Welcome to UK Cities, a guide all about... UK Cities!
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the UK's official title) is in fact a unitary state composed of four main parts: the three constituent countries of England, Scotland and Wales (collectively known as Great Britain) - and the province of Northern Ireland.
The UK has 66 'official' cities, though perhaps confusingly it has many more towns easily large enough to be considered cities, and some of its official cities are even smaller than large villages or small towns. See the articles on the right for more about this.
This website explains what constitutes city status in the UK, with the various conflicting definitions of the word 'city', including the official definition.
We have compiled some commonly sought after tables - a list of the largest cities in the UK, a list of the oldest cities in the UK, and a list of dates of incorporation (where known) of the UK's cities.
We have also compiled a city guide for each of the United Kingdom's 66 cities. These guides provide limited demographic data and a basic introduction to each city, touching on their history and their claims to fame. We have also listed contact details for each city's official city council website.
We have created special individual directories of local shops and services for most of the larger cities including Greater London, Bristol, Leicester, Greater Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
UK Cities is organised into country subsections for Great Britain (that is England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland.
Choose any city from the country menus on the right or browse one of the city articles above.