Guest Feature: “The Play’s The Thing” – Seeing a Preview of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet at the Barbican – SPOILERS!!!

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Editor's Note: While I know Hamlet is still currently in 'previews,' an Anglotopia reader had the chance to see the play and was kind enough to write about her experience for everyone. Thanks Ann K. McClellan! It’s a pretty well-known fact … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Wilton House – A Stunning Example of Palladian Architecture in Wiltshire

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Wilton House is an impressive example of severe Palladian style and is home to Inigo Jones’ famous Single and Double Cube Rooms, believed by some to be the finest 17th century staterooms in England.  Privately owned since King Henry VIII seized it … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: A Brief History of the Old and New Wardour Castle in Wiltshire

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In the fourteenth century, Baron Lovell returned triumphant from battles overseas and built Wardour Castle, a grand fortress worthy of a powerful English Lord. Originally built as a show of strength and victory over enemies overseas, Wardour Castle … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Planning a Poldark Inspired Trip to Cornwall? – Here are Five Must-See Film Locations

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Poldark might not be over yet, but most of us are already nearing the danger zone – that is, we’re one episode away from dropping a fortune on a one-way ticket to Cornwall and figuring out all the petty details of life once we get there (perhaps a … [Read more...]

Turning the Page: Top 10 Coolest Bookshops in Britain to Visit on Your Next Trip – The Bookshop Tour of Britain

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If you love reading (and you’re on this site so you clearly do), then you love a great bookshop. I’m not talking Barnes & Noble or W.H. Smith either, but a properly independent shop. We can all picture what our ideal bookshop looks like: comfy … [Read more...]

Fit for a Queen: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Windsor Castle You Might Not Know

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Originally built by King William I in the decade following the Battle of Hastings, today Windsor Castle is the largest castle still in use by a reigning monarch. Several monarchs have added onto William’s original castle over history, with more … [Read more...]