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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

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

Ben Nevis, Highland
Mountain or large hill

Catchpenny Pool, Cheshire
Water feature

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

Cranwich Heath, Norfolk
Forest or wood

Botley Wood, Hampshire
Forest or wood

Squirrel Wood, Kent
Forest or wood

Ladock Wood, Cornwall
Forest or wood

Mam Tor, Derbyshire
Mountain or large hill

Hopton Titterhill, Shropshire
Mountain or large hill

Hill of Coralea, Aberdeenshire
Mountain or large hill

Bucknell Wood, Northamptonshire
Forest or wood

River Urie, Aberdeenshire
Water feature

River Douglas, Lancashire
Water feature

Suckley Hills, Worcestershire
Mountain or large hill

Dingley Wood, Northamptonshire
Forest or wood

Withycombe Wood, Warwickshire
Forest or wood

Fanny Barks (Fox Covert), Darlington
Forest or wood

Visitor Attractions

Dollar Museum, Clackmannan
Museum

Dunaskin Open Air Museum, Ayrshire
Museum

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

Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Historic building

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
Historic building

Dogton Stone, Kingdom of Fife

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

Blandford Forum Museum, Dorset
Museum

Brockfield Hall, Yorkshire

Brentwood Museum, Essex
Museum

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Norfolk
Animals and wildlife

Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset
Museum

Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Historic building

Otter Trust Earsham, Suffolk
Animals and wildlife

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Durham
Museum

Melford Hall, Suffolk
Historic building

Hellens, Much Marcle

Cheddleton Flint Mill & Museum, Staffordshire
Museum

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Religious site

Cities, Towns and Villages

Bradden, Northamptonshire
Other settlement

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Town

Golden Balls, Oxfordshire
Other settlement

Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Dockenfield, Surrey
Other settlement

Frating, Essex
Other settlement

East Preston, West Sussex
Other settlement

Exmouth, Devon
Town

Vinehall Street, East Sussex
Other settlement

Christchurch, Dorset
Town

Crossways, Dorset
Other settlement

Deal, Kent
Town

Marwick, Orkney Islands
Other settlement

Kersal, Salford
Other settlement

Great Dunmow, Essex
Town

Dolton, Devon
Other settlement

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Town

Brierley Hill, Dudley
Town

Sudbury, Suffolk
Town

Sleights, North Yorkshire
Other settlement


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