About us

Learn about how and why The Tourist Trail was born

How we started

Way back in 2007 the Suffolk Tourist Guide was created as an online guide focused on the wonderful county of Suffolk, helping to promote the area and give visitors the ability to easily book accommodation or find somewhere to eat or drink.

We thought, great as Suffolk is, why stop there? Many other counties have their own versions now but focusing on just one county ignores what may be just over the county boundary and doesn’t provide you with a single source of information to rely on for new holidays year after year. Why not try and help people, their families and overseas visitors explore more of this great country? And so the concept of The Tourist Trail was born.

Your Travel Guide

Whether it is the rolling greenery of Dartmoor, the splendour of the New Forest or the spires of Oxford, The Tourist Trail can help you find somewhere to Eat & Drink, somewhere to Stay and places to Explore.

Mobile & Tablet

We are mobile and tablet friendly, so take us with you on your travels and we’ll be at your finger tips whenever you need us.

What’s On & Support

But The Tourist Trail is so much more than an online guide. Our What’s On calendar will help you find local activities and our expert travel team can help you source and book accommodation should you want some support.

Our Trails are designed to help you plan and enjoy a staycation, weekend break or holiday in the UK.

Our Trails Solve…

Let’s be honest, holiday preparation can be a bit of a time consuming chore and we don’t mean packing the suitcases and servicing the car before you then start the process of thinking about where to go and what to do. Maybe prompted by a desire to explore all the fascinating parts of the UK, a specific place you have seen in a Film or TV programme or just a general recommendation from a friend or the wider family.

We've Explored the UK

The Tourist Trail has explored all the different counties that make up the UK and has linked up some of the most popular sights and “must do” locations together with some hidden gems and less well-known areas of beauty and interest to suit all tastes.

Helping You Plan

To help you plan, The Tourist Trail has identified places to Eat & Drink, places to Stay and places to Explore conveniently close to each trail. There is something for everyone, so if you are seeking a relaxing hideaway or full on family entertainment use our Trail guides to help create your ideal break.

Multiple Transport Trails

Some of the Trails are best explored by car whilst others, particularly town and city centres, are better experienced by walking or public transport. Some Trails include rail exploration and we will be adding biking trails in the future.

New Trails & Themes

We are working on new Trails with specific themes e.g. Historic Trails – let us know if you have any good ideas for touring around the UK!


Enjoy Your Travels!

Whether you follow a complete Trail from start to finish, or just dip in and dip out, we hope you find something of interest and enjoy using the Trails to explore the UK!

We hope you find both the website and the Trails useful – enjoy your travels and be sure to let us have your feedback!