Last updated on August 23rd, 2023 at 11:33 am
What is Britain’s longest river, highest mountain, smallest city, oldest pub, longest road, best-selling album, longest-reigning monarch? If you don’t already have this essential knowledge at your finger-tips, look no further. Why? – because the answer to these, and other life-changing questions, will be found on Britain’s superlatives – a brand-new page created especially for you on A Bit About Britain.
If you believe something vital has been missed, please drop me a line via the contact page – not via the comment forum, please. Include as much information as you can, including a source or two; it’s not enough, for example, simply saying something like “Britain’s largest kipper was a metre long and caught in the Irish Sea in 1958”.
Britain’s superlatives is the latest light-hearted nonsense designed to gladden the hearts of casual browsers, lovers of pub-quizzes, trivia and those who seriously want to know stuff about Britain. There are now more than 40 pages on the website, including information on British monarchs, prime ministers, Britain’s regions, population, annual events – and even the explanation of what the terms ‘Britain’ and ‘the United Kingdom’ actually mean (as well as when to say ‘Britain’ rather than ‘England’). More than 400 blog articles feature mainstream attractions, less obvious places of interest, events in Britain’s history and the origins of some of our customs and traditions. Have a browse through the menu.
Click Places to Visit to discover more than 800 (as of August 2020) places of interest, with basic information (what, where, why etc) for each, including links to relevant websites for more detailed and variable visitor information, such as opening times and entry fees. If your favourite attraction is not listed, and you have a good quality, digital, photograph of it in landscape orientation that you would be prepared to be published on A Bit About Britain, please get in touch via the contact page.