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Top Travel Destinations in England

This is our ranking of the most interesting English cities and towns to visit. We took into account the attractiveness, atmosphere, historical heritage, as well as the number and quality of museums.

1. London
Houses Of Parliament and Big Ben at dusk, London ( S. Greg Panosian | iStockphoto.com)
best in Europe London
2. Oxford
Bridge of Sighs, Oxford ( Arsty | Dreamstime.com)
must-see Oxford
3. Cambridge
King's College, Old Schools & Clare College, Cambridge University ( oversnap | iStockphoto.com)
must-see Cambridge

4. Bath
Cathedral & Roman Baths, Bath ( Eupedia.com)
must-see Bath
5. York
York Minster ( Andyrogers23 | Dreamstime.com)
must-see York
6. Brighton
Royal Pavilion, Brighton ( Eupedia.com)
must-see Brighton

7. Liverpool
Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building, Liverpool ( Msujan | Dreamstime.com)
must-see Liverpool
8. Durham
Durham Castle ( Michael Dodd | iStockphoto.com)
outstanding Durham
9. Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne Bridge viewed from Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne ( Chris Renney | iStockphoto.com)
outstanding Newcastle upon Tyne

10. Manchester
Town Hall, Manchester ( Davidgarry | Dreamstime.com)
outstanding Manchester
11. Chester
Timber-framed houses & Eastgate Clock, Chester ( Francocogoli | Dreamstime.com)
outstanding Chester
12. Bristol
St Nicholas Markets, Bristol ( Eupedia.com)
outstanding Bristol

13. Salisbury
Salisbury Cathedral ( Dennis Dolkens | Dreamstime.com)
outstanding Salisbury
14. Canterbury
Canterbury Cathedral ( Snowshill | iStockphoto.com)
outstanding Canterbury
15. Blackpool
Central Pier at sunset, Blackpool ( Gareth Hodgkinson | Bigstock.com)
outstanding Blackpool

16. Leeds
University Campus, Leeds ( waiheng | iStockphoto.com)
very good Leeds
17. Penzance
Minack Theatre, near Penzance ( Jeremyrichards | Dreamstime.com)
very good Penzance
18. Stratford-upon-Avon
Timber-framed house, Stratford-upon-Avon ( Eupedia.com)
very good Stratford-upon-Avon

19. Bournemouth
Seaside at Bournemouth ( Eupedia.com)
very good Bournemouth
20. Torquay, Paignton & Brixham
Replica of Francis Drake's Golden Hind ship, Brixham ( PeskyMonkey | iStockphoto.com)
very good Torquay, Paignton & Brixham
21. St Ives
St Ives from the Malakoff ( Andrew Chambers | iStockphoto.com)
very good St Ives

22. Lincoln
Timber-framed house and Lincoln Cathedral ( Mark Richardson | iStockphoto.com)
very good Lincoln
23. Birmingham
Selfridges department store, Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham ( Weina Li | iStockphoto.com)
very good Birmingham
24. Saltaire
Victorian mill, Saltaire ( Duncan Walker | iStockphoto.com)
very good Saltaire (Bradford)

25. Wells
Wells Cathedral
very good Wells
26. Portsmouth
Old Port, Portsmouth ( Eupedia.com)
very good Portsmouth
27. Scarborough
Scarborough harbour ( Martin Crowdy | Dreamstime.com)
very good Scarborough

28. Plymouth
Mayflower at Plymouth Harbour ( Richard Anderson | iStockphoto.com)
very good Plymouth
29. Shrewsbury
Tudor-era timber-framed houses, Shrewsbury ( David Woods | Dreamstime.com)
very good Shrewsbury
30. Winchester
Winchester Cathedral ( Andrew Backwell | iStockphoto.com)
very good Winchester

31. Dover
Dover Castle ( Clive Gordon | iStockphoto.com)
very good Dover
32. Colchester
Colchester Castle (photo by Andrew Walker - Creative Commons Licence)
very good Colchester
33. Lancaster
Lancaster Castle (Photo by Tom Oates - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)
very good Lancaster

35. Peterborough
West front of Peterborough Cathedral (photo by NotFromUtrecht - Creative Commons Licence)
very good Peterborough
36. Hereford
Hereford Cathedral
very good Hereford

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Eupedia's Rating System

Cities, towns, villages & historic buildings

  • : Moderately interesting - nice for a quick stop
  • : Recommended - to visit if you have time
  • : Outstanding place - really deserves to be seen
  • : Best of the country - shouldn't be missed
  • : Best of Europe

Natural attractions

  • : Moderately interesting
  • : Recommended
  • : Highly recommended
  • : World-class natural attraction
  • ※ : UNESCO World Heritage site


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