Top 10 coolest places to visit in Britain according to Americans revealed – did your town make the list? | The Sun

THE top 10 coolest places to visit in Britain according to Americans has been revealed.

US travel blog Nomads Nation complied a list of the most popular holiday spots in the United Kingdom.

London took out first place, with the capital being named as "proud, multicultural and never boring".

Dalston and Bethnal Green in the capital's East End were highlighted as particularly great areas due to their bars, cafes and "trendy eateries".

The travel site acknowledged some of the downsides to living in London, such as the cost of living, bad traffic and tourists flocking to see attractions.

Portsmouth, Hampshire, was praised for its "lively student scene and tons of history", receiving second place.


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Nomads Nation wrote: "Portsmouth packs a whole lot of history into a relatively compact city.

"Set on Portsea Island, the city is home to a historic cathedral, medieval sea defences, and row upon row of heritage houses where – once upon a time – there was a pub on almost every corner."

Third place was handed to Brighton, which was labelled as the "place to go for LGBT culture, veganism and beachside living".

It added: "For a cheaper alternative to Brighton centre itself, Hove is a quieter option; there are still plenty of pubs and restaurants to be found here though."

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In fourth place was Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, which was celebrated for "hefty helping of local culture".

Oxford was listed in fifth place for being "home to one of the most famous universities in the world".

Hyped up for its "rough around the edges appeal", Manchester was awarded sixth place.

Seventh place went to Bristol while Exeter, Devon, was listed as eighth for those chasing "laid-back city life a stone’s throw from outdoorsy pursuits".

Belfast received a ninth place placement while Cardiff, the capital of Wales, was named number 10.

In discussing their findings Nomads Nation said: "There are a surprising amount of amazing places to base yourself in the United Kingdom, from cities close to the countryside, to coastal bastions of culture, there’s so much to choose from here.

"You might want to go for the liberal living of Brighton, the history of beautiful Edinburgh, or maybe you’ve always wanted to live in London (we don’t blame you), maybe you want to try out a few; whichever you choose, you are in for a special time."

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