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On this day:
Vesuvius Erupts - 0079, Battle of Sandwich - 1217, Heworth Moor Skirmish - 1453, Last Traitor Hanged, Drawn and Quartered - 1772, British Cleric Patents Corkscrew - 1795, British Burn Washington - 1814, Factory Act - 1833, Hull Airship Disaster - 1921, Huxley Finishes Brave New World - 1931, First Edinburgh International Festival - 1947 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Alexander II - 1198, John Taylor - 1578, Selina Huntingdon - 1707, William Wilberforce - 1759, Daniel Gooch - 1816, May Sinclair - 1863, Max Beerbohm - 1872, John Maclean - 1879, Jean Rhys - 1890, Graham Sutherland - 1903, Charles Causley - 1917, Antonia Byatt - 1936, Stephen Fry - 1957

Died today:
Thomas Chatterton - 1770, Adrian Haworth - 1833, Kenneth Leighton - 1988, Sir Wilfred Thesiger - 2003

Brit Quote: One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship - George Orwell

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July 2019: Blackpool and the Lancashire Coast

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Hero of the hour - 13/8/18
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Mortons House Hotel
Mortons House Hotel
I spent 3 days at the Morton House hotel. I went with a friend and our stay was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and very attentive to our requirements ...More

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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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August Events (961)

Kent: Summer Fruits Festival North Wales: Beaumaris Folk Day Leicestershire: Summer Sundae Weekender Kent: Cobtree Country Fayre Orkneys: The Hope Show Devon: Air Display including Red Arrows 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...

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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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