Small Towns in the UK that You Should Visit and Why!
Have you heard of this city called London? Or another one… what’s its name? Oh, yeah! Edinburgh? What about Glasgow, Belfast and Cardiff?
The United Kingdom is full of cosmopolitan cities that welcome myriads of visitors every year because they are all intrigued to learn about the rich history, to be mesmerised by the combination of contemporary urban, grand and vintage architecture, to engage in their intricate culture and of course, to have fun.
There is nothing wrong with visiting large cities. However, we believe that it is worth taking some time, a few hours even, to travel to a historic village or a town and indulge in its peace, tranquillity and its significance. You can arrive at and leave such a place quickly if you have your own car. Hiring a car is super easy on Enjoy Travel, as you can compare vehicles and book the one you love on the spot online.
Now, all you need is to find the perfect idyllic place to visit.
1. Stratford-upon-Avon, England
We will start with a pretty important and well-known place in England. Stratford-upon-Avon or simply Stratford is the birthplace of the prolific and eminent poet and playwright William Shakespeare. It goes without saying that the number of sites that involve the writer and his family’s life are a lot. You can see the actual house where Shakespeare was born and raised, the Holy Trinity church where he was baptised, married and buried and the cottage where his wife, Anne Hathaway (yes, like the actress!) used to reside. Of course, a theatre could not be missing from the home of Shakespeare; at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre you can watch both Shakespearean and contemporary plays.
2. Steventon, England
Another village that has rich literary heritage is Steventon. This is where Jane Austen was born and spent her childhood and early adulthood (when she was 26 years old, her family and she moved to Bath). You can go to the spot where she wrote some of her best novels, like Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. You will find a lime tree at the spot where the rectory in which she was used to doing all her writing was. You can still see the church where her father, George Austen, was a rector. This is the St Nicholas church, and it hasn’t changed much since the Austens were there.
3. Conwy, Wales
One more town that will not only help you relax but also travel you back to mediaeval times is Conwy. Wales is full of beautiful cities, but this little town in the north of the country will leave you speechless. The fact that there are so many things that you can do there even though it is a small place is outstanding. What spots should you visit for sure? The Conwy Castle is the number one sight, as the eight towers and the walls are simply impressive. Other spots that you shouldn’t miss are the Conwy Nature Reserve, the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art and the Plas Mawr.
- St. Ives, Cornwall
- Castle Combe, Wiltshire
- Rye, East Sussex
- Bibury, Gloucestershire
- Dedham, Essex
- Richmond, North Yorkshire
- Warwick, Warwickshire
- Painswick, Gloucestershire
- Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
- Alfriston, East Sussex
- Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway
- Clovelly, Devon
- Burford, Oxfordshire
- Lewes, East Sussex
- Windsor, Berkshire
- Lyndhurst, Hampshire
- Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire
- Avebury, Wiltshire
- Whitstable, Kent
- Shaftesbury, Dorset
- Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
- Cardigan, Wales