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On this day:
England’s Worst Mining Disaster - 1866, Marconi sends 1st transatlantic wireless message - 1901, Marples Hotel Tragedy - 1940, Peace Women Embrace Greenham Common - 1982, Clapham rail disaster - 1988 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Samuel Hood - 1724, Anna Seward - 1747, William Henry - 1775, Anne Coates - 1925, John Osborne - 1929, Bill Nighy - 1949, Jasper Conran - 1959, Daniel O'Donnell - 1961, Will Carling - 1965, Kate Humble - 1968

Died today:
John Pell - 1685, Alexander Selkirk - 1721, Henry Bolingbroke - 1751, Robert Browning - 1889, Sir Joseph Boehm - 1890, William Sharp - 1905, David Thomson - 1954, Billy Rootes - 1964, Sir Ian Trethowan - 1990

Brit Quote: Gentleman do not throw wine at ladies. They pour it over them - Auberon Waugh

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December 2018: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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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
Delicious food and wonderful service by all the staff plus very comfortable and well-appointed accommodation. Varied and delicious meals for gluten-free, dairy intolerant and vegetarian diets were no problem. Quiet ...More

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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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December Events (395)

Surrey: Tingle Creek Festival London: Serpentine Swimming Clubs Christmas Day Race Glasgow: RSNO Christmas Concert Kent: Christmas at Leeds Castle Shropshire: Christmas Food and Craft Fayre Oxfordshire: Santa Specials North Yorkshire: Harrogate Pavilions Winter Antiques & Fine Art Fair, 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...

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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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