England Historic Cities Guide

recommended historic city break destinations throughout England


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beautiful Georgian spa town with elegant terraces and ancient Roman baths

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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 River Cam

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historic cathedral city, centre of the Anglican church and UNESCO World Heritage site

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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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proud city with rich maritime and musical heritage, former home of The Beatles

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capital of United Kingdom, largest city in Europe with many iconic landmarks

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famous university city, known as the "City of Dreaming Spires"

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former home of the Anglo-Saxon kings

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walled medieval city, famous for its Minster and narrow, cobbled streets

 
 
 

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