British Isles

It’s easy to take for granted those things immediately around us, but the truth is that our own backyard. the British Isles, offers attractions to rival holiday destinations anywhere in the world: the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and the Dorset coast; beer in a medieval pub and afternoon tea with scones in an elegant café; castles with turrets and churches with dainty spires; Cotswold stone and Shakespeare’s England;  whisky distilleries and micro breweries.

That’s not to mention Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall; the Giant’s Causeway and Titanic Belfast; Offa’s Dyke Path and Snowdonia National Park; the Millennium Stadium and Wembley; the British Museum, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Tate Modern.

We have a rich history and the very best of culture, shops, museums, galleries, restaurants and nature. Visit Britain promotes the country under the strapline ‘Britain is Great’. It’s difficult to argue.

Cheshire

Chilterns & Thames Valley

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Cotswolds

Devon (East) and the Jurassic Coast

Devon (North) & Exmoor

Devon (South) & Dartmoor

Dorset

Dumfries and Galloway

Exmoor National Park

Hebrides (Inner)

Hebrides (Outer)

Norfolk

Northumberland

Orkney

Peak District

Shropshire

Somerset

Suffolk

Sussex

Yorkshire (Dales)

Yorkshire (Wolds & North York Moors)

Books on the British Isles

52 Wildlife Weekends
A Connemara Journey
Ben le Vay’s Eccentric Oxford
Britain from the Rails
Britain in a Bottle
Britain’s Best Small Hills
Cheshire (Slow Travel)
Connemara Mollie
Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly (Slow Travel)
Cotswolds (Slow Travel)
Cycling East Anglia
Cycling in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Dorset (Slow Travel)
Dumfries and Galloway (Slow Travel)
East Devon & The Jurassic Coast (Slow Travel)
Exmoor National Park (Slow Travel)
Inner Hebrides
Norfolk (Slow Travel)
North Devon & Exmoor (Slow Travel)
North York Moors & Yorkshire Wolds Including York & the Coast (Slow Travel)
Northumberland (Slow Travel)
Orkney
Outer Hebrides
Paddling Britain
Scotland from the Rails
Shropshire (Slow Travel)
Slow Travel Family Breaks
Somerset
South Devon & Dartmoor (Slow Travel)
Suffolk (Slow Travel)
Sussex (Slow Travel)
The Chilterns & The Thames Valley (Slow Travel)
The Country of Larks: A Chiltern Journey
The Dark Skies of Britain & Ireland
The Peak District (Slow Travel)
Unlikely Positions in Unlikely Places
Wild About Britain
Wilderness Weekends
Yorkshire Dales (Slow Travel)

Articles on the British Isles

Budget operator to offer low-cost trains from London to Edinburgh

Lumo will start running services from October.

Cambrian Mountains dark skies

The dark skies of the Cambrian Mountains

Visit the Cambrian Mountains after dark and you’ll find that there’s always more to a destination than the dawn-to-dusk experience.

Cycling in Cornwall: the St Piran Trail

With its moorlands, wooded valleys, surfing beaches and fishing ports, this cycling route offers a classic cross-section of the Cornish countryside.

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