manchester cathedral in the Millennium Quarter is another place to be at. Foodies must visit the Manchester’s Chinatown for some spicy bowl of food. Must have experience is Coronation Street tour.