Photos and text on the major towns and cities of Great Britain, the United Kingdom (UK), or just Britain if you prefer. Towns are augmented by scrollable maps and tweets from twitter concerning that town. Towns are selected firstly by population size then by other factors. There are some gaps it is true - due to missing information from the sites where this was drawn. Britains towns and cities come in all shapes and sizes - the largest city London accounts for a large part of the population of the South East of the country, around it some smaller feeder towns of around 100,000 people. Further North there are more larger cities in a broader spread - Yorkshire, the North East and around Manchester having a high population density and quite a number of towns. Scotland and Wales are represented too, but their smaller populations and towns mean that the majority of towns shown are in England. Northern Ireland is not represented here ... perhaps another site for Ireland sometime... Britain is the ninth largest island in the world and the largest in Europe. It has a combined population of around 60 million people (2009) and is the third most populated island in the world. London, Cardiff and Edinburgh are the capital towns of England, Wales and Scotland respectively. It is separated from mainland Europe by the North Sea (English Channel) and from Ireland by the Irish Sea. Geographically, the island is marked by low, rolling countryside in the east and south, while hills and mountains predominate in the western and northern regions Through the years there have been the following counties in England. Some of these have now been merged or removed.

Chelmsford, Radio Still Loves You. Come see the rest of the exhibition, open till 3 May. @ Anne… https://t.co/EtGwGMearr Chelmsford .
I Wish I Was A Girl by The Vaccines is #nowplaying in George & Dragon Inn, Chichester. Download it now at http://t.co/pbysS7KDFH Chichester Richmond, Surrey, UK.
#awaydays Cardiff not chesterfield - shopping not football - something ain't right Chesterfield ST Georges WSM.
Why is there nothing to do in Chester😶 Chester Monaco/Barnard Castle.
@jeremypiven how ut a shout out for @DeansDinerUK Had a dozen guys in for breakfast who are building Mr Selfridge set in Chatham Dockyard Chatham St Marys Island, Medway.
@Andydye46 bet Castleford get theirs. Castleford .
Cheltenham with the girls tomorrow Cheltenham Stroud, Gloucestershire.
@VirginTrains will it be up and running soon ? I am on the 1845 from Carlisle to London Euston x Carlisle Highgate, London.
Praying for our young adults citytemple who are on mission around the world @ Cardiff City Temple https://t.co/GMBMUKtWYU Cardiff Cardiff, UK.
Today will be a sad day 😔 (@ Cartamundi UK in Canvey Island, Essex) https://t.co/0dfTJrWaky Canvey Island London.
#nofilter needed. Beautiful. @ Canterbury Cathedral https://t.co/Hul76lUy3q Canterbury .
I'm at Cambridge Leisure Centre in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire https://t.co/Gbwcw0trSB Cambridge Kuwait | Cambridge.
Your #UKIP parliamentary candidates for #Caerphilly out today @GouldSam and Joe Smyth (Islwyn) a Falklands Veteran http://t.co/OOHRAkedR9 Caerphilly Caerphilly.
Dishley 👍🏼 #nightoff #cineworld @ The Corn Exchange, Bury St Edmunds - JD Wetherspoon https://t.co/YmpGAjTykp Bury St Edmunds 19 / suffolk.
Long delay for a Bury injury ... Bury Sedentary.
Milan, New York, Tokyo where to go on a night out. So much choice. So why BURTON UPON TRENT! Instagrams will tell the story Burton upon Trent .
Just back from Burnley. 2 things to say: 1. All ut results this time of season so don't care if we merited win or not. Burnley Birmingham.
Déjeuner sans ma belle. déjà 3 mois bientôt. #rip (@ Cafe Cosy in Burgess Hill, West Sussex) https://t.co/Q5LF0hxxTu Burgess Hill burgess hill, UK.
@DyslexiaRate @WoW_Bromley that's so lovely thankyou 💖💖💖💖 Bromley .
Brighton!??! Who would've thought I'd been so impressed by you...i Will be back! #travel #Brighton #uk #unitedkingdom http://t.co/pxrQQF911Q Brighton The Netherlands.
Lol there are some bitter Bristol Rovers fans out there. Poor gasmen. Not Bristol London.
MINOR Heavy traffic on A644 Wakefield Road out of town in Brighouse at the M62 J25 Roundut junction. Brighouse .
I get dreadful signal in Bridgwater 😑 Bridgwater wsm.
Ben Affleck Sighting: Brentwood, UN/ Around town http://t.co/zz1lrykiKt Brentwood Everywhere celebs are.
@Khyberman Is Gallowau not going to retain Bradford then? Bradford Reading.
The queue of clubs wanting to sign Danny Ings must be getting shorter by the week. Wouldn't be surprised to see him back at Bournemouth. Bournemouth Burnley, Lancashire, UK.
#PVHTeam41 11th Bolton T3 departed CP06 at 16:00. Next CP will be CP08 Bolton Bibby's Farm Scout Camp.
Just finished a pastel painting of a photograph taken by Paul Crombie from Bognor Regis Camera Club http://t.co/pWXn3OBi7y Bognor Regis Bognor Regis.
http://t.co/VmRw9GWOk8 Blyth .
so did #CardiffCity make as hard work of already-relegated Blackpool as the scoreline suggests? Blackpool Llandaff, Cardiff.

Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, City of Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely, Cheshire, Cleveland, Cornwall, Cumberland, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Suffolk, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire (County of Southampton), Hereford and Worcester, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Humberside, Huntingdon and Peterborough, Huntingdonshire, Isle of Ely, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, City of London, Merseyside, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, North Humberside, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Soke of Peterborough, Rutland, Shropshire (Salop), Somerset, South Humberside, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Westmorland, West Suffolk, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, East Riding, Yorkshire, North Riding, Yorkshire, West Riding.

Similarly for Scotland:

City of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus (Forfarshire) , Argyll , Ayrshire , Banffshire , Berwickshire , Bute , Caithness , Clackmannanshire , Cromartyshire , Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire (Dumbarton) , City of Dundee , East Lothian (Haddingtonshire) , City of Edinburgh , Fife , City of Glasgow , Inverness-shire , Kincardineshire , Kinross-shire , Kirkcudbrightshire , Lanarkshire , Midlothian (County of Edinburgh) , Moray (Elginshire) , Nairnshire , Orkney , Peeblesshire , Perthshire , Renfrewshire , Ross and Cromarty , Ross-shire , Roxburghshire , Selkirkshire , Shetland (Zetland) , Stirlingshire , Sutherland , West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) , Wigtownshire.

And finally Wales:

Anglesey, Brecknockshire, Caernarfonshire Cardiganshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Clwyd , Denbighshire, Dyfed , Flintshire, Glamorgan, Gwent, Gwynedd, Merionethshire, Mid Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Monmouthshire Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Radnorshire, South Glamorgan, West Glamorgan.

  • Dover
  • Burton upon Trent
  • Bridgwater
  • Loughborough
  • Bath
  • Burnley
  • Bournemouth
  • Swindon
Pudsey
  • Winchester
  • Inverness
  • Arbroath
  • King's Lynn
  • Burgess Hill
  • Wisbech
  • Basingstoke
  • Glasgow