Popular Cities in England

Top cities in England, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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London #1 most popular location
As a city that seamlessly blends the old world with the seductively modern, London is an atypical British city that – despite its multinational mish-mash of culture – simply couldn’t be…
17,318travelers 1,989reviews 1,205blogs
Blackpool #2 most popular location
It might be infamous as the home of an incredible array of tacky English tat (a not entirely undeserved reputation, it has to be said), but the northern seaside resort of Blackpool still draw…
134travelers 13reviews 8blogs
Manchester #3 most popular location
A city best known for its football teams: Manchester United, the most supported and most hated team in England, and the up and coming billionaires across the street, Manchester City. It’s t…
2,203travelers 223reviews 72blogs
Liverpool #4 most popular location
As the city that bought you The Beatles, that accent (if you’re not British, you can probably forget about understanding much of the native tongue) and the notorious harbor TV weather map (…
989travelers 115reviews 51blogs
York #5 most popular location
One of the most breathtakingly beautiful cities in Britain, boasting some of the most amazing architecture and surrounding countryside in the whole of Europe, and long the centre of attention…
365travelers 63reviews 32blogs
Bath #6 most popular location
Named – a tad unoriginally, in truth – after its natural hot spring Roman baths, the city of Bath is an English hidden gem, both beautiful and slightly backwards, with the Roman influence…
248travelers 55reviews 37blogs
Birmingham #7 most popular location
One of the most progressive cities in England, and considered to be the second largest in terms of population, Birmingham is a massive metropolitan area in the West Midlands region of the cou…
1,006travelers 47reviews 22blogs
Brighton #8 most popular location
Brighton, the GAY capital. Generally known by its nickname of “London by the sea”, Brighton is a seaside city less than 50 miles south of London in the County of East Sussex. It is ac…
763travelers 52reviews 23blogs
Torquay #9 most popular location
Torquay,which is also known as ''The English Riviera'' and the big sister of the three towns of Torbay. Situated on the Devon coastline, The south west coast of the UK, Torquay has been a …
73travelers 8reviews 1blogs
Bristol #10 most popular location
There are places in the world which, for some reason or another, have fallen off the grid in terms of being considered a “tourist” destination. This is both good and bad. On the plus side…
968travelers 70reviews 30blogs
Bournemouth #11 most popular location
Bournemouth is a town in the South West of England, perhaps best known for its wide, sandy beach and its Victorian pier. The town lies across the water from the Isle of Wight, and South of th…
374travelers 10reviews 7blogs
Cambridge #12 most popular location
With a skyline dominated by King’s College Chapel, Cambridge University Library, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and St. John’s College Chapel, and a history that is just as lauded and lengthy …
547travelers 29reviews 25blogs
Oxford #13 most popular location
Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world and a haven for the intellectual elite, Oxford is a city that boasts not only some of the smartest people in the world, but one of …
547travelers 85reviews 36blogs
Leeds #14 most popular location
The largest city in Yorkshire, Leeds is a modern hub of activity, famous for its metropolitan appeal, its vibrant nightlife, the multiple universities, sports teams, superb shopping experienc…
954travelers 35reviews 12blogs
Newquay #15 most popular location
Newquay is the surf capital of Great Britain. Generally a vibrant city located in the county of Cornwall. You can get to Newquay by train, bus or air. Once there everything is generally withi…
47travelers 9reviews 2blogs
Scarborough #16 most popular location
Scarborough is a vibrant modern town on the yorkshire coast of England. It has a population of around 50 000.
47travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Newcastle upon Tyne #17 most popular location
Newcastle is the largest city in the North East and its residents, who have a very distinctive dialect, are known as 'Geordies'. The city is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne. T…
587travelers 83reviews 28blogs
Windermere #18 most popular location
Windermere, and its nearby neighbour Bowness on Windermere are situated at the southern end of the English Lake District, Cumbria. Windermere the lake, on the shore of which both towns lie …
10travelers 5reviews 6blogs
Weymouth #19 most popular location
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Nottingham #20 most popular location
Nottingham: Queen of the East Midlands. A Mecca for shoppers, drinkers and those going to get married. Famed for its nightlife, Nottingham sits in the centre of the region, powering a new ec…
693travelers 22reviews 21blogs
Chester #21 most popular location
Originally founded by the Roman's Chester or (Deva Victrix as the Roman's called it) is a touristy city with a population approaching 100,000. Popular attractions and sights include the ra…
181travelers 23reviews 12blogs
Eastbourne #22 most popular location
Eastbourne is a large sea side town in East Sussex, on the south coast of England, with an estimated population of 93,630 as at August 2005. The area has seen human activity since the stone a…
76travelers 10reviews 4blogs
Southampton #23 most popular location
Southampton is a large maritime city on the south coast of England. It is the gateway to the Isle of Wight, and has an eventful past due to its location on the solent. There is little left …
450travelers 12reviews 16blogs
Salisbury #24 most popular location
Salisbury is a magnificent medieval city: historic streets and alleyways, charming half-timbered buildings, traditional English eating houses and characterful shopping streets, and of cause o…
91travelers 22reviews 17blogs
Paignton #25 most popular location
Paignton is a popular seaside resort and famous for its long sandy beaches,popular Zoo and occasionally bustling pier. Paignton is located in the very centre of torbay,in between its big …
19travelers 8reviews
Plymouth #26 most popular location
Plymouth is a city with vast amounts of history! Situated on the south coast of Devon, Plymouth is famous for being a historic Naval city. One of only three English ports that holds naval shi…
267travelers 12reviews 6blogs
Canterbury #27 most popular location
Canterbury is the the home to 2 large universities and is very student populated. It is full of history - The Cathedral, St Augustines Abbey and Canterbury Castle to name just a few. Plenty…
130travelers 18reviews 8blogs
Cheltenham #28 most popular location
Cheltenham is a spa town located within the borough of Gloucestershire in England. It is situated on the very edge of The Cotswolds and has an air of wealth and respectability! It certainly i…
132travelers 1reviews 6blogs
Whitby #29 most popular location
Whitby is a seaside town and port in the county of North Yorkshire. It is located on the east coast at the mouth of the River Esk; Whitby has an established maritime, mineral and tourist heri…
17travelers 15reviews 6blogs
Harrogate #30 most popular location
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England, Located to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales. The town is a popular tourist destination; its spa waters, RHS Harlow Carr gardens a…
83travelers 7reviews 7blogs
Stratford-upon-Avon #31 most popular location
Stratford-upon-Avon (IPA: /ˌstrætfɚd əpɒn ˈɛɪvən/) is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire, England. It lies on the River Avon some 38 kilometres (24 miles)[1] south …
51travelers 4reviews 5blogs
Norwich #32 most popular location
Norwich is a medium sized city located in the East of England within the county of East Anglia. It is in a great location very near to the Norfolk countryside and the Broads. The populatio…
359travelers 7reviews 4blogs
Windsor #33 most popular location
Windsor, Berkshire, England, is situated about 25 miles due west of London, along the M4, just south of Slough. Home to the royal family, it has evolved into a posh little neighborhood with a…
55travelers 17reviews 12blogs
Ambleside #34 most popular location
Ambleside is a bustling little tourist village right in the heart of the English lakes. Just a few miles from Windermere, and located on the northern end of the Lake itself. It may have a…
8travelers 9reviews 6blogs
Sheffield #35 most popular location
Sheffield created two inventions that changed the face of the world: steel and organised football (Allegedly - I haven't seen any recent evidence of this myself, to be honest...) A city th…
559travelers 28reviews 18blogs
Portsmouth #36 most popular location
Portsmouth (or Pompey, as it is affectionately nicknamed) offers you a worldclass welcome. You'll enjoy a great day out shopping, boat trip services or a night on the town! Portsmouth Cathed…
362travelers 12reviews 7blogs
Great Yarmouth #37 most popular location
Great Yarmouth is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. It has a rich history from the herring industry and there are a few museums dedicated to this. It is has a large residential area and …
25travelers 7reviews
Keswick #38 most popular location
9travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Swindon #39 most popular location
Swindon is a strong UK business town on the M4 corridor, with a long history of engineering. It's home to the STEAM museum, dedicated to the Great Western Railway, a thriving railway by Isum…
131travelers 15reviews 5blogs
Coventry #40 most popular location
Coventry is an industrial town in the Midlands, not far from Birmingham. It is known for its beautiful modern cathedral, built in the 1950s near the ruins of the medieval cathedral, and its …
187travelers 8reviews 4blogs
Exeter #41 most popular location
Exeter is a city in the southwest of the Untited Kingdom, on the south-coast which has about 120.000 inhabitants. Exeter is located on the river 'Exe' and has been founded by the Romans. The …
206travelers 4reviews 4blogs
Reading #42 most popular location
Reading is a town on the main commuter routes into London from the West, lying a short way outside the M25 motorway. It is not well known for its tourism, but has a good shopping mall and a …
328travelers 5reviews 2blogs
Milton Keynes #43 most popular location
Most English people frown when they hear about Milton Keynes. This, though, is only because most cities in England are really old have a lot of history whereas Milton Keynes was "built" as re…
194travelers 10reviews 4blogs
Bridlington #44 most popular location
Bridlington, a famous seaside resort, is known for its beautiful beaches, promenades and gardens. Located on the East coast of Yorkshire, it lies north of the Hull and the River Humber, just …
9travelers 1reviews
Durham #45 most popular location
Durham is a small city compared to giants like London and Edinburgh, but has its own lovely charm. Durham lies to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne and to the north of Darlington. The shops ar…
135travelers 13reviews 8blogs
Bowness-on-Windermere #46 most popular location
1travelers 5reviews
Skegness #47 most popular location
Skegness is a seaside town located on the Lincolnshire coast of the North Sea. It is 43 miles east of the city of Lincoln. It has one of the better known seaside resorts in the UK as the …
10travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Lincoln #48 most popular location
The Cathedral city of Lincoln is one of Britain's prettiest cities in the North. It has a fantastic cathedral, which gathers many visits from all over the country, and indeed the world, but t…
175travelers 25reviews 8blogs
Leicester #49 most popular location
Leicester is a city and county town of the county of Leicestershire. The city itself has grown from being a roman military settlement to the urban metropolis it is today. Many ethnic minoriti…
394travelers 35reviews 12blogs
Dover #50 most popular location
Dover is a major port on the south-east coast of England. Situated in the county of Kent, it faces Calais, France 22 miles across the English Channel. It has a population of over 40,000. D…
29travelers 8reviews 9blogs
Warwick #51 most popular location
Historic Warwick is a great centre for the tourist, with its many antique, china and gift shops and a regular market every Saturday. There is also a wide variety of small specialised shops lo…
37travelers 9reviews 3blogs
Falmouth #52 most popular location
Falmouth is a town located on the South coast of Cornwall and boasts the deepest natural harbour in the world. There are many good beaches nearby as well as castles and other sites of histor…
33travelers 2blogs
Shanklin #53 most popular location
It's the heart and soul of what the Isle of Wight stands for: the old, the new and the modern. Made for tourists, this town is epicentre of all cultural activity and boasts of some pretty g…
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Crawley #54 most popular location
Crawley is in the county of West Sussex in the South of England. It is one of the new towns created as London overspill after the second world war. It has a college and a big shopping centre.…
74travelers 14reviews 1blogs
Hexham #55 most popular location
8travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Southport #56 most popular location
Southport is situated in the North West of England and is a beautiful place mainly visited by neighbouring towns and cities who fancy a nice day out and a wander across the beach.
63travelers 7reviews
Stonehenge #57 most popular location
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, St…
75travelers 14reviews 7blogs
Ipswich #58 most popular location
Ipswich has a population of around 125 000 inhabitants and is one of England’s oldest cities, dating back to the early 7th century when some settlements developed into a town. It was once a…
161travelers 14reviews 2blogs
Telford #59 most popular location
56travelers 1reviews
Newbury #60 most popular location
Newbury is a nice typical town, located in the middle of Southern England. The town is famous for its racecourse, and also for its 17th century castle (Highclere Castle). It is very beauti…
48travelers 5reviews 3blogs
Northampton #61 most popular location
Situated in the centre of England, Northampton is steeped in historical significance. It was one of the country's most important cities during saxon times. Market square is the centre of No…
185travelers 1reviews 8blogs
Carlisle #62 most popular location
Carlisle is a small city in the north of England, close to the Scottish border. It has a castle and a cathedral, and is one end of the famous and scenic Settle and Carlisle railway.
44travelers 4blogs
St Ives #63 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews
Winchester #64 most popular location
Winchester is a small cathedral city near the South Coast of England, not far from Southampton with good rail links on the London mainline. It has a cathedral with some interesting early med…
76travelers 8reviews 7blogs
Hastings #65 most popular location
Hastings town is home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, the remains of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror, a preserved Old Town and a strong…
59travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Shrewsbury #66 most popular location
86travelers 6reviews
Derby #67 most popular location
Derby is a centrally located city with great access to the M1 and other cities. It has little else offer, unfortunately, in terms of nightlife and sports. It is connected to Nottingham via…
225travelers 4reviews 2blogs
Luton #68 most popular location
Luton is the biggest town in the county of Bedfordshire, which is 45km north-west of central London. Luton had a big straw industry back hundred's of years ago but now the main industry seems…
123travelers 16reviews 4blogs
Taunton #69 most popular location
59travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Maidstone #70 most popular location
Maidstone, in Kent is toughly an hour’s drive down the M25 or the A2 from London, about 20 minutes drive from the Medway towns and is probably most famous for two things. Firstly, it’s…
84travelers 7reviews 3blogs
Alnwick #71 most popular location
Alnwick is a quiet market town situated on the coast, in the North East region of England. Home to some fantastic landmarks including the beautiful Alnwick castle and the gardens that surroun…
8travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Horley #72 most popular location
11travelers 8reviews
Penrith #73 most popular location
12travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Bradford #74 most popular location
The textile industry was pretty specialised by location in England and Bradford specialised in worsteds - fne quality cloth made from wool. The term 'woollens' was applied to cloth of lesser …
130travelers 7reviews 1blogs
Preston #75 most popular location
Preston was only recently awarded the city status but Preston is the commercial and administrative centre in Lancashire. Situated at the heart of the County, Preston is a busy, thriving town.…
196travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Chichester #76 most popular location
Chichester is a small cathedral city in West Sussex, England, with a population of 23,731, (2001 Census). It is a single civil parish, and one of six within England with the status of city. …
55travelers 2reviews 6blogs
Gateshead #77 most popular location
30travelers 9reviews 2blogs
Hereford #78 most popular location
Hereford is a cathedral town in England, near the Welsh Borders. It is most famous as the home of the Mappa Mundi, a medieval map of the world. It has an attractive cathedral with some inte…
66travelers 4reviews
Hull #79 most popular location
A northen seaside port also known as Kingston-upon-Hull. The city has a rich seafaring history, and has a reputation for being tough, and uncompromising. The old town of hull which retains …
161travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Worcester #80 most popular location
121travelers 2blogs
Skipton #81 most popular location
16travelers 2blogs
Berwick-Upon-Tweed #82 most popular location
Berwick-upon-Tweed is the northernmost town in England and only 2.5 miles from the Scottish/English Border, though it was originally part of Scotland - it has passed hands back and forth betw…
9travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Looe #83 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Poole #84 most popular location
Poole is a coastal city in south-west England part of the conurbation with Bournemouth and Christchurch in Dorset County. Poole is an historic harbour city which is easily noticed by its rela…
71travelers 4reviews 12blogs
Doncaster #85 most popular location
95travelers 7reviews 1blogs
Dartmouth #86 most popular location
Dartmouth is a beautiful town situated on the mouth of the river dart,with its busting marina and posh restraunts,a few of which are run by celebrity chefs,it makes Dartmouth a popular destin…
7travelers 6reviews
Wells #87 most popular location
Wells is a tiny city in the English county of Somerset. It is near both Bristol and Bath. It is very pretty, and has a stunning cathedral with one of the world's oldest working clocks. There…
12travelers 5reviews 6blogs
Kendal #88 most popular location
Kendal is an old market town located within the county of Cumbria, North England near to the Lake District and is often referred to as the 'southern gateway to the Lakes'. It is probably most…
33travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Richmond #89 most popular location
Richmond, North Yorkshire, the first of all Richmonds Richmond is an historic market town in North Yorkshire, with a Norman castle, Georgian architecture, cobbled market place (said to be …
26travelers 7reviews 4blogs
Darlington #90 most popular location
As the 'The Gateway to Tees Valley', the town of Darlington is in County Durham in the North East of England. Darlington is close to The Pennines and Cleveland Hills, the North York Moors…
62travelers 8reviews 2blogs
Colchester #91 most popular location
Colchester is England's oldest recorded town, and is in the North of Essex. The castle is one of the best preserved Norman keeps in England, although it has lost a lot of the outbuildings an…
143travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Dorchester #92 most popular location
13travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Wirral #93 most popular location
The Wirral peninsular is located in the North West region of England in the county of Merseyside. As a peninsular, Wirral has water on three sides, The River Mersey to the East, The Irish Sea…
80travelers 3blogs
Chesterfield #94 most popular location
While the term “market town” might not hold any significance to most Americans, to Europeans and especially residents of the UK it still holds a special place in their hearts. Market town…
67travelers 2reviews 12blogs
Minehead #95 most popular location
5travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Halifax #96 most popular location
'Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford Leeds - weave the wool that goes in tweeds' young children used to chant but Halifax was named in a more desperate adult saying - 'from Hell, Hull and Halifax…
61travelers 14reviews
Slough #97 most popular location
Slough is a large industrial town situated in the South East of England. It has quick links to more popular tourist destinations such as Windsor and Central London. Some people may recognize …
44travelers 1reviews
Glastonbury #98 most popular location
A land steeped in magic and myth, Glastonbury is believed by some, to be the Isle of Apples, Ynis Witrin, the Land of Youth...Avalon. Tradition says Jesus once visited the holy place and that…
32travelers 5reviews 11blogs
Heathrow #99 most popular location
Heathrow Airport, is UK's and Europe's biggest airport, and also one of the biggest airports in the world alongside JFK in New York. Based 20km west of central London, Heathrow is expanding r…
8travelers 6reviews 40blogs
Ross-on-Wye #100 most popular location
Ross-on-Wye is a small market town on the river Wye. It has a church, some pleasant parks and walks by the river, and lots of medieval buildings. Markets are still held in the historic cove…
8travelers 1reviews 1blogs