All of these websites have one thing in common, they all provide information about localities, either in map form or in more detail. Each of the links below will open in a new browser window – it is possible that your browser security settings may stop this from happening, in this case try holding the ‘Ctrl’ key when clicking on the link.


zoomable maps covering the whole of the UK – search by name or postcode.

More maps of the UK – search by street, postcode, place or telephone code.

Route Planners – find the way to that housing development

The AA – AA route planner for Great Britain

RAC Route Planner – Plan routes for the UK and Europe

National Rail Enquiries – Details of train timetables and fares in mainland UK

National Express Coaches – Coach timetables and fares in mainland UK

Information Sites

UpMyStreet – The real-life guide to your neighbourhood

UKVillages – Local information of all villages, parishes, communities, towns and cities in the UK

Land Registry – The Government organisation that looks after all land and property registrations

Directgov – Government advice and information on buying and selling your house.

Hantsweb – Local Government site for Hampshire County Council

The Construction Centre – A site listing local authority planning departments.

If there are any sites that you think we should add to this section please let us know by completing our contact form.