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.

Nottingham Forest facing January transfer embargo - Telegraph http://t.co/kEMN49aHjF #Nottingham Nottingham Nottingham.
@ChrisLaBonty thanks for follow! Looking forward to reading your tweets Reading Greater London, UK.
@scottyoc @DionDublinsDube @hucks6dh6 I reckon it should be done in Nottm Nov 8th when Forest Play Norwich :) Norwich Nottingham, UK.
Haha brown pudsey ears🐻💖 #pudsey http://t.co/L2sK2lY2ct Pudsey London.
Look! It's here! Calendar Photoshoot, £1 SPECIAL off! Now only £19.00! http://t.co/nTlFX2znlD£19-2 #BigDays Preston Preston.
@Nayzj I last saw PIL in 1983 , Poole England..John had Flu....kept on telling us. Poole Sunderland.
@ShaneFilan portsmouth loves you shane please may i have a follow x Portsmouth portsmouth .
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Whoever shot that dog through the head with a crossbow in Peterborough will harm human beings next; classic practising on animals. V scary. Peterborough Manchester, UK.
Photo: Customer repost! S/O @dunnstagram_13 with his reversible paisley jacket purchase 👌 #F2D... http://t.co/0LjbyyYpRh Paisley BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM.
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For Sale - Rosemary Gardens, Paignton, 3 Bed Price £160,000 http://t.co/QJWSVBFeM2 Paignton South Devon.
Just posted a photo @ Oldham Street http://t.co/Gd7LlWkXS8 Oldham Manchester.
@LeeRender even MK metro wanted to escape and started running buses in Northampton! Northampton Coventry UK.
Tabby Cat found in Newton Abbot (TQ12) on 21st October 2014 #foundcats #foundpets: http://t.co/FrpHKi2K1A Newton Abbot UK.
*TO LET* £750pcm 4 Bedroom Family Home - Newquay http://t.co/M8zPl6xHyU Newquay Truro.
Aww cool. Thanks @The Newporters . I'll take a look. #Newport Newport Wales, Newport.
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@marie_morley What ut bad ones, though? Morley Bath.
*** Suious Incident - Glendale Road Middlesbrough *** Police are appealing for information regarding a... http://t.co/JX6p95s76y Middlesbrough Teesside, UK.
New blog project all ready to rock and roll: http://t.co/NvtCeOZyv5 #blogging #Manchester Manchester Lancaster, UK.
All Saints in #Maidstone was packed for this this week http://t.co/aexKi3yETp Maidstone Maidstone, Kent.
Spotted in @themallluton @wecreatetogethr video by @athinplace @ The Mall, Luton http://t.co/WYDfrFbtRC Luton Luton.
Photographic exhibition at Traps Hill Library #loughton #photoraphy http://t.co/qTa5KI1gj1 Loughton london.
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Melanie C feat. Matt Cardle - I Turn To You (Live) ( London Eye ) http://t.co/ce2jnSq16p London London.
@gough_andrew @scarlets_rugby Only in Wales do we question our culture. #Llanelli = highest % of people that understand Welsh in Wales. Llanelli Cymru Wales.
@GJC82 They were impressive but I'm afraid you can't live on past glories... Just ask Liverpool... Oh wait, they still do as well #Red Liverpool Southampton, UK.
@CLEL303 @cazcarrigan depends what you want, Littlehampton is the only place I'd avoid :) Littlehampton Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex.
I'm a solid 4/10 pal @JaimeLFC95 http://t.co/uVz1kaZ0UB Lincoln wool.

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.

  • Ashford
  • Wakefield
  • Crawley
  • Crawley
  • York
  • Stroud
  • Cardiff
  • Guildford
Falkirk
  • Ashford
  • Coventry
  • Liverpool
  • Worthing
  • Torquay
  • Taunton
  • Bridgwater
  • Llanelli