Every winter, we look ahead to the upcoming year and consider which destinations – of the many, many beautiful places across the world – we'll see travellers flocking to. As part of our Best Places to Go in 2023 series, we shine a spotlight on the destinations in the world, as well as the US, India, Spain and the UK that are set to have a real moment in 2023, whether thanks to splashy hotel openings, foodie awakenings or cultural moments that the whole world will be watching.
This list – curated by our expert contributors – is an edit of cities, regions and entire counties across the four devolved nations of the UK that should be on your radar right now. From Manchester's new museums to Glasgow's slew of slated hotel openings via conservation initiatives in Inverness and the sparkly arrival of Eurovision in Liverpool, these are the 13 best places to go in the UK in 2023, in no particular order. And don’t forget to visit our global list of international destinations to visit next year – the best places to travel in 2023, vetted by Condé Nast Traveller editors, plus ideas for places to go in the USA, top spots in Spain and destinations to book in India. Happy travels.