Oxford is well known to everyone due to its prestigious heritage and elite university. Although lovely to explore the University grounds, make sure to peruse its charming shops, scenic canals and ancient stone buildings. The cobbled streets are always bustling, so choose a vibey restaurant and enjoy the comings and goings of Oxford city life.
Britons consider Liverpool as one of its “capitals of culture” because it features ground breaking museums, art galleries, bars, restaurants and shopping. The Waterfront is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the shopping and café complex afford weary travelers a chance to regenerate with tasty food and drinks. If you’re a Liverpool FC supporter, don’t miss a chance to visit Anfield.
Bristol is a thriving, colourful city on the river Avon. Summer festivals, a mesmerising aquarium and the market places are worth a mention. A great place to start is at the 13th century harbour, surrounded by cafes and art exhibition spaces. Independent boutiques jostle for space with designer brands in the pretty streets.
Leeds is a University city in West Yorkshire, making it popular among the younger generation. If you’re a beer and cider fan, enjoy a tasting at one of the many breweries. Leeds is renowned for its festivals: The Leeds Festival in Bramham Park; the Leeds International Concert Season and the Leeds International Film Festival. The city’s many attractive parks and gardens are ideal for relaxing walks especially Golden Acre Park.
Newcastle Upon Thyne
Newcastle lies on the River Thyne and is known to be the friendliest and liveliest city in the UK. Walk down the historic quayside where hotels & restaurants have been renovated and updated to fit modern times while maintaining old world charm. For more history, Newcastle Castle provides adventure with its many old passages and medieval chambers.
The UK is popular for a reason, there are so many different cities and towns to explore, that is made easy by seamless public transport and a country well versed in looking after international travelers.