The Great British Road Trip

Check out our Great British Road Trip guide on all the amazing places we've been visiting this summer

It’s been a great summer, granted the weather could’ve been better at times, but on the whole, it’s been one that we’ll never forget.

Like many, the highlight of our week is always the weekend, and this summer we’ve been doing something a bit different to normal, we’ve been heading to a different city across Great Britain and have been having a grand old’ time in the process.

Whilst we’ve hit up some amazing places around the country there are a few that we just haven’t had time to visit and will be sure to put on our list for our 2020 road trip.
We’ve been to 9 different cities’ over the course of summer, from the sunny seaside capital Brighton, to past the Scottish borders and into Edinburgh and loads of places in between.

So now that we’ve reached our final destination, aka the 1ST CENTRAL HQ, we thought we’d rank our favourite cities for you.

1. Edinburgh

We’ve always heard great things about this city and it didn’t disappoint, Edinburgh is beautiful, there’s so much to see and do that just two days isn’t enough, it’s well worth getting an extra day off to truly make the most of it.

If you’re thinking about visiting Edinburgh, why not have a look at our guide on some of the best things to do when visiting this stunning Scottish city.

2. Brighton

If you’re heading to Brighton in the summer and the weather is on your side, then you’d be hard-pressed to find a better city to spend a lovely weekend in. Yes, the beach is pebbly, but there’s so much charm in this bustling city that goes in its favour that by the time you return home the pebbles won’t even come to mind.

Take a look at our guide on the best things to see, do and eat in Brighton and see if it sparks any inspiration to head to the seaside capital of the UK yourself.

3. Liverpool

It’s simply impossible to visit Liverpool and have a bad time, even if the weather isn’t playing ball. This city is a cultural hub that has everything you could ever want in a city break destination and more.

If a trip to Liverpool is on the not too distant cards for you then it’s worth checking out our guide on some of the best things to do when visiting as there are some real gems on there.

4. London

It would be unjustified to have London not in the top 5, so here it is, in at number 4. Home to the Royals, some of the biggest football clubs in the world and also Boris Johnson, London has loads to offer and unsurprisingly you’d find it difficult to fit everything you want to do in just two days; like Edinburgh, we’d suggest taking a day or two either side of the weekend to make sure you can check out the sites and fully enjoy what English capital has to offer.

Check out our guide to some of the best things to see and do during your time in the capital.

5. Newcastle

What can we say about Newcastle other than what a ‘Toon. We loved our weekend away in this amazing city. There was so much to do and see that it was a struggle to fit it all in, but we did and we had an amazing time doing so. This city is the perfect destination for many, from people looking to get ‘mortal’ on a night out, to those looking to check out the abundance of museums and art galleries. It might’ve just scraped into the top 5, but we’ll be planning a trip to Newcastle in the not too distant future.

For anyone thinking about heading to Newcastle themselves, why not have a look at our guide and discover how you can make the most out of your time there.

6. Bath

It would be difficult to find a prettier city in Great Britain, from the beautiful cobbled streets to the amazing roman architecture, this city is on another level. While its aesthetically pleasing, you won’t be left feeling disappointed by all the great things you can get up to and the amazing food you can eat when there either – our mouths are watering just thinking about some of the amazing meals we had!

If you fancy a trip to explore Bath, then have a look at our guide on some of the best things to do during your visit.

7. Manchester

What can we say about Manchester? The city itself has gone through a major renovation over the last decade, spearheading the northern reinvention where old industrial districts have been transformed into hip cultural hubs that thrive throughout the year.

See the best of Manchester with our guide on some of the best things to see when visiting this great British city.

8. Bristol

This is a truly unique city that needs to be explored in depth. Bristol is a beautiful city nestled in the hills of South West England, with its own unmistakable identity that’s been carved from its centuries-old history. The only reason it’s not higher in the rankings is purely down to the fact that the weather was so bad it prevented us from doing a lot of stuff we wanted to see. Catch Bristol in good weather and you’d be guaranteed to have an amazing time.

Want inspiration for your upcoming trip to Bristol? Have a read of our guide on some of the best things to do and see as well as of our favourite eateries to ensure you’re able to make the most out of your visit.

9. Blackpool

Last but not least is Blackpool. The abundance of sticks of rock and fish and chips only helped make Blackpool a wonderful destination for a weekend break. With miles of golden sands, Victorian architecture and loads of entertainment for young and old alike, Blackpool is definitely the unofficial entertainment capital of the North.

If you fancy a trip to Blackpool then it’s worth taking a peek at our guide, it’s filled with all the best things to get up to during your stay that’ll keep you occupied from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep.

So there you have it, our Great British Road Trip has come to an end until next summer when we’ll be hopping in our car to go explore some more.

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