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On this day:
Bolton Massacre - 1644, First indoor swimming pool opens - 1742, First Isle of Man TT Race - 1907 - More dates from British history

Born today:
George I - 1660, William Pitt (The Younger) - 1759, Rowland Biffen - 1874, Ian Fleming - 1908, Dame Thora Hird - 1911, John Culshaw - 1924, Johnny Ball - 1938, Mary Portas - 1960, David Baddiel - 1964, Carey Mulligan - 1985

Died today:
Anne Bronte - 1849, Hardwicke Rawnsley - 1920, Edward VIII - 1972, Eric Morecambe - 1984, Reginald Sutcliffe - 1991, John MacQuarrie - 2007, John MacQuarrie - 2007

Brit Quote: It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact. - Edmund Burke

Featured Destination

May 2015: The Rugged Northumberland Coast

For many who have not visited the area Northumberland probably prompts thoughts of hill country, with its National Park having The Cheviot, standing proud at ...More
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Hero of the hour - 27/2/15
Joshua Leakey: To say the Victoria Cross is not given lightly is an enormous understatement. Since it was initiated in 1856 only ...More

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Seaham Hall & Serenity Spa
Seaham Hall & Serenity Spa
We thought Seaham hall was extraordinary. The staff were exceptional in every respect and the food out of this world. The area provides for some good (but bracing) walks and ...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

May Events (622)

Cumbria: Barbon Speed Hill Climb (cars) Sussex: Royal Armouries Jousting Wiltshire: Wylye Valley Art Trail Dorset: Garland Day East Yorkshire: The East Yorkshire Kite Festival Perthshire: POTFEST Scotland Northumberland: May Day, 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

Bramhope Car Boot, Leeds | Blackthorn Car Boot, Bicester | Star Cars, Corby | Catchpenny, Fitzwilliam | Cotswold Chine Home School, Stroud | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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