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On this day:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917 - More dates from British history

Born today:
John Mercer - 1791, George Lansbury - 1859, W H Auden - 1907, Douglas Bader - 1910, Mark McManus - 1935, Jilly Cooper - 1937, Alan Rickman - 1946, Vanessa Feltz - 1962, Charlotte Church - 1986

Died today:
James I of Scotland - 1437, Robert Southwell - 1595, Jethro Tull - 1741, Henry Robinson - 1901, Osborne Reynolds - 1912, Eric Liddell - 1945, Frederic Lamond - 1948, Duncan Edwards - 1958, Margot Fonteyn - 1991, Robert Bolt - 1995, John Thaw - 2002

Brit Quote: Three minutes thought would suffice to sort this out but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time - A E Housman

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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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February Events (109)

Staffordshire: Pancake Race Highlands: Fort William Mountain Festival London: Blessing the Throats Mid Wales: Gwyl Cwrw Corris Beer Festival Cheshire: Chester Fine Art & Antiques Fair Bath: Shakespeare Unplugged Festival Sussex: Brighton Half Marathon, More events

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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...

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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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Droitwich Farmers Market, Droitwich | White Acres Holiday Park, Newquay | Ashby Woulds, Moira | Hadley Market, Telford | Braehead House Christian Healing Centre, Carluke | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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