London is undoubtedly the most emblematic city of England. In fact, you may have in mind to visit it if you are traveling in the United Kingdom. However, England is much more than London, because it has a large number of cities as fascinating and beautiful as its capital. In this article, we have selected some of the best cities in England to visit when you have the opportunity.
From north to south, this nation of the United Kingdom is made up of the most attractive cities worth discovering, be it for its beauty, its history or its party hubs, academic and cultural wealth. Do you want to know them? Here we go!
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The city of Derby was a market town in the 18th century but grew sharply in the Industrial Revolution through the silk-spinning trade to become a famous place of Derby Christmas parties. Derby was one of the first places in England where this great upsurge in production took hold, and the impressive 18th-century mills on the banks of the River Derwent make up a single UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Top places to check while you are there:
– Kedleston Hall
– The Heights of Abraham
– National Trust – Calke Abbey
South of London, about one hour away by train, we come to a town considered as one of the most important tourist centers in the United Kingdom for hosting nearly 8 million tourists every year. Brighton is an ideal destination for those looking for sun and beach in cold and rainy England. In addition, it is one of the favorite cities to study English, with a very casual, youthful and cheerful air.
Essentials of Brighton:
– The Brighton Pier (the pier)
– Royal Pavilion (the Royal Palace), of Indian influence
– The Lanes (the old fishing district)
We go west of London and travel 156 km to stop at one of the most beautiful cities in England that you should visit. It was the Romans who wanted to build an important thermal water complex that can still be visited today, under the name Aquae Sulis. This place was popularized during the Georgiana epoch and, to this day, it is a very important tourist attraction of this English city.
What you can not miss in Bath:
– Roman Terms
– Jane Austen Center
– Royal Victoria Park
We are now facing a city that houses one of the most important ports in England, as well as being an important musical and film center. The warehouses of the port, dating from the nineteenth century, currently host a large number of restaurants, shops and cultural centers, such as Arnolfini, a contemporary art gallery. Some of the world’s most famous musical bands left this not so large city and conquered the world with their sound, so enjoying the musical side of this city is always delightful.
What to see in Bristol:
– The Cathedral of Bristol
– Bristol Harbour
– Clifton Suspension Bridge
And we came to one of the best cities for enjoying the English landscape and also one of the most famous university cities in England (with permission from Oxford). Cambridge sits on the banks of the River Cam (which is why we call it this way) and one of the great tourist attractions is, without doubt, the courtyard and the chapel of King’s College that adorned legendary postcards sent from this city.
The essentials of Cambridge:
– The University of Cambridge
– Mathematical Bridge
– Trinity College Park
– Church of Great’s St. Mary
The Beatles gave the opportunity to this vibrant city to occupy a privileged place in the global music scene. And Liverpool is a city full of history, culture and unique environment, which receives millions of tourists every year. Everyone is attracted by the history of the Beatles, its two great football teams and its hectic nightlife. In addition, thanks to its cultural heritage, Liverpool was named European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Things that you can not miss in Liverpool:
– Cavern Pub, the birthplace of The Beatles group
– Albert Dock
– Anfield Stadium
– Sefton Park
This walled city in the northwest of England is one of the most historic towns in the UK. The rivers Ouse and Goss converge on it. Its spectacular 13th-century cathedral has medieval stained glass windows and two bell towers that are not only worth visiting but are also considered by some as the most captivation there is in the world.
What to visit in York:
– York Cathedral
– York Castle
– York city walls
– National Railway Museum
– Rowntree’s chocolate factory (where the Kitkat was born!)
We finish this route for the cities of England that you should visit in another university city par excellence – Newcastle upon Tyne. During the Industrial Revolution, it was an important naval construction center and, at present, it is a city with a great artistic and scientific influence. Football fans will also admire the great history of its football club.
The essentials of Newcastle:
– Millennium Bridge
– Hadrian’s Wall
– Newcastle Castle
Next to these eight cities are many other cities, towns, and villages that never had an opportunity to be highlighted as the most attractive one in the eyes of the global tourist community. But, just as you arrive in one of them you will instantly see for yourself that there is so much more to England than its capital city. Do not hesitate to visit them since the fun that they are able to give you will be one of the best things that you experienced in your adventures around the world.