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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

Mam Tor, Derbyshire
Mountain or large hill

Catchpenny Pool, Cheshire
Water feature

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

Millward's Park, Hertfordshire
Forest or wood

Ladock Wood, Cornwall
Forest or wood

Shakers Wood, Norfolk
Forest or wood

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

Squirrel Wood, Kent
Forest or wood

Hopton Titterhill, Shropshire
Mountain or large hill

Hill of Coralea, Aberdeenshire
Mountain or large hill

Botley Wood, Hampshire
Forest or wood

Earlstoun Linn, Dumfries and Galloway
Water feature

Bucknell Wood, Northamptonshire
Forest or wood

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

River Sem, Wiltshire
Water feature

Suckley Hills, Worcestershire
Mountain or large hill

River Douglas, Lancashire
Water feature

Mc Dougall's Bay, Argyll and Bute
Water feature

Visitor Attractions

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

Blandford Forum Museum, Dorset
Museum

Dunaskin Open Air Museum, Ayrshire
Museum

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Historic building

Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Historic building

Brentwood Museum, Essex
Museum

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Norfolk
Animals and wildlife

Brockfield Hall, Yorkshire

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

Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset
Museum

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Religious site

Hellens, Much Marcle

Cheddleton Flint Mill & Museum, Staffordshire
Museum

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Durham
Museum

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
Historic building

Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk

Otter Trust Earsham, Suffolk
Animals and wildlife

Dogton Stone, Kingdom of Fife

Melford Hall, Suffolk
Historic building

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village, North Yorkshire

Cities, Towns and Villages

Sleights, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Town

Christchurch, Dorset
Town

Exmouth, Devon
Town

Sudbury, Suffolk
Town

Elgin, Moray
Town

Golden Balls, Oxfordshire
Other settlement

Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Dockenfield, Surrey
Other settlement

Marwick, Orkney Islands
Other settlement

Deal, Kent
Town

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Town

Richmond, North Yorkshire
Town

Demelza, Cornwall
Other settlement

Tredinnick, Cornwall
Other settlement

Great Barugh, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Vinehall Street, East Sussex
Other settlement

Penrith, Cumbria
Town

Boon, Scottish Borders
Other settlement

Lydgate, Calderdale
Other settlement


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