Four English Cities You Must Visit

Travel junkies among us are probably starting to get itchy feet over the lack of chances to travel in 2020, but that is starting to change now.  The weather may not be perfect, but in England, you really are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect city break.  

From historical landmarks, alternative culture to romantic getaways, you’ll find a city break for every mood.  As England is a fairly small country, you can easily visit cities by train from London in just a few hours.  Why just 

With travel restriction still likely to be in place for a few months yet, why not explore the UK and support local tourist venues?

London

Where else to start but with London? London’s culinary and cultural scene is up there with the best in the world.  Everyone should visit London once. There are so many great places to stay, from quirky Airbnb’s to the beautiful Dorsett Hotel, City, which lets you indulge in luxury. 

London is home to some of the more popular attractions including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben alongside the Natural History Museum and the British Museum.  But don’t leave without visiting some of the fantastic independent markets and restaurants.  

Of course, London is also famous it’s amazing shopping districts too, so why not head along to Covent Garden or Cambden Market to pick up some well-earned items?

Durham

Nestled up in the North East of England,  Durham is one of the most picturesque cities in England.  If you’re looking for historical landmarks, Durham is home to castles, abbeys, and one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world.  

The city center is also undergoing a fantastic reinvention, with additional shopping, restaurants, and entertainment venues all beginning to open up.  There are also great public transport links to get you into the heart of the Durham countryside. 

Manchester

If you’re looking for a city break bursting with energy, then Manchester is the place for you. It’s packed with shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, and museums. 

Venture outside of the city center and you’ll find traditional English pubs and quiet market towns. There are bus and tram links to get you around the city, making it a cinch to visit every location on your wish list.  

Manchester is also famed for its nightlife, perfect for all you night owls. 

Bristol

Just over 90 minutes away from London by train, Bristol has really come into its own in the last 10 years.  Famous for its maritime history, the city is now making a name itself as an exciting, alternative destination full of arts and culture. It’s home to a few iconic Banksy artworks too.

After months indoors, it’s exciting to be able to plan your next adventures, and what better place to start than your own back yard?  England has so much to offer, but it’s easy to forget when you’re looking to hop on a plane. 

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