Guest Travel Post: Top 10 Things To Do in York, England For the First Time Visitor

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York is an often-overlooked gem.  It’s been continuously inhabited for over 2000 years and remains a beautiful, well-preserved city with a medieval center that’s second to none.  It’s somewhat off the beaten path (but only about 2 hours by train from … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Castle Howard – Everything You Need to Know about the Real Brideshead

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Castle Howard is one of the most treasured homes in England, located in North Yorkshire. It has been the home to the Howard family for over 300 years, and is still a private residence for the current Howard family. While the house is not a real … [Read more...]

Guest Feature: Caledoniatopia – Our Intrepid Writer Goes on A Spontaneous Day Trip to Glasgow

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Next week over 1,000,000 people will flood Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It's a proud moment for this city that has been through cycles of boom and bust for hundreds of years, sinking into squalor and scraping its way up again. Today it's … [Read more...]

British Travels: The Echoes of the Battle of Trafalgar at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Because of his towering height, Captain Hardy had to crouch below the beams in the lower deck of HMS Victory. It was quite a scene. Gunpowder still thick in the air. A legend lay dying. It was Hardy's task to inform Nelson that they were victorious … [Read more...]

Introducing The Royal Oak Foundation – For American Fans of the English National Trust – Discount for Anglotopia Readers

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Editor's Note: For those that don't know, Americans can support the National Trust in England and gain free entry to all their properties by joining the Royal Oak Foundation. We joined a few months ago for our last trip and can't wait to take … [Read more...]

The Fiver: Top Five Famous Manor Houses Used in Film and Television

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You may remember one of my first articles about “Famous Filming Castles You Can Visit”. Well now it’s time to look at some of the grandest residences in the United Kingdom where many a period drama programme and film have been shot. As the upkeep on … [Read more...]

Guest Feature: Three free things to do in the UK this Fall and Winter

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 Thousands of years of British history have left us with a fantastic legacy of festivals and museums, and best of all, a lot of them are free. Wherever you're heading away on holiday this year, you're certain to be near a memorable day out. And if … [Read more...]

The Fiver: “Don’t Mention the War!” Five Great War Museums to Visit in Britain

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The United Kingdom has one of the most illustrious military histories of any nation. From the Roman invasion to the Hundred Years’ War to World War II, it’s arguable that most wars studies over the last 1,000 years have had a British country fighting … [Read more...]

Laura’s London: Exploring the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

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LEGOLAND Windsor Resort opened in 1996 and is a children's theme park for 2 to 12 year olds. It's only a few miles from Windsor Castle and is just 8 miles from London Heathrow Airport. As it's aimed at younger children it's not all about looping … [Read more...]

Exclusive Preview of the new Mary Rose Museum – Ship Brought back from the Ocean

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The Mary Rose is the world's only surviving sixteenth century warship. This £35 million project reunites the hull of the Mary Rose with many of the 19,000 Tudor artefacts recovered from the seabed providing an unrivalled perspective of life on board … [Read more...]

Downton Abbey: Your Guide to Downton Abbey Tours in Britain – See the REAL Downton!

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Downton Abbey is a huge success all around the globe and one thing it has certainly done is generate interest in travel to Great Britain. Did you know you can explore the halls of 'Downton Abbey' (aka Highclere Castle) yourself? Or that you can walk … [Read more...]

Laura’s London: Charles Dickens Museum Reopening – Here’s an Exclusive Preview

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Jacob Marley's ghost in A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens's presence stays with us 142 years after his death. (Dickens is even referenced in Fifty Shades of Grey!) 2012 has been the bicentenary year of his birth and while the Charles Dickens Museum … [Read more...]

Travels in Britain: Explore Georgian Bath in the Second Episode of our Video Series

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About this Episode: In this episode of Travels in Britain, we explore the stunning Georgian City of Bath, steeped in history and culture. Join us as we explore Bath Abbey, take a walk on the Bizarre Bath Tour, enjoy the Roman Baths, take a cruise … [Read more...]

Laura’s London: Exploring Windsor Castle – The Queen’s Favorite Home – London Day Trip

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Windsor Castle is The Queen's favourite weekend retreat and a perfect day trip from London as it's under an hour away by train. Highlights of a visit include The State Apartments, Changing of the Guard, Queen Mary's Dolls House – which even has … [Read more...]