A portal into Britain's heritage

Places to visit in Britain - and more!

The attraction directory contains every place listed on A Bit About Britain so far.  Search by region, find castles, stately homes - and so on.  More entries are added every week.

Go to A Bit About Britain's blog to find stories, the background to featured attractions - and the occasional moan.

Britain's history in pieces is a series of articles for you to scroll through, providing an overview of Britain’s story from ancient to modern times. If you didn’t like history at school, you might enjoy it now.  Put Britain's heritage in context.

What are the key dates in British history?  Choose a timeline for any period from prehistory to modern times to see a selection of events for that period in chronological order.

Which king or queen ruled when, and what are they famous for?  Discover a bit about every British monarch since the earliest times.

What and where is Britain anyway?  What does the United Kingdom mean?  You’ll even find a list of prime ministers.

Britain's regions - hover over the map and click
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