Popular Cities in United Kingdom

Top cities in United Kingdom, 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…
13,965travelers 1,567reviews 1,082blogs
Edinburgh #2 most popular location
Draped across mossy fells and overlooking the choppy waters of the North Atlantic, Edinburgh is a scenic city in a striking location. Towered over by the soaring battlements of the hilltop ca…
1,130travelers 302reviews 191blogs
Blackpool #3 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…
112travelers 12reviews 8blogs
Manchester #4 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…
1,716travelers 176reviews 70blogs
Glasgow #5 most popular location
If you believe the press, Glasgow, is the leaner side of Scotland, the rough to Edinburgh’s smooth.Glasgow has a far more industrial history,and is a city once dominated by the shipyards. …
839travelers 75reviews 56blogs
Liverpool #6 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 (…
797travelers 66reviews 44blogs
York #7 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…
297travelers 31reviews 30blogs
Birmingham #8 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…
788travelers 42reviews 21blogs
Bath #9 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…
204travelers 42reviews 30blogs
Brighton #10 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…
628travelers 46reviews 23blogs
Torquay #11 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 …
58travelers 8reviews 1blogs
Cardiff #12 most popular location
One of the longest-established cities in the U.K., Cardiff has been occupied for at least 2,000 years since the Romans first established a fort on the site of the current Cardiff Castle. For …
507travelers 46reviews 18blogs
Bristol #13 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…
777travelers 64reviews 29blogs
Bournemouth #14 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…
309travelers 10reviews 7blogs
Belfast #15 most popular location
Harboring a dodgy local reputation both in the rest of the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, Belfast was in the news daily for years, finding itself at the heart of the Northern Irish ‘tro…
422travelers 45reviews 40blogs
Cambridge #16 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 …
455travelers 25reviews 21blogs
Inverness #17 most popular location
The mental image the Scottish Highlands usually conjures up is a picture of the Loch Ness monster, peat-covered hills that turn into craggy cliff-faces and lush, green mountains covered in a …
86travelers 11reviews 30blogs
Oxford #18 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 …
450travelers 29reviews 35blogs
Newquay #19 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…
38travelers 9reviews 1blogs
Leeds #20 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…
766travelers 22reviews 9blogs
Scarborough #21 most popular location
Scarborough is a vibrant modern town on the yorkshire coast of England. It has a population of around 50 000.
39travelers 1blogs
Llandudno #22 most popular location
22travelers 2reviews
Aberdeen #23 most popular location
Aberdeen (Gaelic for mouth of Dee) is a city in Eastern Scotland. It is situated at the mouths of the rivers Dee and Don. Aberdeen is the 3rd biggest city in Scotland. It is the most importan…
212travelers 18reviews 13blogs
Windermere #24 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 5blogs
Weymouth #25 most popular location
27travelers 5reviews 4blogs
Newcastle upon Tyne #26 most popular location
Newcastle is the second largest city in the North East and is populated by so-called 'Geordies'. The city isituated on the north bank of the River Tyne. The city is well known for it's vib…
442travelers 22reviews 13blogs
Fort William #27 most popular location
Sitting at the head of Loch Linnhe, a sea loch, and at the foot of Ben Nevis, Fort William is the major town of the South Western Scottish Highlands, Scotland. The High Street is the heart of…
10travelers 13reviews 16blogs
Nottingham #28 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…
546travelers 11reviews 21blogs
Eastbourne #29 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…
58travelers 10reviews 4blogs
Plymouth #30 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…
209travelers 13reviews 7blogs
Paignton #31 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 …
14travelers 8reviews
Chester #32 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…
136travelers 13reviews 10blogs
Southampton #33 most popular location
Southampton is a large maritime city on the south coast of England. Southampton has a population of approximately 235,000, it is the gateway to the Isle of Wight, and has an eventful past du…
374travelers 10reviews 10blogs
Canterbury #34 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…
115travelers 17reviews 8blogs
Salisbury #35 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…
76travelers 20reviews 14blogs
Cheltenham #36 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…
104travelers 4blogs
Harrogate #37 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…
76travelers 6reviews 7blogs
Norwich #38 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…
305travelers 7reviews 4blogs
Whitby #39 most popular location
Whitby is a seaside resort located on the Yorkshire coast, the East coast of England. The most famous landmarks and tourist attractions here are the statue of Captain James Cook, who sailed f…
12travelers 5reviews 5blogs
Oban #40 most popular location
Oban is a town in the Scottish Highlands. It is the gateway to the isles, shopping and drinking capital of the north west, and home to the excellent whisky of that name. Ferries run from h…
5travelers 6reviews 7blogs
Stratford-upon-Avon #41 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 …
39travelers 3reviews 3blogs
Ambleside #42 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…
5travelers 8reviews 6blogs
Keswick #43 most popular location
8travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Sheffield #44 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…
438travelers 27reviews 16blogs
Great Yarmouth #45 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 …
22travelers 6reviews
Portsmouth #46 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 Cathedr…
298travelers 11reviews 6blogs
Windsor #47 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…
48travelers 14reviews 10blogs
Swindon #48 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…
112travelers 13reviews 5blogs
Milton Keynes #49 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…
160travelers 10reviews 4blogs
Coventry #50 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 …
153travelers 3reviews 3blogs
Penzance #51 most popular location
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England United Kingdom. It is well known for being the most westerly major town in Cornwall and is approximately 75 miles west of Ply…
19travelers 7reviews 5blogs
Exeter #52 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 …
174travelers 3reviews 4blogs
Ayr #53 most popular location
The town of Ayr sits in the heart of Robert Burns country, Scotland's most celebrated poet, who had strong links to Ayrshire and the neighbouring region of Dumfries and Galloway. Ayr is a …
22travelers 1blogs
Reading #54 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 …
259travelers 4reviews 2blogs
Bowness-on-Windermere #55 most popular location
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Skegness #56 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 …
9travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Swansea #57 most popular location
Swansea (pronounced: Swan-zee; Welsh: Abertawe) is a city on the South Wales coast. With a population approaching 250,000, it is the second largest city in Wales, and is located on the beauti…
150travelers 19reviews 6blogs
Durham #58 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…
117travelers 9reviews 6blogs
Dover #59 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…
25travelers 6reviews 7blogs
Falmouth #60 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 fantastic beaches nearby, as well as castles and other sites of …
26travelers 2blogs
Perth #61 most popular location
The name Perth derives from a Pictish word for wood or copse, and links the town to the Picts described by the Romans, who subsequently joined with the Scots to form the kingdom of Alba which…
36travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Hexham #62 most popular location
6travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Leicester #63 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…
313travelers 6reviews 11blogs
Southport #64 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.
55travelers 7reviews
Warwick #65 most popular location
Warwick (pronounced /ˈwɒrɪk/ war-ick (silent w in middle)) listen (help·info) is the historic county town of Warwickshire in England and has a population of 25,434 (2001 census). The town…
28travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Crawley #66 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.…
59travelers 12reviews 1blogs
Lincoln #67 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…
141travelers 4reviews 4blogs
Isle Of Skye #68 most popular location
So much to see! So much to discover! For a true experience of the scottish charms, the Isle of Skye is a must on your list! Breathtaking landscapes at every turns; A long history revealin…
42travelers 8reviews 15blogs
Stonehenge #69 most popular location
Stonehenge is famous for one thing and one thing only and that is the Stonehenge monument itself situated in the English county of Wiltshire. One of the most famous prehistoric sights in t…
71travelers 13reviews 8blogs
Telford #70 most popular location
46travelers 1reviews
Ipswich #71 most popular location
135travelers 3reviews
Pitlochry #72 most popular location
Pitlochry is a small town with a good sized supermarket and amenities. The town has loads of great little souvenir shops where you can end up spending a fortune as there are so many nice thin…
2travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Newbury #73 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…
42travelers 5reviews 3blogs
Northampton #74 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…
147travelers 1reviews 8blogs
Stirling #75 most popular location
Stirling is one of Scotland's most historic cities. In 2002, Stirling became Scotland's sixth city. Also known as "The Gateway To The Highlands", Stirling used to be the only connection to…
57travelers 13reviews 13blogs
Carlisle #76 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.
33travelers 4blogs
St Ives #77 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Hastings #78 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…
52travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Winchester #79 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…
64travelers 7reviews 7blogs
Shrewsbury #80 most popular location
72travelers 5reviews
Derry #81 most popular location
Derry (also referred to as Londonderry or Derry 'stroke' Londonderry or even as Stroke City) straddles the river Foyle in the far northwest corner of Northern Ireland. When the island was par…
28travelers 2reviews 8blogs
Dundee #82 most popular location
Dundee is in North East Scotland and is Scotland's 4th largest city. The city is just over 800 years old. It is located on the banks of the River Tay. Historically, it is famous for the th…
97travelers 3reviews
Derby #83 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…
186travelers 2blogs
Taunton #84 most popular location
48travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Maidstone #85 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…
65travelers 7reviews 3blogs
Saint Helier #86 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Luton #87 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…
99travelers 14reviews 3blogs
Penrith #88 most popular location
10travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Guernsey #89 most popular location
12travelers 3reviews
Alnwick #90 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…
6travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Horley #91 most popular location
10travelers 7reviews
Chichester #92 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. …
49travelers 1reviews 6blogs
Worcester #93 most popular location
104travelers 1blogs
Hereford #94 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…
57travelers 3reviews
Aviemore #95 most popular location
A small yet beautiful area of the Highlands. Not much in the way of big tourist attractions, but there is skiing (when it snows), hiking (when it doesn't) and lots of wildlife. Breathta…
5travelers 5reviews 8blogs
Bradford #96 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 …
108travelers 5reviews
Hull #97 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 …
135travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Looe #98 most popular location
Nice little fishing village, worth a visit on a nice sunny day.
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Gloucester #99 most popular location
38travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Poole #100 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…
62travelers 4reviews 13blogs