Oldest Cities in the UK

Name the time immemorial cities of the United Kingdom, which means any city which was not formally named a city, but rather have used the title before September 1189.
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Last updated: February 9, 2017
First submittedJanuary 24, 2013
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City
Bangor
Bath
Canterbury
City
Chichester
Durham
Ely
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Exeter
Hereford
Lichfield
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Lincoln
City of London
Norwich
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Winchester
Worcester
York
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Level 81
Mar 13, 2013
You can't accept London for City of London?? I even tried Londinium..
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Level 74
Oct 21, 2014
I agree, it should accept it (and it does now), but strictly speaking the City of London is only a small part of London.
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Level 40
Jun 16, 2013
Have Ely, Lichfield etc ever been cities? Also, you have changed the answer to London. It doesn't make sense its either city of for all... or for none.
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Level 45
Jun 12, 2014
A city is catorgorised as a place that has a cathedral, which Ely, Lichfield et al do ...
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2014
It used to be that way but there are now other reasons why city status has been granted.
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Level 66
Apr 27, 2015
I am going to jump on the bandwagon, why is this UK, when all the cities are in England. What about Edinburgh? I lost a lot of time trying to put in cities from the other countries.
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Level 69
Oct 6, 2020
Bangor is in Wales. Edinburgh is not one of the UK's oldest cities. You simply lost a lot of time writing the wrong answers.
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Level 80
Aug 31, 2015
This is a very arbitrary choice. What about Chester, Edinburgh, St Albans, Bristol and so on?
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Level 69
Oct 6, 2020
No it isn't arbitrary at all. The question and answers are good. The question requires the oldest cities in the UK. Edinburgh (for example) gained city status in the 17th century (1633 according to one source).
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Level 39
Jul 15, 2017
Forgot the one I live in... :(