- a thematic guide to Britain
tourism information for the UK
are no regional tourist boards in Britain as such, largely because
Britain is not divided into administrative regions.
provides overall regional tourist guides for the unofficial or official
regions of the UK, as shown on the map. Each guide provides a
general regional overview, and carefully chosen lists of the most
important tourist attractions in the area, in terms of heritage
tourism, cultural tourism, and rural tourism - i.e. the main castles
and stately homes, historic sites, tourist cities, coastal
attractions and areas of natural beauty.
Click on any
area on the map to discover the main tourist sites, or click any of the
regional links below. Note that some regional
still under development, and will not be available until they are ready
for publication. Those that are up and running are :
For national or trans-regional
as cathedrals, heritage railways, etc), use the drop-down menu under
"Attractions by theme" at the top of this page.
Tourism in Britain is officially promoted by area or county tourist
structures known as "DMO's", which among other
local tourist information offices. These are locally managed, and their
activities and the services they provide vary considerably from place
For the official British tourist organisation, see Visit