Featured Britain

On this day:
Last Great Viking Raid Defeated - 0910, William Wallace is captured by the English - 1305, Battle of Dogger Bank - 1781, Britains 1st Cinema Opens - 1901, Plaid Cymru Formed - 1925, First English Match to “Go to Penalties” - 1970 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Alexander Kinglake - 1809, James Skinner - 1843, Joseph Merrick - 1862, Sydney Camm - 1893, Jacquetta Hawkes - 1910, Colin McRae - 1968, Wayne Bridge - 1980, Michael Jamieson - 1988

Died today:
Thomas Newcomen - 1729, James Gibbs - 1754, Lord North - 1792, Phil May - 1903, Josef Holbrooke - 1958, Sir John Charnley - 1982, Joan Robinson - 1983, Richard Burton - 1984, Alec Guinness - 2000, Neil Bartlett - 2008, George Cole - 2015

Brit Quote: Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches. - John Locke

Featured Destination

March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

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Hero of the hour - 13/8/18
Geraint Thomas: The Welsh wing man finally came good after so many years of dogged support for the team. It is worth ...More

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Mortons House Hotel
Mortons House Hotel
I spent 3 days at the Morton House hotel. I went with a friend and our stay was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and very attentive to our requirements ...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 (961)

Highlands: Strathpeffer Highland Games Surrey: Edenbridge & Oxted Show Surrey: Wings & Wheels Nottinghamshire: Clumberfest Hertfordshire: Herts Jazz Festival Oxfordshire: Minster Lovell Beer Festival and Village Day Wiltshire: Produce and Craft Show, 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

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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