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Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Photos
http://www.countyviews.com
Extensive collection of photos of these two counties; unfortunately, no information is given about the buildings.

Berkshire
David Nash's Royal Berkshire History
http://www.berkshirehistory.com/index.html

Buckinghamshire
Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Photos
http://www.countyviews.com
Extensive collection of photos of these two counties; unfortunately, no information is given about the buildings.

Channel Islands
Guernsey Tourist Board
http://www.guernseytouristboard.com/whyguernsey/placestovisit/listing.aspx?

This is Guernsey
http://www.thisisguernsey.com/code/showarticle.pl?ArticleID=000016

Cheshire
Cheshire Now
http://www.cheshirenow.co.uk/

Chester Tourism Office
http://www.chester.gov.uk/main.asp?page=372

ChesterTourist.com
http://www.chestertourist.com
An excellent private website on the city of Chester.

Northwest Tourist Board
http://www.visitnorthwest.com/attractions.asp
Covers Lancashire, Merseyside, and parts of Cheshire.

Visit Cheshire
http://www.visit-cheshire.com/

Cornwall
Cornwall Online
http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/heritage-trail/

Cornwall Tourist Board
http://www.cornwalltouristboard.co.uk
Cornwall boasts a range of accommodation options suitable for all budgets, from camping and caravanning, to bed and breakfasts, guesthouses and hotels. Tel: +44 (0)1872 322900.

Cornwall Villages
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/villages/index.shtml

Cumbria
BBC: Cumbria: The Border Reivers
http://tinyurl.com/kjlr8

The Cumbria Directory
http://www.thecumbriadirectory.com/
Attractions, map, cultural information, walks, traditions, etc.

Cumbria Directory: Town Websites
http://www.thecumbriadirectory.com/Town_or_Village/Town_or_Village.php
Links to town and village webpages in Cumbria.

Cumbria: Circles and Cairns
http://www.rheged.freeserve.co.uk/cumbriastoneage.html

The Lake District
http://www.golakes.co.uk/
The official Cumbria/Lakes District tourism website.

Visit Cumbria
http://www.visitcumbria.com
Though not the official tourism website for Cumbria, this is what a county tourism site should be, and what all too few of them are!

Derbyshire
Amber Valley
http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/tourism/

Derbyshire
http://www.derbyshireuk.net

Derbyshire Caving Club
http://www.derbyscc.org.uk

Devon
Dartmoor: The Online Guide
http://www.dartmoor.co.uk/

Dartmoor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmoor
A great overview of the history and prehistory of Dartmoor.

Dartmoor National Park Authority
http://www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk/
The official site for the park, with seasonal guided walks programme and a selection of fact files covering various aspects of Dartmoor life. (Warning: I was not able to access this site without freezing)

Dartmoor Way
http://www.dartmoorway.org.uk/
"The Dartmoor Way is a circular walking and cycling route that sweeps for almost 140 km./90 miles around Dartmoor National Park."

Discover Dartmoor
http://www.discoverdartmoor.co.uk/

Discovering Dartmoor
http://www.discoveringdartmoor.co.uk/

Exmoor National Park
http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/

Visit Exmoor
http://www.visit-exmoor.info/

Exmoor Tourism
http://www.exmoor.com/

Durham
Finding Your Ancestors in County Durham
http://www.durhamrecordsonline.com

Greater Manchester
Manchester
http://www.explore.destinationmanchester.com/home/

Hampshire
Hampshire Attractions A-Z
http://www.hants.gov.uk/leisure/attract_az.html

Hampshire Walking Routes
http://www.hants.gov.uk/walking/longdistance/

Welcome to Portsmouth
http://www.welcometoportsmouth.co.uk


Kent
Historic Kent
http://www.historic-kent.co.uk

Kent - the Garden of England
http://www.invectis.co.uk/kent/index.htm
This personal website consists primarily of pictures, but is a great photo tour of Kent. Check the links at the bottom for more detailed pages on specific locations.

Kent Tourism
http://www.kenttourism.co.uk/

Medway Tourism
http://www.medway.gov.uk/tourism


Lancashire
Lancashire Town Guides
http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/lancashire/info/guide.html

Lancaster Tourism
http://www.visitlancaster.co.uk

Northwest Tourist Board
http://www.visitnorthwest.com/attractions.asp
Covers Lancashire, Merseyside, and parts of Cheshire.

Ribble Valley District Towns & Villages
http://www.lancslinks.org.uk/

Virtual Lancaster
http://www.lancasterukonline.net/


Leicestershire
Leicestershire Tourism website
http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk

Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Information
http://www.touruk.co.uk/lincs

Lincolnshire Places
http://www.bbc.co.uk/lincolnshire/asop/places/

LONDON
A Bumper London Christmas
http://www.londontown.com/christmas-news/index.php
A great site to visit to find things to see and do in London during the Christmas season.

AHOY! LondonNet Newsletter
http://www.londonnet.co.uk/ahoy/index.html
An excellent guide to current events, exhibitions, performances, etc. in London. Free.

London on a Shoestring
http://londononashoestring.net
A good overview of what to see and do in London. (If you should see only a summary of an article, click on the title of the article to see the full article.)

LondonTown.com
http://www.londontown.com/
A good place to find hotels, restaurants, events, and more in London and its environs.

Merseyside
Liverpool
http://www.visitliverpool.com

Northwest Tourist Board
http://www.visitnorthwest.com/attractions.asp
Covers Lancashire, Merseyside, and parts of Cheshire.

Norfolk
BBC: Norfolk A-Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/norfolk/your/a-z_norfolk

Norfolk
http://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk
http://www.norfolkbroads.com/leisure/main.htm

Norfolk Coast etc.
http://www.norfolkcoast.co.uk
Nice guide to Norfolk towns and villages, with different sections on Historic Norfolk, etc. -- confusing to navigate.

Norfolk Windmill Trust
http://www.norfolkwindmills.co.uk/
Find out about 19 of Norfolk's windmills, including those open to visitors. (Go to http://www.norfolkwindmills.co.uk/details.htm if the clickable map doesn't work.)

Towns, Villages and Cities in Norfolk
http://www.norfolka2z.co.uk/tv/townsandvillages.htm
Links to pages on most of Norfolk's towns and villages; site has not been developed much as yet, so there is often no information on many of the towns.

Northumberland
Northumberland Castles
http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/vg/rcastle.html

Oxfordshire
TimeTravel-Britain.com Guide to Historic Sites in Oxfordshire
http://www.timetravel-britain.com/guides/oxfordshire/index.shtml

Oxfordshire Historic Churches
http://www.ohct.org.uk/30churches.html
Brief info on 30 historic churches in Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire Towns
http://www.oxtowns.co.uk
Information on towns and villages; click "Travel" and then "Attractions" for local sites of interest.

Visit Oxfordshire
http://www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/

Shropshire
Shropshire Tourism
http://www.shropshiretourism.info

Virtual Shropshire
http://www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk

Somerset
Somerset
http://www.somerset.gov.uk/somerset/

Somerset Museums
http://www.southsomersetmuseums.org.uk

Staffordshire
Stoke-on-Trent Tourist Information Office
http://www.visitstoke.co.uk

Suffolk
The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
http://www.stedmundsbury.anglican.org/pages/mission/tourism/list.htm
"We are gradually compiling a list of all the open churches and what is available nearby."

Simon's Suffolk Churches
http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/Alist.htm
A guide to 650 churches in Suffolk, with a detailed description of each church and lots of photos.

Suffolk Museums
http://www.suffolkmuseums.org/pages/sufb.htm

The Wodenose
http://www.wodewose.co.uk
Formerly "Sylly Suffolk," this site now celebrates "the medieval image in East Anglia."

Suffolk Churches
http://www.aidansemmens.co.uk/churches/index.htm

Sussex (East and West)
Sussex Archaeological Society
http://sussexpast.co.uk/property/site.php?site_id=15
Lists several historical sites in Sussex, along with links to more info.

Ye Olde Sussex Pages
http://www.yeoldesussexpages.com
Sussex sites of interest, history, oddities, architecture, folklore and tales, churches, and more. Private website.

Warwickshire
Ancestral Locations
http://www.ancestral-locations.co.uk
Ancestral Locations is a website providing items of family and local history and pictures, particularly relating to Warwickshire, the Midlands and the Republic of Ireland. Contains a selection of pictures of Warwickshire churches (but no direct links or detailed info).

Heart of England
http://www.cv81pl.freeserve.co.uk/default.htm
This personal website is packed with history, local information and wonderful photos from throughout Warwickshire. You'll find out more about the county's historic sites and features here than on any official tourism page.

Shakespeare Country/South Warwickshire Tourism
http://www.Shakespeare-country.co.uk

Warwickshire Museum's Take the Timetrail website
http://timetrail.warwickshire.gov.uk/default.aspx
The web site contains a database of information about thousands of known sites and finds in the county, dating from prehistory through to the 20th century. It includes a wide variety of sites, from Bronze Age barrows to medieval settlements to Second World War gun emplacements. The information comes from the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record (SMR). You can search the archaeology database for sites by clicking the Search link.

West Midlands
Ancestral Locations
http://www.ancestral-locations.co.uk
Ancestral Locations is a website providing items of family and local history and pictures, particularly relating to Warwickshire, the Midlands and the Republic of Ireland. Contains a selection of pictures of Warwickshire churches (but no direct links or detailed info).

Wiltshire
Victoria Guide to Wiltshire County
http://www.british-history.ac.uk
(Use the regional search function to search on Wiltshire)

Weird Wiltshire
http://www.weirdwiltshire.co.uk

Wiltshire Travel Guide
http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/wiltshire/index.htm

Yorkshire (North, South, East, West)
TimeTravel-Britain.com Guide to Historic Sites in Yorkshire
http://www.timetravel-britain.com/guides/yorkshire/index.shtml

Captain Cook Country
http://www.captaincook.org.uk/

The Cistercians in Yorkshire
http://cistercians.shef.ac.uk/index.php
Links to Cistercian Abbeys in Yorkshire, plus a list of Cistercian Abbeys throughout Britain, with lots of historical information.

Dale-Net
http://www.daelnet.co.uk
A guide to the Yorkshire dales, with links to towns, accommodations, attractions, history, and loads more. An excellent site for visitors. (Includes a glossary of Yorkshire place names at http://www.daelnet.co.uk/placenames/.)

Explore Yorkshire
http://www.yorkshirevisitor.com/
This is Yorkshire's official Tourism website -- which could explain why Yorkshire is struggling to attract more tourists. From this site, one would think Yorkshire had about ten visitor sites in the entire county.

Hello Yorkshire
http://www.hello-yorkshire.co.uk/
A good place to look for accommodations in Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Links
http://www.thirsk.org.uk/nylinks.html
Links to various Yorkshire sites.

North East England History Pages
http://www.thenortheast.fsnet.co.uk

Tourist Information Centres, N. Yorkshire
http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/tourism/tics.shtm
A list of tourist information centres in North Yorkshire, with e-mails for most (these are "real-world" centres, not websites).

The Whitby Guide
http://www.thewhitbyguide.co.uk/

Wolds Villages (East)
http://www.driffield.co.uk/wolds.htm
Guide to the villages of the Wolds - each village has its own page with a bit of history and some information on its major buildings, plus often some fascinating local info in the forums.

York Tourism
http://www.visityork.org

Yorkshire Dales (North)
http://www.yorkshire-dales.com/contents.html
Links and information to a wide range of attractions and villages in the Yorkshire Dales area.

The Yorkshire Guides
http://www.yorkshireguides.com/
Offers extensive coverage of Yorkshire's castles, stately homes, beauty spots, towns, villages and gardens.

Yorkshire Net
http://www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/seegde/index.htm
A fairly limited list of attractions; visit more "local" pages for more information.

YorkshireTour.co.uk
http://www.yorkshire-tour.co.uk
An excellent town-by-town guide to Yorkshire; doesn't provide much info on individual attractions.

Yorksview
http://www.yorksview.co.uk/places.htm
A good town-by-town guide to Yorkshire, with lots of excellent photos.

 

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