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We don’t do ‘sightseeing’. Yes, our cities are full of iconic attractions – but why simply admire them when you can jump right in? Maybe you’ll explore London on a moonlit kayaking tour, go gin tasting and ghost hunting in Cardiff, or discover Edinburgh’s secret underground streets? From river cruises in floating hot-tubs, to overnight stays in our zoos and museums. Whatever you find, you’ll find it with a warm British welcome.

Top city destinations to visit

All city destinations

The city of Cambridge is a hotbed of history, architecture and innovation.

East England
View of college in Cambridge with people punting on River

Cool creative Bristol is a must-see for art, culture and action-packed adventure.

South West England
Firework in the evening, illuminated hot air balloons on the ground at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

A quirky seaside city filled with diverse cuisine, vintage shopping and adrenaline fuelled adventure.

South East England
Female yoga class taking place on the viewing platform of British Airways i360 Viewing Tower, Brighton, East Sussex, England

The birthplace of 2-Tone music, and home to the country’s first permanent digital art gallery.

Midlands
Robot sculpture outside a building with geometric décor

Small and mighty – York is the medieval walled city that really packs a punch.

North East England
Woman wearing trench coat and pink hat walking

Lovers of The Crown can wrap themselves in royalty as this town is about as regal as it gets.

South East England
Guards marching, Windsor Castle

Birthplace of the great bard, William Shakespeare, fall in love with this hopelessly romantic 16th century town.

Midlands
Couple walking around the exterior of Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

From The Beatles to Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Liverpool is a UNESCO City of Music with seriously cool credentials.

North West England
Rooftop of Oh me oh my restaurant in Liverpool

A hotbed for shopping and the arts, you’ll find lots to explore in Leeds.

North East England
The Victorian formal gardens with statues and low hedges in front of Harewood House

From palaces to cobbled alleys, and a dormant volcano, this city is a real show-stopper.

Lowland Scotland
A young couple taking a selfie of view over historic town

Pushing the boundaries of art and culture and a heart that beats through its people.

Lowland Scotland
Two men looking at installation of suspended head sculptures

Just an hour by train from London and you’re in the city of dreaming spires.

South East England
Two boys playing on a path in front of a palace

An industrial hub with a vibrant, creative heart and a whole host of quirky adventures.

Midlands
Historical building, with a clock tower, beside a fountain

Packed with lively pubs, an eclectic food scene and a myriad of immersive experiences.

Northern Ireland
Sunset over the red basalt column. Sea views

Step into a land of castles, world-renowned rugby and a whole host of myths and legends.

South Wales
A gay couple enjoying the shopping facilities at Castle Arcade in Cardiff.

World-class football and a music scene that brought Oasis to centre stage – there’s lots to love about Manchester.

North West England
Group of friends walking by the canal in Castlefield

Linked by no fewer than seven bridges, it's one vibrant place to visit.

North East England
Couple kayaking on a river under blue skies

An unmissable destination for travellers, London is a melting pot of history, culture and green spaces.

London
Picadilly Circus underground station

A wellness retreat for the Romans and Georgian architecture around every corner.

South West England
Woman swimming in a swimming pool at a spa

Things to do in the city

Over 8,000 species spread across 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses in the centre of Cambridge offer year-round interest and inspiration to visitors of all ages.

Visit Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the Hogwart’s Express.

Experience The Jacobite
A steam train on the Glenfinnan viaduct, a historic viaduct crossing over the valley at Glenfinnan.
The Jacobite

Serving up elegant fine dining whilst paying homage to natural and sustainable ingredients.

Discover the flavours of Core by Clare Smyth
Core by Clare Smyth
Core by Clare Smyth (3 Michelin stars)

As well as live concerts and spectacular Baroque architecture, Kelvingrove is home to 8,000 treasured exhibits too.

Plan your visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Two men looking at installation of suspended head sculptures
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

See the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles of anywhere, including the world’s two fastest cars.

For more information on the Coventry Transport Museum
Two men looking at an exhibit of motorbikes at Coventry Transport Museum.
Coventry Transport Museum

This ‘holy island’ attracts pilgrims from all over the world: it’s a peaceful spot, cut off from the mainland at high tide.

Plan your trip to Lindisfarne
Man leaning against 4x4, holding camera
Lindisfarne, Northumberland
Royal Liverpool Phil Hall Portrait
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Even 100 years after this mighty ship sank, its story still captures our imagination – brought to life by Titanic Belfast.

Explore Titanic Belfast
The Titanic Belfast, a world famous museum which tells the story of the RMS Titanic
Titanic Belfast

Visit this 19th-century seaside ‘pleasure palace’ in the heart of Brighton to discover its colourful history.

Find out more about Brighton’s eclectic Royal Pavilion
Royal Pavilion at dusk, lit up in a range of vivid colours
Royal Pavilion

You’ll find everything from dinosaur bones to contemporary art at this fantastic free museum.

Delve into the National Museum Cardiff
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National Museum Cardiff

Spanning the beautiful Avon Gorge, this is one of the world’s most architecturally ambitious bridges – a true work of art.

Find out more about Clifton Suspension Bridge
Hot air baloons floating above the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol
Clifton Suspension Bridge

Over 8,000 species spread across 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses in the centre of Cambridge offer year-round interest and inspiration to visitors of all ages.

Visit Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the Hogwart’s Express.

Experience The Jacobite
A steam train on the Glenfinnan viaduct, a historic viaduct crossing over the valley at Glenfinnan.
The Jacobite

Serving up elegant fine dining whilst paying homage to natural and sustainable ingredients.

Discover the flavours of Core by Clare Smyth
Core by Clare Smyth
Core by Clare Smyth (3 Michelin stars)

As well as live concerts and spectacular Baroque architecture, Kelvingrove is home to 8,000 treasured exhibits too.

Plan your visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Two men looking at installation of suspended head sculptures
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

See the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles of anywhere, including the world’s two fastest cars.

For more information on the Coventry Transport Museum
Two men looking at an exhibit of motorbikes at Coventry Transport Museum.
Coventry Transport Museum

This ‘holy island’ attracts pilgrims from all over the world: it’s a peaceful spot, cut off from the mainland at high tide.

Plan your trip to Lindisfarne
Man leaning against 4x4, holding camera
Lindisfarne, Northumberland
Royal Liverpool Phil Hall Portrait
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Even 100 years after this mighty ship sank, its story still captures our imagination – brought to life by Titanic Belfast.

Explore Titanic Belfast
The Titanic Belfast, a world famous museum which tells the story of the RMS Titanic
Titanic Belfast

Visit this 19th-century seaside ‘pleasure palace’ in the heart of Brighton to discover its colourful history.

Find out more about Brighton’s eclectic Royal Pavilion
Royal Pavilion at dusk, lit up in a range of vivid colours
Royal Pavilion

You’ll find everything from dinosaur bones to contemporary art at this fantastic free museum.

Delve into the National Museum Cardiff
SVW-C67-1213-0327
National Museum Cardiff

Spanning the beautiful Avon Gorge, this is one of the world’s most architecturally ambitious bridges – a true work of art.

Find out more about Clifton Suspension Bridge
Hot air baloons floating above the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol
Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Still not sure where to go?

Want to kayak with dolphins, scuba with seals, or cruise to wildlife-filled islands? Britain’s coastline is yours to explore – and has beautiful beaches of every description.