3rd May 2000
Springtime marks the start of the British tourist season, and right across the country stately homes and other attractions are peeling back the dust sheets ready for your visit. To help you make the most of the season, AboutBritain.com provides an unparalleled source of information on things to see and do in the British Isles.
This content-packed web site helps you maximise your leisure time - you can search detailed information on over 500 tourist attractions including stately homes, castles, zoos and museums. This enables you to plan your day out or holiday using a resource that is both informative and enjoyable to browse. The site's unique "nearby" functionality alerts you to other attractions near to your proposed destination.
Director Quenton Fyfe said "We were inspired by the wealth of beautiful and interesting attractions in the British Isles, and saw that these could form the basis of a fascinating web site. We have tried to make AboutBritain.com attractive, entertaining and useful for visitors, and at the same time provide a boost for British tourism."
AboutBritain.com - Background
AboutBritain.com was launched on the 24th May 1999 by Excelsior Information Systems Limited. Since then it has shown phenomenal growth, with the number of visitors increasing dramatically as word spreads. The most popular pages are currently the main London tourist attractions, such as Big Ben, the Millennium Dome and the Tower of London, and anything to do with castles!
AboutBritain.com took around 6 months to design, develop and write, and currently incorporates information on over 500 tourist attractions. New attractions and features are added regularly, the most recent being an accommodation directory, listing hotels all over the country and providing an online booking facility.
About Excelsior Information Systems Limited
Excelsior Information Systems Limited, established in 1991, is a software company which specialises in Internet-related technologies.
18 months ago the founders of Excelsior, Quenton Fyfe & Clare Ivatt, realised that they didn't need to spend 4 hours a day in traffic jams - they could work effectively from home, and home could be anywhere in the world, thanks to telecommunications and the Internet. So they "sold up" and moved to a neglected baronial mansion in the Scottish Borders. The house has seen better days, so when they're not working on AboutBritain.com, Quenton & Clare can be found submerged in renovation plans.
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Excelsior Information Systems Limited
PO Box 777
Telephone / Fax : (01896) 850 253