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Places to visit in Britain

If you’re looking for places to visit, start with the Directory.  The directory lists everything on A Bit About Britain so far, from A-Z.  You can search by name, region, post code, type of attraction … etc.

Being listed on A Bit About Britain does not imply any recommendation.  Each listing provides the most basic details about an attraction – essentially what it is, where it is and briefly why it might be of interest .

  • If a place or attraction has been featured on A Bit About Britain, a link will take you to the article.  A place has to have been personally visited by the author to appear in an article on A Bit About Britain.
  • If there is an appropriate website providing more information about the place or attraction, a link to that site will be shown.  Normally, this will be the website of the managing body – eg English Heritage – where you can find the very latest information on opening times, visitor facilities – and so on. As some attractions have limited opening times, it is important to check these sites before making a special trip.

A Bit About Britain was only launched in 2016.  Currently, a relatively small number of attractions are listed, but this is growing every week.

Featured articles

For idle browsing, go to the Blog for the most recent features.  Click on the suggestions, categories, or tag cloud to see more.  Or go to Inspiration to browse articles from a particular region of Britain.

Remember, only places that have been personally visited by the author can be featured on A Bit About Britain.


A Bit About Britain includes a complete set of timelines from early British history to the 20th century, plus a series of articles giving you a summarised version of British history – “Britain’s history in pieces.”  A good place to start is Periods in history – but go to the main menu and browse at will.  For a bit about Britain’s history, see a potted history of Britain.  You’ll also find a bit about Britain’s Kings and Queens.


If you hover your cursor over a photograph on A Bit About Britain, a caption will appear, which often provides more information.  Unfortunately, this does not work with some browsers and mobile devices – and it does not work with thumbnail photos in the Attraction Directory.

Downing Street, London

Mostly, if you click a photo on A Bit About Britain it will open in a new window.  You simply need to close that window to get back to the site.  This is not the case with every photo, including photos in the Attraction Directory.  In that case, simply click the ‘back’ arrow on your browser to take you back to the site.

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For more information about A Bit About Britain – go to ‘About’.

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