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    London

    UK
    1927 reviews

    London is by far my favorite city I've ever been to. So much so that I hope to move there! "Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." — ...

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    Edinburgh

    UK
    236 reviews

    Stunning city, world heritage centre and capital of Scotland. Edinburgh is a festival city, with high art, fringe comedy and theater, jazz, TV, and film festivals; and amazing New Year celebrations. Yet, its modest size gives it a very human scale. The "old town" is the medieval heart of the city, stretching from the castle down the Royal Mile towards ...

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    Cambridge

    UK
    68 reviews

    One of the most beautiful towns in the world, great for history and art lovers

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    York

    UK
    57 reviews

    I went twice in a summer and wanna go again and again. I absolutely love York, it has such a romantic and medieval atmosphere. I also ate very good there and it has lovely cafés. And the York Minster is one of the most important gothic cathedrals of Europe.

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    Oxford

    UK
    48 reviews

    For those of us in Cambridge, it will always be 'the other place,' but what a nice place it is. Stunning ancient university town with probably superior architecture. You can spend an afternoon or a decade there and still be delighted.

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    Stratford-Upon-Avon

    UK
    23 reviews

    Shakespeare birthplace and home and the theatre is amazing. We saw a Midwinter's Tale there. The city itself is nice with plenty of good B&Bs and is totally walkable. Be sure to go in the parish church.

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    Windsor

    UK
    26 reviews

    Home to Windsor castle, Eton College, and a very scenic town. Accessible by train through Reading and Slough. Great day out with family and the castle is stunning. Be sure to allow a day.

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    Salisbury

    UK
    14 reviews

    Charming English town, with a wonderful old town. The cathedral is beautiful, and you can see a copy of the Magna Carta. Close to Salisbury is Sarum, the old capitol of the English Kingdom under William the Conqueror, Stonehenge, and Avebury

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    Stirling

    UK
    13 reviews

    It's a cute hilly town with a castle and lots of beautiful buildings. All the streets are cobblestones. I suspect there isn't much more to do/see after 2 or 3 days. It's easily accessible via train from/to Edinburgh. Or, if you're a bit more adventurous, you could bike there like I did!

  • 10

    Gibraltar

    UK
    56 reviews

    There are many palaces which I liked which as follow

  • 11

    Bath

    UK
    112 reviews

    The city is under-rated as a tourist destination. The stone makes the entire place lovely to look at and the Roman history makes it special. There are lots of easy day trips to the Cotswalds and of course, Stonehenge.

  • 12

    Liverpool

    UK
    60 reviews

    It's a funny city with dead zones that date almost from WWII and a lot of rubble in a belt between the docks and the midtown, but it's undergone a lot of gentrification. Be sure to explore the Albert Dock area, which includes a Tate museum.

  • 13

    Canterbury

    UK
    19 reviews

    Absolutely stunning ancient Kentish town with great Norman castle, splendid cathedral, and lots of interesting shops and museums. It should be a stop if you're 'doing England' with family.

  • 14

    Belfast

    UK
    33 reviews

    Vibrant city that confirms that politics has broken out in Northern Ireland. Unlike Derry/Londonderry which is nerve-racking, this is an exciting place...

  • 15

    Scotland

    UK
    68 reviews

    over 5,000 years of history tell the story of a nation. See brochs, castles, palaces, abbeys, towers and tombs. Explore Historic Scotland with your personal guide to our nation's historic places.

  • 16

    Manchester

    UK
    76 reviews

    Manchester is one of the UK's oldest cities, dating back to 79 AD, when the Romans built a fort here. When you visit Manchester's Old Town Hall, there is a sculpture of the Roman General who founded Manchester, General Agricola, hanging over top of the Hall's front entrance. This majestic building was opened in 1877. Once you've completed your visit ...

  • 17

    Winchester

    UK
    8 reviews

    I lived here for a number of years and would happily visit again. It has history in the Cathereral and other local churches ( find the one above the arch!, it has green spaces to relax and lovely old pubs if you look for them. Food is cheap if you look around and there is lots to see and do: ...

  • 18

    Conwy

    UK
    6 reviews

    Perfect for a nice day trip if your staying a while in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield or Birmingham.

  • 19

    Land's End

    UK
    9 reviews

    Its taken me 41 years to get to 1 end of Britain, now to the other end at John O'Groats.

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    Aberdeen

    UK
    10 reviews

    I think Aberdeen is the most impressive of the Scottish cities with the granite buildings and stone streets. Beautiful and strangely haunting and well worth a day or two.

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