Today – Monday the 14th of March – is known as Commonwealth Day. This annual event celebrates the diversity within all member states.
The Commonwealth includes 53 countries and is made up of approximately 2 billion people. To this day, we have handpicked some of our favourite cities worth visiting as holiday destinations…
Bridgetown is not only the capital city of the island of Barbados it is the islands only city. The city expresses its past as a British colonial city with impressive cathedrals a 17th century Garrison and of course the wonderful beaches.
Although not the capital city of Botswana Maun is the main tourist hotspot of the country and acts as the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Botswana is home to some of Africa’s best safaris and is known for its impressive elephant population.
Vancouver is ranked as one of the best cities to live in the world. The city boasts exquisite scenery a growing cultural scene and the best food in Canada.
The capital of Cyprus, Nicosia, is a city that expresses modern day Cyprus. The city’s historic walls enclose the best places to visits with narrow streets, churches, mosques and historic colonial buildings.
The island of Jersey has become a favourite destination for British holiday makers thanks to short flight times and warm weather. St Helier is the islands capital and is home to the most popular hotels and restaurants on the island.
Delhi is home to 25 million people and has been called the eastern Rome due to its impressive culture. Delhi is a city that expresses a historical past with some captivating old monument and a vibrant present thanks to the modern Delhi Metro.
Kingston can be found between the Blue Mountains and the world’s seventh natural harbour. Jamaica perhaps best known for is laid back atmosphere, tropical weather and sandy beaches.
London is one of the most visited cities in the world. Home to some of the worlds must recognisable landmarks – Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the London Eye and of course Buckingham Palace.
Edinburgh is a city steeped in history and culture, home to the famous Edinburgh Fringe festival, Royal Military Tattoo and a castle built on top of a volcano.
Built by the Knights of St John Valletta is the capital of the small island of Malta. Valletta is built on a tiny peninsula, only 1km by 600m, described by UNESCO as ‘one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.’
The New Zealand capital of Auckland has the Maori name Tamaki Makaurau that translates to the city of many lovers. Auckland expresses a rugged beauty with beautiful surf beaches.
Cape Town is a port city on the south west coast of South Africa at the base of the soaring Table Mountain. The flat-topped mountain is the headline act of Cape Town covering 22,000 and boasts more plant species than the British Isles.
Colombo was once known as ‘the garden city of the East’ and its green roots can still be seen today. The major highlights of this city are the Portuguese fort; Cinnamon Gardens and plethora of restaurants selling local food. Hop in a tuktuk and explore.