Welcome to Great British Landmarks

Being steeped in history, Britain has a host of interesting landmarks. This site brings you a concise history of each place, visit details as well as a series of photographs that give you a walk-through experience that shows you what a site visit would look like.

Buttons also direct you to the Great London Landmarks site - this being a similar site that focuses on London.

Featured Landmarks

Skelton Mast

Skelton Mast

Skelton Mast History The Skelton Transmitting Station near Skelton in Cumbria has a steel structure that is the highest structure in the UK. It is 365m tall (1198ft). As a contrast, the highest structure in Europe is the WarsawRead more

 

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Outer Hebrides

Outer Hebrides

  Outer Hebrides History The islands were first inhabited in around 8,000BC, this during the Stone Age. The Iron Age followed and evidence of their inhabitation can be seen by the various brochs located around the islands. The StandingRead more

 

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York Minster

York Minster

  York Minster History York Minster’s history goes back a long way and, as with many religious buildings, it’s fairly well documented and quite precise chronologically. It’s had its fair share of turmoil over the years, but remains one ofRead more

 

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Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

  Winchester Cathedral History The first religious building on the site was the early Saxon cathedral built in 648. This is now known as the ‘Old Minster’ and its foundations can be seen in the lawn to the north side of theRead more

 

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Westbury White Horse

Westbury White Horse

  Westbury White Horse History It’s reckoned that a horse has been on this site for at least 300 years, this according to local chronicles. In 1778, a Bratton Camp steward of Lord Abingdon (Mr G Gee!) had theRead more

 

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West Highland Way

West Highland Way

  West Highland Way History The West Highland Way is a long-distance footpath running from north Glasgow (Milngavie) to Fort William. It’s 96 miles long and runs through some of the most stunning Scottish scenery, with Loch Lomond andRead more

 

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