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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

Moel Dowel, Conwy
Mountain or large hill

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

River Exe, Devon
Water feature

Fanny Barks (Fox Covert), Darlington
Forest or wood

Ben Nevis, Highland
Mountain or large hill

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

Cairn Water, Dumfries and Galloway
Water feature

Black Stitchel, Northumberland
Mountain or large hill

Trevellas Porth, Cornwall
Water feature

Titsey Wood, Surrey
Forest or wood

Scafell Pike, Cumbria
Mountain or large hill

Effingham Forest, Surrey
Forest or wood

Biod B, Highland
Mountain or large hill

Afon Syfynwy, Pembrokeshire
Water feature

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

Botley Wood, Hampshire
Forest or wood

St Helen's Wood, Lincolnshire
Forest or wood

Glazert Water, East Dunbartonshire
Water feature

Weald Brook, Havering
Water feature

Stinking Goat, Northumberland
Water feature

Visitor Attractions

Wirral Transport Museum & Birkenhead Tramway, Merseyside
Museum

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Norfolk
Animals and wildlife

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

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

Sidmouth Museum, Devon
Museum

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Historic building

Brockfield Hall, Yorkshire

Blandford Forum Museum, Dorset
Museum

Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Historic building

Melford Hall, Suffolk
Historic building

Dogton Stone, Kingdom of Fife

Brentwood Museum, Essex
Museum

Dunaskin Open Air Museum, Ayrshire
Museum

Wanborough Barn, Surrey
Rural heritage site

Otter Trust Earsham, Suffolk
Animals and wildlife

Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk

Dollar Museum, Clackmannan
Museum

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Religious site

Hellens, Much Marcle

Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset
Museum

Cities, Towns and Villages

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Town

Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk
Other settlement

Coventry, Coventry
City

Crafthole, Cornwall
Other settlement

Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
Other settlement

Illand, Cornwall
Other settlement

Cold Kirby, North Yorkshire
Other settlement

Millendreath, Cornwall
Other settlement

Dunslea, Cornwall
Other settlement

Wincanton, Somerset
Town

Lumley Thicks, Durham
Other settlement

Dockenfield, Surrey
Other settlement

Clerkenwater, Cornwall
Other settlement

Edgcumbe, Cornwall
Other settlement

Keybridge, Cornwall
Other settlement

Marshgate, Cornwall
Other settlement

Clarksfield, Oldham
Other settlement

Lower Rose, Cornwall
Other settlement

Shelvingford, Kent
Other settlement

Tonbridge, Kent
Town


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