Great Britain, a UK guide


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Great Britain - UK information guide

Great Britain - whether you live here in the UK, or are planning a visit to England, Scotland or Wales,  then this is the web site to use to get all the information you need to enjoy a holiday or business trip

This web site is about information, with links to hotels, suppliers, and attractions

Click on the map for the region
Great Britain Regions

Holiday Suggestions
where to go and what to see

British History
a complete history of the country, including King Arthur

Britain's best hotels
1000 good hotels across the UK

UK Country House Hotels
100 best country hotels in the country

A to Z of information miscellaneous tourist information from car hire to banking

A directory section with British products by category 

World Heritage Sites in Great Britain

england, scotland, wales, ireland



Don't miss the best bit of the UK, find out about Cornwall and the Duchess of Cornwall


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The British Isles have a rich history going back thousands of years. Unfortunately few of us here really know much about our history. Retrospectively I think there must have been something radically flawed with history as it is taught in out schools as our history is fascinating. .

For this history guide, we shall divide the period of history into four main chunks, and each of these four main chunks then subdivided into bite sized chapters that try to explain the way that things happened

The twentieth century has seen  two world wars at considerable human and crippling economic cost. It has seen also the largely peaceful dismantling of the Empire. The result has been that the country has struggled to come to terms with its new place in the world order. It has been, and still is, unclear as to whether her role would be in a united Europe, or as a separate state on the periphery of Europe.

On the social front votes came to women in the late 1920s and to all people over 18 in the 1980s. Like many countries we played with socialism - nationalised railways, coal mines, telephones, health, etc. And have now led the way in dismantling state control, though we still do have a National Health Service (just)

UK Site map and old favourite of ours a hotel in Cornwall hotel in Cornwall or for a holiday in Spain try Spain Calling and in central America Bocas del Toro

Great Britain, UK Highlands Scotland Edinburgh Borders Lake District Yorkshire England Peak District East Anglia Wales Cotswolds London South East England Devon, Cornwall