This section of the website contains a lot of information about various towns, cities and villages around the United Kingdom. Most of these places have lots of history, and quite a few have a good deal of beauty.
Most of the places in this section are in Leicestershire and Rutland, where Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby lives, but some are in other parts of the country, in particular Essex, where he was born and lived for many years.
Hopefully, you will find these descriptions interesting and valuable, and will want to join Colin to find out more.
Aberdeen, Abergavenny, Aberystwyth, Aintree, Aldeburgh, Aldershot, All Hallows, Alloway, Alnwick, Alrewas, Althorne, Alum Bay, Amberley, Amersham, Amesbury, Ampthill, Ancaster, Anstey, Appleby, Appledore, Arundel, Ascot, Asfordby, Ashbourne, Ashby Magna, Ashby Parva, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Asheldham, Ashford, Ashingdon, Ashover, Atherstone, Atherton, Attleborough, Audley End, Avebury, Aylesbury, Ayr, Bagworth, Bakewell, Bala, Bamburgh, Banbury, Bangor, Barkby, Barking, Barkston, Barlborough, Barling, Barmouth, Barnard Castle, Barnsdale, Barnsley, Barnstaple, Barrow-upon-Soar, Barrowden, Barton-in-the-Beans, Barwell, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bath, Battlesbridge, Beachy Head, Beacon Hill, Beamish, Bearsted, Beaudesert , Beaulieu, Beaumaris, Beckford, Beddgelert, Bedford, Bedfordshire, Bedhampton, Bedworth, Beeleigh, Belfast, Belper, Belsay, Belton (Lincolnshire), Belton-in-Rutland, Belvoir, Benfleet, Berkshire, Betws-y-Coed, Beverley, Bewdley, Bexhill, Bexley, Bibury, Bideford, Bilbrook, Billericay, Billesdon, Bingham, Birchington, Birdoswald, Birmingham, Birstall, Bisham, Bishop Auckland, Bishops Lydeard, Bishopsteignton, Bishop`s Waltham, Bitteswell, Blaby, Blackburn, Blackpool, Blackwood, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Blake End, Blaston, Blenheim, Bletchley, Blists Hill, Blythe Bridge, Bocking, Bodelva, Bodelwyddan, Bodmin, Bognor Regis, Bolsover, Bolton, Bolton Abbey, Bolton-upon-Dearne, Bolventor, Bootle, Borley, Boroughbridge, Boscobel, Boscombe, Bosham, Boston, Bottesford, Boughton, Bournemouth, Bourton-on-the-Water, Bovey Tracey, Bovington Camp, Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowood, Bozeat, Bracknell, Bradford, Bradford-on-Avon, Bradgate, Bradwell-juxta-Mare, Braintree, Brandon, Braunston-in-Rutland, Brecon, Breedon-on-the-Hill, Brentford, Brentwood, Bressingham, Bridgnorth, Bridlington, Bridport, Brigg, Brighouse, Brightlingsea, Brighton, Brill, Bristol, Brixham, Brixworth, Broadstairs, Broadway, Brodsworth, Bromley, Brooke, Brooksby, Broughton Astley, Broxbourne, Brynsiencyn, Buckden, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, Bucklers Hard, Bude, Burbage, Burford, Burgess Hill, Burley, Burley-on-the-Hill, Burmarsh, Burnham-on-Crouch, Burton Lazars, Burton Overy, Burton-on-the-Wolds, Burton-upon-Trent, Bury, Bury St. Edmunds, Bushby, Buxton, Bywell, Cadnant, Caernarfon, Caldey Island, Camberley, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Canewdon, Canterbury, Canvey Island, Carbis Bay, Cardiff, Carding Mill Valley, Carlisle, Carlton, Carlton Scroop, Carmarthen, Carnforth, Carrog, Carsington Water, Castle Acre, Castle Donington, Castle Hedingham, Castle Rising, Castleton, Cavendish, Cerne Abbas, Chalkwell, Channel Islands, Charnwood Forest, Chartham, Chatham, Chatsworth, Cheddar, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Cheriton, Cheshire, Chester, Chesterfield, Chichester, Chilham, Chingford, Chipping Ongar, Chirk, Chorley, Christchurch, Church Langton, Church Stretton, Cirencester, Clacton, Clare, Claybrooke Magna, Cleethorpes, Cleeve Hill, Cliffsend, Clifton, Cliftonville, Clipsham, Clitheroe, Clovelly, Clumber Park, Clun, Coalbrookdale, Coalport, Coalville, Cockington, Codsall, Coggeshall, Colchester, Cold Norton, Cold Overton, Colden Common, Coleford, Coleorton, Coleshill, Coleton Fishacre, Colne Engaine, Colyford, Colyton, Compton Bishop, Congerstone, Conisbrough, Constable Country, Conwy, Corbridge, Corby, Cornwall, Corton, Cosby, Cosford, Cosham, Cossington, Cotes, Cotswolds, Countesthorpe, County Durham, Coventry, Coverack, Cowes, Crank, Craven Arms, Crediton, Cressing, Criccieth, Crich, Crick, Croft, Cromer, Cromford, Cropston, Crowland, Croxton Kerrial, Croydon, Cuddington, Culloden Moor, Cumbria, Cusworth, Dadlington, Dagenham, Danbury, Darlington, Dartmoor, Dartmouth, Daventry, Davington, Dawlish, Deal, Dedham, Deerhurst, Denbigh, Denby, Denmead, Derby, Derbyshire, Dereham, Desford, Devon, Diseworth, Dishley, Diss, Doncaster, Donington-le-Heath, Donkey Street, Dorchester, Dordon, Dorking, Dorset, Dovedale, Dover, Downham Market, Draycott, Dudley, Duffield, Dunchurch, Dunfermline, Dungeness, Dunmow, Dunoon, Dunsop Bridge, Dunstable, Dunster, Dunton Bassett, Durham, Durrington, Dymchurch, Earl Shilton, Earls Barton, Earls Colne, Easby, East Bergholt, East Cowes, East Goscote, East Grinstead, East Guldeford, East Horsley, East Langton, Eastbourne, Eastwell, Eastwood (Essex), Edinburgh, Edwinstowe, Eggesford, Elmesthorpe, Elmstead Market, Elstow, Eltham, Elvaston, Ely, Embsay, Empingham, Emsworth, Enderby, Enfield, Epping, Epping Forest, Epsom, Epworth, Escomb, Essex, Eton, Evesham, Exeter, Exford, Exmoor, Exmouth, Fairford, Fakenham, Falmouth, Far Forest, Fareham, Farnsfield, Faversham, Felixstowe, Finchingfield, Fishbourne, Flamborough Head, Flatford, Fleckney, Folkestone, Fordwich, Forest of Dean, Foston, Fotheringhay, Foulness Island, Foxton, Frinton, Frisby-on-the-Wreake, Froncysyllte, Gaddesby, Gainsborough, Garendon, Gateshead, Gaulby, Gaydon, Geddington, Gillingham, Gilmorton, Glasgow, Glastonbury, Glen Parva, Glenfield, Glooston, Glossop, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Goathland, Godalming, Godmanchester, Godshill, Gorleston, Gosfield, Gosport, Gotham, Gourock, Grace Dieu, Grafton Regis, Grantchester, Grantham, Grasmere, Grassington, Gravesend, Grays, Great Ayton, Great Baddow, Great Bowden, Great Chalfield, Great Dalby, Great Glen, Great Gonerby, Great Horkesley, Great Maplestead, Great Oxendon, Great Shelford, Great Stretton, Great Wakering, Great Witley, Great Yarmouth, Greenlaw, Greenstead Green, Greenstead-juxta-Ongar, Greenwich, Greetham, Gretna Green, Grimsby, Groby, Guernsey, Guildford, Guisborough, Guiseley, Hadleigh (Essex), Hadleigh (Suffolk), Halifax, Hallaton, Halstead, Hambledon, Hamilton, Hampshire, Hampstead, Hampstead Norreys, Hampton Court, Hampton-in-Arden, Hardingstone, Hardwick, Harlow, Harpenden, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Hartley Wintney, Hartshill, Harwich, Haselbech, Haslemere, Hastings, Hatfield, Hatfield Heath, Hathern, Hathersage, Hatton (Derbyshire), Hatton (Warwickshire), Havant, Haverfordwest, Hawkshead, Hawkwell, Haworth, Haxey, Hay-on-Wye, Haydock, Hayle, Hayling Island, Haywards Heath, Heacham, Heather, Hebden Bridge, Heckington, Heligan, Helmsley, Helpston, Helston, Hemel Hempstead, Hemingford Grey, Hemington, Hendon, Henley-in-Arden, Henley-on-Thames, Heptonstall, Hereford, Herefordshire, Herne Bay, Hertford, Hertfordshire, Hexham, Heybridge, Heysham, High Cross, Highgate, Highley, Himley, Hinckley, Hindhead, Hoby, Hockley, Hoddesdon, Holkham, Holmfirth, Holt, Honington, Honiton, Hopton-on-Sea, Horncastle, Hornchurch, Horndean, Horninghold, Horseshoe Pass, Horsham, Hothfield, Hough-on-the-Hill, Hougham, Houghton-on-the-Hill, Hounslow, Housesteads, Hucknall, Huddersfield, Hugglescote, Hull, Hullbridge, Hunstanton, Huntingdon, Huyton, Hythe, Ibstock, Idsworth, Ilford, Ilfracombe, Ilkeston, Illston-on-the Hill, Ingarsby, Ingatestone, Ingoldmells, Inveraray, Inverness, Ipswich, Ironbridge, Isle of Anglesey, Isle of Bute, Isle of Purbeck, Isle of Sheppey, Isle of Skye, Isle of Thanet, Isle of Wight, Jackfield, Jarrow, Jesmond, John o` Groats, Kedleston, Kegworth, Keighley, Kelmarsh, Kelvedon, Kelvedon Hatch, Kempston, Kendal, Kenilworth, Kent, Kersey, Keswick, Kettering, Ketton, Kew, Keyham, Kibworth, Kidderminster, Kilby, Kimbolton, Kings Lynn, Kings Norton, Kingsgate, Kingston-upon-Thames, Kingswear, Kinver, Kirby Bellars, Kirby Muxloe, Kirkby Mallory, Kirkharle, Kirkstall, Knaresborough, Knebworth, Knowsley, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lacock, Lake District, Lakeside, Lamorna, Lancashire, Lancaster, Land`s End, Langford, Langsett, Langstone, Larne, Latchingdon and Snoreham, Laugharne, Launceston, Launde, Lavenham, Layer Marney, Leamington Spa, Lechlade, Ledbury, Lee-on-the-Solent, Leeds (Kent), Leeds (Yorkshire), Leek, Leeming Bar, Leicester, Leicestershire, Leigh, Leigh-on-Sea (Essex), Leire, Leiston, Lelant, Leominster, Letchworth, Leyburn, Leyton, Lichfield, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Lindisfarne, Linkinhorne, Linlithgow, Liskeard, Little Baddow, Little Bowden, Little Easton, Little Stretton, Little Wakering, Liverpool, Llanberis, Llandudno, Llanfair PG, Llangollen, Llechwedd, Lode, London, Long Melford, Longleat, Looe, Loughborough, Louth, Lowestoft, Ludlow, Lulworth Cove, Lundin Links, Luton, Lutterworth, Lyddington, Lydney, Lyme Regis, Lymington, Lympne, Lyndhurst, Lynmouth, Lynton, Mablethorpe, Maidstone, Maldon, Malham, Mallaig, Malmesbury, Malvern, Mancetter, Manchester, Manningtree, Mansfield, Marazion, March, Margate, Market Bosworth, Market Drayton, Market Harborough, Markfield, Markham, Marks Tey, Marlborough, Marlow, Marston, Marton, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Mattishall, Medbourne, Melbourne, Melton, Melton Mowbray, Mevagissey, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Minehead, Minster-in-Thanet, Misterton, Moggerhanger, Moira, Monkwearmouth, Monmouth, Montgomery, Morecambe, Moreton (Dorset), Moreton-in-Marsh, Morpeth, Morton, Moseley, Mount St. Bernard Abbey, Mountsorrel, Mousehole, Much Wenlock, Murton, Nanpantan, Narborough, Naseby, Netley, New Brighton, New Forest, New Romney, Newark, Newbold Verdon, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newchurch, Newington, Newmarket, Newport (Essex), Newport (Gwent), Newport (Isle of Wight), Newstead, Newton Abbot, Newton Blossomville, Newton Harcourt, Newton Solney, Newton-le-Willows, Newtown Linford, Norchard, Norden, Norfolk, Normanton, North Queensferry, North Shields, North Weald Bassett, Northam, Northampton, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Norton-juxta-Twycross, Norwich, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Nuneaton, Nuneham Courtenay, Oadby, Oakham, Oban, Old Leigh, Old Romney, Old Sarum, Oldham, Olney, Osea Island, Ossett, Oundle, Overton, Ovingham, Ower, Oxenhope, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Packington, Paglesham, Paignton, Pant, Parkend, Pateley Bridge, Peak District, Peatling Magna, Peckleton, Pedlinge, Peene, Pegwell, Penrhyn, Penryn, Penwith, Penzance, Pershore, Peterborough, Petersfield, Pickering, Pitlochry, Pitsea, Pleshey, Plymouth, Polesworth, Polperro, Pontefract, Ponteland, Pontsticill, Poole, Port Sunlight, Porthcurno, Porthmadog, Portmeirion, Portree, Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth, Potters Bar, Powderham, Prescot, Prestbury, Prestwold, Prittlewell, Prudhoe, Puffin Island, Purbrook, Purfleet, Purleigh, Queniborough, Quorn, Raby, Rainford, Ramsgate, Ratby, Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake, Rayleigh, Reading, Rearsby, Redditch, Redmire, Repton, Retford, Rettendon, Rhyl, Richmond, Richmond-upon-Thames, Rickmansworth, Ringlestone, Ringwood, Ripley, Ripon, River Avon, River Great Ouse, River Severn, River Stour, River Thames, River Wye, Robin Hood`s Bay, Rochester, Rochford, Rockingham, Romford, Ross-on-Wye, Rothbury, Rotherby, Rotherham, Rothesay, Rothley, Rothwell, Rowlands Castle, Rowsley, Rufford Abbey, Rugby, Rushton, Rutland, Ryde, Rye, Rye Harbour, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Saffron Walden, Salford, Salisbury, Sandbach, Sandgate, Sandling, Sandringham, Sandwich, Saxmundham, Scalford, Scarborough, Scraptoft, Scunthorpe, Seaton (Cornwall), Seaton (Devon), Selby, Sennen, Shackerstone, Shanklin, Shardlow, Sharnford , Shearsby, Sheerness, Sheffield, Shenfield, Shenton, Shepshed, Shepton Mallet, Sheringham, Shildon, Shirley, Shoeburyness, Shottery St. Mary, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shugborough, Sible Hedingham, Sidmouth, Sileby, Sittingbourne, Six Hills, Skegness, Skelton, Skipton, Sleaford, Smeeton Westerby, Smockington, Snibston, Snowdonia, Somerset, Sompting, South Fambridge, South Hanningfield, South Kilworth, South Mimms, South Queensferry, South Shields, South Wigston, South Woodham Ferrers, South Wootton, Southampton, Southchurch, Southend, Southminster, Southport, Southsea, Southwell, Southwold, Spalding, Sparsholt, Speke, Spital-in-the-Street, Spofforth, St. Albans, St. Andrews, St. Asaph, St. Briavels, St. Cleer, St. Davids, St. Erth, St. Helens, St. Ives (Cambridgeshire), St. Ives (Cornwall), St. Johns, St. Just, St. Marychurch, St. Michael`s Mount, St. Nicholas at Wade, St. Peter Port, Stafford, Staffordshire, Staithes, Stambridge, Stamford, Stanford-on-Avon, Stanford-on-Soar, Stansted Mountfitchet, Stanton, Stapleton, Staunton Harold, Stevenage, Stevington, Stisted, Stocksfield, Stoke Golding, Stoke-on-Trent, Stokesay, Stonehenge, Stoneleigh, Stoney Stanton, Stoughton, Stow Maries, Stow-in-Lindsey, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stowmarket, Stranraer, Stratford (Essex), Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratton St. Margaret, Strood, Sturry, Styal, Sudbrook, Sudbury, Suffolk, Sunbury-on-Thames, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex, Sutton, Sutton Bonington, Sutton Cheney, Sutton Hoo, Sutton Manor, Sutton-on-Sea, Swadlincote, Swanage, Swannington, Swansea, Swarkestone, Swindon, Swithland, Sysonby, Syston, Tamworth, Tankersley, Tarn Hows, Taunton, Teignmouth, Telford, Temple Newsam, Tenby, Tenterden, Tetbury, Tewkesbury, Thame, Thaxted, Thetford, Thetford Forest, Thirsk, Thoresby, Thorney, Thornton, Thornton-le-Dale, Thorpe Arnold, Thorpe-le-Soken, Thorpeness, Thringstone, Thrussington, Thundersley, Thurcaston, Thurmaston, Thurnby, Thurso, Tideswell, Tilbury, Tillingham, Tilton-on-the-Hill, Tintern Abbey, Tiptree, Tissington, Tiverton, Toddington (Gloucestershire), Tolethorpe, Tolgus, Tolleshunt Knights, Tolpuddle, Tonbridge, Torpantau, Torquay, Totnes, Towcester, Trentham, Trimley, Truro, Tunbridge Wells, Tur Langton, Tutbury, Twickenham, Twycross, Twyford, Tynemouth, Ulverscroft, Upminster, Upper Stowe, Uppingham, Uttoxeter, Ventnor, Wakefield, Walberswick, Wallasea Bay, Walsingham, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Cross, Waltham-on-the-Wolds, Walthamstow, Walton-on-Thames, Walton-on-the-Naze, Walton-on-the-Wolds , Wanlip, Warblington, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, Warwickshire, Washford, Watchet, Waterlooville, Watford, Wath-upon-Dearne, Wedgwood, Weedon Bec, Weekley, Welby, Wellingborough, Wells, Wells-next-the-Sea, Welshpool, Wendens Ambo, Wentworth, West Bay, West Bretton, West Lulworth, West Mersea, Westbourne, Westcliff, Weston, Weston-super-Mare, Westward Ho!, Wetherby, Wethersfield, Weybridge, Weymouth, Whetstone, Whipsnade, Whitby, Whitley Bay, Whitstable, Whitwell, Whitwick, Wickford, Wickham, Wickham Bishops, Wigan, Wigston Magna, Wigston Parva , Wilby, Willey, Willington, Willoughby Waterleys, Wilmcote, Wilmslow, Wilton, Wiltshire, Wimborne Minster, Winchcombe, Winchelsea, Winchester, Windermere, Windsor, Wing, Wirksworth, Wisbech, Wistow, Witham, Wolverton, Woodbridge, Woodhall Spa, Woodhouse, Woodhouse Eaves, Woodhurst, Woodstock, Woodthorpe, Woolwich, Worcester, Worcestershire, Writtle, Wroxham, Wychbold, Wykin, Wymeswold, Wymondham, York, Yorkshire, Zennor