Our Place’s Top Ten UK Destinations

Our Place has turned to Trip Advisor to pick our best of Blighty.

From the top, here they are:

1. London.
England’s capital city is riding the wave of a memorial 2012, not least for its hosting role for the Olympics. With so much to do in London, it really is a must-see.
Don’t miss: Tower of London, The London Eye, British Museum
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2. Edinburgh.
While dramatic windswept hills make the Scottish city a sight to behold, its rich history makes Edinburgh to remember. Visit Edinburgh during Hogmanay and you’ll be one of 80,000 revellers in the city!
Don’t miss: Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Arthur’s Seat
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3. Liverpool.
From its shipping supremacy to pop music domination via The Beatles, Liverpool’s heritage is there to be enjoyed. Relive the Beatles-mania hysteria but also leave time for exploring Liverpool’s rich culture
Don’t miss: Mendips – John Lennon Home, Liverpool Cathedral, the Walker Art Gallery
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4. Torquay.
Mild ocean breezes, sandy beaches and swaying Torbay Palms give the small English town a distinctively Mediterranean feel. With such a rich literary history, Torquay may be the perfect place to finish writing that novel or screenplay
Don’t miss: Kents Cavern, Bygones, Babbacombe Model Village
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5. Glasgow.
Scotland’s largest city is a friendly, bustling town with imposing 19th-century buildings, vibrant theatre life, the most talked-about independent music scene outside the USA and watering holes that run the gamut from trendy bars to traditional pubs.
Don’t miss: City Chambers, The Burrell Collection, Botanic Gardens, Kibble Palace
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6. Belfast.
Belfast has grown into a cosmopolitan destination and become a popular weekend break spot. With feelings of optimism and life pulsing through the city, Belfast makes for an energising getaway.
Don’t miss: Titanic’s Dock and Pump House, W5, Belfast Castle
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7. Manchester.
Famed for its football team and music scene, this centre for sports and the arts is a down-to-earth and friendly city that is well serviced by a bus and light rail network.
Don’t miss: John Rylands Library, The Manchester Museum, Manchester Cathedral
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8. Blackpool.
The famed resort remains Britain’s most popular seaside destination and the 11 miles of the Blackpool Illuminations light-show have lit nights from August to November since 1879.
Don’t miss: Stanley Park, Comedy Carpet, Penny Farm
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9. Birmingham.
The geographical heart of England, Birmingham began life as a sixth-century AngloSaxon village but is now famed for cutting edge museums and galleries, innovative theatres and excellent shopping.
Don’t miss: Baddesley Clinton, Cannon Hill Park, Coughton Court
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10. Llandudno.
Walk or take the tram to the summit of the Great Orme – you’ll be rewarded with a splendid view of Llandudno, a popular seaside resort in Wales. (Just take a jacket. It can be chilly up there.)

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