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On this day:
William Wallace is hanged, drawn and quartered - 1305, LDV becomes Home Guard - 1940, Freckleton Tragedy - 1944 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Osborne Reynolds - 1842, W E Henley - 1849, Frederick Woolton - 1883, Sir Henry Tizard - 1885, Peter Lilley - 1943, Keith Moon - 1946, Willy Russell - 1947, Charlie Boorman - 1966, James Corden - 1978, Saskia Clark - 1979, Glen Johnson - 1984, Shanaze Reade - 1988

Died today:
William Wallace - 1305, Thomas Lyttleton - 1481, George Villiers - 1628, Philip Gosse - 1888, Roy Chadwick - 1947, Robert Shaw - 1978, Ronald Laing - 1989, John Kendrew - 1997

Brit Quote: You write with ease to show your breeding, but easy writing's curst hard reading. - Richard Sheridan

Featured Destination

June 2017: 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 - 18/8/16
Katherine Grainger: All those early morning training sessions rowing on rivers and lakes are enough to break the spirit of any but ...More

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Union Hotel
Union Hotel
The hotel is amazing steeped in history with amazing stories, the service is A class we had a lunch there which was again top class and decently priced, the staff ...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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events in Britain

August Events (962)

Northamptonshire: Monster Truck Nationals Ayrshire and Arran: Brodick Highland Games Anglesey: Beaumaris Antique & Collectors Fair North Wales: Barmouth Harbour Fun Day Lanarkshire: Strathaven Balloon Festival Grampian: Aberdeen Highland Pony Show Suffolk: Family activity day, 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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Ye Olde Curiosity Museum, Mablethorpe | Heart of the Lakes, Ambleside | Flamingo Park Car Boot, Sidcup | Mill Farm Country Park, Skipsea | Dorset Heavy Horse Centre, Verwood | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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