Guest Long Read: Exploring Gibraltar a Little Piece of Britain in Southern Spain

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What if I told you there was a little patch of England that was sunny more days than cloudy? More warm than rainy? Would you believe that this part of England is home to 230 Barbary Maccau apes? On a clear day you can see Morocco and the Queen hasn’t … [Read more...]

Great British Gardens: Hidcote Manor Garden – A Hidden Garden of Eden in Gloucestershire

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Hidcote Manor Garden was built in the early 20th century by the Anglo-American Lawrence Johnston. The garden is in The Cotswolds and is famous for its numerous garden ‘rooms’, enclosed by clipped hedges and containing a wide variety of both common … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Chartwell – The Beloved Home of Sir Winston Churchill – The Home That Was His Daily Inspiration

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The family home of Sir Winston Churchill for most of his adult life, Chartwell is a museum and shrine to the man who led Great Britain to victory during the Second World War. Now a National Trust property, Chartwell is an understated Victorian … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: 10 Things to See and Do in Cardiff, Wales – Cardiff Trip Planning Guide

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Travel agents call it the "dozy“, boring capital of Wales, but there is much more to Cardiff than you might expect. Most people know Cardiff as the home of Doctor Who and as a location used to stand-in for London in Sherlock and other BBC … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Caledoniatopia – Top 10 Things to See and Do in Edinburgh Scotland for the History Buff

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  Edinburgh is an outstanding city and my favorite place in Great Britain to visit. Perched on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, the capital of Scotland is filled with stunning views, fascinating history & architecture, … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: The Telly Travelers – A Journey Around Britain to Visit Famous Brit Telly TV Locations

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The journey begins in Southampton.  Four retirees from the States, two arriving via air, two arriving via sea.  Rental car.  The driver originally from South Africa and well versed in driving on “that side” of the road.  A navigator aided by a GPS.  … [Read more...]

Laura’s British Adventures: Exploring Edinburgh on a Perfect 3 Day Mini Break – Many Ideas for Your Own Trip Inside

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I've been to Edinburgh many times and, unusually, many of those visits over the years have been during August so you might expect that I've seen a lot of the Festival offerings. But, even though I found myself in Edinburgh again this August I've … [Read more...]

Introducing a New UK Tour Company: Britain Your Way Tours isn’t for everyone … but it might be the perfect solution for you – $100 off for Anglotopia Readers

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I’m Sheila Stone and I love to travel.  I’ve done a lot of traveling independently but know there’s a downside to going it alone. For one thing, it can get lonely; there’s no one to share the experience with. For another thing, it can get costly; … [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...]

Guest Long Read: Top Ten Things to do in Newcastle and the North East England from a Local

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When I first told my friends that I was moving away from the town I grew up in, just North of London,  to live in Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England, the looks of horror and comments along the lines of "Do they even have electricity there?" … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: A Journey To the Top 10 Favorite English Cathedrals – Which is Your Favorite?

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The United Kingdom is a country with great beauties, both natural and man-made. Among the man-made ones, you can certainly include its cathedrals. When you look at the map, you’ll find them scattered everywhere, so it’s rather difficult to choose ten … [Read more...]

British Travels: The Biggest Disasters From Our Monthlong Trip to Britain For Your Amusement and Education

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As many of our followers know, we spent a month in Britain from mid-December 2013 to mid-January. It was a whirlwind trip that was very enjoyable - but it also had a few disasters we thought we’d share. Not everything goes according to plan. Every … [Read more...]

British English: How Do You Pronounce some of Britain’s Strange Place Names? Check out This Massive List of British Place Pronunciations

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One of the most perplexing things travelers in Britain can come across is how to properly pronounce the place names in Britain. Places that have the same name in somewhere like the USA or Australia, will be pronounced completely different in the UK. … [Read more...]

British Travels: Highlights of Where We Ate During our One Month Trip to Britain – Southwest England

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After every trip, we always share a list of the places we ate. This time around, the list is rather large because were in the UK for so long (33 days). So, this is not an exhaustive list of every single place we ate, but rather a list of the … [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...]