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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

Garn Wen, Powys
Mountain or large hill

Catchpenny Pool, Cheshire
Water feature

Ben Nevis, Highland
Mountain or large hill

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

Scafell Pike, Cumbria
Mountain or large hill

Fanny Barks (Fox Covert), Darlington
Forest or wood

Cranwich Heath, Norfolk
Forest or wood

Squirrel Wood, Kent
Forest or wood

Millward's Park, Hertfordshire
Forest or wood

Shakers Wood, Norfolk
Forest or wood

Botley Wood, Hampshire
Forest or wood

Bucknell Wood, Northamptonshire
Forest or wood

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

Mam Tor, Derbyshire
Mountain or large hill

Ladock Wood, Cornwall
Forest or wood

Dingley Wood, Northamptonshire
Forest or wood

Hopton Titterhill, Shropshire
Mountain or large hill

Hill of Coralea, Aberdeenshire
Mountain or large hill

Withycombe Wood, Warwickshire
Forest or wood

Deborah Wood, Durham
Forest or wood

Visitor Attractions

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

Dunaskin Open Air Museum, Ayrshire
Museum

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Historic building

Brockfield Hall, Yorkshire

Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk

Dogton Stone, Kingdom of Fife

Blandford Forum Museum, Dorset
Museum

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Norfolk
Animals and wildlife

Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Historic building

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
Historic building

Brentwood Museum, Essex
Museum

Otter Trust Earsham, Suffolk
Animals and wildlife

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

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Durham
Museum

Hellens, Much Marcle

Melford Hall, Suffolk
Historic building

Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset
Museum

Cheddleton Flint Mill & Museum, Staffordshire
Museum

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Religious site

Dollar Museum, Clackmannan
Museum

Cities, Towns and Villages

Bocaddon, Cornwall
Other settlement

Bradden, Northamptonshire
Other settlement

Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Town

Dockenfield, Surrey
Other settlement

Wincanton, Somerset
Town

Crossways, Dorset
Other settlement

Charlton Musgrove, Somerset
Other settlement

Golden Balls, Oxfordshire
Other settlement

Brierley Hill, Dudley
Town

Tonbridge, Kent
Town

Wadworth, Doncaster
Other settlement

Vinehall Street, East Sussex
Other settlement

Marwick, Orkney Islands
Other settlement

Sudbury, Suffolk
Town

Exmouth, Devon
Town

Deal, Kent
Town

Dolton, Devon
Other settlement

Christchurch, Dorset
Town

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Town


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