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On this day:
Blackbeard Killed - 1718, Assassination of President Kennedy - 1963, Beatles Release White Album - 1968, Cairngorm Climbing Tragedy - 1971, Margaret Thatcher Resigns - 1990, Rose West Sentenced - 1995, England win Rugby World Cup - 2003 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Dugald Stewart - 1753, Thomas Cook - 1808, George Eliot - 1819, George Gissing - 1857, Cecil Sharp - 1859, Alfred Matthews - 1869, Harry Pollitt - 1890, Benjamin Britten - 1913, Pat Smythe - 1928, Peter Hall - 1930, Tom Conti - 1941, Robin Gibb - 1949

Died today:
Martin Frobisher - 1594, Edward Thatch - 1718, Robert Clive - 1774, William Scott - 1890, Arthur Sullivan - 1900, Sir William Roberts-Austen - 1902, William Roberts-Austen - 1902, Arthur Eddington - 1944, Alfred Mason - 1948, C S Lewis - 1963, Aldous Huxley - 1963, Anthony Burgess - 1993

Brit Quote: The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself. - Sir John Mortimer

Featured Destination

November 2014: The Forest of Bowland

Is it sad that so few Britons know the Forest of Bowland, or great for those of us who do? Bowland covers a huge area, ...More
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Hero of the hour - 25/8/14
Richard Attenborough: With the death of Richard Attenborough it feels like about 25 per cent of British film history has come to ...More

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Sea Spray Guest House
Sea Spray Guest House
I have stayed at numerous bed and breakfast accommodations in my 65 years, and this is easily the best. The Guest House spotlessly clean, with a nice homely feel to it, ...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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November Events (369)

Cambridgeshire: East of England Christmas Festival Kent: Crafts for Christmas Oxfordshire: Traditional Christmas Fair Fife: St Andrews Food & Drink Festival Suffolk: Advent Wreath Making Workshop Kent: Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular Dorset: Bridport Literary 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...

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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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