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On this day:
Relief of Derry – No Surrender - 1689, Start of World War I - 1914, The Battle of London Airport - 1948, Postcodes Introduced - 1959, The Birmingham Tornado - 2005, Provisional IRA formally ceases Violence - 2005 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Gerard Manley Hopkins - 1844, Beatrix Potter - 1866, Sir Kingsley Amis - 1902, Sir Karl Popper - 1902, John Selwyn Brooke Lloyd - 1904, Malcolm Lowry - 1909, John Stonehouse - 1925, Ian McCaskill - 1938

Died today:
Thomas Cromwell - 1540, Richard Corbet - 1635, Flinders Petrie - 1942

Brit Quote: Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building. - John Osborne

Featured Destination

July 2014: Regency Brighton and Hove

The plurally-named City of Brighton and Hove rather fittingly is a holidays – plural - destination. It’s modern, historic, cultural, sporting, happening, a seaside resort ...More
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Hero of the hour - 13/6/14
Sir Nicholas Winton: Few of us live to 105. It is not, however, for his own survival to that great age (and we ...More

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Guy's Thatched Hamlet
Not been in ages but will be booking again soon. Excellent room with a jacuzzi and a restaurant on site which is very very good.the staff were all very good too ...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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July Events (891)

South Wales: Cardiff Worldport Festival Devon: Dartmoor Artists Exhibition Cornwall: Interceltic Watersports Festival Bristol: Bristol Harbour Festival Somerset: T4 On The Beach Sussex: Brighton Kite Festival Shropshire: Shrewsbury Medieval Weekend, 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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Visits, day trips, tours & excursions

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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.

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

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