Places to go

Places to go

Discover some of the most amazing places in Britain to visit

Your current location / selection

Outdoor places to visit near you

Get outside more often by exploring from your front door. Whether you like to take the kids to a park, the dog for a walk or yourself for a run, we take a look at how to find new outdoor places to visit near you.

25 island adventures in Britain for families

Having explored over 600 islands in Britain, Lisa Drewe shares some of her top family-friendly island adventures in Britain, plus recommended walking routes. Whether you are a hiker, sand-castle maker, beach lover, wildlife watcher or just have a curious mind, these family-friendly adventures will help make a great tip.

The best 'hidden' places to visit in Britain

Daniel Start, author of the award-winning Wild Guide guidebook series, reveals his favourite all-time hidden and wild spots to visit across Britain. Here are some ideas for the perfect adventure, pitstops included!

Most romantic places to visit in Britain

Discover the most romantic places in Britain and recommended walks nearby. From locations with a historic love story, place names with a romantic significance or perfect spots for your next date, explore some of the best places in Britain with OS Maps.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Planning a trip to the Brecon Beacons? Take a look at our top things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park including some of the best waterfalls and viewpoints to visit.

Most haunted places in Britain to visit

Have your own fright night this Halloween by visiting one of Britain’s most haunted locations. We share the ghostly stories of our favourite places to go for a spooky day out. From castles to country parks, city bookshops and pubs - there's an eerie place for all.

Best UK locations to fossil hunt and spot wildlife

There are many fantastic locations to find fossils and spot wildlife in the UK. Discovering fossils from millions of years ago makes a fantastic day out. Here are a few of our favourite places to find fossils and wildlife.

Top 10 English Heritage castles

English Heritage protects and preserves some amazing historical buildings across the country. They asked their Facebook fans for their favourite British castles for a great day out. Here's the 10 best English Heritage castles to visit with the whole family.

Iconic film locations you can visit in the UK

Britain is packed full of famous film locations that are waiting to be explored. So, keep the whole family entertained by visiting the set of your favourite films.

Exploring Britain's National Parks

OS GetOutside Champion Sean Conway runs 15 marathons in 15 National Parks in 15 days to highlight how incredible Great Britain is. We caught up with him to find out more about his challenge and discover what makes each National Park so special.