Up and coming UK Cities to visit

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There’s no reason to jump on a plane to the continent if what you’re looking for is a city break. Cities you may previously never have considered have become exciting new destinations to discover in the near future.

Sunderland

Sunderland is a city on the north east coast of Great britain. Home to approximately 280, 000 people, it’s a medium sized city with a reasonably-sized city centre and plenty of entertainment opportunities. Its main selling point, however, is the beach where locals can relax, soak up some rays and enjoy the fresh air. The city centre is based around the River Wear along which you can take a stroll. Among sights to visit you’ll find St Peter’s Church, one of the UK’s first stone built churches. Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens are a fantastic visitor attraction. Visitors can find out more about the city’s past through various informative and interactive displays.

The city’s lively student population ensures a vibrant nightlife. There’s also no shortage of places to go to for a meal.

Bristol

Bristol is a south eastern British city with a lot of character. It was recently recognised as one of the best places in the uk for young people to grow up in. This should come as no surprise considering the array of entertainment opportunities in town. From shopping to nightlife to culture, Bristol has it all.

Attractions include the harbourside M Shed museum with contemporary exhibitions on the city’s history, the impressive Bristol Aquarium, and Clifton Suspension Bridge. The bravest can take a guided walk across the bridge that spans across the River Avon.

Shoppers will love Cabot Circus shopping centre and the city centre’s shopping area. Independent shoppers should head to Old Market, Stokes Croft and Park Street.

Some of Bristol’s best-known restaurants and cafes are the River Grille, Tyrells, Shore Cafe Bar, and Ellipse.

Leeds

Leeds is a hive of activity in the heart of Yorkshire. Its multinational community means you can savour fantastic international cuisine, or buy exotics goods at one of the local markets.

The northern city is a shopper’s paradise with everything ranging from high street to high end available in the city centre. Head to Victoria Quarter for splurges and to enjoy the classic arcade architecture. A visit to Kirkgate Market is a must as this is where Marks and Spencer began their epic career.

City attractions include the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds Art gallery and Tropical World.