Welcome to Explore Britain, your online guide, showcasing everything Britain has to offer,
from Land’s End to John o’Groats..
Browse ExploreBritain.UK to discover Britain’s must-see attractions, some of which may already be on your hit list,
but others which you may be uncovering for the first time, with local knowledge here to guide you to some hidden gems.
Find things to do in Britain, from the bright lights of London and its numerous modern and historic sights to the great British countryside, where you will find the likes of Stonehenge or the stunning scenery of the rural Scottish highlands.
Buckingham Palace, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II
and the most iconic building of the British monarchy, is one of the top
tourist attractions in the United Kingdom.
With its iconic 365ft high dome designed by Sir Christopher Wren,
St Pauls Cathedral dominates London’s horizon
Standing 135 metres tall, the London Eye offers you one of the best views over the city and a unique look at some of its famous landmarks.
Edinburgh Castle has been a
commanding feature on the horizon of Scotland’s exciting capital city for
hundreds of years and is certain to capture your imagination.
Top of the list for any fan has got to be the Warner Brothers’ Harry Potter Experience.
As one of the Queen’s official residences and one of the largest inhabited castles, it’s no wonder that it’s such a popular destination with tourists.
Located in Cumbria in the far northwest corner of the country, the Lake District is an unspoiled wonderland.
Built in 1066, these ancient stone walls have been used as a palace, prison, royal mint, execution site, armoury and even a zoo!
The great and the good have all made the pilgrimage to see Stonehenge, from Barack Obama to Miley Cyrus.
The magical Kew Gardens offers visitors a drop of natural beauty and tranquillity at a short distance from the centre of bustling London.
Home to many royals and the birthplace of Queen Victoria, Kensington Palace is now the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
TV and film are in Britain’s blood, but there are some places that are so iconic that you can’t fail to be carried away to the fictional location when you visit them.
Travel back in time and walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII, one of the most prominent Kings of England.
Take a tour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and get stuck into some Scottish royal history.
Relish going ‘behind the scenes’ and exploring the history and stunning gardens of the real-life Downton Abbey!
As a world heritage site, when you visit Westminster Abbey, you experience one of the most historically significant places in the UK.
Britain is steeped in history and whatever era of the past interests you most,
whether it’s the Tudors, Victorians, World War I and II, or
something else, there’s guaranteed to be an attraction to capture your imagination.
Britain’s top attractions include Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the Eden Project, York Minster, Lake Windermere, the Jurassic Coast, Blackpool Tower, Albert Dock, Snowdonia, Giant’s Causeway and many, many others besides.
The British countryside is absolutely stunning and something often neglected
by tourists among the country’s top attractions. But there are some beautiful – and free – days out where you can get back to nature and uncover some hidden gems from the very south of England, right to the top of Scotland and the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
Head to central London and the 11th century Tower of London, home of the crown jewels, or travel north to Hadrian’s Wall, erected in 122 AD and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
There are areas of huge historical significance across Britain to explore and be amazed by.
Visit Historic Britain
With more than 36 million people visiting Britain each year, it’s no surprise that there is a vast number of sights attracting them to the country. Whether it’s the modern architecture of The Shard or the London Eye, historic monuments or the stunning countryside on offer, Britain is guaranteed to have something for everyone.
Visit the UKs Top Attractions
Great Britain has some of the oldest cities in the world with Colchester proclaiming to be the oldest.
It is no wonder then that Britain is guaranteed to have a city to interest everyone, from the ancient and historical to the modern and diverse.
Visit the UKs Top Cities