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On this day:
Drake completes the first circumnavigation of the globe - 1580, 1st British Open Golf Championship - 1861, Blackpool illuminations light up for 1st time - 1925, 1st Birds Eye Fishfingers go on Sale - 1955, 21 IRA men escape from Maze Prison - 1983 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Cuthbert Collingwood - 1748, James Rice - 1843, Barnes Wallis - 1887, T S Eliot - 1888, Anthony Blunt - 1907, Joe Brown - 1930, John Arden - 1930, Ricky Tomlinson - 1939, Anne Robinson - 1944, Bryan Ferry - 1945

Died today:
Alexander Laing - 1826, Keir Hardie - 1915, George Balfour - 1941, Hugh Lofting - 1947, Conrad Waddington - 1975, Geoffrey Wilkinson - 1996

Brit Quote: My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger. - Billy Connolly

Featured Destination

September 2016: Essex’s Colne Valley

As August’s rainy season disappears and September’s mellow sunshine begins the English countryside beckons alluringly. Our rivers define much about the land. They carve its ...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

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Summer at the seaside

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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events in Britain

September Events (683)

Tyne and Wear: Heritage Open Days Essex: Orshett Show Cleveland and Teesside: Peterlee Show Worcestershire: Heritage Open Days Kent: Brogdale Farm Cider Festival Hampshire: Petersfield Antiques Fair , 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

Sunday Car Boot, Chichester | Penddol Caravan Park, Llangollen | Wood Park Caravans, Tenby | Seawick Holiday Park, St Osyth | Old Barn Inn, Tealby | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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