Eastbourne has been named the best place in the UK to go on a day or overnight trip in 2023. Time Out - the global media and hospitality brand which helps people explore and experience the best of the city - heralds the East Sussex town’s rising status as a creative and cultural hub, with contemporary art gallery, Towner Eastbourne hosting the 2023 Turner Prize from September. Other events highlighted include The Screen International Film Festival and Beach Life Music Festival. The town’s live music venues and independent shops and eating spots are also singled out. Coming second on Time Out’s UK Best Places to Visit 2023 list is Birmingham, which Time Out’s experts note for its “most underrated food scene in the UK” and the return of the Ashes in June next year as some of the key rationale for a visit. Cardigan, third on the list and given the title by Time Out of the “most underrated” spot in West Wales, is celebrated for its overall beauty and “dazzling creative streak” as well as its plethora of independent businesses, the renovated Cardigan Castle and “stunning” Guildhall Market. The Other Voices festival in November, a celebration of Celtic creativity and music, is also listed as an extra motive to visit in the autumn. Closing out the top five is Manchester at number four with the reopening of Manchester Museum in February and the opening of Factory International’s new arts centre spotlighted among the city’s many 2023 jewels. Scarborough is at number five of Time Ou
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