Discover Britain

Facts, background information, historical tidbits, biographies, and other topics of interest about the U.K.

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Map showing the British Isles, United Kingdom and Ireland, and constituent countries of the U.K. (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

So, which is it? "The United Kingdom" or "Great Britain?"

 
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The British Royal Family (Photo )

Fun facts and history about Queen Elizabath II and Britain's Royal Family

 
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Things that are free in the U.K.

 
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Tips for traveling with kids in England

 
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How to save money while traveling about England

 
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The great eras, artist, movements, and styles of English art and architecture

 
Most of us have stared at a handy miles-to-kilometers converter right under our noses on our car dashboards (Photo by Unknown)

Converting between American, Imperial, and European measurements: miles and kilometers, feet and meters, pounds and kilos, gallons and liters, Fahrenheit and Celsius (plus a few others)