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TNT's Top Cities in the UK Guide. One of the many city Guides TNT publishes over the year.

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  • Des tina ioK s t Un PLUS: SCOTLAND IRELAND ACTIVE BREAKS HIP HOSTELS COOL CITIES Top weekend getaways
  • TNT selects the UK’s hottest destinationsBATH 10 ACE CITIESThere is no more entrancing UK city than Bath – a triumphof elegance more than 2000 years in the making. TheRomans established the city to take advantage of itstherapeutic spring, but it was the architects and wealthypatrons of the Georgian era who fashioned a city – usingthe distinctive cream-coloured local stone – that becamea byword for splendour, and, later, Unesco world heritage-listed. A compact city, it is a joy to wander around andsoak up the history and atmosphere. And afterwards youcan soak up the famous waters by having a dip in the Unwind in a bath in Bathmagnificent rooftop pool at the Thermae Bath Spa. in the heart of town, are the Princes St Gardens. Take aEDINBURGH picnic and soak up the essence of this truly atmosphericA road trip around this fair isle is incomplete without a visit city. As for whiskey, check out The Bow Bar, around theto the Scottish capital. The city itself is divided into the Old corner from the castle, on West Bow. It’s a place you’ll Town – a spectacular come back to. Edinburgh Castle network of winding cobbled streets YORK spiralling downhill in Dominated by the epic Minster – the largest gothic the shadows of the cathedral in Northern Europe – York has a long and majestic Edinburgh colourful past. Invaded by Vikings and ravaged by the castle – and the Great Plague, York’s history dates back to 71AD when New Town, a more it was founded by the Romans. Every trip here must include cosmopolitan network a visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre, alive with the sights, of shopping, nightlife sounds and wretch-inducing smells of Viking times. Then and entertainment. discover a deluge of cutesy tea rooms and trinket shops in Beneath the castle, The Shambles, a cobbled street which snakes its way2 tntmagazine.com/destinations
  • The Angel of the North, Newcastlethrough the centre of town. Branded the most haunted cityin Europe, York’s shadowy snickleways; narrow, windingalleyways; and historic buildings are thought to be awashwith things that go bump in the night, all of which you can Cardiff is a beautiful cityhear about on one of the city’s numerous ghost tours. BELFASTNEWCASTLE Belfast has shaken off its violent past to emerge a hip andRecently hailed the UK’s friendliest city, Newcastle has friendly city that boasts atmospheric bars, cool clubs andpristine pavements, shiny buildings, pricey drinks and a burgeoning shopping scene. Whereas Dublin has becomeEuropean funding, which has led ridiculously expensive and swamped withto its latest rash of tourists, Belfast has still retained its uniquesuperimposed ‘culture’. Whether character. Discover the political murals ofit’s the Angel of the North or Sir the Shankill and Falls districts by taking oneNorman Foster’s Sage Music of the city’s famous Black Taxi tours, whichCentre, Newcastle has also makes a stop at the Peace Wall thatdeveloped an identity beyond divides the loyalist and republicanfootball and short-skirted ladies. communities. The Cathedral Quarter is theThe newly developed quayside city’s clubbing capital, while you can findis at the heart of modern traditional music in the pubs of the Belfast: hip and friendlyNewcastle. There are echoes Gaeltacht Quarter in West Belfast.of Sydney Harbour in the TyneBridge, but the most impressive feature of the quayside is CARDIFFthe 19th century High Level Bridge. No trip to Newcastle is Cardiff is a beautiful city built around a ruined castle withcomplete without downing a pint of the north east’s most plenty of greenery right into the centre. The main shoppingfamous export, Newcastle Brown Ale. Otorious Bigg Market areas of Queen Street and the St David’s Centre areis one place to stop for a drink, while the more bustling, and the relatively new Cardiff Bay developmentsophisticated Central Station area, pricier Quayside gives it a truly cosmopolitan feel. Cardiff is Wales’ nightlifeand gay Pink Triangle are also good for supping. hub, with plenty of clubs and bars in the main city centre and also a good few waterside watering holes in Cardiff York has historic buildings aplenty Bay. Creation is the largest and best known of the clubs, Remember the Beatles in Liverpool 3
  • Manchester is a vibrant UK city mean there’s a real buzz to the place. And it just seems to be getting better – with thousands more media types preparing to call the place home from 2011 when the BBC relocates to its purpose built super- headquarters in Salford. For music lovers, just remember that the Madchester days of the 80s and 90s are long gone. The good news is you’re still guaranteed a cracking night out at any one of this city’s excellent club nights. Or if a civilised meal is more your ticket, then head to the Northern Quarterbut the smaller venues can go for an organic feast or out to West Didsbury for aoff too. For live music, there’s superb suburban meal – strange but true!the scruffy-but-affable Barfly. BRISTOLLIVERPOOL Arguably cooler andThe legacy left by The Beatles definitely less up-is still a major draw for most itself than London,visitors to this music-loving city. Bristol has carved a PR Image, visit manchester, Andrew Hazard, Getty, Thinkstock, TNTCheck out the Cavern Club, on niche for itself as aMatthew street or the Casbah Westcountry haven ofCoffee Club in Merseyside – both places where the Fab Four alternative arts and music.performed. The Beatles story at Albert Docks recounts the You may or may not knowhistory of the band and the daily Magical Mystery Tour of that Bristol is home toLiverpool takes you to Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane, graffiti artist Banksy andas well as other sites of Beatles mythology. The European musicians like Tricky andCapital of Culture 2008 has always been a key player in the Massive Attack, but you’llBritish art scene, with its Tate and the ‘National Gallery of definitely pick up on thethe North, the Walker Art Gallery. The live music scene is city’s creative, slightlyvery much alive and kicking in Liverpool where it’s possible anarchistic spirit as you wander the streets. Take in theto see a gig every night of the week. stunning Clifton Suspension Bridge, chill in the Botanical Garden then seek out some music – Bristol is chocca withGLASGOW clubs and live music venues. St Paul’s Carnival is a goodLet’s face it, Glasgow is never going to win any “most time to experience the city’s Afro Caribbean influence.beautiful city ” contests – especially given its proximity toprettier neighbour Edinburgh. But recent regenerativeprograms have seen Glasgow shed its rough and down-at-heel reputation to emerge as a destination city in its ownright. From the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designedGlasgow School of Art to the eclectic Burrell Collection,Glasgow packs plenty of cultural clout. It also boasts avibrant café and restaurant scene – its curry houses areparticularly good – and a live music scene that hasspawned many a global star.MANCHESTER Xxx xxxx xxx xEnergetic and edgy, Manchester is quite simply England’scoolest northern town. Its vibrant mix of students, youngprofessionals, artists and fascinating industrial history Bristol has an edgy, creative vibe4 tntmagazine.com/destinations
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  • ACTION STATIONSFrom cycling to surfing, we show you how to get physical in the UK WORDS JANINESURFING IN NEWQUAY how is exhilarating. And whether you’re an old Fresh air: wanderNewquay boasts some of the best surfing hand at changing tack or can’t tell port from Dartmoor National Parkbeaches in Europe so grab a board and a starboard, the Solent – the long stretch ofwetsuit, and start riding those gnarly tubes water between the south coast and Isle ofand bitchin’ breaks. Busy with surfers in the Wight – is a paradise for anyone with ansummer with crowded swells, the beaches interest in sailing. There are dozens of yachtare much quieter in the chilly winter months clubs and sailing schools that operate on or– just make sure you wear a wetsuit, booties near the Solent, which has novice-friendlyand hat before you dive into the icy water. waters yet easy access to more challengingIf you’re a beginner, hire a foamie – a soft routes – such as the famous loop around theand easy-to- ride board – and if you want Isle of Wight.to have fun on small waves, grab a longboard.Once you’re done with the waves for the GETTING ACTIVE INday, Newquay has plenty of wild nightlife THE NEW FORESTto boot. Only 90 minutes by train outside of London, The New Forest is the perfect place to combineSAILING ON THE SOLENT the great outdoors with getting fit. BoastingEven if you’re simply pottering along on a calm miles and miles of traffic-free cycling tracksday, the feeling of being on a yacht powered leading deep into its lush interior, The Newonly by the wind and your own sailing know- Forest is a magnet for cyclists. You can easily6 tntmagazine.com/destinations
  • Hit the waves in Newquay Essex is the place to cycle hills this ain’t and the shock of this rugged- looking landscape can knock the wind out of you quicker than the freshest breeze. If you’re keen to explore some of the 730 miles of public footpaths and bridleways then your first stop should be one of the information centres. And you don’t need to be Bear Grylls, there are a variety of “ The feeling of sailing on a yacht can be exhilarating ” easygoing walks that suit all abilities. OfKELSO Paddle power: hit the course, you can go the whole hog too and try water in the New Forest out a spot of wild camping. Just make sure you take plenty of warm and wet weather gear for hire or bring your own bike. And it’s ideal for when the mists descend and the weather gets beginners or those who like a leisurely pace, all moody. Lovely! as the topography is fairly flat. But that doesn’t mean it’s boring. The beautiful landscape CYCLING IN ESSEX makes it ideal for walkers with both circular Forget the snooty cliches about Essex and linear routes wending their way through being full of chavs and crap towns, it’s the trees, with picnic spots and the odd also home to some of England’s most country pub along the way. The New Forest is beautiful countryside and makes for a brilliant also a great place to learn bushcraft, archery destination for road cyclists. From Audley and horse riding but if you want to get wet End station, an hour’s journey from Liverpool there are also plenty of opportunities for Street, you can pick up a cycling route which canoeing, kayaking and rafting on the meanders through rolling hills and historic Beaulieu and Lymington Rivers. towns such as Thaxted, famed for its pretty almshouses and 19th century windmill, and HIKING IN DARTMOOR the stunning medieval hamlet of Saffron NATIONAL PARK Walden. If you need to refuel, you could do Stop for a breather at the top of a rocky moor worse than stop off at The Cricketers in in Devon’s Dartmoor National Park and you’ll Clavering. As you’d expect from a restaurant no doubt be struck by the almost prehistoric owned by Jamie Oliver’s parents, the food atmosphere of this ancient land. Rolling green is fantastic. tntmagazine.com/destinations 7
  • WILDAT HEART NEED TO KNOW WHEN TO GO Any time. Scotland’s climate is cool and wet. January and February are the coldest months. Scotland: Loch it in GETTING THERE Direct trains run from London to EdinburghDiscover knockout scenery impossible to do justice to is the beguiling (4hrs30mins) and atmosphere of the Highlands. As you gaze& exciting cities in Scotland across the mountains, valleys and lakes – the Glasgow. (5hrs). Buses run direct fromWORDS TNT WRITERS landscapes somehow take on an ever more London to Scotland’s entrancing feel. Maybe it’s the romance of major cities. Hire a car rom wild nights out in funky being amid a genuinely wild and unspoilt at easycar.com/F Edinburgh and Glasgow to the savage remoteness of the Shetland Islands and Ben Nevis, the UK’shighest peak, Scotland has loads to offer theindependent traveller. It’s only a stone’s throw environment, or maybe it’s the unrelenting nature of the vistas – at almost every twist and turn a spectacular new scene unfolds. The Highlands are, without doubt, one of the UK’s, and Europe’s, most rewarding destinations. tntmagazine.com for a 5 per cent discount. Budget airlines fly from London to Edinburgh and Glasgow.from London by plane or train too, so weekend GETTINGmissions are as easy as pie. We’ve picked five CLIMB BEN NEVIS AROUND Scotlandof Scotland’s best attractions. Ben Nevis means “venomous hill” in Gaelic: an has an efficient bus ominous name if ever there was one. The UK’s and train network. GOING OUT ALOCH NESS highest peak is a tough slog through snow and pint of beer costsYou can’t visit Scotland without checking ice using crampons, rope and ice axes in about £2.80.out the haunting Loch Ness, a giant and winter, while in summer the snow disappears ACCOMMODinsanely deep lake wedged between towering to make it a scenic and challenging hike. ATION Dorm bedsmountains and the supposed home of the start from £9 andmythical beast, the Loch Ness Monster, private roomsaffectionately known as Nessie. Head up to from £18.the ruins of Castle Urquhart, which affords SEE visitscotland.comfabulous views of the loch – and a chance to SCOTLANDspot Nessie. Loch NessSCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Ben NevisThe beauty of the Scottish Highlands has been EDINBURGHthe stuff of legends for poets, writers and Glasglowartists alike for centuries. But what’s Plenty of castles to explore8 tntmagazine.com/destinations
  • Explore cultural Edinburgh Climb Ben NevisSCOTTISH CASTLES Enjoy the nightlife chock-full of friendly Scots boozing in bars,With its brooding skies, towering mountains pubs serving steaming plates of haggis andand glassy lakes, Scotland provides an great sights to check out like Arthur’s Seat andenchanting setting for its clutch of modern and Edinburgh Castle, rising from the cliffs andruined castles. Overlooking the Highlands and looming over the city. Often overlooked, edgyLowlands, Stirling Castle has a turbulent Glasgow is just as worthy of a visit, especiallyhistory that features many of Scotland’s most for its dearth of tourists, thriving music scenecolourful historical characters, from William and pub culture.Wallace to Mary Queen of Scots. Meanwhile,Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital’s CHOW DOWN ON HAGGISskyline, perched atop an extinct volcano. Make No trip to Scotland would be truly completelike a royal and spend the night in Kinloch without at least trying haggis: a sheep’s intestine combined with onion, oatmeal, spices and salt. It is traditionally boiled in the sheep’s stomach but“ Make like a royal today many other casings are used. While itand spend a night sounds horrible, it tastes incredible when served with “neeps and tatties”, which is usually yellowin a castle ” turnips and potatoes. It has become so popular that a vegetarian option is often available, but seeing how the haggis is very much a meat dish,Castle, sited in the Isle of Rum in Scotland. it’s hard to believe the vegetarian option isBuilt in 1897, visitors can sleep in a hostel anything like the real thing. Wash down your mealdorm situated at the back of a castle, in what with a nip of Scotch whisky. The Scots are famousused to be the servants’ quarters. If you’ve got for brewing this drop. In fact, there’s even an actcash to splash, stay in an Oak room, complete of parliament – the Scotch Whisky Act – thatwith four-poster beds. Also worth exploration governs the quality of the product for it to carry the name Scotch whisky.are ruined fortress Dunnotar Castle and EileanDonan, which sits in the middle of three lochs.CITY LIFEEdinburgh andGlasgow arevastly differentcities, but both Getty, Thinkstock, TNThave much to offer.Funky Edinburgh isthe first port of call formost travellers toScotland. The capital is10 tntmagazine.com/destinations
  • IRISH CHARMSoak up the Emerald Isle’s mighty craic WORDS JANINE KELSO Stand tall: The Giant’s Causeway reland and Northern Ireland offersI historic buildings, ancient ruins, mystical legends, a complicated history and a fascinating landscape, but the thing thatmakes it special is its spirit. The music will getunder your skin and send shivers down your NEED TO KNOW WHEN TO GO Any time. Winter is mild, summer is sunny. GETTING THEREspine, and the stories you hear in a dusty local Aer Lingus andpub will bring a smile to your face. RyanAir fly to Dublin and Belfast. EasyJet flies to Belfast.THE GIANT’S CAUSEWAY GETTING AROUNDAccording to legend, the Giant’s Causeway was The Temple Bar, Dublin To hire a car, seebuilt by giant Finn McCool as stepping stones easycar.com/across the sea to help him meet his Scottish cross the nearby Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, tntmagazine.com for aenemy. But scientists say that the honeycomb- which swings over an 80ft chasm. 5 per cent discount.like formation of six-sided basalt columns were Dublin and Derry canformed by volcanic eruptions more than 60 DUBLIN be easily exploredmillion years ago. Whatever you choose to Brimming with history and character, Dublin is on foot.believe, the Causeway is a must-see natural positively cosmopolitan, its streets thronging GOING OUT A beer costs from £2.80wonder. Those with a head for heights can with immigrants and tourists, leading many to £3.50. to think that the Republic’s capital is the ACCOMMODATION country’s least Irish city. But dig a little deeper Dorm rooms cost and get off the tourist map, and you’ll find the from £11 a night. city still has much to offer. Dublin is the best SEE discoverireland.ie place in the world to sup a pint of its most famous export, Guinness. Learn how to pull a perfect pint of the gloopy black stuff, topped off with a creamy head, at the Guinness Giant’s Causeway Derry Storehouse, then enjoy a drink in its dazzling BELFAST 360° bar which affords striking city views. History boffins should pay a visit to the free N. IRELAND National Museum of Ireland, home to two DUBLIN 2000-year-old people, who were preserved in IRELAND bogs until they were discovered in 2003. Swing by: Carrick-a-Rede rope bridgetntmagazine.com/destinations 11
  • A troubled past Historians believe the bodies were sacrificed to the gods of fertility to guarantee a good harvest. While tourist-trap Temple Bar is loaded with after-dark haunts, you’ll find a more genuine Irish experience – as well as friendly Irish folk – at boozers such as Hogans on George Street and Whelans, on Wexford Street, famed for its music and late bar. DERRY-LONDONDERRY Harrowing murals in the city’s Bogside provide a The walled city of Derry/Londonderry chilling reminder of Derry’s bloody past. Painted has a turbulent and fascinating history, on end of row terraces, scenes depict everything as well as a burgeoning cultural scene. In from a boy clutching a Molotov cocktail and fact, the vibrant and forward-thinking city wearing a gasmask, to a 14-year-old girl who was was recently named the UK’s first Capital killed in crossfire in 1971. Spend an evening in of Culture for 2013. The city with two characterful pub Peadar O’Donnell’s, in Waterloo names – Derry, if you’re a Catholic Street – its ceiling and walls covered in knick-knacks, nationalist, or Londonderry, if you’re a flags, Guinness posters and stuffed animals. Protestant loyalist, might have a brightwww.britainonview.com, Getty, TNT Fancy a pint? future, but this belies a troubled past. Janine Kelso travelled with Shamrocker Adventures (08450 267 507; shamrockeradventures.com) on FILM LOCATIONS the Northern Rocker tour, which travels to Derry, Ireland’s beguiling landscape has captured the imagination of countless Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway. It recently won filmmakers, who have shot top movies, such as The Commitments and Michael ‘Best Visitor Experience’ at the Northern Ireland Collins. Although Mel Gibson’s swashbuckler Braveheart was set in Scotland, Tourism Awards. Shamrocker also runs three, five most of the battle scenes were filmed in Ireland. The D-Day scenes in Saving and seven day trips throughout Ireland, departing Private Ryan were also shot in Ireland, in County Wexford. from Dublin. Discover your way with Hostelling International Northern Ireland PRESENT THIS VOUCHER PRESENT THIS VOUCHER & AND RECEIVE A FREE RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY ½ PINT OF LAGER OR A SOUVENIR WITH A Six locations across Northern Ireland, ensuite rooms and SOFT DRINK WITH A MAIN €25 RETAIL PURCHASE. COURSE PURCHASED prices start at just £12.50 - what are you waiting for? For more information or to book please phone +44 (0) 28 9032 4733 or visit www.hini.org.uk With thanks to Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Causeway Coast and Glens, Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism and Conventions Bureau for the use of their images 12 tntmagazine.com/destinations
  • f the in at one o s OT Check- oolest dig UK’s c NINE KELSO H JA WORDS HOSTELS 1. THE CASTLE CARBISDALE CASTLE SYHA HOSTEL, SUTHERLAND, SCOTLAND What? Make like a King or Queen and spend a right royal night in an enchanting castle. Built for the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland in 1906, this building has seen many rich and esteemed folk step through its doors. Set in woodlands an hour’s drive north of Inverness, this castle hostel is great for groups, families and weddings. Walls are adorned with art and Italian marble statues stand on display in the main gallery. Easily spooked types should note that the castle even has its own ghost. Nearby attractions include distilleries, nature walks and mountain biking routes. How much? £20.50 per night, per bed. See: hihostels.comtntmagazine.com/destinations 13
  • 2. GENERATOR HOSTEL DUBLIN, IRELANDWhat? Smack bang in Smithfield Square in the heart ofthe city, these new digs are situated next to the Jamesondistillery and just around the corner from the famousTemple Bar area. If you fancy a bit of pampering, visitors underground Clashbar, the former base of the oldare given the options of ensuite or a VIP suite with a hot Clerkenwell Magistrates Court where Charles Dickenstub and Guinness bar. worked while he wrote and immortalised the adventures ofHow much? From £13.20 per night, per bed. Oliver Twist. More recent residents include rock legendsSee: generatorhostels.com The Clash, who were held in the cells in 1978 for shooting at pigeons. How much? From £19 per night, per bed. See: clinkhostels.com 5. CASTLE ROCK HOSTEL, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Housed under the Castle ramparts, this laid-back hostel is within striking distance of the historic Royal Mile and the pubs and clubs of the Grassmarket. Top-notch facilities include a sun-patio, a traditional coal fire for those chilly wintry nights and an ice machine. There’s also a free walking tour of the city every morning. How much? From £15 per night, per bed. See: castlerockedinburgh.com3. CENTRAL BACKPACKERS OXFORDThis award-winning hostel can be found in one of Oxford’sliveliest streets, Park End, lined with restaurants, pubs,bars and clubs. As well as a cosy TV lounge with moviesshowing all day, there’s a roof-top terrace with a BBQ.How much? From £19 per night, per bed. Hostelling International,ThinkstockSee: centralbackpackers.co.uk4. CLINK 78, LONDONThis revamped 200-year-old courthouse-turned-hostel is aclassified English Heritage building thanks to its originalprison cells and courtrooms. Spend evenings makingfriends, playing games and dancing in the hostel’s14 tntmagazine.com/destinations
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