My Towns - United Kingdom
Welcome to our website of United Kingdom towns and villages, here you will find maps, weather, guides and histories of various UK places, plus other countries as well, as we progress.
Information Maps and Weather for UK Towns
My Towns - United Kingdom
Below and throughout this website you will find lots of information, maps and weather for leading UK towns, villages and cities, as time progresses it is also our intention to feature histories for the various towns. We shall also be featuring towns in countries all over the world and already have sections on Spain, Italy and Mexico. Below are links to the latest pages added to the website, we hope you will find something useful:
Silsden: A small West Yorkshire town with a population of around 8,000, Silsden stands close to the River Aire in the pretty Aire Valley, it is near to the towns of Ilkeley and Keighley. Silsden Map.
Mortehoe North Devon: A pretty little village and coastal resort near to Woolacombe in Devon, Mortehoe has a history of smuggling and traces its roots to Pre-Norman times. Mortehoe Map.
East Sussex - East Sussex is a County in southeast England. It is bordered by Kent, Surrey, West Sussex and to the south by the English Channel. The administrative headquarters of the county is located in Lewes. East Sussex Map.
Bridlington East Riding of Yorkshire: One of Yorkshire's best loved seaside resorts, Bridlington is near to Flamborough Head to the south of Scarborough and Filey. Bridlington is also a fishing port though not as thriving as it once was. Bridlington Map.
Grasmere Cumbria: One of the most famous locations in the Lake District, Grasmere will be forever associated with the poet William Wordsworth, today it is a ver popular tourist destination. Grasmere Map.
Portinscale Cumbria: A small village close to Keswick in the Lake District, Portinscale is a good spot for visiting Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. Portinscale Map.
Ampthill Bedfordshire: A small town of almost 7,000 people, Ampthill in Bedfordshire dates from Anglo-Saxon times and is perhaps best known for its weekly market which has been held since the early thirteenth century. Ampthill Map.
Coventry: The ninth largest city in England, Coventry has a population of just over 300,000, it was established around a Saxon convent during the 7th century AD. Coventry later became a seriously important industrial town, firstly in the cloth and weaving industry (14th to 17th centuries), and later for coal mining and car production.
Maidenhead - A historic town located on the banks of the River Thames in the county of Berkshire, Maidenhead has a history going back to Saxon times, it is well known for its football club Maidenhead United and has a very old golf club, these days it is a busy commuter town.
Warwick: The county town of Warwickshire, Warwick has a population of around 25,000, and a history going back to Anglo-Saxon times, when it was founded beside the River Avon in AD 914. Warwick Castle originally dates from these early times, the Norman castle being built on an earlier Anglo-Saxon structure. Warwick Map.
Melton Mowbray: A small market town to the north east of Leicester in Leicestershire, Melton Mowbray is most famous for its pork pies and its stilton cheese. Having a population of about 25,000, Melton Mowbray is still one of Leicestershire's largest towns, it is also an ancient place with a history going back to the Bronze and Iron Ages.
Kettering: A market town sitting beside the River Ise in Northamptonshire, Kettering has a population of around 81,000 and a history stretching back to Roman Britain, when it became an unwalled Romano British settlement from around 43 AD.
Northampton: A large market town lying on the River Nene in the East Midlands, Northampton has a population of around 205,000 and a history going back to the Bronze Age, when it developed as a farming settlement. Northampton later became significant for its shoe industry.
Swanage: A traditional seaside resort on the coast of Dorset, Swanage was previously a fishing village and also important for the quarrying and export of Purbeck stone. Very popular as a holiday resort during the 1960 and 1970's it still attracts plenty of visitors...more:Swanage.
Liverpool: The 3rd largest city in England and the 4th largest in the entire UK region, Liverpool is famous for its docks and its vibrant music scene, which produced such famous names as the Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Searchers.
Whitby: Surrounded by the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the town and port of Whitby is split in two by the River Esk. Famous for its black jet, which is shaped into a multitude of decorative articles, Whitby is also a popular tourist destination.
Bedale: A small market town located roughly midway between the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorks Moors, Bedale has a church with a tower that was once used to defend the town against marauding Scots.
Filey: A small town and seaside resort between Bridlington and Scarborough, Filey was originally just a small fishing village. With its large sandy beach, it later became popular as a seaside resort, and attracts thousands of visitors when the weather is warmer during the spring and summer months.
Scarborough: One of Yorkshire's most popular seaside resorts, Scarborough has maintained its popularity despite the general decline in the traditional English seaside resort. When the weather is pleasant the two beaches of Scarborough can still get pretty busy, and if the weather is inclement there are plenty of amusements and entertainment that can be enjoyed indoors.
Sheffield - Famous for its steel industry, Sheffield is a large city with over 500,000 residents. Its history goes back to even before the Roman invasion of Britain when it was the dite of a number of Iron Age hillforts. Sheffield Map.
York - This fine historic walled city is one of Yorkshire's major tourist destinations. Walk the walls, visit York Minster or pop into one of the interesting museums, take your pick. York Map.
Wakefield - A West Yorkshire town situated on the River Calder, Wakefield grew around the cloth industry during the Industrial Revolution. Wakefield Map.
Barnsley - One of Yorkshire's famous coal mining areas, Barnsley was actually settled before the Norman conquest of Britain, recorded in the Domesday Book as having 200 residents, Barnsley now has a population of 220,000, for centuries it has been a busy market town. Barnsley Map.
Whitstable: Famous for its oysters since Roman times, Whitstable is situated on the north coast of Kent, close to Herne Bay and Canterbury..... more: Whitstable Map.
Warminster: A town of some 17,000 inhabitants, Warminster in Wiltshire was prosperous during the Middle Ages due to the Corn and Wool trades, many magnificent building were built from the proceeds of these industries...... more: Warminster Map.
Wokingham: Located just to the west of Bracknell in Berkshire, Wokingham is another old Anglo Saxon town which derived its name from a local chieftain called Wocca, these day it has a population of just over 30,000..... Wokingham Map.
Yeovil - A historic town in south Somerset, Yeovil is well known for its production of helicopters, though its traditional industry is glove making. Yeovil Map.
Lowestoft - A busy fishing port, Lowestoft is also a popular tourist destination, located close to the Broads National Park and Oulton Broad. Lowestoft Map.
Chelmsford - The county town of Essex since earliest times, Chelmsford was also an important Roman town with a defensive fort. Chelmsford Map.
Newmarket - Headquarters of English horse racing, Newmarket has been holding horse races since the 12th century. James I built the first grandstand on Newmarket Heath and also held the first cup race. Newmarket Map.
Falmouth - One of the world's deepest natural harbours, Falmouth has for centuries been an important port. The estuary and harbour is overlooked by Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII. Falmouth enjoys mild weather conditions and is a popular holiday resort. Falmouth Map.
Southsea: Situated at the southern end of Portsea Island, Southsea grew up around its historic fort built by Henry VIII in the 16th century, now known as Southsea castle.....Southsea Map.
Weymouth: One of Dorset's most popular seaside resorts, Weymouth is also a ferry port offering services to Guernsey, Jersey and St Malo.....Weymouth Map.
Minehead: One of Somerset's more popular seaside resorts, Minehead is the location of one of Butlin's Holiday Camps. A former port, Minehead climbs a hill which culminates at Selworthy Beacon.....more: Minehead.
Waddesdon - Location of the famous Waddesdon Manor, this small, charming village is located to the north-west of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Waddesdon.
Stoke Mandeville - A small village located near to Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, Stoke Mandeville gave it's name to the famous hospital which is renowned for it's spinal injuries centre.
Perranporth - One of Cornwall's most popular surfing resorts, Perranporth has a large sandy beach, some good facilities and also has a fine links golf course. It's early history stretched back the St Piran who founded a church there in the 7th century. Whilst not as popular as Newquay to the north east, Perranporth still attracts plenty of visitors. Perranporth Map.
Great Yarmouth - One of the UK's most popular seaside resorts, Great Yarmouth has been attracting holidaymakers since the 18 century. Horse racing fans head for Great Yarmouth on a regular basis as the town has its own racecourse. Great Yarmouth Map.
Canterbury - A historic city which is one of England's primary tourist attractions, Canterbury has lots of historic structures to see and enjoy. Canterbury Map.
Italy - Southern European country bordering France, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia, Italy is a poplular tourist destination. Italy Map.
Alicante - A compact city and port, Alicante is overlooked by the Moorish, Santa Barbara Castle. Alicante Map.
Torrevieja - Surrounded by 2 huge salt lagoons, Torrevieja has been important for the production of salt since Roman times. Torrevieja Map.
Benalmadena - A popular beach resort on the Costa del Sol, Benalmadena is sandwiched between Torremolinos and Fuengirola. Benalmadena Map.
USA (USA Map)
Florida - A state in the south-eastern region of the USA, Florida has a population of around 18 million. Florida Map.
Clearwater - A city of 108,000 people, Clearwater is situated in the Tampa Bay Area, in Pinellas County, Florida fl. Clearwater Map.