Holiday Geology Guides

Stair Hole and the 'Lulworth Crumple'

Why does an area look the way it does?

The secret is in the rocks beneath your feet – different rock types produce different landscapes and Britain has an enormous number of different rock types.

In these pages you can explore the geology of eight popular British holiday destinations or identify some of the pebbles you can find on Britain's beaches.

Learn about the rocks at London's tourist attractions, such as Westminster, Trafalgar Square and The Tower of London.

Follow the links in the left-hand menu or use the map below.