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On this day:
Battle of Bannockburn - 1314, Battle of Sluys - 1340, First Recorded Tynwald Day - 1417, Punch Invents the Cartoon - 1843, Mersey Tunnel Opens - 1971, The Humber Bridge Opens to Traffic - 1981 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Alicia Spottiswoode - 1810, William Henry Smith - 1825, Lord Kitchener - 1850, William Penney - 1909, Mary Wesley - 1912, Brian Johnston - 1912, Sir Fred Hoyle - 1915, Jeff Beck - 1944, Mick Fleetwood - 1947, Betty Jackson - 1949, Stuart Broad - 1986

Died today:
William Smellie - 1795, John Campbell - 1861, Tony Hancock - 1968, Rex Warner - 1986

Brit Quote: The only possible way there would be an uprising in this country would be if they banned caravanning and car boot sales - Victoria Wood

Featured Destination

June 2019: The Resorts of North Devon

Devon is the only county in England with two separate coasts, north and south. It is the latter that is perhaps better known and more ...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
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

June Events (739)

Gloucestershire: Music in the Church Hertfordshire: Classic Car Rally Surrey: Welcome To Thailand Festival London: Chestertons Polo in the Park Sussex: The Wood Show North Yorkshire: Richmond Artisan Food Fayres Suffolk: National Childbirth Trust Baby 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...

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

Swinton Open Market, Swinton | Salford Market, Salford | Lions Club Car Boot, Ipswich | John Ruskin Primary School, Camberwell | Broad Ings, Ambleside | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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