The 5 favorite cities of the British in Great Britain



Great Britain is possibly one of the favorite European countries for the Spanish for many reasons. Its culture, its nightlife, its proximity ... Each city offers something new, different from what we may be used to in our country of origin and perhaps it would be difficult for us to choose our favorites. Will the British have it easier?

The Telegraph newspaper recently conducted a survey of its readers asking them which is their favorite city in Great Britain. Sometimes, when it comes to traveling, it is best to do it following the recommendations of local people as they know the history of each corner and the most incredible places.


Edinburgh castle

According to the readers of this popular British medium, Edinburgh is their favorite city especially for its rich history and culture. It has that mixture of mysterious and charming that fascinates every visitor. It is a very special city, full of cobbled alleys, beautiful gardens and interesting museums and monuments.

On your visit to Edinburgh you cannot miss the famous Edinburgh Castle, located on top of Castle Hill. It is protected on three of its sides by cliffs, and can only be accessed by climbing the slope of the hill.

The celebrated crown jewels in Edinburgh are known as the Honors of Scotland and are kept in the castle, as something of great value to the Scottish people. In the castle you can also visit the National War Museum and the castle prisons.

Another way to learn about the history of the city by visiting Gladstones' Land, a well-preserved former 1620th century merchant's house to learn about what life was like centuries ago in the city. On the ground floor there is an artisan workshop from XNUMX and period furniture can be seen in the rooms.

On the other hand, it is also recommended to visit the National Museum of Scotland (which is free) to learn all the history of Scotland through objects such as works of art, tools, jewelry or weapons.


Free stuff in London, Palace Westminster

Cosmopolitan, historic, majestic ... many adjectives can describe the capital of Great Britain. The city is so big that there are many different London, which is why it is one of the favorite places for tourists to get away.

Its bars, its restaurants, its theaters, its shops, its monuments and, in short, the wide range of leisure activities available stand out. In every corner of London there is a place to lose yourself and enjoy although Camden Town would stand out for its alternative atmosphere, its peculiar shops and the market of street stalls of Italian or Asian food, among others.

Free Stuff London, Camden Town

Speaking of markets, another very famous one is the one in Portobello. It has very interesting stalls full of antiques on an endless street. However, this one is a bit more traditional than Camden Town so it is best to visit both.

In London there is a lot to do from a cultural point of view. If you plan to visit the city, you cannot miss the National Gallery, the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of London, the Madame Tussauds Museum… they are many, but they are worth it for everything they offer! The same goes for the monuments: the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey… in short, London is a paradise for lovers of history and culture.




This picturesque British city is a fascinating destination with more than 2.000 years of history. It is located in the north of England and, as a curiosity, during the Middle Ages it was considered the second richest city in the country after London because of the wool trade. Its decline came after the War of the Two Roses, at the end of the XNUMXth century, with the dissolution of the monasteries and the fall of the wool trade.

One of the main attractions of this city is the medieval atmosphere it has, which can be seen in its imposing Gothic cathedral known as the York Minster, in its famous street The Shambles, in its kilometer-long wall and in its historic center.



Located in the southwest of England, Bath was founded by the Romans in 43 AD as a thermal complex. Such is the fame of its waters throughout history that many people came to this city to heal from their ailments. Today visitors can once again bathe in Britain's only natural hot springs, in the impressive thermal facilities of Thermae Bath Spa.

Bath has important monuments such as the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent or the XNUMXth century abbey, among many others. In addition, fans of Jane Austen's work cannot miss a visit to Bath, as the famous novelist lived here for some years. The so-called Jane Austen Center collects the experiences that the young writer lived in Bath and how the city influenced her work.

St Davids

st david

Named after the patron saint of Wales, it is one of the smallest cities in the UK. Many tourists come here attracted by its enormous offer related to ecotourism since you can practice activities as varied as surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, climbing or watching dolphins and whales.

From a cultural point of view, St. Davids has an impressive cathedral dating from the XNUMXth century, which is the only one that has a ceiling made of oak wood of Irish origin. In addition, next to the cathedral are the medieval ruins of the Bishops Palace.

As it is a small city, it can be easily seen by bicycle, so we recommend this fun and different way of touring the city.

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