Cool Places

The founders of Cool Camping and Rough Guides have joined forces to create a brand new website,, focused on finding and reviewing the best things about Britain as a travel destination.

The reviews are written by professional travel writers, based locally and with expert knowledge. They provide a fresh and contemporary take on places they know well – with users and locals able to add further reviews and comments. The result is the most engaging and trustworthy website on attractions right across Britain: seaside resorts, small towns, major cities, and London neighbourhoods.

Launched with 35 main destinations across the country, Cool Places includes all great places for a weekend stay – or in the case of London’s neighbourhoods, an insider’s day-out. The destinations include seaside resorts such as St Ives, Padstow and Bournemouth, and weekend escapes like Bath and Brighton, Winchester and Cambridge. London coverage includes neighbourhoods such as Clerkenwell, Camden, Shoreditch, Hoxton and Soho. The website will very quickly extend coverage across Britain – many more destinations will be added from Spring 2012, with Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, the Cotswolds and Stratford-on-Avon all on the way.

It’s the only website of its kind to focus purely on the UK and what it has to offer as a travel destination, both for locals and tourists. Its team of regional experts keep on-the-ground information constantly up-to-date, and this is supplemented by user-generated comments and recommendations. In addition users can check out deals and special offers, some of them exclusive to the site, with easy links to book hotels, restaurants, train and coach tickets.