A UK city has been named as one of the best places to visit in the world next year.

The travel experts at Rough Guides have included Leeds in their A-Z roundup of best destinations to explore in 2023.


Their definitive list includes holiday hotspots, old favourites, wildlife havens and bucket list destinations.

Included in the top 23 are Berlin, Naples, Sydney in Australia, and Toulouse in France.

The judges have given Leeds one of the top spots thanks to the city'sfood and drink scene, art galleries, and theatres.

Situated in the north of England, Leeds is home to Opera North, the only UK opera company outside London, Leeds Grand Theatre, and the Northern Ballet.

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Live performances aside there's also Leeds Art Gallery, street art trails, and Hyde Park Picture House.

There's also Kirkgate market for food lovers, Kirkstall Abbey for history buffs and urban-axe throwing experiences.

Leeds has also been named as the UK City of Culture for 2023.

Two other UK destinations have also made Rough Guide's list with Pembrokeshire in Wales being hailed as an ideal spot for coastal walks and plenty of family.

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According to the travel experts, those looking for a recharge and a spot of fresh air should head to the Scottish Islands for a break away.

Germany's capital city, Berlin, was also announced as one of the winners because of its clubbing scene and culture.

Meanwhile Ljubljana in Slovenia has been awarded a top spot as a green transport hub and fairytale scenery.

For those wishing to head further afield Oaxaca in Mexico is a mixture of mountains and beach holidays, while Sydney is a haven for 'city slickers' and beach goers.

Well-travelled writers at editors at Conde Nast have picked Wales as one of their top destinations for the next year.

Time Out has also named Eastbourne, East Sussex, as the best place for a day out or overnight trip in 2023

And travel experts at Lonely Planet have whittled down the 'must-visit' destinations for globe trotters to explore next year including Lima in Peru and Umbria in Italy.



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