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On this day:
Battle of the Boyne - 1690, First Day of the Somme - 1916, Disaster at Chilwell Shell Plant - 1918, Oxfam Opens its First Charity Shop - 1948, Wade wins Jubilee Wimbledon - 1977, Britain hands back Hong Kong to China - 1997, Smoking Ban in England - 2007 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Joseph Hall - 1574, Verney Cameron - 1844, Charles Laughton - 1899, Amy Johnson - 1903, Beatrix Lehmann - 1903, Hammond Innes - 1913, Trevor Eve - 1951, Diana Spencer - 1961, Carl Fogarty - 1965, Mark Hunter - 1978

Died today:
John Brunner - 1919, Wally Hammond - 1965, Lawrence Bragg - 1971, C P Snow - 1980, Willie Whitelaw - 1999, Fred Trueman - 2006, Mollie Sugden - 2009, Nicholas Winton - 2015

Brit Quote: I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people. - Edmund Burke

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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

July Events (877)

Bedfordshire: Meadow Way Summer Fair Tyne and Wear: Ryton Summer Festival 11 North Wales: Criccieth Antiques & Collectors Fair Tyne and Wear: Delaval Garden Fete South Yorkshire: Kiveton Park Brass Band Festival West Midlands: Birmingham Jazz Festival Tyne and Wear: Chopwell Forest Festival, 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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