1 family, 5324 historic attractions and counting ... the Britain Express family - passionate about British heritage!

Passionate about History

 

Attractions in England, Scotland, and Wales

UK attractions and travel information

UK Heritage Attractions

Find places to visit by location or by type of attraction.

By Location
Explore thousands of attractions in England, Scotland, and Wales.

By type of Attraction:

But there is more to experiencing the UK ...

Countryside

 

Tourist Information Centres in the UK

Bowood House, Wiltshire
Newest Attraction:
Ruthin Roman FortRuthin Roman Fort
Ruthin, Clwyd, Wales

Archaeologists have discovered evidence of a hilltop auxiliary fort built by the Roman military during the late 1st century, along with a civilian settlement and burial ground.

Heritage Rating: 2 Heritage Rating

UK Travel Directory


Links to thousands of travel resources throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. To the best of our knowledge this is one of the largest online resources of information on travel in the UK, with listings covering everything from official regional tourist boards to local village websites.

Accommodation


UK Historic Hotels

England - Scotland - Wales

Castle Hotels NEW Castle Hotels in England - Scotland - Wales

Top locations
Bath, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Lake District, Glasgow, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, London, Manchester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Swansea, York

Self catering cottages: England - Scotland - Wales

Top locations
Cornwall, Lake District, London, Devon, Isle of Skye, North Wales, Pembrokeshire, Scottish Highlands

Bed & Breakfast: B&Bs, guest houses, and small hotels.
England - Scotland - Wales

Top locations
Cornwall, Lake District, Devon


+ Heritage Traveller Blog +
Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, Heritage Traveller blog

Latest Articles

travel blog Heritage Travel

New

Best Historic Churches - Our top rated historic churches to visit in Britain

Caithness Travel & Heritage Guide - the best of north east Scotland

Lincoln walking tours - self guided tours of historic Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh - Brecon, Powys, Wales

Prestatyn Roman Fort - Prestatyn, Clwyd, Wales

Pontypool Museum - Pontypool, Gwent, Wales

Modern Art Oxford - Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

London Transport Museum - London, Greater London, England

Perth Museum and Art Gallery - Perth, Tayside, Scotland

FEATURED HISTORIC HOTEL
Dalston Hall Hotel Carlisle

Dalston Hall Hotel
Carlisle, Cumbria

A unique hotel nestling in the heart of the beautiful Cumbria, just 15 minutes yet a million miles away from the vibrant City of Carlisle, this magnificent Grade II listed hotel provides the finest luxury coupled with discreet yet friendly service from the resident owners and their team.The perfect place … more >>

Heritage: Heritage Rating
Rating: 4 star accommodation
From: £107.00

Henry VIII image

UK Travel Guide


England

Most Popular:
UK travel and accommodation - click on a region Wales Travel Guide Channel Islands Travel Information England Travel Guide Isle of Man Scotland Travel Guide

Virtual Tour of England - for a quick overview of what to see in each region of England.

Most popular England County Guides

Scotland

 

Wales


UK Photo of the Day

Travel and scenery photos of of fabulous British locations. Available as free desktop wallpaper.

Current photo: Lyveden New Bield, evening light, England
Archives


Stonehenge, Wiltshire

History and Culture

History of Britain - full text of the 1912 book

English Culture
What makes England so ... English? From hedgerows to the history of tea, pastimes to traditional crafts.

British Battles
The major battles fought on British soil - who fought them, why, and what was the outcome?

History of Wales - History of Scotland

British Biography
Our look at the lives of famous people in the fields of art, architecture, science, and literature throughout British history. From Chaucer to Tennyson, Christopher Wren to William Shakespeare.

English Architecture
The story of English architecture and historic building styles, from prehistoric monuments to Victorian Gothic, with our suggestions for the best examples from each period to visit in England.

London History
From the Romans to the Blitz, our look at the colourful history of London.

Illustrated Dictionary of Church History and Architecture
A visual guide to British Churches from Saxon to Victorian Gothic.



HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



British Heritage Awards

Celebrate the best of British Heritage in our annual
British Heritage awards.

View this year's winners.

British History Quiz

This wandering priest was leader of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381. He made famous the rhyming couplet, 'When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman'



 Clue

This Day in British History

28 January, 1547

Death of Henry VIII at Whitehall Palace

Henry is succeeded by his 9 year old son, Edward, with the Earl of Hertford as Lord Protector (soon replaced by the Duke of Somerset)

Monarch Mayhem

This king led his troops at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743, the last English king to lead his men in battle



 Clue

Heritage Snapshot

Newark, Nottinghamshire
in the 17th century

"Newark is a very neate Stone built town the market place is very large and look'd fine, just by it is the Great Church which is large and with a very high Spire, there is prayers twice a day in it; there remaines the holes in the Church walls that the bulets made which werre shott into the town in the Siege laid to it by the Parl;iament army in the Civil Warrs; the Castle was then demolish'd so that only the ruinated walls remaine which is washed by a very pretty river."


+ Featured Attraction +
Margaret Clitherow's House
Margaret Clitherow's House - York, Yorkshire, England
A small medieval house on The Shambles is the location of St Margaret Clitherow's House. Clitherow was executed at the height of anti-Catholicism in Elizabethan England for harbouring a priest and refusing to abjure her faith. The house thought to have been hers is now a shrine. ... more

Ordnance Survey maps
Up to 36% off all Ordnance Survey maps

+ Plus +
Free shipping

RSS Feeds

 Contact Britain Express -  About us - Privacy policy

  Britain Express on Facebook
Britain Express is a labour of love by David Ross, an avid historian, photographer, and 'Britain-ophile'. Find us on Facebook and (soon) Google Plus