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Filed Under:Local Interest / England
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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Sunday Photo: Inside the Ruins of Tintern Abbey in Wales For Your Desktop Wallpaper

Another one of the highlights of our last trip to Britain was the day we spent in Wales. Our first stop for the day was the moody and atmospheric Tintern Abbey. Tintern is a ruined Cistercian Abbey located on the banks of the Why River. Show More Summary

Weekend Viewing: The Real Jane Austen – BBC Documentary about the Life of Jane Austen

The Real Jane Austen is a 2002 BBC documentary about the world-famous author of Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park. The film is narrated by Anna Chancellor, who is related to Jane Austen and who also appeared in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Show More Summary

Great British Art: Llyn Peris and Dolbadarn Castle in Wales by Landscape Painter Richard Wilson

Serene landscape looking across a wide river towards the rounded turret of Dolbardarn Castle in Llyn Peris, Wales. Silhouetted against a bright sunset sky, the castle stands on the river’s bank casting a reflection in the water below. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Shirt LIVE – Britannia Pub – Our Tribute to the Great British Pub

You’ll never forget your first pub. The Great British Pub is the center of life in most communities in Britain. And while the pub is generally under threat – from corporate takeovers, declining business and the end of smoking – the pub is still a very important part of British community life. Show More Summary

New Weekly Series: Great British Houses – Everything You Need to Know about Chatsworth House in Derbyshire

The are many grand and remarkable houses in England that have been a part of British history for years. They are a must-see in any tourist itinerary or for those who wish to get away from the normal bustle of their daily life. Located...Show More Summary

The Queen: Palace Releases Previously Unseen Footage of Her Majesty and Princess Margaret As Children

Previously unseen footage has just been released of The Queen and other members of the Royal Family as youngsters in preparation for the special exhibition, Royal Childhood, at Buckingham Palace this summer. Check it out below: The post The Queen: Palace Releases Previously Unseen Footage of Her Majesty and Princess Margaret As Children appeared first on

One is Photobombing You: The Queen Photobombs Commonwealth Games Selfie With a Smile

  Her Majesty The Queen was the inadvertent subject of a selfie at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. You can see her smile beaming like a million lightbulbs in the background. Two Australian Field Hockey players were taking a selfie when the Queen showed up in the background. Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Britain 101 – Understanding How the British Write Dates, Weeks and Measure Things Differently from an Expat

As a Briton happily marooned in Minnesota, land of 10,000 wind-swept ice-bound lakes, my mind often turns to the minutiae of the differences between the United Kingdom and the United States. We all know that I say ‘tomatoh’, and youShow More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL –

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to buy Brilliant Britain Our tribute to some of the places that make Britain great (yes, I know we left some off – couldn’t fit them all!). This design conjures up some of the most beautiful places in Britain. These places are overlaid on top of […] The post Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – appeared first on

The Fiver – How Scandalous! Five British Royal Scandals from the History Books

In modern times, it seems like some member of the royal family is in the papers for some scandal or another. Whether it’s Prince Harry’s antics on leave, the paparazzi capturing pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge on holiday, or Prince...Show More Summary

Spencer’s Jolly Posh: Summer Squashes, Barley Waters and Cordials

What’s better in the summer than an icy cold drink?  Nothing, unless that drink is a delicious cordial, barley water or fruit squash! Cordials, barley waters and fruit squashes have been popular drinks in Britain and Ireland for years, and remain so today despite being practically unheard of in America. Show More Summary

Damon Albarn to write West End Musical

Everyone knows Damon Albarn fronted British groups like Blur, Gorillaz, and The Good The Bad and The Queen, but you may not know that he’s written two operas before, one based on the Chinese classic Journey To the West, and the other...Show More Summary

History Video: History of the English Language – World War II Propaganda Film (1943)

History of the English Language acts as an excellent layman’s introduction to the origins of one of the most common languages on the planet, demonstrating how dialect changes over time, and presenting England as being multicultural right down to its roots. Show More Summary

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

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...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Slow TV: Take a Thames River Cruise from Wesminster To Greenwich – Full Journey in HD – 41 Minutes

There’s a new trend in YouTube videos called Slow TV, where a camera is setup and then left to record a long journey. There’s a popular video going around of a 9 hour train ride in Norway. Going through our archives, I remembered I recorded...Show More Summary

Great Britons: Beatrix Potter – Everything You Need to Know About the Creator of Peter Rabbit

Key Facts about Beatrix Potter: July 28, 1866 – December 22, 1943 Author of the much loved ‘Peter Rabbit’ books Also a naturalist, mycologist and early conservationist Strongly associated with the Lake District, England A Short Biography...Show More Summary

Brit Music: The Pet Shop Boys premiere opera based on Alan Turing’s life

Recently, the first trailer for The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch’s new movie about Alan Turing was released. What Jonathan didn’t mention was that The Pet Shop Boys are working on an opera about Turing called A Man From the Future that premieres at the BBC Proms on July 23. Show More Summary

Long Read: The Cottingley Fairies – A Weird British Story of Myth and Hype With a Connection to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

My Dad and I are fans of Sherlock Holmes. We both eagerly await Series 4 of Sherlock, and my Dad once embedded the following words from Arthur Conan Doyle in all his emails: “Whenever you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: A Romantic Honeymoon in Wales – Conwy and the Surrounding Countryside

I’m an American married to a British expat who now lives in the US. We lived on separate continents during the first few years of our marriage, and about a year after we were married, I visited my husband in the UK and we decided to make it our honeymoon trip. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: My Kids’ Favorite British Children’s Book Authors

My family is preparing for a visit back to the U.S. this summer. I’ve been thinking about what to pack that will entertain my children on the long flight back. And what struck me is how different my children’s tastes are in toys and books since we moved here. Show More Summary

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