About the Map

Britain and Ireland on a touring map

#BringingTourismTogether

We’re doing the leg work for you by researching places to tour and days out attractions to visit in Britain and Ireland, and providing the most relevant information we can find on that place. Your smartphone will help navigate you when you click on ‘Get Directions’.

The map is updated frequently with points of interests and activities. Tour Britain and Ireland visually using the whole map, or by using the search feature. The map will locate you on your smartphone when you allow it.

Touring Britain and Ireland is a free interactive map, a virtual and visual ‘touring leaflet’ used to plan a day out, activity, sightseeing or a holiday in the UK and Ireland whilst walking, cycling or driving. Interact with the map to navigate through the attractions.

We also list places of interest and beauty; places to see whilst touring. Where possible, we link to a dedicated village website for more detailed information, or other appropriate links if a direct link isn’t found. If you have a better link for a location, get in touch at: touring.britain.heralded@gmail.com

Stone Henge - www.touring-britain.heralded.co.uk
Stone Henge – www.touring-britain.heralded.co.uk

Touring categories include: Theme parks, Preservation railways, National Trust, National Heritage, RSPB, Cathedrals, Abbeys, Haunted locations, Minsters, Zoo’s, Museums, some Garden centres, Wildlife Trusts, children’s play, river trips, some places to eat and places of interest and beauty. You can now easily search for public toilets with over 8000 locations to choose from.

Use the zoom feature to take you to your geographical area of interest. Touring days out in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales has never been easier with this one visual reference point.

Durdle Door - www.touring-britain.heralded.co.uk
Durdle Door – www.touring-britain.heralded.co.uk

Take your smartphone or tablet with you on your journey

Touring Britain and Ireland works really well with your trusted modern smart phones, tablets and the Chrome browser. Use your phone to navigate you to places on the map.

You can download the Google Maps navigational app here for Android and Apple phones: Google PlayApple iTunes

The idea behind the map

The idea is born out of a love of our great country. Britain and Ireland have so much to offer, from glorious mountains, hills, valleys, rivers, coast lines, wildlife, and onwards to our diverse national heritage, tourism industry and history.

Rye - www.touring-britain.heralded.co.uk
Rye – www.touring-britain.heralded.co.uk

The need to explore is an inner motivation, heralded by the many number of touring leaflets we find everywhere. Our personal motivation is taken from the want to finds days out in Britain and Ireland when on holiday or relaxing at the weekend.

There are also a lot of independent sites which detail places to visit in the form of text, but this map hopes to bring them together in one place visually. With personal research and with thanks to the hard work of contributors like www.poigraves.uk, the start of the touring map of Britain and Ireland had been made possible.

Whether you plan to visit England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales, the map hopes to eventually provide a comprehensive choice of destination.

Work continues …

Cumbrian Mountains - www.touring-britain.heralded.co.uk
Cumbrian Mountains – www.touring-britain.heralded.co.uk

Credits

 

We are so lucky to be assisted in the creation of this map for the benefit all with the help of our wonderful volunteers listed here. You can also join our team on that page.

The first guidance for English Heritage, National Trust and RSPB locations was with kind permission of: www.poigraves.uk – Their files are copyrighted and not permitted to be used elsewhere.
Homepage and main pictures with thanks to (C) Adam Swaine

Contributions, assistance and site promotion has been tirelessly and freely given from some amazing people. Please do follow them and their tireless work Miss Farnabys Travels, The Trudgians, Deb Ludford, Travelling Trev, Richard Easy, Sonja FucherOggles Hoggy Rescue
Do read Tim’s Scotland off the beaten track blogs, which feature on their own map here too.
The Youth Hostel Association have kindly provided us with a list of their accommodation. They are such a wonderful charity that deserve support.

Many of the walks listed on our map are with thanks to the brilliant iFootpath They have created a must have app for walking across the UK.

Some pictures from this site are with thanks to: pixabay.com
Music for video from audionautix.com/.
Some icons on map used with thanks to mapicons.mapsmarker.com and Matthias Stasiak, Nicolas Mollet
Some information with thanks to www.wikipedia.org. Please consider a donation.