Inhabited for many thousands of years, Britain has a rich history much of which is mysterious and intriguing to the both British people and to those visiting the country.
From punk rock to cheese rolling, the British have a passionate love of the slightly mad and extraordinary. Evidence of this can be found from one end of the land to the other and includes caves excavated purely so that notorious gentlemen and their lady friends could misbehave in private, legends of the Holy Grail, missing Roman legions, hauntings, crop circles, giant megalithic monuments and even the odd alien encounter. And ... this is just the tip of the iceberg. Did we mention the mystery of the Titanic? From revolving tables that were designed to help pregnant woman give birth to water grenades to put out fires, the British have invented them. It's a land full of sleepy villages with dark secrets and windswept moors still untamed and beautiful. It's the true home of J R R Tolkien and the Hobbits and
of wizards from Merlin to Harry Potter. We're also building pages that help you find places. Have a look at Where is London Bridge
to see what we mean. We hope you enjoy your journey of discovery as much as we have enjoyed collecting these wonderful curiosities of British history, culture and eccentricity.