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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.


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Geographical/Historical Features

River Exe, Devon
Water feature

Fanny Barks (Fox Covert), Darlington
Forest or wood

Effingham Forest, Surrey
Forest or wood

Scafell Pike, Cumbria
Mountain or large hill

Ben Nevis, Highland
Mountain or large hill

Titsey Wood, Surrey
Forest or wood

Black Stitchel, Northumberland
Mountain or large hill

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

Millward's Park, Hertfordshire
Forest or wood

Moel Dowel, Conwy
Mountain or large hill

Biod B, Highland
Mountain or large hill

Beinn Choradail, Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mountain or large hill

Cairn Water, Dumfries and Galloway
Water feature

Afon Syfynwy, Pembrokeshire
Water feature

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

Trevellas Porth, Cornwall
Water feature

Wolferton Wood, Norfolk
Forest or wood

Glazert Water, East Dunbartonshire
Water feature

Deborah Wood, Durham
Forest or wood

Pike Hill Moss, North Yorkshire
Mountain or large hill

Visitor Attractions

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

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Norfolk
Animals and wildlife

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

Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Historic building

Wanborough Barn, Surrey
Rural heritage site

Blandford Forum Museum, Dorset
Museum

Brentwood Museum, Essex
Museum

Brockfield Hall, Yorkshire

Wirral Transport Museum & Birkenhead Tramway, Merseyside
Museum

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Historic building

Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset
Museum

Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk

Dogton Stone, Kingdom of Fife

Melford Hall, Suffolk
Historic building

Hellens, Much Marcle

Dollar Museum, Clackmannan
Museum

Dunaskin Open Air Museum, Ayrshire
Museum

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Religious site

Sidmouth Museum, Devon
Museum

Otter Trust Earsham, Suffolk
Animals and wildlife

Cities, Towns and Villages

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Town

Sturton le Steeple, Nottinghamshire
Other settlement

Brierley Hill, Dudley
Town

West Worlington, Devon
Other settlement

Elgin, Moray
Town

Coventry, Coventry
City

Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
Other settlement

Oswestry/Croeswallt, Shropshire
Town

Dockenfield, Surrey
Other settlement

Crafthole, Cornwall
Other settlement

Golden Balls, Oxfordshire
Other settlement

Millendreath, Cornwall
Other settlement

Illand, Cornwall
Other settlement

Marshgate, Cornwall
Other settlement

Lower Rose, Cornwall
Other settlement

Dunslea, Cornwall
Other settlement

Lumley Thicks, Durham
Other settlement

Tonbridge, Kent
Town

Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk
Other settlement

Hanslope, Milton Keynes
Other settlement


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