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Survey Crowns Liverpool UK’s Best Large City Break

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    ‘Fantastic Cultural Scene’ & ‘Buzzing Atmosphere’ Gives NW City Edge

    A recent Which? poll has named Liverpool as the UK’s best large city break. The survey quizzed around 4000 Which? members regarding their visits to UK cities and towns in the last two years.

    To qualify for the large city category, the city or town must have a population of over 200,000. Bath and Chester were named the most popular medium-sized cities or towns, and Wells came in first for the small-city category.

    Each location was scored on accommodation, food and drink, cultural sights and value for money. The overall city score was calculated based on satisfaction and how likely the respondent is to recommend the city break to others.

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    Liverpool Outdoes Traditional Holiday Destinations Like London & York

    Liverpool had an overall score of 84%, beating out all other larger cities. Visitors cited the city’s much-loved cultural sights, such as the museums at the Royal Albert Dock, the Walker Gallery, the Beatles Museum and Liverpool’s two cathedrals, as enjoyable spots. The friendliness of locals was also mentioned several times.

    Liverpool was given five stars for cultural sights and four stars for accommodation and lack of crowds. Notably, Liverpool also got three stars for parking, while most of the highly rated cities only got one. Many northern English and Scottish cities, including Liverpool (four stars), got higher food and drink ratings than London, which was awarded just three stars.

    In overall score, Liverpool beat out other more traditional holiday destinations such as London (76%), York (83%) and Edinburgh (83%), as well as local North West rival Manchester (71%).

    Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel commented: “Liverpool stood out among the UK’s large cities for its fantastic cultural scene and buzzing atmosphere, beating London and the UK’s other capital cities to take first place.”

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      Jessica Ferris is a property writer at RWinvest, helping our readers stay ahead of property market trends with the latest news and statistics.