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On this day:
Botany Bay Founded - 1788, Rugby Football Union Formed - 1871, Gordon Killed at Khartoum - 1885, John Logie Baird gives first demonstration of television - 1926 - More dates from British history

Born today:
John Rastrick - 1780, John Heenan - 1905, Henry Cotton - 1907, Max Gluckman - 1911, Michael Bentine - 1922, David Jenkins - 1925, Jacqueline du Pre - 1945, Christopher Hampton - 1946, Heather Stanning - 1985

Died today:
Edward Jenner - 1823, Thomas Lovell Beddoes - 1849, Ernest Charles Jones - 1869, Kirkpatrick MacMillan - 1878, Charles George Gordon - 1885, Arthur Cayley - 1895, James MacKenzie - 1925, Alick Isaacs - 1967, James Cameron - 1985, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham - 2004

Brit Quote: A painter must think of everything he sees as being there entirely for his own use and pleasure. - Lucien Freud

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January 2015: Get Fit on the North York Moors

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Hero of the hour - 25/8/14
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Meadfoot Guest House
Meadfoot Guest House
we sent our son and his good lady for a two night stay at the beautiful meadfoot guess house. We have got to say the rooms the building and growns ...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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January Events (105)

London: London Art Fair London: London Potato Day & Seedy Sunday Belfast: Out To Lunch Arts Festival Hampshire: Somerley 10k and Fun Run London: Farewell to Christmas Sussex: National Badminton Championships London: Volunteer Task, 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

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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.


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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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