England Historic Cities Guide

recommended historic city break destinations throughout England


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beautiful spa town with elegant Georgian terraces, ancient Roman baths and historic abbey, aswell as wide choice of restaurants and speciality shops

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major city with extensive maritime and industrial heritage, city centre harbour now revitalised with museums, restaurants and shops

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famous university city with magnificent buildings, lively pubs, restaurants and punting on the River Cam

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historic cathedral city, centre of the Anglican church and UNESCO World Heritage site, with medieval streets, riverside gardens and ancient city walls

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founded as a Roman fortress, Chester's city walls enclose historic half-timbered buildings and the famous two story "Rows" shopping arcade

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administrative capital of Devon with magnificent cathedral surrounded by picturesque streets, with vibrant café culture and varied shopping

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proud city with rich maritime, football and musical heritage, former home of The Beatles, UNESCO world heritage waterfront and several musueums

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capital of the United Kingdom, largest city in Europe with many iconic landmarks, world-class museums, theatre, shopping and dining

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historic university city, known as the "City of Dreaming Spires", with a multitude of historic buildings and several famous museums

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historic sea port and natural harbour, heavily damaged during WWII, but now benefiting from regeneration, departure point for many famous seafarers and explorers

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former home of the Anglo-Saxon kings

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walled medieval city, famous for its Minster, railway museum and narrow, cobbled streets, with a wide choice of hotels, shops and restaurants

 
 
 

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