Top 5 Cities To Visit In England | Top attractions |

There are many great cities to visit in England, each with their own unique history, culture and atmosphere. For such a small country, England is rich with things to do and places to see.

When planning a city break in England, with so much to offer, it can be difficult to choose the right place to visit.

This guide of the top cities to visit in England aims to help you decipher which city break is right for you. With that being said, let’s jump right into it.

#5. Bristol

Bristol City

Making it into the top 5, is Bristol. This city often gets overlooked when people think of city breaks in England, however it is somewhere you have to visit.

Bristol is described as one of the happiest cities to visit in England and the best place to live for under 25s. For that reason, this city break is best suited to young adults. Bristol is a creative, artsy city and the home of famous artist Banksey.

The city is vibrant with stunning historic architecture, a large variety of cuisines, arguably the best food scene in the country, Bristol is an exciting city to visit.

One of our favourite things about the city is the electric scooters that you can access almost anywhere, hire for as long as you like and travel around the city in a unique but eco-friendly way.

  • Vibe: 8/10
  • Activities: 6/10
  • Nightlife: 8/10
  • History: 7/10
  • Beauty: 5/10
  • Cost: 6/10

#4. Newcastle

Newcastle city

Number 4 on the list is a city that often gets forgotten about in the furthest North east corner of England is Newcastle.

Newcastle is well known for its vibrant nightlife especially after the emergence of the television series Geordie Shore series which shows young people making the most out of the city.

If you’re not into clubbing and bars, that’s fine too. There’s more than just the nightlife aspect to make sure you Enjoy Newcastle with must see landmarks like the Angel of the North and the Tyne Bridge.

Newcastle is a city like no other with its own character and charm, this affordable city is a must visit.

  • Vibe: 7/10
  • Activities: 7/10
  • Nightlife: 9/10
  • History: 6/10
  • Beauty: 8/10
  • Cost: 7/10

#3. York

York city

Moving up to 3rd position is York. This city is rich with history. A must visit in North Yorkshire and a great English city break for couples. With the cobblestone streets and stunning architecture alongside the river ouse it’s no wonder York made it to number 3 on the list.

What makes the city so great is its array of fancy cocktail bars and restaurants alongside some amazing activities. We recommend visiting the viking museum which is nothing like you’ve seen before.

There are other museums to visit too, including the national railway museum if you fancied some time away from the bustling bars.

Another thing we love about York is that it is such a friendly city, which is a common theme up north as it appears to have a much more welcoming atmosphere than some of the cities down south.

  • Vibe: 8/10
  • Activities: 6/10
  • Nightlife: 7/10
  • History: 8/10
  • Beauty: 9/10
  • Cost: 7/10

#2. London

London City

Surprisingly, number 2 on the list is the capital city, London. This huge city definitely has something to offer for everyone, but you will be able to navigate your way around the tube stations to get around efficiently.

Some of the must visit attractions in London include Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, Buckingham palace, Covent garden and Camden markets. London is full of historic buildings, interesting museums, amazing restaurants and unique bars.

The reason London is number 2 on the list is because it’s so expensive. Although it’s expected to be more expensive in the capital city, it makes this a less affordable weekend city break.

  • Vibe: 8/10
  • Activities: 10/10
  • Nightlife: 9/10
  • History: 8/10
  • Beauty: 7/10
  • Cost: 4/10

#1.  Manchester

Manchester city

Number 1 on the list of top cities to visit in England is Manchester. Affordable, friendly and trendy, Manchester is on the rise. The nightlife in this city is unrivaled, with swanky rooftop cocktail bars to unique event spaces like The Warehouse Project, there is something for everyone.

Built on the industrial revolution, this city makes the most of its traditional authentic spaces and scenic beer gardens on the edges of the city’s canals. This city is great for shopping, drinking, eating and has lots of activities to do too.

There’s the sea life centre, plenty of museums and home to some of the counties most famous football teams. It’s no surprise that Manchester is such a popular destination for city break seekers.

With the average price of a pint under a fiver and cocktails as cheap as £3, it’s no wonder this city is so popular amongst students, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the affordable drinks deals too.

You can read more about some of the happy hour hotspots and couples activities to do in the city on the Enjoy Manchester page for the full city lowdown.

  • Vibe: 9/10
  • Activities: 9/10
  • Nightlife: 10/10
  • History: 8/10
  • Beauty: 9/10
  • Cost: 10/10

Other cities to visit in England

So, we’ve listed our top 5 cities to visit in England, but there are so many more options out there we didn’t want them to get forgotten so here are some other amazing cities in England you have to visit:

  • Liverpool
  • Durham
  • Oxford
  • Birmingham
  • Brighton

Overview of top cities to visit in England

There you have it, our top 5 cities to visit in England. Each city is unique and has different things to see and do, some are more suited to you than others which is why we created this guide in the first place.

We hope it has helped you to identify your next city break and we hope you enjoy wherever you choose to visit. Thanks for reading.

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