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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

Little Solsbury Hill (Fort), Bath and North East Somerset
Antiquity (non-Roman)

Mc Dougall's Bay, Argyll and Bute
Water feature

Millward's Park, Hertfordshire
Forest or wood

Bucknell Wood, Northamptonshire
Forest or wood

Hitch Wood, Hertfordshire
Forest or wood

Afon Syfynwy, Pembrokeshire
Water feature

Burbage Brook, Derbyshire
Water feature

Plashett Wood, East Sussex
Forest or wood

Hags Gill Plantn, North Yorkshire
Forest or wood

River Sem, Wiltshire
Water feature

Worton Wood, Oxfordshire
Forest or wood

Great Bradford Wood, Wiltshire
Forest or wood

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

Moor Ditch, Oxfordshire
Water feature

Visitor Attractions

Blandford Forum Museum, Dorset
Museum

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Durham
Museum

Otter Trust Earsham, Suffolk
Animals and wildlife

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
Historic building

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

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

Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset
Museum

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Historic building

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Religious site

Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Historic building

Melford Hall, Suffolk
Historic building

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village, North Yorkshire

Brentwood Museum, Essex
Museum

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Norfolk
Animals and wildlife

Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk

Ford Green Hall, Staffordshire
Historic building

Dogton Stone, Kingdom of Fife

Hellens, Much Marcle

Cheddleton Flint Mill & Museum, Staffordshire
Museum

Brockfield Hall, Yorkshire

Cities, Towns and Villages

Ballards Gore, Essex
Other settlement

Marwick, Orkney Islands
Other settlement

Leaton, Shropshire
Other settlement

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Town

Exmouth, Devon
Town

Blandford Forum, Dorset
Town

Moats Tye, Suffolk
Other settlement

East Preston, West Sussex
Other settlement

Elgin, Moray
Town

The Node, Hertfordshire
Other settlement

Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Deadman's Cross, Bedfordshire
Other settlement

Cowpen, Northumberland
Other settlement

Kendal, Cumbria
Town

Lydgate, Calderdale
Other settlement

Deal, Kent
Town

Leeds, Leeds
City

Harwich, Essex
Town

John O' Groats, Highland
Other settlement

Mossbank, Shetland Islands
Other settlement


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