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On this day:
Scotland and France form their 'Auld Alliance' - 1295, Battle of Southwark - 1450, Newton’s Principia Published - 1687, Giant Hailstone Hits Plumstead - 1925, National Health Service established - 1948 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Thomas Hooker - 1586, Luke Hansard - 1752, Jonathan Hornblower - 1753, Sarah Siddons - 1755, George Borrow - 1803, William Rankine - 1820, Cecil Rhodes - 1853, Josef Holbrooke - 1878, James Mirrlees - 1936

Died today:
Stamford Raffles - 1826, Johnny Speight - 1998, George Melly - 2007

Brit Quote: Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. - John Lennon

Featured Destination

June 2015: The Resorts of North Devon

Devon is the only county in England with two separate coasts, north and south. It is the latter that is perhaps better known and more ...More
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Hero of the hour - 11/6/15
Charles Kennedy: When many politicians die we remember distant figures and the offices they held. With Charles Kennedy’s demise we recalled a ...More

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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

Britain at its Best - Today in the UK

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 (881)

Grampian: Tomtintoul Highland Games North Yorkshire: Party in the Park Surrey: Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Cumbria: Cumberland County Show Cambridgeshire: Cambridge Folk Festival East Yorkshire: Withernsea Carnival Gloucestershire: July at Batsford, 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

North Weald Market and Car Boot, Epping | Pontcae Surgery, Merthyr Tydfil | Park View Surgery, Rhyl | Fahrenheit Nightclub, Exmouth | Bramhope Car Boot, Leeds | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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