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On this day:
Irish Catholic Uprising - 1641, Battle of Trafalgar - 1805, First Women Peers Enter Lords - 1958, 1st British Nuclear Powered Sub launched - 1960, The Aberfan Disaster - 1966 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1772, Jeannie Robertson - 1908, Sir Georg Solti - 1912, Malcolm Arnold - 1921, Leonard Rossiter - 1926, Geoffrey Boycott - 1940, Mandy Rice-Davies - 1944, Jade Jagger - 1971

Died today:
Henry Lawes - 1662, Edmund Waller - 1687, Horatio Nelson - 1805, James Greathead - 1896, Muirhead Bone - 1953, Katharine Atholl - 1960, Teresa Billington-Greig - 1964, Alan John Sainsbury - 1998

Brit Quote: All the flower children were as alike as a congress of accountants and about as interesting. - Sir John Mortimer

Featured Destination

October 2016: Isle of Purbeck

Why the Isle of Purbeck? Visitors to these shores, and we Britons likewise, far too often limit our trip horizons to the big stuff: cities ...More
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Hero of the hour - 18/8/16
Katherine Grainger: All those early morning training sessions rowing on rivers and lakes are enough to break the spirit of any but ...More

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Union Hotel
Union Hotel
The hotel is amazing steeped in history with amazing stories, the service is A class we had a lunch there which was again top class and decently priced, the staff ...More

Britain at its Best - Today in the UK

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Information Britain takes you from the Scilly Isles to Rockall, from Caesar landing to this week, with the option of 1,000,000 stops in between. We have everything you would expect: the best places to stay, events, town guides, attractions... and loads you wouldn't: history, trivia, British institutions, and some downright weird stuff. Make the most of your trips by learning about Beauty Spots, local ghost-stories; food (and drink!), folklore, legends. Britain is a travellers' treasure-house; Information Britain knows where all the gems are tucked away, and helps you dig them out with maps and pictures.

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October Events (430)

Glasgow: Autumn Wild Days Out Northumberland: Hexham Abbey Festival Surrey: Lingfield Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fair Somerset: Motorcycle Beach Race Staffordshire: CAMRA Beer Festival Tyne and Wear: British National Surfing Championships North Yorkshire: Northern Soul Weekender, More events

Luxury Breaks

Luxury Breaks

We have picked the highest rated, the most beautiful, world renowned truly great British Hotels to rest your weary heads and completely relax We have more than 7,000 hotels around the country with 1,000 specially recommended More...

Boutique Hotels | Castle Hotels | Golf Hotels | Spa Hotels | Hip/Cool Hotels

Trips and Tours

Visits, day trips, tours & excursions

Over 15,000 ideas for places to experience, sights to see and things to do. More...

Castles | Gardens | Events | Museums | Family | Cathedrals | Wildlife | Military | Sport | Golf | Activities | Destinations

Bargain breaks

Bargain Breaks

Highly rated and unusual B&Bs adorn these pages from farmhouses to mansions, private homes to chocolate box character cottages, Guest houses to small hotels - these inexpensive gems are definitely those that can be hard to find on the world wide web.

Afloat | Budget | Cottages | Farm | Holiday Parks | Serviced Apartments | Self Catering | Unusual | More...

pints and rooms

Pints, food & rooms

What could be more British than the quintessential Village Inn, walls reverberating with the tales of locals and travellers alike.

Food Legends | Pubs | Gastropubs | Restaurants | Restaurants with Rooms | Traditional Inns | More...

Places we like

Places we like

Bits of Britain that we really go for. As well as the famous spots, there are other places like Hertford (for the castle & the bustle), Durham and Ely (for the cathedrals), North Cornish Coast (for the rough seas) Heart of Devon (for the lush green fields) West Norfolk (for the wide sandy beaches) and Taunton (for the cider). More British destinations

Latest Reviews

Bounds Taxis, Northampton | Salisbury Livestock Market Car Boot, Salisbury | The Barn Restaurant, Rainham | Otley Car Boot, Otley | Maple Lea Dental Practice, Hindhead | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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