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Link to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography website

Oxford English Dictionary

Link to Oxford Reference

Link to more online services


Countryside Access

The Countryside Code, the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 and information about National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

English Heritage

Find properties, gardens, collections and events, book tickets and obtain publications, join or donate online, and find out about about: holiday cottages and venue hire; conservation, environmental, heritage and architecture information resources, advice and grants; training and education; community projects and more. Also has the National Monuments Archive with online Photo Collections, searchable databases of Resources and the Public Archive.

National Trust

As well as joining information find: somewhere to visit; events and what's on for children; holiday cottages, B&Bs, camp sites, working holidays; courses, jobs, volunteering opportunities; farm food and crafts or venues for hire.

Good Beach Guide

The Marine Conservation Society's guide to UK beaches and those recommended for health, safety and facilities.

Camping and Caravanning UK

Directory of sites in the UK for campers and caravanners. Also search for specific requirements eg motor home pitches.

UK Youth Hostel Association

The YHA operates over 200 hostels and other types of affordable accommodation across the UK which are open to all.

Hostelling International

All about worldwide youth hostelling (and hostels for groups and families).

European Health Insurance Card

Apply for your EHIC online.

HM Customs and Revenue - Travel

Customs allowances, banned and restricted goods and what to do at Customs.

Pet Travel Scheme

All about 'Pet Passports' on the DEFRA website.

Baby Goes 2

Holidays which are baby and child friendly and advice for parents travelling with babies and children.

BUG - Backpacker's Ultimate Guide

Worldwide backpacker's guide with travel essentials, transport, destinations, hostel reviews and forums.

Holiday Access Direct

Holidays, flights, accommodation, and more for people with disabilities or special requirements.