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Aberdeen

Aberdeen

Known as The Granite City, Aberdeen is famous for outstanding parks and gardens.

Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire centres around the 'Granite City' of Aberdeen but there are also many .

Anglesey

Anglesey

The Isle of Anglesey is located at the north west tip of Wales and is the largest is.

Angus

Angus

Known around the world as Scotland's Birthplace, Angus enjoys a colourful and histor.

Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute

Blessed with some of Scotland's finest scenery, the region of Argyll and Bute covers.

Aston Rowant

Aston Rowant

Aston Rowant is a village about 4 ยน/2 miles south of Thame in South Oxfordshire, Eng.

Ayr

Ayr

Established as a royal burgh in 1205, this well-renowned port was the birthplace of .

Ayrshire

Ayrshire

Ayrshire's scenery is in places breathtaking and patently different to the popular v.

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Basingstoke

Basingstoke

Often mistaken for a new town, Basingstoke is an old market town expanded in the 196.

Bath

Bath

The ancient Roman spa town of Aquae Sulis was the base for this city that was grante.

Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire

The county features a ridge of the beautiful rolling Chiltern hills across the south.

Belfast

Belfast

Northern Ireland's capital city holds coastlines, history and a variety of cultural .

Berkshire

Berkshire

The Royal County of Berkshire still possesses much rural scenery, long stretches of .

Birmingham

Birmingham

Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK after London, grew through its role in.

Blackpool

Blackpool

A seaside town, in Lancashire, in North West England.

Borders

Borders

This is a peaceful and largely unspoilt rural area with many large and interesting h.

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town in the county of Dorset.

Bradford

Bradford

This Broad Ford of the river Aire turned from rural market town into wool capital of.

Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons

Within an area of 520 sq miles, the Park contains some of the most spectacular and d.

Brighton

Brighton

Brighton sits on the site of an ancient settlement and has been a popular a health r.

Bristol

Bristol

The second largest shipping port outside London: seep up the heritage in the 18th Ce.

Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire

This county is often known as 'Leafy Bucks' due to its rolling hills of the Chiltern.

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Cairngorms

Cairngorms

The Cairngorms mountain range holds 5 of Scotland's 6 largest mountains. They are pa.

Cambridge

Cambridge

The world famous University city since 1209 with ancient Roman origins: one of Engla.

Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire

Many of the attractions are related to the Fens and its unique ecological and histor.

Canterbury

Canterbury

Lying on the River Stour in Kent this ancient city is famous for its Archbishop and .

Cardiff

Cardiff

The Roman fort foundations of this the capital city of Wales are over 2000 years old

Carlisle

Carlisle

The English cathedral and historical fortress city of Carlisle located in Cumbria, i.

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

The prestige of royal patronage made Cheltenham one of the places to see and be seen.

Cheshire

Cheshire

Cheshire is famous for Chester and its countryside and largely unspoilt landscapes

Chester

Chester

Chester, although founded in 79AD as the Roman city of Castra, is considered to one .

Chichester

Chichester

The city centre is still based on the Roman street grid that converges on the Chiche.

Colchester

Colchester

Colchester is an historic town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colc.

Coleraine

Coleraine

Coleraine, meaning "nook of the ferns" in Irish, is a large town near the mouth of t.

Cornwall

Cornwall

Cornwall has amongst the most breathtaking coastal scenery in UK, and is home to the.

Cotswolds

Cotswolds

The Cotswolds have unique appeal for their stone-built villages, historical towns, a.

Coventry

Coventry

Coventry, in the West Midlands, is both an industrial centre and a cathedral city, c.

Cumbria

Cumbria

The county of the sausage of the same name, Cumberland also has many pretty villages.

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Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Dartmoor is one of the best areas in country for Bronze Age remains with burial ston.

Derby

Derby

Derby lies on the banks of the Derwent and has Roman, Saxon and Viking connections, .

Derbyshire

Derbyshire

Derbyshire contains the Peak District National park, has Roman forts throughout the .

Devon

Devon

Devon is one of the beautiful counties that make up the West Country and has coastli.

Dorset

Dorset

Dorset is famous for its Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, its many coastal resort.

Dover

Dover

Dover is a town and major ferry port in the county of Kent, in South East England.

Dumfriesshire

Dumfriesshire

The landscape of Dumfriesshire, in Southern Scotland, contains scenic hills, coastli.

Dundee

Dundee

Dundee has a history of scientific discovery including building the ship that took C.

Durham

Durham

Durham is a cathedral city with a fine Norman Castle, dating from 1073, fortified by.

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East Sussex

East Sussex

East Sussex has a great many castles of historical interest including Bodiam and Her.

East Yorkshire

East Yorkshire

East Yorkshire encompasses city, coast and countryside. Unspoilt countryside and rol.

Eastbourne

Eastbourne

Eastbourne is a large town and borough of East Sussex, on the south coast of England.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

"Auld Reekie", the Royal seat of Scotland since 1437, is undoubtedly and proudly Sco.

Ely

Ely

Ely is famous for its cathedral and being Oliver Cromwell's home and therefore of hu.

Essex

Essex

Essex, in spite of its proximity to London has many rural areas due to the Green Bel.

Exeter

Exeter

Exeter boasts a stunning cathedral, historic civic and political buildings and a hos.

Exmoor

Exmoor

Exmoor is a National Park situated on the Bristol Channel coast of south west Englan.

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Fife

Fife

Home to Scotland's capital for six centuries, Fife has always been at the heart of t.

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Galloway

Galloway

The vast plantation forests of Galloway have various access points and amenities for.

Glasgow

Glasgow

Whilst its wealth was built on ship building and trade, Glasgow has managed to trans.

Gloucester

Gloucester

Gloucester has a great Cathedral, Roman remains, an Abbey, impressive houses and eas.

Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire, home to both part of the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, also boa.

Greater London

Greater London

London is largest city in the UK and one of the oldest. It boasts four World Heritag.

Guernsey

Guernsey

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British Crown Dependency in the English Channel off t.

Guildford

Guildford

Guildford town centre is cobbled in a traditional manner, with a variety of building.

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Hamilton

Hamilton

Hamilton is an inner northern suburb of the City of Brisbane in Queensland, Australi.

Hamilton

Hamilton

Hamilton is a town in South Lanarkshire, in the west-central Lowlands of Scotland

Hampshire

Hampshire

Hampshire is a county that balances history, nature, modern tourist areas, and numer.

Harrogate

Harrogate

A spa town in North Yorkshire, near to the Yorkshire Dales. Harrogate was known as t.

Hereford

Hereford

Capital of West Mercia in Saxon times, Hereford came to prominence with construction.

Herefordshire

Herefordshire

A mainly rural county, Herefordshire is comprised of market towns, varied countrysi.

Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire

Hertford is one of the Home Counties and although its county town is Hertford, it al.

Hull

Hull

The long history of this maritime town developed in the 1800s with an industrial and.

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Inverness

Inverness

Long regarded as the capital of the Highlands, Inverness has both a firm place in th.

Ipswich

Ipswich

Ipswich is a large town in Suffolk, England, of which it is the county town. Ipswich.

Isle of Man

Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a self governing British Crown Dependency located in the Irish Se.

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is an island and a county, located 5-8 km from the south coast of .

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Kent

Kent

Kent is popularly known as the Garden of England even though it has many historic to.

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Lake District

Lake District

The Lake District is the largest national park in the country at 885 sq. miles and b.

Lanarkshire

Lanarkshire

Historic Lanark was the location of the first meeting of the Scots Parliament in 978.

Lancashire

Lancashire

Lancashire surrounds Manchester and Liverpool yet is actually a more rural county wi.

Lancaster

Lancaster

Lancaster is linked to the British monarchy through the House of Lancaster and that .

Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa, commonly known as Leamington Spa is a spa town in central Warw.

Leeds

Leeds

Leeds is an attractive city with Georgian, Victorian, 20th and 21st century architec.

Leicester

Leicester

Leicester is steeped in history, originating as a Roman outpost and expanding throug.

Leicestershire

Leicestershire

There are many smaller towns and villages throughout the attractive countryside, esp.

Lichfield

Lichfield

Lichfield is famed for its three-spired cathedral and as the birthplace of Dr. Johns.

Lincoln

Lincoln

Lincoln has always occupied an important place in history from its height as one of .

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is predominantly flat agricultural land apart from the Lincolnshire Wol.

Liverpool

Liverpool

Liverpool's waterfront is a World Heritage Site; the city is littered with public sc.

London

London

London is largest city in the UK and one of the oldest. It boasts four World Heritag.

Londonderry / Derry

Londonderry / Derry

Derry or Londonderry, known as "The Walled City", is the second-largest city in Nort.

Lothian

Lothian

The region has varied and unstable history with many influences, and was one of the .

Loughborough

Loughborough

The second largest town in Leicestershire, Loughborough is dominated by its universi.

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Maidstone

Maidstone

Maidstone is the county town of Kent known as the 'Garden of England' with the River.

Manchester

Manchester

A medieval town that became a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution in 18th Centur.

Mid Wales

Mid Wales

Mid Wales borders England via the Welsh Marches to the east and the Irish Sea via Ca.

Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes is a cultural and historical oasis. Although Milton Keynes is a new ci.

Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a county in south east Wales. The name derives f.

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New Forest

New Forest

The New Forest is the only National Park in the South East of England and was establ.

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle owes its name to the Norman keep built in 1080 and has since been an impor.

Newport

Newport

Newport is a city in South Wales, located approximately 12 miles east of Cardiff.

Norfolk

Norfolk

A largely rural county with pleasant beaches, the Broads, historic Norwich, and plea.

North Wales

North Wales

North Wales (Welsh: Gogledd Cymru) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, b.

North York Moors

North York Moors

The North York moors are one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the Unit.

Northampton

Northampton

Northampton is traditionally known for shoe making though it has grown both in indus.

Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is often called the county of "squires and spires" due to its wide .

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

A land of variety, with wave swept coastal drives, hazy mountains, vast open moorlan.

Northumberland

Northumberland

Northumberland features a long and dramatic coast to the east, moorland to west and .

Norwich

Norwich

During the 11th century Norwich was the second largest city in England, after London.

Nottingham

Nottingham

Nottingham is an old market town that has also played host to both the Victorian Lac.

Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire contains Nottingham,known as the "Queen of the Midlands", and lies o.

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Oxford

Oxford

Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, is home to the University of Oxford, the oldest.

Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire

From the pretty villages to the palaces and university colleges there is impressive .

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Paisley

Paisley

Paisley is the largest town in the historic county of Renfrewshire in the west centr.

Peak District

Peak District

The second most visited National Park in the World, the Peak District is an upland a.

Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is a maritime county, bordered by the sea on three sides, by Ceredigio.

Perthshire

Perthshire

Perthshire is very popular for some of its buildings, the beautiful scenery and the .

Peterborough

Peterborough

This city on the western edge of the Fens has an ancient past with settlement in the.

Plymouth

Plymouth

Its maritime history is central to Plymouth, with the dockyards a particular attract.

Pontypridd

Pontypridd

Pontypridd is a principal town of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales and is situated 12 miles/.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Historically, Portsmouth has always been an important naval port and its heritage is.

Powys

Powys

Powys is an area covering 2000 square miles in Wales and includes mountains, hills a.

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Reading

Reading

Reading is often thought of as commuter town but boasts the ruins of a medieval abbe.

Ripon

Ripon

Situated in North Yorkshire, Ripon is one of the smallest cities in the UK and some .

Roxburghshire

Roxburghshire

Roxburghshire lies in the South of Scotland where rich, rolling farmland, rugged sea.

Rutland

Rutland

The county has two historic market towns, Oakham and Uppingham, and numerous village.

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Salford

Salford

Salford is famous on religious and architectural grounds as it is home to the Roman .

Salisbury

Salisbury

Salisbury contains evidence of the Romans, Saxons and Normans. The Cathedral has th.

Scotland

Scotland

You just cannot be prepared enough for the breathtaking scerenity of the Borders, no.

Scottish Highlands and Islands

Scottish Highlands and Islands

The Scottish Highlands include the rugged and mountainous regions of Scotland north .

Sheffield

Sheffield

This industrial powerhouse of the 19th century, famous for steel production, has bee.

Shropshire

Shropshire

The Ironbridge gorge, the Birthplace of Industry, is a World Heritage Site whilst th.

Snowdonia

Snowdonia

A large National Park in North Wales, scattered with bed and breakfast accommodation.

Somerset

Somerset

Somerset is a major county of the West Country and is home to the three cities of Br.

South Downs

South Downs

The South Downs is an area of chalk downland in southern England, culminating in the.

South Wales

South Wales

South Wales is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the e.

Southampton

Southampton

Southampton was bombed during the Second World War, which means that some of the old.

St Albans

St Albans

St Albans has a Roman theatre, medieval architecture, a famous cathedral and the old.

St Andrews

St Andrews

From mediaeval times until the Reformation, St Andrews was the ecclesiastical capita.

Staffordshire

Staffordshire

Staffordshire contains part of the National Forest, moorland in the north and Cannoc.

Stirling

Stirling

One of Scotland's most historic cities and the county town of Stirlingshire, Stirlin.

Stirlingshire

Stirlingshire

Stirlingshire or the County of Stirling is a county of Scotland, based around Stirli.

Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke, in North Staffordshire, is best known for its world leading pottery industry

Stratford

Stratford

Stratford is an attractive market and parish town in South Warwickshire but is famou.

Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford is an attractive market and parish town in South Warwickshire but is famou.

Suffolk

Suffolk

The Suffolk Coast and Heaths have been recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural .

Surrey

Surrey

Much of Surrey is protected from development: with its rolling downland and mature w.

Sussex

Sussex

Enjoy the many castles, moated sites and ruins used to defend England, as well as th.

Swansea

Swansea

Swansea is the second most populous city in Wales after Cardiff.

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Thame

Thame

Thame is a market town about 9 miles east of the city of Oxford and 7 miles southwes.

The Trossachs

The Trossachs

The Trossachs is a national park in Scotland centred on Loch Lomond, and includes se.

Truro

Truro

Truro dates to Norman times, raised an army for the King in the Civil War and has a .

Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear

A metropolitan county in North East region of England around the mouths of the river.

Tyneside

Tyneside

Tyneside is a conurbation in northern England, including Newcastle upon Tyne, Gates.

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Wales

Wales

Wales has a history as ancient and diverse as the rural landscapes to be found all o.

Warwick

Warwick

Warwick boasts an array of mediaeval attractions and also those of the recent past a.

Warwickshire

Warwickshire

Warwickshire is now a rural county since and it is famous for its castles, ruins and.

Wells

Wells

Wells is the smallest city in England, with a population of only 10,000 but has had .

West Sussex

West Sussex

The area has a long history of defending entry inland and as such there are many cas.

Wiltshire

Wiltshire

Wiltshire is probably most famous due to its extremely important neolithic monuments.

Winchester

Winchester

Winchester was capital of England until 1066. Today it survives as a beautiful and .

Windsor

Windsor

The Royal Household is thought to have moved to this new settlement around 1100 and .

Windsor and Eton

Windsor and Eton

Windsor & Eton are highlighted visitor attractions due to the architecture, history .

Wirral

Wirral

Wirral Peninsula is placed between the River Dee and the River Mersey, overlooking b.

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

From being a medieval market town Wolverhampton became an industrial production town.

Worcester

Worcester

This beautiful cathedral city sits on the river Severn and overlooked by its 12th ce.

Worcestershire

Worcestershire

Worcestershire includes Worcester, part of the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, and pla.

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York

York

York is full of historic attractions from the different ages and is focused on the M.

Yorkshire

Yorkshire

Yorkshire is particularly famed for its historic county city of York and its two nat.

Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales

The beautiful dales are typically green with dry stonewalls and almost all are named.