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.

@LloydGriffith Are you going to Aldershot on Saay? #gtfc I'm going down from Waterloo. Aldershot London.
Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen to close out the week (@ BA Galleries Lounge North in Hounslow, Greater London) https://t.co/F2A87UOEvF Aberdeen Flackwell Heath.
@Coventry_City when will you have details re hospitality packages for Yeovil game ? Plus rest of season , cheers Yeovil hull, uk.
@NWPPWycherley @wrexham Send them to Ruthin Road Flyover. Cars always jumping the lights there. Wrexham Gogledd Cymru.
Hi does anybody know the telephone number of the lady that does the puppy training classes at durrington... http://t.co/d8KVPJ4qlL Worthing Worthing.
Realising that there is racing at Worcester tomorrow is tempting me to an afternoon out 😏🏇 Worcester Evesham.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at Univ. of Wolverhampton during week of the 6th Oct. Thanks to everyone @WolvesSU for making it possible Wolverhampton London.
I'm at Leslie Sears and Viking Field in Wokingham http://t.co/9diIuiEu95 Wokingham Tula.
@CraigDanAdams @BenFensome I love this film so much Woking Surrey, England.
Sponsors needed for Wisbech’s Calendar Girls style calendar http://t.co/xpoLzoKGf1 Wisbech Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
The story of William Walker finds Futility Closet. Growing up in Winchester you hear a *lot* ut him http://t.co/ULcUuDIjtE Winchester London.
@maureenjohnson (sorry, I hail from Wigan so "Leeds to Liverpool" is 99% used as a preface to the canal running through my town) Wigan Norwich..
Get down to Widnes Superbowl - we have something for all ages ranging from Tenpin Bowling, to our Bar and Diner... http://t.co/4DDdG3pBlo Widnes Widnes.
We have also now got TWO properties available in WEYMOUTH COURT... Weymouth Bath, UK.
"@mustraozberk: http://t.co/uv1ANvrtZ8" Ah just like Weston Super Mare without the donkeys #wheresthechipshop Weston-super-Mare Evesham, England .
Will someone not rid me of these treacherous, thieving, lying vermin LibLabCon politicians in Westminster. #UKIP Westminster England.
Ten thousand people want Glamis Hall in Wellingborough saved: More than 10,000 people have signed a... http://t.co/sHc1df30FY #Northants Wellingborough Northamptonshire.
@fc_watford @0rion5 Watford England.
To be fair United did win all their pre season games Warrington Boston.
@WalsallAdv Calling all runners. Entry closes for 32nd Walsall Run in 14 DAYS Enter now http://t.co/DPeK4TUSyx http://t.co/lsNAhotV8P Walsall Walsall West Midlands.
LIAM WAKEFIELD OP Wakefield Doncaster.
The Daisy Roots Eco #Truro Daily is out! http://t.co/33CUuEaYLy Stories via @sascampaigns Truro Truro.
Prints canvasses greetings cards. for you or your business, especially Torquay and Looe but others a available also http://t.co/mWKvXLeaWB Torquay Looe.
Our brilliant swimmers will be showcasing their skills at the Tewkesbury School Pool Open Day, Saay 6th September, 1:30pm-3pm. Tewkesbury Tewkesbury.
I'm at Tamworth Castle Grounds in Tamworth, england http://t.co/CZ1VKj3ifi Tamworth Tamworth, Staffordshire.
Feel free to stop by our display in Taunton town centre this afternoon! Just next to the Market house (opposite... http://t.co/8rPaTyQeon Taunton Wellington, Somerset.
HT 0-1. Swindon playing really well, dominating possession but lacking that extra bit of class to break Brighton down. Cleared off line x5 Swindon Gloucestershire.
Half-time at the Liberty: Swansea City 1-0 Rotherham. Swansea Swansea, UK.
Just back from a DJ gig in sutton Coldfield. I am so tered and its a day trip wiyh the children tomorrow. :) Sutton Coldfield West Midlands UK.
This Man United team would have been far better against Sunderland than the one we did put out Sunderland Huddersfield.

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.

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  • Swansea
  • Loughborough
  • Stalybridge
  • Dover
  • Bradford
Newquay
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  • Wakefield
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Lincoln
  • Birmingham
  • Tewkesbury
  • Lincoln
  • Weymouth