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10 of the best cities to visit in England

Unrivalled and unparalleled, England is not new to hit headlines on being the ever more popular travel destination! Now with our beloved England cricket team lifting its first-ever World Cup last night, there is an increased interest in discovering the plethora of travel opportunities on offer in the country. Find in this post, the top cities to check off in England and the must-have experiences while you’re at it.

#1 London

Luring 20 million visitors per year, London has so much to offer! Capturing the iconic Tower Bridge in pictures and marveling at the 160-year-old Big Ben will be the perfect way to kickstart your vacation. If this sounds mainstream, grab a seat in the London Eye Observation Tower to enjoy a bird’s eye view of spectacular London.

P.S.: Don’t forget to check out the Lord’s Cricket Ground where team England defeated New Zealand in a nail-biting thriller 🙂

#2 Portsmouth

As soon as you step in this marine heritage you are invited by the historic Mary Rose Museum and Spinnaker Tower— two landmarks characteristic to Portsmouth. Do not miss out on a ferry ride to the Isle of Wright on your itinerary.

#3 Edinburgh

Edinburgh offers a bronze-colored rustic setting featuring ancient castles and cathedrals. During this time of the year, you’re in for great luck as you can see popular Princes street set on fire by over 800 artists frenetically partying to contemporary music as part of the Edinburg festival Carnival.

#4 Nottingham

Start by exploring the Elizabethan architecture of Wollaton Hall, the 15th-century castle that starred as Wayne Manor in the Dark Night Rises movie. Now with a lot of time at hand, discover the spectacular neighborhood of the Old Town Square made popular by Nottingham council house and Christmas markets.

#5 Manchester

Sporting classic reminiscences of European art, from early-renaissance to contemporary, Manchester stands out as one stop-shop for art and culture lovers alike. To get the best of the same, stop by the iconic attractions of the Old Trafford stadium, Science and Industry Museum, and Manchester Art Gallery.

#6 Liverpool

Liverpool is filled with make-believe attractions like the Royal Albert Dock and an entire museum dedicated to The Beatles and their life history. Liverpool also caters to incredible dining scenes with restaurants such as the Art School and Panoramic 34 topping the list!

#7 Birmingham

Birmingham tops the bucket list of those who would like a break from all things millennial. Wander through the historic back to back houses of West Midlands and you’ll know why. For a perfect day out, visit the Custard Factory filled with eccentric open-air art galleries, hippy cafes like Kanteen, and thumping nightlife scenes driven by Jazz music.

#8 Durham

A brilliant product of Roman and Norman architectural styles, the Durham castle set afloat river Wear has one of the most picturesque backdrops ever. Or choose the Hamsterley forest for a perfect family outing, where you can cycle or walk through lush greeneries and idyllic valleys.

#9 York

After a laid-back coffee time in the bridge sneaking through river Ouse, check out the well-treasured artifacts in York Minster Cathedral before you ascend its tower for the most rewarding view of York’s cityscape.

#10 Brighton

Brighton Palace Pier—the facade to this brilliant city is more than its stunning outlooks. Discover the scars of wars and incidents it has grown through. Having done that, visit the world’s oldest aquarium in a Victorian-Gothic setting which will make up for a perfect evening hangout!

Voila! Now you know how to catch England at its best. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. To manifest this into reality, craft your vacation to England with Pickyourtrail!


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