Featured Britain

On this day:
Battle of Ringmere - 1010, Charles I disbands the Short Parliament - 1640, Death of Napoleon - 1821, Amy Johnson begins her flight upon Gypsy Moth - 1930, The SAS storms the Iranian embassy in London - 1980, Death of Hunger Striker Bobby Sands - 1981, 1000th Top of the Pops - 1983, Tony Blairs Labour win 3rd General Election - 2005 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Gordon Richards - 1904, Michael Palin - 1943, Richard E Grant - 1957, James Cracknell - 1972, Craig David - 1981

Died today:
Robert Mylne - 1811, Bobby Sands - 1981

Brit Quote: A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder. - Thomas Carlyle

Featured Destination

May 2016: South Downs National Park

After decades of delays the South Downs have finally been added to Britain’s list of protected and promoted national parks. Celebrate the designation with a ...More
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Hero of the hour - 21/4/16
Victoria Wood: Categorising Victoria Wood is difficult. She was a superb stand up comedian, though even in that sphere her style ranged ...More

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Seaham Hall & Serenity Spa
Seaham Hall & Serenity Spa
We thought Seaham hall was extraordinary. The staff were exceptional in every respect and the food out of this world. The area provides for some good (but bracing) walks and ...More

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Summer at the seaside

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

May Events (625)

Derbyshire: Bakewell Showground Spectacular Hampshire: Alresford Watercress Festival North Yorkshire: Antique Fair Herefordshire: Wye Valley River Festival Essex: Open Fish Show Kent: Proms in the Park Norfolk: Play Fest, 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

North Weald Market and Car Boot, Epping | Fox Inn, Darsham | Moseley Cricket Club Carboot, Solihull | Chalon Way Car Boot, St Helens | Black Horse, Donington on Bain | Visitor Reports: | | West Haddon |

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