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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

Biod B, Highland
Mountain or large hill

Stinking Goat, Northumberland
Water feature

Ben Nevis, Highland
Mountain or large hill

St Helen's Wood, Lincolnshire
Forest or wood

Effingham Forest, Surrey
Forest or wood

Afon Syfynwy, Pembrokeshire
Water feature

River Exe, Devon
Water feature

Cairn Water, Dumfries and Galloway
Water feature

Black Stitchel, Northumberland
Mountain or large hill

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

Weald Brook, Havering
Water feature

Glazert Water, East Dunbartonshire
Water feature

Trevellas Porth, Cornwall
Water feature

River Hart, Hampshire
Water feature

Fanny Barks (Fox Covert), Darlington
Forest or wood

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

Scafell Pike, Cumbria
Mountain or large hill

Madford River, Devon
Water feature

Black Dub, Cumbria
Water feature

Latchmore Brook, Hampshire
Water feature

Visitor Attractions

Sidmouth Museum, Devon
Museum

Wanborough Barn, Surrey
Rural heritage site

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

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Norfolk
Animals and wildlife

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

Dunaskin Open Air Museum, Ayrshire
Museum

Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk

Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset
Museum

Dollar Museum, Clackmannan
Museum

Dogton Stone, Kingdom of Fife

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Historic building

Otter Trust Earsham, Suffolk
Animals and wildlife

Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Historic building

Blandford Forum Museum, Dorset
Museum

Melford Hall, Suffolk
Historic building

Hellens, Much Marcle

Brockfield Hall, Yorkshire

Brentwood Museum, Essex
Museum

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
Historic building

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Religious site

Cities, Towns and Villages

Bronaber, Gwynedd
Other settlement

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Town

Coventry, Coventry
City

Crafthole, Cornwall
Other settlement

Hendra, Cornwall
Other settlement

Lower Rose, Cornwall
Other settlement

Henwood, Cornwall
Other settlement

Blunts, Cornwall
Other settlement

St Ann's Chapel, Cornwall
Other settlement

Millendreath, Cornwall
Other settlement

Treninnick, Cornwall
Other settlement

Merther Lane, Cornwall
Other settlement

Illand, Cornwall
Other settlement

Forge, Cornwall
Other settlement

Downhill, Cornwall
Other settlement

Clerkenwater, Cornwall
Other settlement

Great Dunmow, Essex
Town

Frogwell, Cornwall
Other settlement

Lavrean, Cornwall
Other settlement

Marshgate, Cornwall
Other settlement


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