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Edinburgh Named Best City To Visit In Britain

Claire Reid

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Edinburgh Named Best City To Visit In Britain

Edinburgh has retained the title of Britain's best city to visit for the fifth year running.

The annual Telegraph's Top 20 Travel Destinations is voted for by members of the public, who have opted for the gorgeous Scottish city once again.

According to the paper, Edinburgh won the top spot for its 'history-soaked medieval tenements, vennels and wynds of the Old Town' as well as the 'sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town".

Edinburgh still looking lovely in the snow. Credit: PA
Edinburgh still looking lovely in the snow. Credit: PA

The report adds: "Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and compelling cities in the world."

And of course, it's home to the Edinburgh Fringe, pulling in thousands of tourists throughout the summer.

Nabbing the second place, once again, was the historical city of York, followed by Bath, another non-mover in third place.

York nabbed the second spot. Credit: PA
York nabbed the second spot. Credit: PA

Tourist trap London climbed a place to get into the top four, followed by Cambridge which gained two places on its ranking from last year.

Sixth place went to Wells, which is one of the smallest cities in England - that could explain why I've never heard of it. Liverpool was in the seventh spot, after moving up four places from last year, trailing just behind was its neighbour Chester, which has some brilliant pubs and a zoo (what more could you ask for?).

Durham and Oxford took the ninth and tenth spots respectively - I assume all Oxford locals are absolutely fuming after being beaten by Cambridge.

However, while Liverpool might be a nice place to visit, another poll this week rated it as the third worst place to live, only topped by Rotherham and Huddersfield, which claimed top spot following a public vote.

The tongue-in-cheek Top 10 Worst Places To Live In England 2018 poll, by ILiveHere released its worst cities this week, and saw Huddersfield slammed by voters who said it was 'boring'.


One voter really didn't hold back, writing: "There's nothing but pound shops and a few coffee shops. It's polluted, unclean and full of idiots. It's a horrible place to live."

ILiveHere said: "Huddersfield finished with 50 percent more votes than Rotherham, thrashing its nearest rival and putting the rest to shame."

Meanwhile, my lovely home city of Liverpool was criticised for its 'orange fake-tanned' women and its abundance of empty houses. The bloody cheek of it.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News

Claire Reid
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