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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

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

Ridgehill Wood, Staffordshire
Forest or wood

Sywell Wood, Northamptonshire
Forest or wood

Earlstoun Linn, Dumfries and Galloway
Water feature

Burbage Brook, Derbyshire
Water feature

Solway Firth, XXXXXXXX
Water feature

Mc Dougall's Bay, Argyll and Bute
Water feature

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

River Sem, Wiltshire
Water feature

Millward's Park, Hertfordshire
Forest or wood

Bucknell Wood, Northamptonshire
Forest or wood

Hitch Wood, Hertfordshire
Forest or wood

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

Moor Ditch, Oxfordshire
Water feature

Afon Syfynwy, Pembrokeshire
Water feature

River Douglas, Lancashire
Water feature

Worton Wood, Oxfordshire
Forest or wood

Nethermost Pike, Cumbria
Mountain or large hill

Visitor Attractions

Blandford Forum Museum, Dorset
Museum

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Durham
Museum

Otter Trust Earsham, Suffolk
Animals and wildlife

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

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
Historic building

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

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Religious site

Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Historic building

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Historic building

Brentwood Museum, Essex
Museum

Melford Hall, Suffolk
Historic building

Dogton Stone, Kingdom of Fife

Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset
Museum

Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk

Cheddleton Flint Mill & Museum, Staffordshire
Museum

Ford Green Hall, Staffordshire
Historic building

Hellens, Much Marcle

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village, North Yorkshire

Brockfield Hall, Yorkshire

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Norfolk
Animals and wildlife

Cities, Towns and Villages

Leaton, Shropshire
Other settlement

Marwick, Orkney Islands
Other settlement

Ballards Gore, Essex
Other settlement

Cowers Lane, Derbyshire
Other settlement

Exmouth, Devon
Town

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Town

Great Barugh, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Cowpen, Northumberland
Other settlement

Deal, Kent
Town

The Node, Hertfordshire
Other settlement

Deadman's Cross, Bedfordshire
Other settlement

Pentewan, Cornwall
Other settlement

Blandford Forum, Dorset
Town

Elgin, Moray
Town

East Preston, West Sussex
Other settlement

Leeds, Leeds
City

Harwich, Essex
Town

Lydgate, Calderdale
Other settlement

Cock Alley, Derbyshire
Other settlement


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