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We're Passionate About Britain!

We are inspired to create AboutBritain.com by the beauty of the British Countryside, the magnificence of British Castles and Stately Homes, the fascinating history on show in British Museums, and the atmosphere and diversity of our villages, towns and cities.

Britain is a fantastic place for days out, short breaks and holidays - it is fascinating, beautiful, exciting, fun (and yes, occasionally cold and wet too - but those of us who love Britain can even forgive the weather!)

At AboutBritain.com our team of British travel and leisure experts are dedicated to providing an unrivalled source of information, entertainment and inspiration.

We're excited about showcasing the best that Britain has to offer - the thousands of wonderful places to visit and fantastic things to see and do throughout our amazing country.

What is AboutBritain.com?

At AboutBritain.com we are creating the definitive online resource for you to plan a day out, short break or holiday in Great Britain, whether you live here, or are travelling from overseas. We are building an unparalleled source of information, which is as enjoyable to browse as it is informative - a resource that you can read for pleasure as well as for research.

Some tourism sites claim to list a zillion tourist attractions, but you soon find they are little more than a list of names and addresses. AboutBritain.com has more to offer: Most of the pages on the site have detailed descriptions and high-quality photographs, as well as contact details, admission charges, directions and maps where appropriate. We also highlight other places of interest nearby, and have thousands of accommodation options for you to choose from.

AboutBritain.com went live on 24th May 1999 after 6 months of design and development. Work to expand and enhance the site has continued ever since and AboutBritain.com now incorporates articles on thousands of tourist attractions, towns and villages, holiday cottages, B&Bs and lots more.

Unlike many other tourism websites, AboutBritain.com is completely independent, and receives no public funding whatsoever.

Our Guiding Principles

For more than a decade, AboutBritain.com has been one of the most popular British Tourism sites on the web - millions of people visit this site every year.

We know they work hard, and they rely on us to help them make the most of their valuable family and leisure time. It's a responsibility we take very seriously - and so we have devised a set of guiding principles to help us do our best work:

We aim to publish content that is:

These are our guiding principles - we believe they help us to build a website that you will love visiting and want to come back to time and time again, and (hopefully) recommend to your friends too!

Of course we're only human - and we're a small team looking after a huge website - so if you find that any of our pages fall short of your expectations in any way, please let us know. We really do value your feedback.

Who's Behind AboutBritain.com?

Co-Founders & Directors: Quenton Fyfe & Clare Ivatt

AboutBritain.com is published by Excelsior Information Systems Ltd. We established Excelsior in 1991 as a software company, and we now specialise in Internet-related technologies, and online publishing.

The Team:

Excelsior is a family business - and AboutBritain.com was developed by a core team of just 6 people. We make good use of the Internet to allow everyone to collaborate while enjoying the benefits of flexible working from their homes at various locations throughout the UK.

We now run the company from the peaceful surroundings of our home in the Scottish Borders.

Please feel free to contact us.

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