The best travel cities to visit in the UK 2022

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The best travel cities to visit in the UK 2022


If you’re on the lookout for the best cities to visit in the UK, you’ve come to the right place. There are so many beautiful places to visit in the UK, and even with the amount of nature and stunning views on offer in the UK National Parks, the cities are still a great place to spend a weekend. In this post, we highlight our top cities to visit in the UK, across EnglandScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.


The UK is home to 76 cities, with 55 in England, eight in Scotland, seven in Wales and six in Northern Ireland. There are cities to visit in the UK whether you’re looking for a full weekend away, a day trip, places to visit in the UK as a couple, as a solo traveller, or with friends.


If you’re visiting the UK for the first time, sightseeing in some of the UK’s more popular cities such as London, Cambridge and York is bound to be on your UK bucket list. However, if you live in the UK or you’ve been multiple times, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t explore some of the best cities in the UK too. In short… there are loads of awesome places to visit in the UK, and there really is something for everyone!


UK & Europe road trip


UK & Europe road trip


UK & Europe road trip


Think of this blog post as the ultimate cities in the UK bucket list. If you’re looking for the top things to do in the UK, this is the post for you. We’ve taken all the highlights from our UK blog posts and created a best cities in the UK travel guide for you which will give you some of the best places to visit in the UK.


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The best cities to visit in the UK…






1. Bangor, Northern Ireland


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Bangor is one of the newest cities in the UK, having been awarded city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022. It’s one of the most popular places to visit in Northern Ireland and is known for being a lovely seaside city. You’ve got Bangor Marina and the seaside promenade for a wander and a coffee, Bangor Castle and the Walled Garden for spring-time exploring, and the nice coastal path between Bangor and Holyhead, which all make for a lovely weekend away!


2. Bath, England


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Bath is definitely one of the prettiest places to visit in the UK and one of the best cities to spend a weekend in. It’s particularly lovely at Christmas, where you have some of the best Christmas markets in the UK. Don’t fret if you want to visit at a different time of year though, as there is still plenty of things to do in Bath for a weekend: the Thermae Bath Spa and the Roman baths, Bath Abbey, as well as museums, galleries and plenty of afternoon tea.







3. Belfast, Northern Ireland







Belfast is a stunning port city with a troubled past, but worthy of a place on this list of the best cities to visit in the UK. With a great food scene and nightlife, as well as plenty of history to learn (don’t miss seeing the Peace Walls), there’s plenty to do in the capital of Northern Ireland.




4. Brighton, England


The best things to in Brighton England 2022


Brighton England


Brighton England







Brighton has got to be one of the best cities to visit in the UK, with its colourful streets, awesome nightlife, inclusive community (it’s one of the best LGBTQ+ destinations) and wonderful seaside city vibe. As well as the usual fish and chips on the pier and arcade games, when you’re in Brighton don’t miss shopping in the lanes, checking out the music scene, cycling along the coast ad checking out any pop up events that are going on.




5. Bristol, England


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Bristol is an epicentre of creativity and one of the best cities to visit in the UK if you love the arts. Home to a fascinating but important history, here you can see some of Banksy’s best street art, take in the stunning views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and attend the annual balloon fiesta as well as enjoying the food scene and admiring the beautiful architecture.




6. Cambridge, England


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Known all over the world for the famous university, you must visit Cambridge if you are visiting England. From punting on the river to a guided tour of one of the university colleges, there are plenty of things to do in one of the best cities to visit in the UK. There are also museums to visit, as well as there being wonderful architecture to look at and independent cafes to enjoy a cuppa in.