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On this day:
Captain Cook Killed - 1779, Battle of St Vincent - 1797, Great Ormond Street Hospital Opens - 1852, Dresden Firestorm - 1945, Torvill and Dean Win Gold - 1984, Khomeini Issues ‘Satanic Verses’ Fatwa - 1989, Body of James Bulger found - 1993 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Charles Wilson - 1869, Edward Milne - 1896, Charles Oatley - 1904, Alan Parker - 1944, Kevin Keegan - 1951, Simon Pegg - 1970, Kristian Thomas - 1989

Died today:
Richard II - 1400, Captain James Cook - 1779, Henry Maudsley - 1831, William Rothenstein - 1945, Gwilym Lloyd-George - 1967, Israel Sieff - 1972, P G Wodehouse - 1975, Reginald Maudling - 1979, Edmund Rubbra - 1986, Bob Paisley - 1996, Dick Francis - 2010

Brit Quote: A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing - George Bernard Shaw

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January 2016: Get Fit on the North York Moors

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Hero of the hour - 11/1/16
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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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February Events (111)

Cornwall: EPIC EXHIBITION - Viking Voyagers Perthshire: Winter Words Festival Highlands: Inverness Music Festival Surrey: Betfred Masters Day Surrey: LGBT History Month Devon: RSPB Mini Avocet Cruises Somerset: Humdinger and Hestercombe Hurtle Road Race, 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...

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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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Bromley Hayes, Lichfield | ABA Car Service, Borehamwood | Five Bells, Henlow | Jacobs Mount Caravan Park, Scarborough | Dog & Pheasant, Brook | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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