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On this day:
Death of Henry VII. Accession of Henry VIII - 1509, Sinn Fein Formed - 1907 - More dates from British history

Born today:
John Law - 1671, Humphrey Repton - 1752, James Martineau - 1805, Charlotte Bronte - 1816, Charles Naughton - 1886, Jimmy Gold - 1886, Lawrence Gowing - 1918, Sir John Mortimer - 1923, Elizabeth II - 1926, James McAvoy - 1979

Died today:
Henry VII - 1509, Jane Carlyle - 1866, Robert Lauder - 1869, Robert Bridges - 1930, John Maynard Keynes - 1946, Frederick Handley Page - 1962, Frederick Page - 1962, Edward Appleton - 1965

Brit Quote: Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. - George Bernard Shaw

Featured Destination

April 2014: York and Its Surrounds

This April is a great time to be heading for York. The major attractions are all open, with luck the weather will continue to be ...More
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Hero of the hour - 14/3/14
Tony Benn: In a world where machine politicians hold sway Tony Benn stood out as a conviction politician even after he left ...More

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Moorcock Inn
Moorcock Inn
Stopped by in the evening for a quick bite after driving all day. Two steak and kidney pies, great food, great pastry. and real chips! nice open fire and the ...More

Britain at its Best - Today in the UK

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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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April Events (338)

Norfolk: Master of Art EASTER Exhibition 2011 Gloucestershire: April at Batsford Isles of Scilly: Scilly Folk Festival Sussex: CRAFTS at Lancing College Cheshire: The Easter Crafts and Country Shopping Fair Essex: Friends of Valence House Book Sale Derbyshire: BASC Gamekeepers Fair, 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...

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.


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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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Fox Inn, Darsham | Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Porthcawl | Brandy Wharf Cider Centre, Gainsborough | Bronte Taxis, Haworth | Castle Donington Sunday Market, Castle Donington | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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