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.

@anamanaguchi come play Wolverhampton, United Kingdom! via Bandsintown http://t.co/HeZCK9x0Rh Wolverhampton Wolverhampton. .
We've just got this from Wokingham Council:- Wokingham Borough Council needs your views on Gypsy and Traveller... http://t.co/fB4g2e6dtg Wokingham Woodley, Reading.
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#cambs Players arrive at ground to find Wisbech cricket club’s pavilion on fire but still secure promotion: Wi... http://t.co/IW75U2JtLx Wisbech East England, UK.
@CommCleanUK Well done guys. Do share the blog when complete and please pass on my regards to Andy. He may remember me from Winchester BID. Winchester Winchester, UK.
@WTWChairman Kid & candy store! Leeds H, Wigan H, Salford H, Hull A?? Highlight was he the team spirit shown at the right time! #allstars Wigan Wakefield.
#Minibus #Limousine #Carriage #Chauffeur required in Widnes, Halton. https://t.co/gZud77deYA Widnes UK.
@Supergal007 how was Weymouth in terms of the course and stuff? Torn between that and Wales for next year. Can't decide :) Weymouth Midlands, UK.
“@OverloadMusic: WESTON SUPER MARE ✌️ http://t.co/zCQWD5KYeV”@jadefowler5 Weston-super-Mare UK .
"Trending UK:03:18 AM BST" 1. iOS 8 2. Scotland 3. #bettertogether 4. #scottishindependence 5. Westminster 6. Braveheart Westminster United Kingdom.
Adams in Wellingborough area http://t.co/3ypLcndery #Vauxhall Wellingborough UK.
Conservative politician criticised after suggesting proposed bus cuts would ... - Watford... http://t.co/yw1BfHoidC #Watford #LLN #Herts Watford Watford.
@gosling_chloe go away Warrington Boston, Lincs.
"Shotton deal is going to happen" Walsall Walsall.
Long Division 2014 - Wakefield (Saay 13th September) - You don’t have to be a mathematician to work out... http://t.co/gqpOmNOOZr Wakefield Doncaster.
#LetsDoLunch…at the Lugger Hotel in Cornwall: http://t.co/UYdhSLBi7x http://t.co/idk4ev5B5z Truro Manchester.
Day 17: memory - Taking a picture of a seal in Torquay. 📷 🌊 #SeptemberPhotoChallenge http://t.co/lXzrQQdSzr Torquay Dudley.
Michael Portillo's trip to #Cheltenham and Tewkesbury for TV show Great British Railway Journeys airs tonight http://t.co/1xXRI6WX7L Tewkesbury Cheltenham .
Tamworth to telford @FindThePhantom my calculations is pushing it for time 54 mins through m6toll and 1hr 10 on m6 hmmm what do you reckon ? Tamworth bedworth,warwickshire.
My stall on Saay will look something like this, excited to be doing my first @MissIvyEvents fair in Taunton! http://t.co/mpxMraJPtf Taunton Crediton, Devon UK.
@GavinCaney @theresajcarman Great meeting developing at Leics. Can't see Swindon riders guesting for us at BV. Do we struggle to get guests? Swindon Norwich.
@euanzmacintyre Swansea City..... Swansea .
Friday Night Define Rumour! Who's ready?! ;) http://t.co/zKd4QuOXfX Sutton Coldfield Sutton Coldfield.
It's that time of the week again. Win 2 tickets to see a film of your choice at Empire Cinema Sunderland!... http://t.co/62bBJNvLjT Sunderland Sunderland.
Even as a united fan Stretford Enders annoy me no fan should think there better than another Stretford Manchester.
@StroudShopping @retailmentoring and Stroud Valleys Project Eco shop in Threadneedle St tweets under @SVPcharity Stroud Stroud.
RSC The Two Gentlemen of Verona Act 2, Scene 1 On stage video #TheTwoGentlemenofVerona #RSC #StratforduponAvon... http://t.co/kRbTSUcKk9 Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford upon Avon England.
#chops @ Norton Stourbridge http://t.co/t2siXNlbeM Stourbridge Stourbridge.
Craig Charles will join 30 sci-fi stars at Stoke-on-Trent comic... http://t.co/2EhjcV2fdJ http://t.co/eHhEV9KxYf Stoke-on-Trent Torquay, UK.
What ut "#concerts in #stocktonontees #tonight" http://t.co/RamaQETLhF Are you #in2nite or #out2nite? RT Stockton-on-Tees UK.

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.

  • Stretford
  • Weymouth
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Burnley
  • Scarborough
  • Bath
  • Middlesbrough
  • Reading
Burton upon Trent
  • Salford
  • Bingley
  • Blackburn
  • Basingstoke
  • Dunfermline
  • Gateshead
  • Bridgwater
  • Solihull