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About Britain

 The hill fort of British Camp in the Malvern Hills, an Iron Age fort and extensive earthworks.

Our About Britain pages do exactly what they say they’ll do – inform you about Britain! Packed with factual and practical information, these pages provide useful background to media wishing to write about or visit Britain.
2017-01-18 09:00:00
48 Hours in... The Cotswolds

With cottages built of honey-hued stone, sleepy country pubs, and softly undulating green hills, The Cotswolds is a world away from the hustle and bustle of London. Just two hours west of the capital, and close to other major British cities in...
2017-01-16 09:00:00
Beauty and the Beast latest Disney film to shoot in Britain

Beauty and the Beast hits cinemas in March - shot in Britain, it also boasts British stars Emma Watson and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens in the lead roles. The Disney live-action movie has mostly been filmed at Shepperton Studios near London, ...
2015-05-19 00:00:00

Scotland occupies the northern third of the island of Britain and its mainland shares a border with England to the south. It is 80,239.47 km2 in area and has almost 800 small islands in four main groups: Shetland, Orkney, and the Hebrides, sub...
2015-03-15 00:00:00
Key facts about Britain

Great Britain is made up of England, Scotland and Wales - three countries on one island and several small islands. The United Kingdom (UK) combines Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland with England, Scotland and Wales.  ...
2015-03-14 00:00:00

England covers most of the central and southern two thirds of the island of Great Britain and is 132,937.69 square km2. Its highest mountain is Scafell Pike at (978 metres), the largest lake is Lake Windermere (14.7km2) and its longest r...
2015-03-12 00:00:00

Wales lies to the west of England and is around 256 km long and 96 km wide. It covers 21,224.63 km2 - about the same size as Massachusetts in the USA or half the size of Switzerland. ...
2015-03-11 00:00:00

London is the capital city of both England and the United Kingdom. The Romans founded London and called it Londinium. ...
2015-03-10 00:00:00
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland covers an area of 14,129.72 km2 in the north east of the island of Ireland and shares its borders with the Republic of Ireland which is an independent country. ...
2015-03-09 00:00:00
How to get around Britain

Britain is just under 1000 km from north to south and about 480 km from east to west. Northern Ireland is 14,129.72 km2 in area.

2015-03-08 00:00:00
Food and Drink

Michelin starred restaurants, high quality cookery schools, food trails and farmers' markets, food festivals, gastropubs, Slow Food UK and - yes - fish and chips all contribute to Britain's growing reputation as a destination for foodies. ...