Top cities to visit before you leave the UK
There are so many beautiful places in the UK. It’s impossible not to fall in love with them. Breathtaking views of the beaches in South Devon is always a lush choice as a holiday destination. However, visiting cities is the cultural experience you must have before you leave the UK.
One of the must-go places in Edinburgh is Arthur’s Seat. It’s rumoured to be named after the legendary King Arthur and is also said to be one of the possible locations for Camelot. As the main peak of Edinburgh’s hills in Holyrood Park, it gives an excellent view of the city.
There are many places you should see as a tourist in Edinburgh. These include Greyfriar’s Bobby, The Elephant House, the Forth Bridges, the Ross Fountain and of course, the castle.
One of the most beautiful historical cities in England is Bath. This world heritage spa city is most famous of The Roman Baths which was built in the 19th century for public bathing. Today it functions as a museum and later this year they will open the Clore Learning Centre. This centre will provide a better learning experience, more activities and events for students.
If you are in Bath, you cannot miss the chance to have a lunch break at the Royal Crescent, enjoy the Victorian Gothic architecture of Bath Abbey or have a walk around Pulteney Bridge.
Brighton & Hove
If you want to have a visit near the sea, I cannot recommend Brighton enough. Brighton and Hove is one of the happiest and most popular cities in the UK. From the stunning Royal Pavilion, through amazing street arts to the Brighton Pier, there’s so much to see. As all must-see places are located around the Brighton Pier, it’s easy to have a relaxing one-day visit to Brighton.
If you are in Brighton, you’ll notice the stunning street art all around the city. The name Banksy might ring a bell who left his mark with several art works, including the Kissing Policemen.
Birmingham is the second largest and most populous city after London. It is often called Brum which is shortened after Brummagem and the people are called Brummies. Some of the most visited places in the city include the National Sea Life Centre or Cadbury World.
It has been since modernised, but Birmingham and the area surrounding it had the most industrialised regions in the UK during the Industrial Revolution. That is why it’s often called The Black Country which refers to some of the metropolitan boroughs of the West Midlands.
Last but not least, you must visit London before you leave the UK. There are so many places to see in London, it could probably be a separate blogpost. But some of the obvious places are the Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, Madame Tussauds and many more.
You might want to buy a bag of Cadbury chocolates before you visit any of these places. Alternatively, you can join LSU Trips who organise a variety of trips around the UK particularly for international students.