Counties in England


Welcome to a guide to visiting the English Counties

The counties of England offer a incredible diversity of countryside & experiences.

Here is an alphabetical list of English counties:


County of Bedfordshire Tourism Website
Districts: Bedford, Central Bedfordhsire, Luton
Where is Bedfordshire? Bedfordshire borders Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Northamptonshire to the north, Buckinghamshire to the west and Hertfordshire to the south-east.


County of Berkshire Tourism Website
Districts: West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough
Where is Berkshire? Berkshire borders Greater London to the East, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire to the North, Wiltshire to the West, and Hampshire & Surrey to the SOuth. The royal residence of Windsor Castle is in Berkshire.

City of Bristol

City of Bristol Tourism Website
Districts: Bristol
Where is Bristol? Bristol is sandwiched between Gloucestershire to the north and Somerset to the south. Built around the River Avon, the city of Bristol is the most populous city in South West England.


County of Buckinghamshire Tourism Website
Districts: South Bucks, Chiltern, Wycombe, Aylesbury Vale, Borough of Milton Keynes
Where is Buckinghamshire? Buckinghamshire borders 6 counties including Greater London to the south-east, Hertfordshire to the east, and Oxfordshire to the west.


County of Cambridgeshire Tourism Website
Districts: Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Fenland, East Cambridgeshire, Peterborough
Where is Cambridgeshire? Cambridgeshire lies directly west of Norfolk and Suffolk and has a northen border with Lincolnshire. Cambridgeshire is home to the famous university and the magnificent Ely cathedral.


County of Cheshire Tourism Website
Districts: Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire East, Warrington, Halton
Where is Cheshire? Cheshire borders Wales to the east and Liverpool & Manchester to the North. Cheshire boasts the beautiful city of Chester, not to mention some very famous cheese.

City of London

City of London Tourism Website
Districts: London postcodes of EC, WC & E1
Where is the City of London? The Square Mile or City of London is in the middle of Greater London on the north side of the Thames between the boroughs of Westminster and Tower hamlets. It is England's smallest ceremonial county.


County of Cornwall Tourism Website
Districts: Cornwall, Isles of Scilly
Where is Cornwall? With Devon to its east, Cornwall is in the far south western corner of the UK and has the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain.


County of Cumbria Tourism Website
Districts: Borough of Barrow-in-Furness, District of South Lakeland, Borough of Copeland, Borough of Allerdale, District of Eden, City of Carlisle
Where is Cumbria? Cumbria is in the furthest north western corner of England, with the Scottish Border to the north and the Irish Sea to the west. Cumbria is predominantly rural and includes the Lake District, considered one of England's most outstanding areas of natural beauty.


County of Derbyshire Tourism Website
Districts: High Peak, Derbyshire Dales, South Derbyshire, Erewash, Amber Valley, North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Bolsover, Derby
Where is Derbyshire? Derbyshire borders Yorshire to the north, Nottinghamshire to the east, and Staffordshire to the south-west. Derbyshire & the Peak District offers a spectacular landscape in one of the most beautiful & inspiring parts of the British Isles.


County of Devon Tourism Website
Districts: Exeter, East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, Torridge, West Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Plymouth, Torbay
Where is Devon? Situated between Cornwall to the west and Somerset to the east, Devon is one of the largest English counties and boasts rolling countryside, beautiful beaches and hundreds of events & activities.


County of Dorset Tourism Website
Districts: Weymouth and Portland, West Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, East Dorset, Christchurch, Bournemouth, Poole
Where is Dorset? With the English Channel to the south, Dorset's northern borders are with Somerset, Wilshire & Hampshire. Dorset's charming countryside and breathtaking views has been designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.


County of Durham Tourism Website
Districts: County Durham, Hartlepool, Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees
Where is Durham? County Durham is a north eastern county of England, bordered by North Yorkshire to the south and Northumberland to the north.

East Riding of Yorkshire

County of Yorkshire Tourism Website
Districts: East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull
Where is the East Riding of Yorkshire? East Riding of Yorkshire is borderd by North & South Yorkshire and also the River Humber along its southern edge. Its county town is Beverley.

East Sussex

County of East Sussex Tourism Website
Districts: Hastings, Rother, Wealden, Eastbourne, Lewes, Brighton & Hove
Where is East Sussex? The county of East Sussex is bordered by its western namesake to the west and Kent to the north & east.


County of Essex Tourism Website
Districts: Harlow, Epping Forest, Brentwood, Basildon, Castle Point, Rochford, Maldon, Chelmsford, Uttlesford, Braintree, Colchester, Tendring, Thurrock, Southend-on-Sea
Where is Essex? Essex is an eastern county of England located to the northwest of London. It's bordered by Cambridge & Suffolk to the north and Hertfordshire to the west. The county town of Essex is Chelmsford.


County of Gloucestershire Tourism Website
Districts: Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Cotswold, Stroud, Forest of Dean, South Gloucestershire
Where is Gloucestershire? Gloucestershire is a western county of England bordering Herefordhsire & wales to the west and Somerset & Wiltshire to the south. Its county town is the city of Gloucester.

Greater London

Greater London Tourism Website
Districts: The 32 London boroughs
Where is Greater London? Greater London is in south east England and is surrounded by the Home Counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Berkshire, Surrey, & Kent.

Greater Manchester

County of Manchester Tourism Website
Districts: Manchester, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Wigan, Salford, Trafford
Where is Greater Manchester? Greater Manchester borders Lancashire & West Yorkshire to the north, and Cheshire & Derbyshire to the south.


County of Hampshire Tourism Website
Districts: Gosport, Fareham, Winchester, Havant, East Hampshire, Hart, Rushmoor, Basingstoke and Deane, Test Valley, Eastleigh, New Forest, Southampton, Portsmouth
Where is Hampshire? Hampshire borders Sussex & Dorset to its East & West, and Wiltshire, Berkshire & Surrey along its northern edges.


County of Herefordshire Tourism Website
Districts: Herefordshire
Where is Herefordshire? Herefordshire is sandwiched between Herefordhsire to the east and the Welsh border to the west.


County of Hertfordshire Tourism Website
Districts: Three Rivers, Watford, Hertsmere, Welwyn Hatfield, Broxbourne, East Hertfordshire, Stevenage, North Hertfordshire, St Albans, Dacorum
Where is Hertfordshire? Hertfordshire is one of the home counties and is bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west, and Greater London to the south.

Isle of Wight

Isle of White Tourism Website
Districts: Isle of Wight
Where is the Isle of Wight? The Isle of Wight is located in the English Channel about 4 miles south of the Hampshire coastline


County of Kent Tourism Website
Districts: Sevenoaks, Dartford, Gravesham, Tonbridge and Malling, Medway, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Swale, Ashford, Canterbury, Shepway, Thanet, Dover
Where is Kent? Kent is located in the far south east corner of England and borders Essex & London to the north, and Surrey & East Sussex to the west & south. To the southeast it also has a border with France which is halfway along the Channel Tunnel.>


County of Lancashire Tourism Website
Districts: West Lancashire, Chorley, South Ribble, Fylde, Preston, Wyre, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Pendle, Burnley, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Blackpool, Blackburn with Darwen
Where is Lancashire? Lancashire borders Greater Manchester to the south, Cumbria to the north and North yorkshire to the east.


County of Leicestershire Tourism Website
Districts: Charnwood, Melton, Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, Blaby, Hinckley and Bosworth, North West Leicestershire, Leicester
Where is Leicestershire? Leicestershire is in the very heart of England and borders no fewer than 7 counties inlcuding Nottinghamshire to the north and Northants to the south.


County of Lincolnshire Tourism Website
Districts: Lincoln, North Kesteven, South Kesteven, South Holland, Boston, East Lindsey, West Lindsey, North Lincolnshire, North East, Lincolnshire
Where is Lincolnshire? Lincolnshire is on the East coast of England with the Humber and the Wash forming part of its northern and southern boundaries respectively.


County of Merseyside Tourism Website
Districts: Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral
Where is Merseyside? Merseyside is on the West coast of England surrounded by the counties of of Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Cheshire.


County of Norfolk Tourism Website
Districts: Norwich, South Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, Broadland, North Norfolk, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Breckland
Where is Norfolk? Norfolk borders Suffolk to the south and Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire to the west.

North Yorkshire

County of North Yorkshire Tourism Website
Districts: Selby, Borough of Harrogate, Craven, Richmondshire, Hambleton, Ryedale, Borough of Scarborough, City of York, Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees south of the Tees)
Where is North Yorkshire? North Yorkshire is a large county in the north of England stretching almost from coast to coast.


County of Northamptonshire Tourism Website
Districts: South Northamptonshire, Northampton, Daventry, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, East Northamptonshire
Where is Northamptonshire? Northamptonshire is in the East Midlands region and is bordered by eight other counties including Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & Lincolnshire.


County of Northumberland Tourism Website
Districts: Northumberland
Where is Northumberland? Northumberland is the northernmost county, bordering Cumbria to the west & County Durham to the south.


County of Nottinghamshire Tourism Website
Districts: Rushcliffe, Broxtowe, Ashfield, Gedling, Newark and Sherwood, Mansfield, Bassetlaw, Nottingham
Where is Nottinghamshire? Nottinghamshire is the northernmost county, bordering Cumbria to the west & County Durham to the south.


County of Oxfordshire Tourism Website
Districts: Oxford, Cherwell, South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse, West Oxfordshire
Where is Oxfordshire? Oxfordshire is in the South/Central region of England and borders Warwickshire & Northamptonshire to the north, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, and Gloucestershire & Wiltshire to the west.


County of Rutland Tourism Website
Districts: Rutland
Where is Rutland? Rutland is a small landlocked county of central England bordered by Leicestershire & Lincolnshire to the north and Northamptonshire & Cambridge to the south.


County of Shropshire Tourism Website
Districts: Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
Where is Shropshire? Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England bordering Wales to the west.


County of Somerset Tourism Website
Districts: South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, Sedgemoor, Mendip, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset
Where is Somerset? Somerset is a county in South West England bordering Bristol & Gloucestershire to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south, and Devon to the west.

South Yorkshire

County of Yorkshire Tourism Website
Districts: Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley
Where is South Yorkshire? South Yorkshire is a county in central northern England, bordered by the rest of Yorkshire to the north and Derby, Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire to the south.


County of Staffordshire Tourism Website
Districts: Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock Chase, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands, East Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent
Where is Staffordshire? Staffordshire is a county in central northern England, bordered by the rest of Yorkshire to the north and Derby, Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire to the south.


County of Suffolk Tourism Website
Districts: Ipswich, Suffolk Coastal, Waveney, Mid Suffolk, Babergh, St Edmundsbury, Forest Heath
Where is Suffolk? Suffolk is a county in East Anglia and borders Norfolk to the north, The North Sea to the east, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south.


County of Surrey Tourism Website
Districts: Spelthorne, Runnymede, Surrey Heath, Woking, Elmbridge, Guildford, Waverley, Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge
Where is Surrey? Surrey is one of the Home Counties and borders Greater London & Berkshire to the north, Kent to the east, East & West Sussex to the south, and Hampshire to the west.

Tyne and Wear

County of Tyne & Wear Tourism Website
Districts: Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland
Where is Tyne and Wear? Tyne and Wear Tyne is a county which borders Northumberland to the north, the North Sea to the east, and Durham to the south.


County of Warwickshire Tourism Website
Districts: North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rugby, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick
Where is Warwickshire? Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England bordered by Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire & Staffordshire.

West Midlands

County of West Midlands Tourism Website
Districts: City of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell, City of Birmingham, Solihull, City of Coventry
Where is West Midlands? West Midlands borders Shropshire & Staffordshire to the north and Worcestershire & warwickshire to the south.

West Sussex

County of Sussex Tourism Website
Districts: Worthing, Arun, Chichester, Horsham, Crawley, Mid Sussex, Adur
Where is West Sussex? West Sussex is a coastal county of southern England, bordering Surrey to the north, East Sussex to the south, & Hampshire to the west.

West Yorkshire

County of West Yorkshire Tourism Website
Districts: Leeds, Wakefield, Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford
Where is West Yorkshire? West Yorkshire borders Lancashire & greater Manchester to the west & south.


County of Wiltshite Tourism Website
Districts: Wiltshire Council, Swindon
Where is Wiltshire? Wiltshire is in the west of England and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.


County of Worcestershire Tourism Website
Districts: Worcester, Malvern Hills, Wyre Forest, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Wychavon
Where is Worcestershire? Worcestershire borders Warwickshire to the east and Gloucestershire to the south.

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