UK Travel Directory Reviewer's Choice
The best British web sites - our reviewer's favourite UK sites.
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British Waterways - The website of the organization responsible for Britain's canals and navigable rivers. Easy to browse information on canal history, maps, narowboat hire contacts, and news of special events along the waterways of Britain.
Camelot International - A fascinating mix of hotel booking service and cultural info. Multimedia sections on royalty, King Arthur, Tower of London, Genealogy, even Camelot screen savers. Worth repeated visits even if you don't need to book a hotel.
English Culture - From About.com, a typically thorough exploration of the fads, foibles, and eccentricities that make England so ... English! Lots of reviewed web links and articles on "Englishness". Lots of opportunities for user interaction with a site forum and chatroom.
Kent County Council - click on "tourism" for superlative info on the "Garden of England" from where to stay to cycle and walking routes, regional overviews and what's on. This is an excellent site. Highly recommended.
London Canal Museum - Oh, how I wish more sites were this good! Browse the museum or take a page by page tour. Special events, including the "Webxibition"- a changing online exhibition. Photos and history of London canals, info on renting canal boats. If you're visiting London, do yourself a favor and visit this site.
Megalithic Mysteries: a photo-guide to stone circles and other prehistoric sites with high-quality images, including many aerial photographs. Well-researched details and links to other sites; an indispensable guide to Ancient Britain.
Oxlink - if it has to do with Oxfordshire, you'll find it here. Accommodation, tourist attractions, city and village profiles, links, maps., businesses, all attractively displayed. A thoroughly enjoyable site.
Regia Anglorum - A treasure trove of info on Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Medieval life. Wonderful recreation of a different time and place. Tour a manor, listen to a storyteller, visit an abbot. A terrific site with one caveat - the white text on black background is tough on the eyes.
Travel UK - Browse or search an A-Z gazetteer of UK towns. Online booking of hotels, B&B's, farmhouse stays, self-catering cottages. Excellent maps. Hint - take the time to explore the non-intuitive icons on the upper right for plenty of info on places to visit and what's on.
Virtual Durham Cathedral and Castle - Superb web site in keeping with the quality of this World Heritage Site. Tour the cathedral and castle through numerous photos and plenty of historical information.
Wiltshire Web - maps, what's new, history, towns and villages, attractions. Check out "Wiltshire Scene" for countryside walks, museums, and activities. Graphics heavy site.
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This Day in British History
09 December, 1165
Malcom IV of Scotland dies
Malcolm is succeeded by his brother William 'the Lion'