We’re pleased to present the latest map hot off our presses – Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick’s Intrepidly Time-Travelling Great British History Map. The newest map in ST&G’s Marvellous Maps series is a real blast from the past. It’s a full colour, two-sided map, packed with over 1,500 historical sites, trails and stories.

What’s on the map?

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Its main feature is a beautifully illustrated map of Britain, filled with sacred spots, mysterious monuments, brutal battles, and much more. Key locations are explored in greater detail, so you can get to grips with the history of the area. Visit the ‘Stone of Destiny’ in Edinburgh, see where William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings, or cross the epic Menai Suspension Bridge to Anglesey. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks are included on the map too, so you can bask in the beauty of the surrounding area after your historical tour.

Movers and shakers

Flip the map over to read about key movers and shakers from British history. Look out for famous faces (think Winston Churchill and Henry VIII), as well as figures who’ve been hidden in the shadows of history. Handily, the map links people to locations so you can visit the sites for a real-life history lesson. Venture to London’s St Thomas’s Hospital to see the first statue dedicated to a named Black woman – British-Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole. Or why not visit the Aneurin Bevan Memorial Stones? The monument, in Wales’s Ebbw Vale, is a celebration of the firebrand politician and architect of the NHS.

The ultimate historical road trip

On the reverse of the map there’s an illustrated guide to the top 50 historical sites in Britain, with a useful suggested travel route. From Shetland down to Cornwall, there’s plenty to keep you intrigued and entertained. The map features travel times to key locations, saving you legwork and making route planning that bit easier. There are even tick boxes so you can mark off sites as you go!

the great British history map

Festivals and events

This isn’t your standard list of festivals and events, it’s a round-up of all the weird, wonderful, and important historical events Britain has to offer. Party like it’s 1263 at the Largs Viking Festival, or celebrate the start of spring at the Lanark Whuppity Scoorie. You’ll be spoilt for choice, with over 50 events and festivals to choose from.

And that’s not all…

The Great British History Map is much more than just a map. It’s packed to the (medieval) rafters with extras. You’ll find timeless trivia to enjoy, including old nicknames for cities and random historical facts. There’s a guide to historical eras – also useful for the next pub quiz.

Peer carefully round the edge of the map and you’ll spot inspiring, funny, and insightful quotes from some of Britain’s greatest historical figures. A quote from Queen Victoria reads: “Give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them.” Wise words indeed! The map even has a spot to place your glass, so you can enjoy your drink of choice while planning your adventures. It’s interactive too, with links to entertaining images, videos and online content to fully immerse yourself in Britain’s fascinating history.

STG’s Great British History Map is available as a folded map – perfect for planning your adventures at home or on the road. There’s also the option to have a flat map or have it framed as a delightful addition to your house. Why not pick up your copy now and explore bygone Britain? We’re sure you’ll agree, it’s one of the greatest maps of all time.

Dennis Maps is one of the leading map printers in the world, producing more than two million maps and charts every year. We offer comprehensive pre-press services, large format print solutions using both large format litho printing and large format digital print technologies, plus specialised map folding and map finishing techniques.

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