It’s not surprising that Leeds was voted one of the top 10 best UK destinations by the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice awards. It’s a city that’s most definitely at the top of the ‘cool list’, one that’s reinvented itself as a sophisticated, creative and inspiring short break destination, with a rich Victorian heritage and an easily walkable, compact city centre, it’s not difficult to see why visitors fall in love with Leeds.
It’s one of the fastest growing cities and it welcomes 26 million visitors, who spend an estimated 1.5 billion whilst they’re there. Shopping is a must the city boasts over 1,000 shops it’s the 3rd best place to shop outside of London.
Air, adrenaline and energy abounds across the city and it hasn't gone unnoticed. The New York Times rated Manchester as one of their 'Places to Go in 2015'; Lonely Planet picked it out as a top city in its 2016 'Best in Travel' list; and countless media outlets have had their say on the continuous rise of Manchester as the centre of the Northern Powerhouse conversation. The Guardian summarised the excitement up perfectly when it said that Manchester is now “…the most mentioned place in an increasingly loud conversation about British cities.”
Liverpool’s World Heritage status ranks the city alongside other internationally known historic cities such as Vienna and Venice. It stretches along the waterfront from Albert Dock through The Pier Head and up to Stanley Dock, and up through the historic commercial districts and the RopeWalks area to the historic cultural quarter around William Brown Street. The port and the city’s buildings are an exceptional testimony to mercantile culture.
The city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known worldwide as the birthplace of The Beatles. The city has world-class tourist attractions, with more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London.
There’s a world-class waterfront, thousands of sports and cultural events each year, tours, attractions, bars, shops, restaurants and cafes stretching across the city-region. The millions of people who visit Liverpool each year need a little help in deciding how to make the most of their trip and see everything they want to see.