There are more fascinating cities to the UK than just London – and many more beautiful as well. Here are our top list of the most beautiful cities in the UK we recommend you visit:
Beautiful Cities in the UK
Edinburgh is often referred to not only as one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, but the whole of Europe.
With its beautiful streets in the Old Town and the Edinburgh Castle this city leaves the visitor with a memorable experience. The city is one of the best preserved medeival cities and with its narrow closes (alleyways) and Gothic architecture, it’s easy to imagine what life must have been like a few hundred years ago.
Both the new and Old Town have been granted Unesco Heritage Site, which tells you something about the beauty in Edinburgh – it’s everywhere.
Hotels in Edinburgh are cheap and there are many to choose from, but if you want to stay in the most cultural and beautiful part we recommend aiming for the Auld Reekie (Old Town).
Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the city has some of the most beautiful architectural buildings and sites in the country.
Its name reveals the most popular feature of the town, its baths… The city was established as a spa resort already in AD43 by the Romans who built them around natural hot springs (the only ones existing in the whole of UK).
Today you can use the same mineral-rich waters that the Romans used and soak in one of the hot baths in the city.
The town itself is strikingly beautiful with neoclassical buildings and Roman remains, and is a perfect place to go for a weekend trip.
Cardiff is the capital of Wales and has to be one of the greenest cities in UK. Nature is not only within a close distance to the city, surrounded by some of the distinct beautiful Welsh nature, but it’s everywhere in the city as well.
Cardiff has more green spaces per person than any other city in the UK, and is nicknamed ”City of Parks”.
But while the parks offer some great things to do and a nice place to hang out, UK’s most beautiful National Park, Breacons Beacons, is very close.
York is an ancient cathedral city with some of the best preserved historical buildings and structures in Europe, and with the narrow streets and a 13th century wall it’s easy to see why it is known as one of UK’s most beautiful cities.
With a long history dating back to the Roman times, once captured by the Vikings, tehre is a lot of fascinating history to explore here, like the Jorvik Viking Center.
However, the best thing to do to really enjoy the beauty of the city is to walk around the city walks to the many viewpoints and discover the Snickleways (medeival alleys) with its many tea rooms and shops (most of which used to be butchers’ shops, and the hooks from which caresses were hung are still there in many of the places).
It’s also worth mentioning that the city has more to it than beautiful medieval churches and houses, it’s nicknamed the festival city due to its many festivals throughout the year – although that has nothing to do with beauty, it’s definitely a bonus!