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On this day:
Battle of Nechtansmere - 0685, Major Earthquake Damages Canterbury Cathedral - 1382, Treaty of Troyes - 1420, Cooper Floors Ali - 1966, Cutty Sark Ablaze - 2007 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Alexander Pope - 1688, Elizabeth Fry - 1780, Mary Anning - 1799, Charles Portal - 1893, Hywel Lewis - 1910, Robert Welch - 1929, Leo Sayer - 1948, Andrew Neil - 1949, Noel Fielding - 1973, Mark Cavendish - 1985, Adele - 1988, Tom Daley - 1994

Died today:
Thomas Howard - 1524, Christopher Smart - 1771, Thomas Warton - 1790, Max Wall - 1990, Barbara Cartland - 2000, John Gielgud - 2000

Brit Quote: All that we are not stares back at what we are. - W H Auden

Featured Destination

May 2018: The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are one of Britain’s less well-known jewels. Delineated by the Mendips to the north, Bridgwater Bay to the west, and the Quantocks ...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

May Events (626)

Isles of Scilly: Art Scilly Merseyside: Writing on the Wall Festival Surrey: Sponsored 10K Charity Walk Somerset: Somerset Heritage Month London: Oak Apple Day East Yorkshire: The East Yorkshire Kite Festival Greater Manchester: Manchester to Liverpool Ride for the NSPCC, 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

Hayle Rugby Club Car Boot, Hayle | Angel & Harp, Great Dunmow | Golden Lion Inn, High Bickington | Leeds And Bradford Car Boot, Leeds | Bingham Country Market, Bingham | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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