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On this day:
Blackbeard Killed - 1718, Assassination of President Kennedy - 1963, Beatles Release White Album - 1968, Cairngorm Climbing Tragedy - 1971, Margaret Thatcher Resigns - 1990, Rose West Sentenced - 1995, England win Rugby World Cup - 2003 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Dugald Stewart - 1753, Thomas Cook - 1808, George Eliot - 1819, George Gissing - 1857, Cecil Sharp - 1859, Alfred Matthews - 1869, Harry Pollitt - 1890, Benjamin Britten - 1913, Pat Smythe - 1928, Peter Hall - 1930, Tom Conti - 1941, Robin Gibb - 1949

Died today:
Martin Frobisher - 1594, Edward Thatch - 1718, Robert Clive - 1774, William Scott - 1890, Arthur Sullivan - 1900, William Roberts-Austen - 1902, Arthur Eddington - 1944, Alfred Mason - 1948, Aldous Huxley - 1963, C S Lewis - 1963, Anthony Burgess - 1993

Brit Quote: I had a dream that I was awake and I woke up to find myself asleep. - Stan Laurel

Featured Destination

November 2017: Seasonal Fun in Brum

All roads lead to not Rome but Birmingham, or at least they do if you look at a British roadmap. Same with trains. The city ...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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November Events (363)

Devon: RSPB Avocet Cruises Dorset: The Bournemouth Natural Science Society BARN DANCE Sussex: Christmas Crackers Market Somerset: Hestercombe’s Christmas Market Gloucestershire: Autumn Colour Spectacular Wiltshire: Salisbury Christmas Market Kent: Canterbury Eurofair, 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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