Most Underrated Cities Outside Of Yorkshire
While Yorkshire may have everything that you need for a perfect break away, there is more to the United Kingdom that cities situated in the county. In total, there are 69 cities across the United Kingdom, and many of which are hidden gems that many don’t think to travel to. However, which underrated cities across the UK don’t get the credit that they are due and should be on the list to visit at some point?
There are few better locations for a weekend away in the UK than Chester. It has something for everyone, which includes excellent shopping options and sport of the highest level held at Chester Racecourse. The north western city in England has a ton of history to explore, and you can spend your day exploring the medieval rows across the city.
Chester is one of the most eye-catching cities in the country, and there are few other locations as picturesque as the timber black and white buildings that have become iconic. Some tourist attractions worth seeing include the Eastgate Clock, which is the second most photographed clock in the whole of the UK.
While Birmingham may be the Second City, it is still one of the most underrated cities in the UK. Alex Dudley, who writes for We Love Brum told us that the success of BBC show Peaky Blinders has led to a rise in the number of visitors to Brum, but there is so much more to the city than learning about the history of the 1920s gangsters.
One of the most popular times to travel to the city comes in December, as the famous Birmingham Christmas Market is the biggest German Market in Europe outside of Germany. It is the perfect opportunity to get any last minute Christmas shopping done, before settling down to list to music and enjoy some mulled wine.
It isn’t just cities in England that are hidden gems, as Wales’ oldest city is enjoying a rebirth following the student population that has increased year on year. Bangor may be one of the smaller cities included on this list, but it was quickly attracted a huge deal of tourism over the past couple of years.
Its close proximity to Snowdonia makes it a popular place for those looking to exercise while they are away, but there is more to explore across the city. That includes visiting Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle. Meanwhile, it is a hugely popular spot in the summer, as Llyn Peninsula houses some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK.
Another city that has enjoyed a renaissance thanks in part to a television show is Derry. Channel 4s hit coming of age comedy ‘Derry Girls’ wowed audiences from around the world as it told the story of a group of girls from the area during the troubling period leading to the IRA ceasefire in 1994. Since the comedy was released, the city has enjoyed a growing number of tourists.
One of the must-see areas is the Craft Village, which houses boutique stores and creative crafters. It is also home to one of the world’s most popular festivals- Halloween Festival. Furthermore, it is an exciting location for a road trip, and you will need to explore the Causeway Coast and Wild Atlantic Way.