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World Tourism Day: An insight into six cities around the UK

Celebrate World Tourism Day with Campanile

This month, World Tourism Day falls on 27th September; and what better excuse to take a look at the various iconic sights around the UK? Our country is filled with impressive landmarks, exciting things to do and incredible things to see – and we want to encourage more people to get out and experience what Great Britain has to offer!

Campanile is based in 17 cities around the UK, and we’ve picked 6 of these cities to take a look at in more depth in celebration of World Tourism Day.  


Did you know that Manchester is the third most-visited city in the UK? It’s no wonder due to the incredible architectural sights to see such as Manchester Town Hall and not to mention the Trafford Centre – a 280 store shopping complex which attracts 35 million visits annually. It is also famous worldwide for its two premiership football clubs and for being the home of Oasis – the famous rock band who have sold 75 million records all over the world. Our Manchester hotel is based just ten minutes away from the city centre, in Salford.


Are you a fan of The Beatles? A trip to the Cavern Club on Matthew Street (where the band played over 300 times!) isn’t to be missed as it is now one of the most famous music venues in the world. The former Culture capital also has more museums and galleries than outside of London and is home to the Albert Dock – a designated World Heritage Site. Our Liverpool hotel is based on the Queen’s Dock which is just one mile from the picturesque Albert Dock.


Frequently referred to as the second city of England due to being the second most populous city in the United Kingdom, Birmingham is filled with exciting places to explore, with its interesting museums and 100 miles of canals; most of which were built in the 1700s and 1800s. During the Industrial Revolution, the canals were busy waterways for transporting coal, iron and heavy goods and are now surrounded by vibrant areas with restaurants, shops and bars – including our Campanile Birmingham hotel! 


Commonly known as Newcastle and famous for its ‘Geordie’ dialect, this northern city is based on the banks of the River Tyne and is renowned for being a cultural landmark with industrial history. In contrast to this, the nightlife attracts people from all over the country and with our Washington hotel based just a short drive from the centre, we are an ideal choice for a quiet base whilst still being close to all of the action!  


Our capital city is a bustling metropolis filled with four World Heritage Sites including the Tower of London, exciting landmarks, copious museums and galleries and the oldest underground railway network in the world – the London Underground. We have two hotels based just an hour’s train journey from the capital in Basildon and Dartford; close enough to enjoy the buzz of the city without having to endure city centre hotel prices.


Did you know that Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom? Located on the banks of the River Clyde, there is an array of beautiful architecture to set your eyes on; particularly the Glasgow City Chambers which were opened by Queen Victoria in 1888.  Home to the eighth busiest venue worldwide, the SSE Hydro (our hotel is situated next to the venue) and shoppers’ paradise Buchanan Street, there is plenty to see and do in this Scottish city.


For more information on our hotels and to book a room, please visit our website https://www.campanile.com/en/united-kingdom.  Alternatively you can follow us on our social media channels, @CampanileUK.


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