Welcome to Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is one of the World's unitary states and although the United Kingdom is listed as 80th in terms of surface area, it ranks around 8th in terms of Gross Domestic Product (Wealth) and around 5th in terms of military expenditure being a Nuclear Power and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The United Kingdom in general terms consists of; four primary constituent countries; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland., three Crown Dependencies; the Isle of Man and the two ancient Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey., and fifteen United Kingdom Overseas Territories; Anguilla, Antarctic Territory, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Military bases on Cyprus, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena & Ascension Island, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, Tristan da Cunha and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

More about Britain

British National Gazetteers

The administrative divisions, cities, towns, villages and communities of the United Kingdom




Use this button to find a place name anywhere in the United Kingdom.



Current weather in the British capital cities


Current weather conditions in Belfast


Current weather conditions in Cardiff


Current weather conditions in London


The weather METARS displayed above are being generated by the British Towns Weather Station in Cambridge from information received via NOAA from official UK weather stations. We are now displaying the current weather conditions at all the major UK International Airports on the pages within this site. The METARS are updated automatically every 30 minutes from our weather station which is part of the St Ives website in Huntingdonshire and the district's four other principle towns being Godmanchester, Huntingdon, St Neots and Ramsey.

Latest images of Britain submitted by website users


One of the occupants of the castle grounds!
Edzell Castle.
The summer house can be seen when approaching the castle from the main entrance.
The Summer House.
The garden walls are the most extraordinary in Scotland having plaques to repres
Wall Plaque.
The garden is unique for this time in that it was designed to educate the mind.
Thye Walled Garden.


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