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...]

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...]

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...]

Guest Post: Tailor Made Travel Packages to the UK and Ireland from Across the Pond Vacations

This was post was written by Anne Marie Clarke from Across the Pond Vacations. I don’t know about you, but it seems like everywhere I go these days, people are requesting customization. Money doesn’t seem to pass hands without the customer … [Read more...]