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U.K. Cities With the Most Tourists

Can you name the cities in the United Kingdom that receive the most overseas visitors?
For 2018. Visitors who spend at least one night in the city.
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Last updated: November 10, 2019
First submittedSeptember 5, 2018
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# Visitors
City
19.1 mil
London
2.36 mil
Edinburgh
1.41 mil
Manchester
1.10 mil
Birmingham
837,000
Glasgow
803,000
Liverpool
598,000
Bristol
547,000
Cambridge
# Visitors
City
526,000
Oxford
459,000
Brighton and Hove
348,000
Bath
344,000
Leeds
342,000
Cardiff
313,000
Inverness
278,000
York
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level 63
Nov 10, 2019
Brilliant! As a brit I was surprised how highly Inverness ranked, but I thoroughly enjoyed the quiz regardless :)
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level 75
Nov 10, 2019
What are they even doing up there?
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level 63
Nov 10, 2019
Perhaps they landed in England, were looking for Edinburgh and ended up going too far?
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level 72
Nov 11, 2019
The highlands. Loch Ness, whiskey distillery tours, hiking, Ben Nevis, the Cairngorns etc, etc, etc. Why would you not want to go to Inverness? A better question would be why people would visit Leeds or Manchester or Liverpool . . .
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level 38
Nov 11, 2019
haha what do you mean? its situated in the most beautiful area of Britain by far: the Highlands.
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level 39
Nov 11, 2019
Manchester - birthplace of Industrial Revolution, Communism, computer, graphene, the railway (with Liverpool), Rolls Royce and atomic theory, as well as two of the worlds most famous football clubs. Liverpool - docks which were hugely significant in slave trade and Beatles. Leeds - Corn Exchange and Victoria Quarter. Honestly if people went beyond Stratford there's lots to see, too many southern snobs
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level 82
Nov 11, 2019
Capital of the Scottish highlands. We want to see the highlands.
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level 74
Nov 10, 2019
What did I miss in Manchester and Birmingham?
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level 63
Nov 10, 2019
They're the big cities with airports and traffic. Birmingham also has the NEC with lots of events and conventions which may have propped numbers up.
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level 74
Nov 10, 2019
These are overnight visitors, not just sightseeing tourists but including football fans, businessmen, congresses etc
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level 59
Nov 10, 2019
Im surprised to not see Belfast, guess nobody be going to Northern Ireland
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level 41
Nov 10, 2019
I was surprised as well
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level 71
Nov 12, 2019
I was in Belfast quite recently. Went to the castle, which was closed in the middle of the day. Wondered about this out loud and some locals said that "they haven't gotten used to the idea that people come here now". Referring to the whole city. Pretty much only the Titanic Quarter was full and apparently most tourists just go to see the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede, some whiskey place and GoT tours. Don't even need to stay in Belfast for that.
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level 73
Nov 11, 2019
No Hull? Or Scunthorpe?
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level 42
Nov 11, 2019
Who'd want to go there?
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level 58
Nov 11, 2019
Not sure why anyone would want to go to Scunthorpe especially, and it isn't even a city. Hull isn't that big, is quite poor and as far as I know doesn't have many significant attractions except for a bridge.
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level 67
Nov 11, 2019
Edinburgh is dying from overtourism.
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level 69
Nov 22, 2019
If the "spending a night" caveat were not included, I would think Dover in the top few.
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level 18
Nov 24, 2019
oh you commented me! xD