Many places in Britain have a connection with Darwin's life and work, from Shrewsbury where he grew up, to Plymouth where the Beagle set sail in 1831.
Find out about the places that inspired his scientific work and the monuments to his life that you can visit.
Darwin moved to Down House with his growing family in September 1842, and lived here for 40 years until he died in 1882.
Darwin studied theology at Cambridge University but also spent much time developing his passion for natural history.
Charles Darwin was born and raised in the family home in Shrewsbury and also attended school in the town.
Darwin lived in several locations in London and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
After his return from the Beagle voyage, Darwin developed contacts with many eminent scientists and scientific societies based in London.
Darwin spent two years studying medicine at Edinburgh University.
Darwin studied the unique geology of Glen Roy when he returned from the Beagle voyage.
Oxford was the location of the infamous debate on evolution and religion in 1860.
Darwin had several long stays at this spa town between 1849 and 1851, and again in 1863.
Maer Hall was the Wedgwood family home, located near to the Wedgwood factory.
Darwin was staying in Ilkley and taking water cure treatments when On the Origin of Species was published in November 1859.
Darwin visited Wales many times during his lifetime for holidays and field trips.
Moor Park was a water cure establishment that Darwin visited often between 1857 and 1859.
The Beagle set sail from Plymouth in 1831 with 22-year-old Darwin on board as the gentleman naturalist and companion to Captain FitzRoy.
After five years spent circumnavigating the globe the Beagle returned to Falmouth harbour on 2 October 1836.