The 10 best cities to visit in the UK this year

City breaks in the UK are on the increase with more and more Brits choosing to explore all that our dynamic country has to offer.  We are pretty spoiled in the UK for places to visit and have an eclectic and varied mix of cities. ...

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PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED! TO BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT OUR FUTURE COMPETITIONS FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK. To celebrate our longstanding relationship with CitySuites, we are offering one lucky winner and a friend an exclusive stay in one of CitySuites’...

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Amazing! The Best 8 pearls Of The Manchester Rum Trail

From port to starboard across Manchester, the city’s rum bars are some of the best around. The rum trail not only takes you to some of the best rum shacks in the entire city but also transports you through decades-long gone too. Come down to...

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8 Of The Best Asian Restaurants In Manchester

From beautifully created Japanese sushi platters to the delicacies of Thai cuisine, Manchester is awash with Asian restaurants including modest all-you-can-eat Chinese buffets to Vietnamese gourmet four-course meals that will cost you a small fortune. But, with so many options out there, it can be hard deciding...

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Things To Do On Easter Weekend 2019

With so many things to do over the Easter weekend you don't have to sit around eating as much chocolate as you can handle (although that is always a great thing to do). No matter which city you have chosen to spend your Easter holidays...

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The 12 days of Christmas: 12 places to spend Christmas in the UK
Updated 29th June 2020 It's the most wonderful time of the year, but as the holidays draw closer and the trees go up we are all wondering where to spend this Christmas. Over 23% of Brits have spent Christmas abroad with Dubai being named the most popular destination for the holidays. But, with over 50% of Brits staying in the UK over Christmas, we have racked our brains and researched the depths of the internet to find you the best destinations for Christmas in the UK. (This year, however, we recognise that these figures are going to be very different! Following the coronavirus pandemic, travelling abroad for Christmas is going to be limited for most, and there will also be an impact on what events are happening in 2020. We will continue to update this page to keep you informed!) Whether you are on a city break staycation, or a day trip to see the twinkling lights, here are the top eight cities to spend Christmas.
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Manchester Bee Trail: To Bee or Not to Bee

This month, we were buzzing with excitement as we went to Manchester to find the bees that have now made this northern city home. We knew people had BEEn BEEfore us, and they had given us unBEElievable reviews. So, we decided to see for ourselves...

Things to Do with a Toddler in Manchester

Manchester is a great city break destination. You will have heard of its nightlife, its music scene and its shopping and attractions, but what do you do if you are travelling with a toddler? Fear not. Although your little one cannot sample Manchester’s nightlife yet, that...

The Very Best Of The UK’s Christmas Markets: When And Where

There is no better antidote to not feeling festive than visiting a Christmas Market. Even if you are not in the mood for shopping, wandering around decorated huts, listening to Christmas songs and sipping mulled wine are guaranteed to spark a festive glow in even the...

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What type of Mancunian are you? [Quiz]

Rather you are a local or a visitor, there is no denying Manchester is a wonderful city. With an industrial past that has now been transformed into trendy bars, restaurants and retail boutiques, the city lends itself well to the contrasting alternative and glamorous lifestyles...

An Illustrated Guide To Mancunian Slang

Whilst it's typically Cockney's you'd first think of when it comes to slang, Mancunians also have their very own way with words. We thought we'd celebrate this and put into a visual format some of the phrases and terms you'll often hear used in Manchester. ...

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Visit Manchester this Autumn

Vibrant, bohemian and arty, there is always plenty to do in Manchester. From landmarks to theatres and museums, all the usual touristic attractions are on offer, but here are our highlights - all the events and sights you just don’t want miss in Manchester this...

24 hours in Manchester
24 hours in Manchester

In the latest of our Citybase Tried and Tested series, our intrepid travellers spend 24 hours in Manchester. A wise Mancunian philosopher* once said: “Manchester’s got everything except a beach” and we think that sums up this colourful, irreverent, music- and sports-mad city quite nicely. Manchester...

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Win a Luxury City Break in Manchester

The suspense is over. We have a winner for our Luxury Manchester Giveaway! Are you ready? Before we make someone's Friday the best Friday ever, if you have not won this giveaway don't be dishearted. We plan to have more promotions like this throughout the year, so...

Inside Scoop: La Reserve Aparthotel in Manchester

In the first of our Citybase partner mini-interviews, we chat about Manchester, what the city has to offer travellers, life after Brexit, and what the future might hold for serviced apartments with Ajith Hettiarachchi, Katia Even and Hannah Birch from La Reserve Aparthotel in Manchester....

Most visited cities in the UK
Top 10 Most Visited Cities in the UK

Millions of visitors travel to and around the UK every year and according to Visit Britain every corner of our beautiful islands are visited. Whether you are a British or international tourist, there is indeed plenty to see and do in the UK. If you...