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Condé Nast Traveler UK has named the best places in Britain to travel this year. The list features the best regions, cities and countries to explore in 2023.

Best places to go in 2023 (Condé Nast Traveler UK)

  • Manchester, England
  • Wales, United Kingdom
  • Bath, England
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Kent, England
  • Inverness, Scotland
  • Liverpool, England
  • Yorkshire, England
  • Mayfair, England
  • Peak District, England
  • Holywood, Northern Ireland

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Inverness was one of three Scottish destinations to make this year’s list. The judging team said: “Think of the Scottish Highlands and the imagination seizes on the rugged mountains, empty moors and rollercoaster valleys, a landscape tailor-made for slow travel.

“But life here is changing at a rapid pace and Inverness, and its surrounding matrix of lochs and wild land, is gaining worldwide recognition for several exciting reasons.”

Condé Nast Traveler UK highlighted the upcoming opening of the rewilding center at Dundreggan Estate.

Tourists are also invited to experience Connell Outdoor Pursuits’ new thermal imaging safaris.


Yorkshire was another recommended tourist destination and its ‘rugged landscapes’ offer much to tourists.

The team said: “Rough landscapes and a history of industry and tough materials mix with literature and an ever-changing art scene that has produced countless big names – from David Hockney and Barbara Hepworth to renowned sculptor Henry Moore – to create an intoxicating border – a thorough blend of man-made and natural beauty.”

Yorkshire was also celebrated for its booming food scene with many high quality restaurants.

Leeds is set to be the City of Culture next year and will host a year-round celebration of culture with creative experiences for locals and tourists alike.

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Rather than highlighting just one region, the team recommended the whole of Wales as a fantastic destination.

They said: ‘Wales appears to be a hub for the UK’s thriving outdoor sauna scene’ and highlighted Heartwood Saunas in Snowdonia.

A new slow route, The Wild Drovers’ Way, will offer tourists the chance to slowly explore 180 miles of Welsh beauty.

Condé Nast Traveler UK has also focused on Wales’ food scene, which is home to innovative restaurants.

When it comes to beach breaks, Eastbourne has been named as the top destination for Brits looking for a beach holiday.

The team said: “Over the past few years Eastbourne has swept away its former sleepy image to become the latest coastal hotspot to watch.”

Tourists can visit Towner Eastbourne, which will celebrate its centenary next year, with a special year of exhibitions.

This will include a Barbara Hepworth summer show and the Turner Prize in September, the first year the renowned prize will be held in Sussex.

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