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British Cities with the Most Tourists

Can you name the cities and towns in the United Kingdom that receive the greatest number of international visitors?
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# Visits
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18,851 k
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1,543 k
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1,152 k
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662 k
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601 k
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535 k
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526 k
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457 k
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430 k
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# Visits
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358 k
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323 k
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316 k
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300 k
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263 k
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257 k
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236 k
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204 k
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(33)
No Blackpool? Interesting list, did not expect so many Scottish cities/towns!
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Oct 16, 2016
(69)
Lots of British people go there but few international tourists. If we want to go the beach, we tend to go where there is actually some sun.
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Jul 16, 2017
(43)
Wouldn't the British tourists visiting Scotland be left out though as it says greatest number of international tourists?
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Jul 19, 2017
(29)
Some sun? You're not going to get that much more sun down south compared to Blackpool!..I expected Blackpool to be here as well
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Jul 21, 2017
(69)
No Huddersfield, Hull or Middlesborough? Just joking but thought Dover might be on there with people taking boats across from Calais in France.
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May 20, 2017
(47)
People generally just bypass Dover. They aren't missing much, it's a real dump!
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Jul 17, 2017
(65)
British or UK cities? There's a difference.
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May 20, 2017
(69)
The source is a UK-government-funded one called VisitBritain that incorporates Northern Irish data into its stats. I would suggest you argue with them.
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May 21, 2017
(66)
British is commonly (and officially) used as adjective for the whole UK.
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May 21, 2017
(68)
In this quiz, there isn't a difference, because no Northern Irish cities appear in the list anyway. But if Belfast, Londonderry etc were eligible, then "UK" would be more accurate than "British" here.
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May 21, 2017
(69)
'British' is a word used to mean 'from the UK'. A person from the UK is British, not 'United Kingdomish'. Same principle.
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Jul 18, 2017
(68)
A person from Northern Ireland can be British or Irish (or both). It's all in the Good Friday Agreement
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Jul 18, 2017
(43)
The description specifies United Kingdom. Cities in Northern Ireland can still be called British even though they're not technically in Britain. British = from the UK.
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Jul 19, 2017
(62)
Why on earth are people visiting reading?
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May 21, 2017
(64)
The Reading festival is a big part of it I guess
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May 21, 2017
(64)
I know that most people just pass through there, but Dover should probably be on there too.
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May 21, 2017
(69)
Dover appears further down the stats. The majority of people don't actually pass through Dover on entry - the Channel Tunnel route just skims the town, and goes on to Folkestone, so rail and car passengers can't really be counted as visiting.
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May 22, 2017
(54)
What ? Isn't llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in there ??
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May 21, 2017
(73)
I think you spelled that wrong.
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May 21, 2017
(60)
No, thats right. It should definitely be here
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May 27, 2017
(69)
No, he spelled it perfectly right.
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Jul 16, 2017
(59)
Welsh Wheel of Fortune must be fun.
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Jul 16, 2017
(56)
That made me laugh out loud. Thank you
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Jul 17, 2017
(68)
I wonder how they work this out? International tourists is easy because they are counted at the border, but no-one "checks-in" and "checks-out" of individual cities like this. Haworth in Yorkshire has heaps of foreign tourists (it's near Wuthering Heights of Bronte sisters fame), and how about Dover, where lots of people enter the UK?
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May 21, 2017
(59)
Very difficult, for sure. Even places that have a hotel registry system - with a bed tax for international tourists, for example - still miss daytrippers, which many of these places and others would get lots of.
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Jul 16, 2017
(69)
For Haworth, it's a little bit like Stratford or Canterbury. A lot of people go there, but it seems a bigger crowd than it actually is because of the comparatively small scale of the towns. But I agree with you on Dover, tried it along with Folkestone and Grimsby because those three towns are the entry point of the bulk of Northern European tourists in Great Britain.
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Jul 16, 2017
(67)
Reading? Why?
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Jul 16, 2017
(34)
Reading is a good way to gain knowledge. We should all read a book sometime.
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Jul 16, 2017
(67)
The answer to some of these comments would seem to be that they are not 'cities' e.g. Dover or Stratford-on Avon are not cities.
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Jul 16, 2017
(58)
Neither is Reading but it's there.
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Jul 16, 2017
(53)
... but the quiz asks for cities or towns.
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Jul 18, 2017
(61)
Westminster is technically a city - surely that makes the list?
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Jul 16, 2017
(68)
Maybe at the expense of London? Would be interested how many actually visited the City of London - suspect it'd still be second, but behind Westminster
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Jul 18, 2017
(21)
Why is Stratford-upon-Avon not on this list ? Whenever I go there every other person is a foreign tourist with a camera !
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Jul 16, 2017
(21)
I know it is not a city !! but the Q says "towns & cities"
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Jul 16, 2017
(47)
Surprised that Southampton gets more international tourists than Pompey, considering that Portsmouth has the historic naval docks and are well worth a visit (while there's nothing of that level of tourist attraction in Soton).
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Jul 17, 2017
(34)
Cruise ships?
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Jul 17, 2017
(47)
No Swindon? Oh, I can only hope...
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Jul 17, 2017
(45)
Swindon does get loads of international visitors - it's just that they are all on their way to Bath
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Jul 18, 2017
(68)
I did try Swindon before Reading - both admittedly out of desperation; imagine my surprise ...
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Jul 18, 2017
(25)
No Belfast?
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Jul 18, 2017
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