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On this day:
Trial of Guy Fawkes begins - 1606, Mick the Miller Wins his Second Greyhound Derby - 1930, Gareth Edwards the Greatest Try - 1973 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Thomas Willis - 1621, Richard Bentley - 1662, Lewis Carroll - 1832, John Gregory - 1864, Samuel Peploe - 1871, Sir James Lithgow - 1883, Brian Rix - 1924, John Ogdon - 1937, Mairead Corrigan - 1944, Nick Mason - 1944, Frank Skinner - 1957, Alan Milburn - 1958, Mark Owen - 1972, Karina Bryant - 1979

Died today:
Francis Drake - 1596, Samuel Hood - 1816, Andrew Bell - 1832, Thomas Brisbane - 1860, John Gibson - 1866, Adam Sedgwick - 1873, David Kilmuir - 1967, Norman McLaren - 1987, Thomas Sopwith - 1989, Hugh Trevor-Roper - 2003, Rikki Fulton - 2004

Brit Quote: Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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January 2015: Get Fit on the North York Moors

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Hero of the hour - 25/8/14
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Meadfoot Guest House
Meadfoot Guest House
we sent our son and his good lady for a two night stay at the beautiful meadfoot guess house. We have got to say the rooms the building and growns ...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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January Events (105)

London: London Art Fair London: London Potato Day & Seedy Sunday Belfast: Out To Lunch Arts Festival Hampshire: Somerley 10k and Fun Run London: Farewell to Christmas Sussex: National Badminton Championships London: Volunteer Task, 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...

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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.


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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

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