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.

Back to Stafford tomorrow... fun times. Stafford England.
St Austell, scallops and storm repairs: join me for the Daybreak headlines just after 6am. St Austell Bristol.
Special cardboard collection this weekend - St Albans & Harpenden Review http://t.co/ScgTbiLb4S #Harpenden #LLN St Albans Harpenden UK.
3rd day of drinking and I've turned into a big spot and unable to draw my eyebrows straight! Bring on southport👯👯 Southport Southport.
Such a lovely sunny day in Southend-on-Sea. What a lovely place. Walked the longest pier in the world… http://t.co/VIi5KJShVS Southend-on-Sea Braintree, Essex.
Tottenham 3-1 Fulham, Aston Villa 0-0 Southampton, Cardiff 1-1 Stoke Southampton London, England.
Pop up cathedral appears in South Shields http://t.co/gXx0C7apFF South Shields North Lancing in West Sussex .
@navin_bains if you want to come, it's in Slough uno Slough Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.
£2 Take Out Coffee at Theobroma #Solihull, #Touchwood. Download WINSTANTLY app http://t.co/zkc33SqRjZ http://t.co/CDLtrQMwuQ Solihull Midlands, UK.
Preston North End v Shrewsbury Town - BBC http://t.co/AZWMA2DL0Q Shrewsbury UK.
@GaryBarlow was so good in Sheffield tonight! .. What a babe! 👌😍 http://t.co/JvzHvWSg8N Sheffield Chesterfield, England. .
Today - Apr 20 - 11:00am-3:00pm - Knole - Easter animal house trail: Pick up an Easter animals trail paper fro... http://t.co/xgYIZzmQMm Sevenoaks Sevenoaks, Kent.
Happy Easter 🐰🐥 #easter #brekkie #cousins http://t.co/xa6sKaR2G9 Selby UK.
Get some friends in for free! Oxford at home tomorrow is the final game for unused season ticket tickets - http://t.co/I3NfgWjxhc Shorpe Glanford Park, Shorpe.
Please note - tomorrow's run will be from the Rugby Club as the Sports Centre is closed. Scarborough Scarborough UK.
The Salisbury family are talking ut Tommy's condition called Choroideremia on #bbclifeline appeal. Salisbury UK.
St Helens put Challenge Cup first by resting key names for Widnes trip http://t.co/Q74k4tCxC0 #education Salford Whitstable.
I'm at Costa Coffee (Ryde, Isle of Wight) http://t.co/4XNaoYr49M Ryde Ryde, Isle of Wight .
Rochdale for the second night in a row haha what am I doing to myself Rochdale Rochdale .
Chilling in a great hotel in Royal Leamington Spa 😄🎉🍷good food, great company and a decent brandy🍹 Royal Leamington Spa London.
Good night for jamie and karens wedding the good night finishin it off in rhyl ha ha!!! Round 2 tomorrow night?? Oh go on then!! :P Rhyl rhyl, n wales.
Wtf is my dad doing! He's watching back Nottingham which he filmed 💔 Nottingham London .
watching gatsby instead of reading the book 👌 Reading London.
@AnnabelleHallUK or your route #25 from your #28 Norwich Norwich.
@welcomebreak #Leicester Forest East #pudsey http://t.co/GHYs9Wjb7P Pudsey High Wycombe, UK.
Add Derby and Preston to 5 fold to make it a 41/1 7 fold and add Southend, Dartford and Luton for a huge 209/1 10 fold certainly worth a £ Preston Reading.
Good Feeling by Flo Rida is #nowplaying in Bowlplex Tower Park, Poole. Download it now at http://t.co/HdBV0Qc3TH Poole .
Northampton Town v Portsmouth: Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's League Two game betwee... http://t.co/wLc2tRhwac #Hampshire Portsmouth Winchester.
@aaronfisherbed From what I understand the backgrounds of the children you are teaching are significantly less divers that those in Plymouth Plymouth London, UK.
@BrionyLou @LouLou699 I'm pretty tall anyway so it's usually a matter of no leg room. Peterborough was the worst. Peterborough Coventry.

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.

  • Newquay
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Guildford
  • Lichfield
  • Luton
  • Stevenage
  • Stevenage
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
Doncaster
  • Nottingham
  • Newport
  • Basingstoke
  • Bolton
  • Bolton
  • Chesterfield
  • Littlehampton
  • Wakefield