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On this day:
Spanish Armada defeated - 1588, First International Title Fight - 1751, Opening Ceremony of 1948 Olympics - 1948, First Regular TV Weather Forecasts - 1949, Wedding of Charles and Diana - 1981 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Jo Grimond - 1913, Bill Forsyth - 1946, Viv Anderson - 1956, Graham Poll - 1963, Sally Gunnell - 1966, Giles Coren - 1969, Andi Peters - 1970

Died today:
Edward V - 1483, John Caius - 1573, Benjamin Robins - 1751, William Wilberforce - 1833, John Newlands - 1898, Gordon Craig - 1966, Sir John Barbirolli - 1970, David Niven - 1983, William Mathias - 1992, Dorothy Hodgkin - 1994

Brit Quote: I hate publicity, and I have contrived to survive to be an old woman without it, except in the homey atmosphere of Agricultural Shows - Beatrix Potter

Featured Destination

July 2016: Cardigan Bay

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Dorset Heavy Horse Centre
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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

July Events (877)

Norfolk: Holt Festival Norfolk: Worstead Festival Gloucestershire: Dig It, Cook It, Eat It! Wiltshire: Calne Country Music Festival Sussex: Bridge Arts Art Fair Warwickshire: Stratford Poetry Festival Borders: St Ronan's Games Week , 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

Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre, Exton | Blue Line Taxis, Wallsend | Wetherby Market, Wetherby | Castle Donington Sunday Market, Castle Donington | Lazybones Car Boot, Rettendon | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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