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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

Hulne Priory, Northumberland
Antiquity (non-Roman)

Scafell Pike, Cumbria
Mountain or large hill

Effingham Forest, Surrey
Forest or wood

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

Cairn Water, Dumfries and Galloway
Water feature

River Exe, Devon
Water feature

St Helen's Wood, Lincolnshire
Forest or wood

Weald Brook, Havering
Water feature

Black Stitchel, Northumberland
Mountain or large hill

River Hart, Hampshire
Water feature

Madford River, Devon
Water feature

Black Dub, Cumbria
Water feature

Loch Beag Bhuirgh, Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Water feature

Stinking Goat, Northumberland
Water feature

Trevellas Porth, Cornwall
Water feature

Glazert Water, East Dunbartonshire
Water feature

Fanny Barks (Fox Covert), Darlington
Forest or wood

Afon Syfynwy, Pembrokeshire
Water feature

Latchmore Brook, Hampshire
Water feature

Visitor Attractions

Dollar Museum, Clackmannan
Museum

Wanborough Barn, Surrey
Rural heritage site

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

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

Blandford Forum Museum, Dorset
Museum

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Norfolk
Animals and wildlife

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Historic building

Dunaskin Open Air Museum, Ayrshire
Museum

Brentwood Museum, Essex
Museum

Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk

Hellens, Much Marcle

Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset
Museum

Dogton Stone, Kingdom of Fife

Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Historic building

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
Historic building

Brockfield Hall, Yorkshire

Melford Hall, Suffolk
Historic building

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Religious site

Otter Trust Earsham, Suffolk
Animals and wildlife

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Durham
Museum

Cities, Towns and Villages

Lepton, Kirklees
Other settlement

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Town

Bronaber, Gwynedd
Other settlement

Great Dunmow, Essex
Town

Great Barugh, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Coventry, Coventry
City

Lower Woodley, Cornwall
Other settlement

Henwood, Cornwall
Other settlement

Lower Rose, Cornwall
Other settlement

Millendreath, Cornwall
Other settlement

Treninnick, Cornwall
Other settlement

Hendra, Cornwall
Other settlement

Clerkenwater, Cornwall
Other settlement

Frogwell, Cornwall
Other settlement

Merther Lane, Cornwall
Other settlement

Blunts, Cornwall
Other settlement

Trethurgy, Cornwall
Other settlement

Crafthole, Cornwall
Other settlement

St Ann's Chapel, Cornwall
Other settlement

Treburgie, Cornwall
Other settlement


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