The city break is taking the UK by storm. More and more people are heading for a city break for a long weekend of exploration and discovery. The UK has a wealth of fabulous cities to visit. Whether you want arts, culture or fine dining, there is something for everyone. The UK is a melting pot of culture and history. It has a long past and is a great place to discover more about the island. The island of the UK may be small, but there sure is a lot to do. What’s more, due to the tiny size of the UK, you can visit various parts of it with minimal travel.
Here is a roundup of the best UK cities that you need to see.
What could be better than heading into the capital of England to see more of the UK? London is a rich melting pot of different cultures and places to see. Not one district within London is the same. Camden is a must for those that love all things quirky and offbeat. The Stables Markets are well known throughout the world. They are perfect for picking up a vintage treat or two. If you want to explore the torrid political past of England, Westminster is jam packed with amazing sights to see. The Houses of Parliament are steeped in grandeur. What’s more, Big Ben is there too. Now, there is an icon of the UK if we ever did see one!
Glasgow used to have something of a bad reputation, but it’s finally shaken that image off. If you are on a budget, camping outside of the city is a popular way to see Glasgow on a shoestring. Glasgow is jam packed with fantastic activities. Kelvingrove Museum is a stunning feat of architecture but has some amazing artefacts of the city within its walls. The Botanic Gardens are a great way to soak up some of the green space of the city scene. The tea rooms are an utter delight too. The acres of plush lawns and garden features are a welcome break from the thriving city scene.
Bath is one of the most historical beautiful places within the UK. What’s more, it is nothing short of stunning. The ancient architecture makes it look quaint, but there is no shortage of things to do within Bath. This old Roman city is equipped with baths that you can take a dip in. The Fashion Museum is a fantastic attraction for those who are obsessed with the latest in haute couture. From shoes to dresses, the Fashion Museum has it all.
Cardiff is a stunning city. But, it’s a small city despite being the capital of Wales. You can easily walk around the city within a couple of hours. See the majesty of the Animal Wall. These animal gargoyles are eerie, but beautiful and are a tribute to the medieval nature of the city. Cardiff Castle is open all year round. But, it’s home to music festivals too. History comes alive within Cardiff. It’s beautiful yet quiet; it’s perfect for those that prefer a relaxing break.
The UK is home to some of the world’s best cities. Fine dining, arts and culture are a must. Where will your UK trip take you?