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On this day:
Old Pretender Lands at Peterhead - 1715, Wrecking of HMS Minotaur - 1810, National Speed Limit of 70mph introduced - 1965 - More dates from British history

Born today:
J Arthur Rank - 1888, Peggy Ashcroft - 1907, Noel Edmonds - 1948, Maurice Gibb - 1949, Ralph Fiennes - 1962

Died today:
William Wollaston - 1828, George Eliot - 1880, Robert Rainy - 1906, Richard Dimbleby - 1965, Henry Cotton - 1987, James Meade - 1995, Donald Soper - 1998

Brit Quote: Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. - Edmund Burke

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December 2014: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...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

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December Events (395)

Glasgow: RSNO Christmas Concert Oxfordshire: Oxfolk Ceilidhs London: Dalston Christmas Market Norfolk: Wreath Workshop Hampshire: Christmas Celebrations at Beaulieu Devon: Christmas Fayre Lincolnshire: Christmas Artists Market, 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.

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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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