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On this day:
William Wallace is hanged, drawn and quartered - 1305, LDV becomes Home Guard - 1940, Freckleton Tragedy - 1944 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Osborne Reynolds - 1842, W E Henley - 1849, Frederick Woolton - 1883, Sir Henry Tizard - 1885, Peter Lilley - 1943, Keith Moon - 1946, Willy Russell - 1947, Charlie Boorman - 1966, James Corden - 1978, Saskia Clark - 1979, Glen Johnson - 1984, Shanaze Reade - 1988

Died today:
William Wallace - 1305, Thomas Lyttleton - 1481, George Villiers - 1628, Philip Gosse - 1888, Roy Chadwick - 1947, Robert Shaw - 1978, Ronald Laing - 1989, John Kendrew - 1997

Brit Quote: Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip. - John Locke

Featured Destination

August 2014: Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay as a destination would be a tester for a professional explorer. Not in terms of terrain, though the Cambrian Mountains backing much ...More
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Hero of the hour - 13/6/14
Sir Nicholas Winton: Few of us live to 105. It is not, however, for his own survival to that great age (and we ...More

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Oaklands Lodge Hotel
Oaklands Lodge Hotel
Very much enjoyed our stay here. The hotel perfectly met our needs and was excellent value for money. We hadn't realised the breakfast was a full breakfast and ...More

Britain at its Best - Today in the UK

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

August Events (959)

Sussex: Arundel Gallery Trail Dorset: Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show Surrey: Godstone Village Fete and Donkey Derby North Yorkshire: Ebor Festival Meeting Shetland Isles: Shetland Blues Festival Tyne and Wear: Summer River Trips Dorset: Divinemoon Festival, 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

Whitwell Farmers Market, Whitwell | Hill Tavern, Clent | Wood Park Caravans, Tenby | The Haywain, Cadnam | Brandy Wharf Cider Centre, Gainsborough | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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