Featured Britain

On this day:
Henry VIII Wins Battle of the Spurs - 1513, East India Company Acquires Bengal - 1765, Peterloo Massacre - 1819, Klondike Gold Rush - 1896, Rainham V1 Train Disaster - 1944, Fred Trueman First Test Bowler to 300 Wickets - 1964, Boscastle Floods - 2004 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Carolina Nairne - 1766, Arthur Cayley - 1821, Frederick Kipping - 1863, T E Lawrence - 1888, David Dickinson - 1941, Katherine Hamnett - 1947, Alan Minter - 1951, George Galloway - 1954, Frankie Boyle - 1972

Died today:
Thomas Fuller - 1661, Andrew Marvell - 1678, Sir Norman Lockyer - 1920

Brit Quote: Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard. - Daphne du Maurier

Featured Destination

August 2018: Regency Brighton and Hove

The plurally-named City of Brighton and Hove rather fittingly is a holidays – plural - destination. It’s modern, historic, cultural, sporting, happening, a seaside resort ...More
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Hero of the hour - 13/8/18
Geraint Thomas: The Welsh wing man finally came good after so many years of dogged support for the team. It is worth ...More

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Brandy Wharf Cider Centre
Brandy Wharf Cider Centre
Praise The Lord, The Brandy Wharf is open for business again!!! Taken over by ex Sqn Ldr Tony Cunnaine, the place features no less than 47 craft ciders, various Perrys and ...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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events in Britain

August Events (961)

Angus and Dundee: Glenisla Highland Games Isles of Scilly: St Agnes Fete Staffordshire: Summer Picnic Movie Nights Cornwall: Looe Lions Carnival Week Mid Wales: Abbey-cwm-hir Beer Festival North Yorkshire: Osmotherley Show South Wales: Cardiff 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

Newnham Paddox Art Park, Monks Kirby | High Moor Farm Park, Harrogate | Indian Garden, Kirkwall | Yoga - JS Goacher, Bridlington | New Quay Country Market, Caerwedros, Ceredigion | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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