Top 5 English Cities | English Tourism Week 2014

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English Tourism Week celebrates just how great England is from March 29th – April 6th 2014. We asked you to get involved on our Facebook and Twitter pages to let us know which English locations you thought were the best. So, we’ve created a list of the Top 5 English Destinations perfect for a brilliant short break in our own fair isles thanks to your help! With an abundance of culture, history, countryside and entertainment, what’s not to love about a good old English holiday? Check out our list below and let us know if you agree!

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Birmingham

This one came up a couple of times on Twitter, as not only did you all celebrate what Birmingham has to offer but also stated its close proximity to wonderful destinations like Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick! It’s a city full of multi-cultures and some of the best curries the country has to offer, so make sure you experience as much as you can.

Chester

Famed for its traditional buildings and medieval history, Chester takes on York and Bath for the crown of the most culturally stunning city in England. The perfect market town with an abundance of magical trips and tours, you’ll get lost in the romance of Chester’s past. If you’re bringing the family with you then make sure you check out Chester Zoo, with more than 7000 animals!

York

As my hometown and the base for Superbreak Towers, York gets my vote every single time. Not only is it one of the most beautiful cities in England (yes, I am incredibly biased) but tourists flock here every year to witness fabulous historical sites like The York Minster and the Roman City Walls. There are some delicious restaurants hidden away in The Shambles too. My favourite is Stonegate Yard – make time for a visit if you can!

London

Aside from being the capital city, London is the place to be for theatre, sport, music, history and perhaps more importantly for some, The Royal Family. Thanks to a fantastic few years of promotion through The Royal Wedding, The Diamond Jubilee and The Olympics, London has flourished into a city with something for everyone. If you pay the city a visit, make sure you check out the incredible Vikings exhibition at the British Museum.

Bath

Almost everyone we asked suggested Bath as one of the best English destinations to visit. A truly English city, Bath is full of history and culture, and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site Bath offers some of the most spectacular architecture in the country. One thing you have to do on any visit to the city is try out the Thermea Bath Spa – Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters including the indoor Minerva Bath and the open-air rooftop pool with amazing views.

Which is your favourite English location? Tell us below!

2 responses to “Top 5 English Cities | English Tourism Week 2014

  1. Dale Robinson

    Durham.
    Durham is a sweeping emerald canvas with breathtaking dales, a dramatic coastline, a vale steeped in history and a vibrant city at its heart.
    Durham City is a captivating city with winding cobbled streets and a prominent peninsula crowned with the dramatic Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site – one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe. One of the finest cultural and historic destinations in the UK.
    The Durham Dales, incorporating Teesdale and Weardale is a peaceful and tranquil landscape of moors and hills, valleys and meandering rivers, dotted with picturesque villages and market towns. Part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Durham Dales truly is a special place and the perfect choice for your next holiday of exploration.

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