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.

Cambridgeshire & The Fens

Cheshire

Chilterns & Thames Valley

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Cotswolds

Devon (East) and the Jurassic Coast

Devon (South) & Dartmoor

Dorset

Dumfries and Galloway

Exmoor National Park

Hebrides (Inner)

Hebrides (Outer)

Isle of Wight

Kent

Norfolk

North and Mid Devon

Northumberland

Orkney

Peak District

Shropshire

Somerset

South Wales

Suffolk

Sussex

Yorkshire (Dales)

Yorkshire (Wolds & North York Moors)

Books on the British Isles

52 Wildlife Weekends
A Connemara Journey
A Summer of British Wildlife
Ben le Vay’s Eccentric Oxford
Britain from the Rails
Britain in a Bottle
Britain’s Best Small Hills
Britain’s Sacred Places (Slow Travel)
Cambridgeshire & The Fens (Slow Travel)
Caving, Canyoning, Coasteering..
Cheshire (Slow Travel)
Connemara Mollie
Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly
Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly (Slow Travel)
Cotswolds (Slow Travel)
Cycling in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Cycling in East Anglia
Dog-Friendly Weekends
Dorset (Slow Travel)
Dumfries and Galloway (Slow Travel)
East Devon & The Jurassic Coast (Slow Travel)
Exmoor National Park (Slow Travel)
Family Wildlife Adventures
Freedom Pass
Heritage Weekends
Inner Hebrides
Isle of Wight (Slow Travel)
Kent (Slow Travel)
New Forest (Slow Travel)
Norfolk (Slow Travel)
North & Mid Devon (Slow Travel)
North Devon & Exmoor (Slow Travel)
North East Scotland (Slow Travel)
North York Moors & Yorkshire Wolds (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)
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
Wild About Dorset
Wild Times
Wild Woods
Wilderness Weekends
Yorkshire Dales (Slow Travel)

Articles on the British Isles

Five reasons to visit Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly

From stunning beaches and photogenic fishing villages to wild moors and the relics of a prehistoric past, there’s plenty to explore in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Carry on Boating: the Bradt Travel Guide to Henley

A day trip to Henley is not complete without taking to the water on a river cruise, as we did on our annual company outing.

Britain’s best stone circles

Stonehenge was a focus of enormous power, meaning and spiritual inspiration.

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