Looking for inspiration for a stay? Why not visit one of the UK’s brand new Jubilee Cities?
Bangor, Northern Ireland
Bangor was a key site during the Second World War due to its location at the mouth of Belfast Lough.
The brand new town also hosted the Queen and Prince Phillip for lunch at the Royal Ulster Yacht Club in 1961.
According to Tripadvisor reviews, one of the city’s top attractions is the incredible neo-Norman Penrhyn Castle.
The 19th century castle is filled with interesting artifacts. One visitor said: “You have to see the inside of this castle to believe it.”
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Colchester is the second town in Essex to gain town status this year, after Southend became a town following the death of key campaigner David Amess MP.
One of the best sites in the new town is the award-winning Colchester Zoo. One visitor wrote on Tripadvisor: “The team at Colchester Zoo are phenomenal.
Doncaster made three previous attempts for city status before becoming one of the Jubilee Cities.
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One visitor said: ‘Beautiful trains, a very nice way to travel the Isle of Man. Nice well maintained comfortable cars.
Once the seat of Scottish kings in the Middle Ages, Dunfermline has strong ties to royalty. Robert the Bruce is buried in the town’s abbey, a major tourist attraction.
A visitor to the abbey said: ‘It was nice to be able to walk around the grounds looking at all the buildings.
Milton Keynes, England
The pinnacle of post-war town planning, Milton Keynes was established in the 1960s to tackle housing shortages.
The town is home to Snozone, an incredible indoor venue for snowboarding, skiing and sledding.
A visitor said: “We had a fantastic full day of lessons. I went from zero to comfortable all the way up.
Stanley, Falkland Islands
A little far for a stay, Stanley is home to 2,100 people and Prince William has already spent six weeks there as a search and rescue pilot.
Home to colonies of penguins, one visitor to beautiful Stanley Cove said, “A great place to watch the penguins go about their business.”
Wrexham recently made headlines when Hollywood stars, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham Football Club.
Visitors should visit the Pontcysyllte aqueduct, which offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. A tourist said: “This structure is a marvel.