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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

Mam Tor, Derbyshire
Mountain or large hill

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

Ladock Wood, Cornwall
Forest or wood

Millward's Park, Hertfordshire
Forest or wood

Bucknell Wood, Northamptonshire
Forest or wood

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

Mc Dougall's Bay, Argyll and Bute
Water feature

Squirrel Wood, Kent
Forest or wood

Earlstoun Linn, Dumfries and Galloway
Water feature

Hopton Titterhill, Shropshire
Mountain or large hill

Botley Wood, Hampshire
Forest or wood

Hill of Coralea, Aberdeenshire
Mountain or large hill

Catchpenny Pool, Cheshire
Water feature

Suckley Hills, Worcestershire
Mountain or large hill

River Douglas, Lancashire
Water feature

Withycombe Wood, Warwickshire
Forest or wood

River Sem, Wiltshire
Water feature

Visitor Attractions

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

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

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Historic building

Dunaskin Open Air Museum, Ayrshire
Museum

Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset
Museum

Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Historic building

Brockfield Hall, Yorkshire

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
Historic building

Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk

Blandford Forum Museum, Dorset
Museum

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village, North Yorkshire

Dogton Stone, Kingdom of Fife

Brentwood Museum, Essex
Museum

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Durham
Museum

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Religious site

Hellens, Much Marcle

Cheddleton Flint Mill & Museum, Staffordshire
Museum

Otter Trust Earsham, Suffolk
Animals and wildlife

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Norfolk
Animals and wildlife

Melford Hall, Suffolk
Historic building

Cities, Towns and Villages

Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Marwick, Orkney Islands
Other settlement

Christchurch, Dorset
Town

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Town

Golden Balls, Oxfordshire
Other settlement

Demelza, Cornwall
Other settlement

Exmouth, Devon
Town

Lydgate, Calderdale
Other settlement

Tonbridge, Kent
Town

Elgin, Moray
Town

Woodstock, Pembrokeshire
Other settlement

Boon, Scottish Borders
Other settlement

Sudbury, Suffolk
Town

Baulking, Oxfordshire
Other settlement

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Town

Shwt, Bridgend
Other settlement

Twatt, Orkney Islands
Other settlement

Cock Alley, Derbyshire
Other settlement

Great Barugh, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Warminster Common, Wiltshire
Other settlement


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