best UK Destinations 2020

The 7 Hottest UK Destinations For 2020

London? Yeah yeah, we’ve been there, seen the Big Ben and paid eye-watering amount for a cocktail. So, with that in mind, we’ve rounded up the hottest UK destinations for 2020.

These are the cities and towns that are on the rise with both local and foreign tourists. The places that might even convince visitors to brave the Brexit borders. From Scotland to the south of England, here’s the UK destinations to have on your radar right now.

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1. Bristol 

This is a bustling city that has great restaurants, nightlife and is a great stepping stone for the stunning surrounding areas. The city is hugged by the hills of South West England, and the scenery is an easy cycle from the city centre.

It’s also one of the most artistic UK destinations, considering the number of museums, theatres, amount of live music gigs and the quantity of street art.

Bristol things to do

2. Brighton

With its art scene, great nightlife and liberal feel Brighton is a must visit town which is only 30 minutes from London by train. It has a broad shingle beach which is backed by amusement arcades and which comes alive in the warmer months.

Explore its famous creative shopping area, The Lanes, which are narrow, twisting alleyways filled with independent shops and boutiques.

Brighton things to do


3. Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland might be small in size, but it is home to some of the best places in the United Kingdom. With a rugged coastline, sweeping green landscapes and some globally famous landmarks, it’s easily one of the hottest UK destinations for 2020.

Be sure to stop off in Belfast and see the Giant’s Causeway. Without doubt the most famous natural wonder in Northern Ireland. No visit to this part of the world would be complete without witnessing this incredible rock formation.

4. York

York is an old city with beautiful buildings and river cruises that make it a must-visit for many international tourists. The combination of the old city walls alongside the river mixed with gorgeous churches, great walking streets and friendly locals make this a must-visit.

York also happens to be one of the prettiest towns in England.

5. Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are a rugged and beautiful area in the North West of Scotland, with Loch Ness at their centre. They are also home to the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis. The area is known for hiking, beautiful scenery and even at times skiing.

 best UK Destinations 2020

6. Manchester

Manchester might already be popular, but it’s worth the hype. It has always been an important city in the United Kingdom, with a rich history and strong industrial heritage.

These days, the city is a vibrant and cultural melting pot with amazing sports teams, restaurants and museums. The food scene in the city has been exploding over the last couple of years.

 best UK Destinations 2020

7. Lake District 

The Lake District is 912 square miles of some of the prettiest and most scenic countryside in the UK. With its range of mountain climbing for all levels, wonderful trekking and abundance of gorgeous lakes, it is the perfect place to escape the madness of some of the big cities.

 best UK Destinations 2020


Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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