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Explore Britain

The independent travellers' guide

There are plenty of websites which will give you top-down tourist information about the major cities and attractions in Britain; this website takes a different approach and lists every town and village in mainland Great Britain and the associated offshire islands together with a comprehensive list of heritage and culture related tourist attractions. Features include:


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or use the map or list of places by county to find towns, villages, geographic and historical features, visitor attractions and hotels across Great Britain.


Most Popular Locations

Geographical/Historical Features

Haycock Spinney, Rutland
Forest or wood

Hopton Titterhill, Shropshire
Mountain or large hill

Ben Nevis, Highland
Mountain or large hill

Scafell Pike, Cumbria
Mountain or large hill

Snowdonia National Park/Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri, Gwynedd
Mountain or large hill

Mc Culloch's Castle (Fort), Dumfries and Galloway
Antiquity (non-Roman)

Mc Dougall's Bay, Argyll and Bute
Water feature

Bummers Hill (Tumulus), Hertfordshire
Antiquity (non-Roman)

Earlstoun Linn, Dumfries and Galloway
Water feature

Suckley Hills, Worcestershire
Mountain or large hill

Hill of Coralea, Aberdeenshire
Mountain or large hill

River Douglas, Lancashire
Water feature

River Sem, Wiltshire
Water feature

Buttockspire Wood, Northamptonshire
Forest or wood

Millward's Park, Hertfordshire
Forest or wood

Ladock Wood, Cornwall
Forest or wood

Chanctonbury Ring, West Sussex
Antiquity (non-Roman)

Bucknell Wood, Northamptonshire
Forest or wood

Nethermost Pike, Cumbria
Mountain or large hill

Burbage Brook, Derbyshire
Water feature

Visitor Attractions

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Durham
Museum

Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans (University of Hertfordshire Galleries), Hertfordshire
Gallery

Blandford Forum Museum, Dorset
Museum

Dunaskin Open Air Museum, Ayrshire
Museum

390th Bomb Group Memorial Air Museum & The British Resistance Organisation Museum, Suffolk
Museum

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Norfolk
Animals and wildlife

Melford Hall, Suffolk
Historic building

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
Historic building

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Religious site

Otter Trust Earsham, Suffolk
Animals and wildlife

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Historic building

Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Historic building

Brockfield Hall, Yorkshire

Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk

Brentwood Museum, Essex
Museum

Dogton Stone, Kingdom of Fife

Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset
Museum

Cheddleton Flint Mill & Museum, Staffordshire
Museum

Hellens, Much Marcle

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village, North Yorkshire

Cities, Towns and Villages

Christchurch, Dorset
Town

Great Barugh, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Marwick, Orkney Islands
Other settlement

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Town

Exmouth, Devon
Town

Sudbury, Suffolk
Town

Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Sheen, Staffordshire
Other settlement

Lydgate, Calderdale
Other settlement

Woodstock, Pembrokeshire
Other settlement

East Preston, West Sussex
Other settlement

Hundon, Suffolk
Other settlement

Luddesdown, Kent
Other settlement

Shwt, Bridgend
Other settlement

Cock Alley, Derbyshire
Other settlement

Macedonia, Fife
Other settlement

Hickling, Norfolk
Other settlement

Boon, Scottish Borders
Other settlement

Twatt, Orkney Islands
Other settlement

Elgin, Moray
Town


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