Welcome to our Quirky Britain page. Here – and via our Twitter feed – we’ll be posting daily quirky facts about Britain, all of which are taken from our tours.

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Taking things slowly on the canal

Tuesday 16 November 2010

The seedy side of Cambridge

Friday 12 November 2010

Dating from Domesday in York

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Bath: a trainspotter’s delight

Wednesday 4 November 2010

Something fishy in the City

Thursday 28 October 2010

London’s only galleried coaching inn

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Canterbury’s Butchery Lane

Thursday 21 October 2010

Bryon, the neo-pagans, skinny dipping and a pet bear

Tuesday 19 October 2010

The Royal Mile and Deacon Brodie

Friday 15 October 2010

The true meaning of Hobson’s Choice

Monday 11 October 2010

The secrets of Black Lion Lane

Thursday 7 October 2010

1666 and all that…

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Wanton dalliancies… panting breasts… just another day in Bath

Thursday 30 September 2010

The gruesome tale of ‘half-hangit Maggie’

Tuesday 28 September 2010

Beverley’s black friars

Friday 24 September 2010

St Andrew Undershaft and the erotic gherkin

Thursday 23 September 2010

The poshest street in the world?

Wednesday 22 September 2010

How man evolved from … err.. cats?

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Cross-dressing in the 1700s…

Monday 20 September 2010

Monks at the bar!

Friday 17 September 2010

Burned for their beliefs

Thursday 16 September 2010

Show me the head of Oliver Cromwell…

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Bath’s finest view?

Tuesday 14 September 2010

Heard of Thomas Doggett? Thought not…

Friday 10 September 2010

Ring any (13-tonne) bells?

Thursday 9 September 2010

The mystery of ‘The Old Lady’

Wednesday 8 September 2010

The origins of ‘the Clink’

Tuesday 7 September 2010

London’s ‘farting’ sculpture

Monday 6 September 2010

John Higgs – pig killer

Friday 3 September 2010

On the ghost trail…

Wednesday 2 September 2010

Look after the pennies…

Tuesday 1 September 2010

The importance of dismounting gracefully

Monday 31 August 2010

The legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Friday 6 August 2010

Tied up at the pub

Thursday 5 August 2010

Having a smashing time in Cambridge

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Bathing etiquette through the ages

Tuesday 3 August 2010

The legend of Bladud

Monday 2 August 2010

Stumped by history

Friday 30 July 2010

Diagon Alley!

Thursday 29 July 2010

Pass the scalpel!

Wednesday 28 July 2010

Compare the mercats

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Hooked on skyhooks

Monday 26 July 2010

Bringing back beavers

Friday 23 July 2010

England’s smallest window

Thursday 22 July 2010

Bathing with the Druids

Wednesday 21 July 2010

A nice angle on tourism

Tuesday 20 July 2010

The importance of eels

Monday 19 July 2010

The quaintest street in the UK?

Friday 16 July 2010

Cambridge: home of football?

Thursday 15 July 2010

Follow the pigeons

Wednesday 14 July 2010

Edinburgh body-snatchers

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Where Clinton didn’t inhale…

Monday 12 July 2010

Squeeze into a twitten