UK Travel Guide and Maps


UK Travel Guide

From historic market towns to busling cities we have it covered.

Painted Hall Greenwich Photo


Lying in the southeast of London, Greenwich provides a wonderful diversity of attractions to wile away your time on a sunny afternoon. Increasingly, more and more locals and tourists make their way here to pick up a bargain at the markets. However, the real attraction lies along the river with the Baroque, former Royal Naval College and adjacent famous tea clipper, the Cutty Sark ...

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Situated in the east corner of Fife between Crail and Pittenweem, Anstruther, known locally as Ainster, is a picturesque port. Anstruther's harbour once thrived on the herring trade but nowadays its berths are mostly occupied by pleasure vessels. The village is a beguiling place to explore with its cobbled streets, narrow wynds, white washed cottages ...

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Its gorgeous blue flag beach is a populated with families and bathers but the vast expanse of sand ensures that you are never cramped for space. While kids spend their time hunting for crabs, Barmouth is also a popular sailing spot. The annual Three Peaks Race takes off from Barmouth in late June every year. This highly competitive competition is an amateur event which ...

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Kirriemuir is best known as the birthplace of "Peter Pan", a heritage proudly commemorated with the Peter Pan fountain in the centre of Kirriemuir. It was here that J.M. Barrie, the son of a weaver grew up in a simple cottage. From as young as 7, Barrie used the washroom opposite the Kirriemuir house to put on plays and charged his friends coins and marbles for the privilege of watching them ...

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Edzell Castle

Lying just one mile to the west of Edzell village, Edzell Castle boasts a Renaissance garden, a unique relic of its kind in Scotland. The structure of Edzell Castle itself lies in ruins which bear witness not to sieges but the cost of maintaining such wealthy surroundings. The history of Edzell Castle dates to at least the 12th Century when the first castle was built at Edzell by the Abbott family ...

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Rye Wales Photos


When the sea left this town, its charm remained. Guaranteed to please, Rye is an ancient, port town lined with half-timbered houses, cobbled streets and curious little shops. One of the original Cinque Ports, Rye was once a fort almost totally surrounded by the sea. However, the silting of the harbour in the 16th century resulted in the sea receding two miles from the town ...

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Historic Places

The United Kingdom is renowned for its rich history and boasts a myriad of captivating historic sites that transport visitors back in time. From majestic castles to enchanting cobbled streets, the country offers a treasure trove of architectural marvels and cultural landmarks.

Photo of Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle

Spanning 2000 years of history, Portchester Castle offers great views over Portsmouth Harbour. On the front line in the Hundred Years War ...

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Rochester Castle Photo, UK

Rochester Castle

Lying directly opposite Rochester Cathedral, this Norman castle presents one of the finest examples of Norman castle architecture to be found in England. ...

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Lydford Castle Photo

Lydford Castle

Built in the 13th century, Lydford Castle was the first purpose built prison in England. It quickly earned itself a bad reputation and was described as 'the most annoyous, contagious and detestable place within this realm.' ...

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The Red Lion Pub Common Pub Names in England

In the fabric of English culture, the local pub stands as an enduring emblem, serving not just pints but a slice of history itself. Our recent analysis into the names of pubs across England reveals some insights into the traditions and symbols favoured by these establishments.