My Top 3 Favourite Cities to Visit in the UK
Staycationing is not something I usually like doing as a vacation for me means exploring shores afar. However, my home country of the United Kingdom does offer more beautiful cities to explore than just London.
Everytime I meet someone who has not visited the UK, I always get asked about London and to be quite frank (apologies to any Londoners reading this!) London just doesn't do it for me.
In this post I share with you my top 3 cities to visit in the UK - that aren't London.
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York is renowned for it's beautiful cobble stone streets and 13th century Gothic cathedral, York Minster. You must walk through the Minster gardens if you visit York and take it the breath taking views of the cathedral up close. It is one of the largest of it's kind in the whole of Europe. It's really something spectacular!
The Shambles is an old street in York which has old-fashioned timber framed buildings, some that date back to the 14th century! Here you can visit many cutesy boutiques and take in the only year round Christmas shop in York and some traditional chocolate shops too. If shopping isn't your thing, just marvelling at the architecture is a must-do.
York as a city has so much history and it's clear when you visit that they promote this via ghost walks, City Wall tours and in the York dungeons. There is something for everyone in York, but if you are a history geek like I am - York is the UK city for you.
A seaside resort in East Sussex, 47 Miles south of London which makes a perfect day trip if you are staying in the Capital.
If you visit Brighton, take a walk along it's famous 5.4 mile long beach to the Brighton Marine Palace and Pier which was opened in 1899. It includes a funfair and arcades plus plenty of places to grab the all famous British seaside cosine from traditional Fish and Chips to candyfloss and doughnuts.
Brighton's seafront is also home to Britain's largest observation tower outside of London. The i360 is 452 feet tall and promises to deliver a fine view over Brighton - that is if the weather is clear! :)
The city centre is bustling too - here there is a large café culture and cutesy boutique style cake shops - most of which are really instagrammable!
My birthplace but never my hometown - unfortunately. Nevertheless - Liverpool is a unique city in England that you must visit.
The iconic Albert Dock is a must see when in Liverpool and you can spend hours here. Filled with cute boutique shops, café and bars, there's plenty to see, do and eat. Also take a trip on the Liverpool duck... what a unique way to see Liverpool!
Home to the famous band The Beatles, you can take the Beatles Story Tour which takes you into the world of the Liverpool Rockers and you can even board the "Yellow Submarine" for an underwater ride...!
If shopping is your thing, take a trip to Liverpool 1. Hands down one of the best shopping areas in the UK, you will find everything from high-end to high-street.
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BONUS - Lincoln
Lincoln is a city that not many people have heard of or even know where it is. Lincolnshire is the biggest county in the UK which is on the East Coast and is famous for it's coastal town of Skegness.
Lincoln, however, is only a small city yet it boasts so much charm, especially in the Bail Gate area situated in the Castle and Catherdral quarter.
Lincoln Castle is the home to the Magna Carter, and you can take guided tours into the castle dungeons and up high on to the castle walls.
Alternatively, visit Lincoln Cathedral where the film 'the Da Vinci Code' was filmed for peace and a moment to centre yourself.
Lincoln high street is seeing improvements year on year and is home to a few large brand fashion stores. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to grab a cocktail or if your into night life, visit Lincoln's biggest night club for a variety of Entertainment that will keep you occupied until the early hours.