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On this day:
California Gold Rush Begins - 1848, Battle of Spion Kop - 1900, Beatles Sign for Epstein - 1962, Winston Churchill dies - 1965 - More dates from British history

Born today:
John Vanbrugh - 1664, William Congreve - 1670, Charles James Fox - 1749, John Colenso - 1814, John MacGregor - 1825, Morris Travers - 1872, Desmond Morris - 1928, Bernard Matthews - 1930, Peter Haggett - 1933, Adrian Edmondson - 1957, Jools Holland - 1958, Vic Reeves - 1959, Mischa Barton - 1986

Died today:
George Rooke - 1709, William Webb Ellis - 1872, Lord Randolph Henry Churchill - 1895, David Gill - 1914, Winston Churchill - 1965

Brit Quote: Thought is the parent of the deed. - Thomas Carlyle

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January 2018: Get Fit on the North York Moors

January is the traditional month for regretting the excesses of December and promising yourself – and others – that this year you are definitely going ...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

January Events (93)

Surrey: New Years Day Gathering at Brooklands London: Opening of the Courts of Oyer & Terminer Wiltshire: Calne Model Railway Show Cambridgeshire: Straw Bear Festival Lancashire: British Homing World Show of the Year Glasgow: Celtic Connections Stirlingshire: Buchlyvie 10K, 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

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Beechdown Health Club, Basingstoke | Barley Mow Inn, Mattersey | Beechdown Health Club, Basingstoke | Mablethorpe Market, Mablethorpe | Entry Hill, Bath | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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