5 underrated cities to visit in the UK

When you finally visit the UK, the first city you’re going to want to visit is London. Of course, this is the natural place that everyone wants to go, after all it’s the capital of the UK. It has monuments, theatres, historical treasures, markets, restaurants and crowds and crowds and crowds of tourists. If you’re looking to avoid getting over-heated and being forced to wait for ages to get into one venue, you might want to reconsider your travel plans. Try out some of these less crowded areas of the UK. They are so worth it!

Newcastle upon Tyne

This isn’t the biggest city in the UK, but it’s perfect for people who are ready to explore the North. Not only is it only 1 hour away from Edinburgh, but this small city is cram-packed full of culture. During the day, you can visit an insane amount of historical monuments, including Greys Monument, the bridges (including the Tyne & Millennium Bridge), Newcastle castle keep, the Baltic, the SAGE, Hadrian’s Wall and the famous Angel of the North. Not only that, but when the night falls, the party life in the Geordie city awakens! You can explore the clubs either with your friends, romantic partners or with one of the beautiful Newcastle escorts, it doesn’t make a difference.

No matter who you go with, you will find the nightlife full of hype, fun and excitement. Some of the best bars include Jalou, As you like it, The Botanist and Jam Jar. So, allow yourself to unwind with a cocktail and prepare yourself for the night of your life. There will always be a nearby chippy to end your night on a good note.

Newcastle is the perfect place to go to if you are looking for a place to relax without too many people spoiling your day. There is a bit of a party culture, but don’t worry, this only comes out at night. If you have a free day in Newcastle, why not head down to the River Tyne to enjoy a cocktail al-fresco. You will feel all of your worries melt away before you know it!

Leeds

After you have visited Newcastle, you may be longing to explore a bit of a bigger city that’s not too far down south. If you crave a metropolitan city that has a mixture of gorgeous green spaces, free festivals and cultural hideaways, Leeds is the perfect place for you.

Did you know that Leeds has some of the most gorgeous green spaces and nature reserves? From The Holies to Rodley Nature Reserve, St Aidans, Yeadon Tarn to Kirkstall Abbey, there are so many places that you can spend the day exploring that you will just have to pack a dozen picnics in preparations. These green areas are great places to simple sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

However, if you are fancying something that is a bit more cultural, there’s no harm in exploring the city. With its hundreds of stores (the best ones being in the Corn Exchange) and Grand theatre, which is the perfect place to catch a quick opera production, and fantastic museum options, you will be entertained for hours on end.

Longing for something that is a little different that can entertain your friends and family? Why not check out “Tick Tock Unlock”? This is one of Leeds most popular escape rooms. You will have 60 minutes to get out of a room by solving a number of riddles, puzzles and challenges. It is an hour of fun and is the perfect bonding experience for both you and your friends. However, you can also do it on your own if you feel brave enough.

York

Ah, York, one of the major historical cities of the UK. Where can we even begin? York Minister is the natural option for an culture explorer but what about Clifford’s tower, the National Railway museum or walk along the River Ouse? Better yet, why not take a trip through the Shambles to look at York’s quirky shops and restaurants? This is a city that is full of life and excitement. They even have an ancient fortified wall that you can go explore!

York is practically the very model of an English town, so it’s not surprising that it’s a great tourist spot during the summer time. You can take trips up the river and feel wonderfully overwhelmed by the medieval feeling that practically pervades through the city.

Manchester

Manchester is one of those cities that is bursting with colour and pride. No matter where you go, you will find people relaxing and chilling out on the city city streets. Just look at Piccadilly gardens! With its weekend market, beautiful greenaries and relaxation spots, you will find yourself in a world of bliss. However, if you fancy something that’s a little more cultural than restaurants, bars and parks, why not check out the John Rylands Library, Manchester Art  Gallery, Museum of Science and Industry or Trafford’s football park?

To be frank, one of the main appeal of Manchester is how many sociable areas there actually are. Whether you choose to go to Deansgate, China Town, Spinningfields or Manchester Central, you will find a wide variety of markets, restaurants and al-fresco bars. The true treasure of Manchester’s night life though is Canal Street, also known as Manchester’s Gay Village. It is basically known as party central and is fantastic if you are planning to paint the town red!

Lake District

Now, the Lake District is more an area of the UK than an actual city. But it is honestly worth visiting the countryside then it will be the perfect place for you to take a moment to breath and appreciate your surroundings. With over 3,100 of countryside at your fingertips, you can walk, run, cycle or even get on the water of the lakes of the area. Book a cabin and join in a guided walk. This can be on the rambles or to the higher mountain peaks. You can even hire a bike if you fancy taking some of the cycle routes or a boat if you want to get on the lakes.

Once you are done with your daily adventures then get ready to snuggle up with your loved ones around a camp fire. There are even glamping areas which contain BBQs and jacuzzis for you to try out! If you are feeling stressed then this is truly the best place to go to get away from the world.

Have fun on your journey!

The UK is truly a wonderful place to explore. Don’t just stick to London. Instead, spread yourself out and see what the Brits have to offer. With our marvellous castles, multi-cultural cities and immersive culture, you certainly won’t get bored.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

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