The United Kingdom has no shortage of beautiful places to visit, and its cities are no different.
Packed with restaurants and culture, some of the coolest destinations to visit in the UK in 2020 range from the famous to the up-and-coming. These are the cities and towns that are on the rise with both local and foreign tourists.
Big 7 Travel looked to their audience for the destinations across the UK that they’re excited to visit in 2020, as well as their editor’s picks of a few emerging hotspots. The final results were tallied from votes from 1.5 million people and visitor number statistics from the Office for National Statistics.
Here are the top 25 destinations to visit in the UK for 2020
25th. Nottingham 24th. Whitstable, Kent 23th. Norfolk 22nd: Edinburgh 21st. The Cotswolds 20th. Monach Isles 19th. York 18th. Scottish Highlands 17th. Hay-on-Wye 16th. Lake District 15th. Devon 14th. Newcastle 13th. Birmingham 12th. Liverpool 11th. Isle Of Wight 10th. Glasgow 9th. Brighton 8th. Leeds 7th. Northern Ireland 6th. Bath 5th. Bristol 4th. London 3rd. Cornwall 2nd. Cambridge 1st. Manchester
As you can see, Manchester has taken the top spot this year, followed closely by Cambridge and Cornwall to make up the top three.
These three destinations are totally different from one another, but with Manchester's food scene exploding over the last couple of years – mixed with its rich history and industrial heritage – we're not surprised we've edged it to the top spot. But we're completely biased, obviously.
The full list makes for a very interesting read, with Liverpool not even making the top ten and Edinburgh coming in at a criminally low position while being beaten by its rebellion brother Glasgow.