I’ve now lost count of how many months and years it has been since I was able to walk through my favorite garden at Stourhead in Wiltshire. Spring is the best time to visit Stourhead; it’s when you can see the place in full glory as an English Arcadian ideal of the perfect garden landscape. Everything is in bloom. The place is buzzing with visitors. The house is usually opening … [Read more...] about Let’s Go For a Spring Walk Around Stourhead House and Gardens
Jubilee 2012 Trip
It's now springtime and England and one of our favorite trips was during the spring in England back in 2012. So, we decided to take some of the great video we took on that trip and combine it with a reading of the poem "Home Thoughts from Abroad" by Robert Browning. It's read by Geoffrey Palmer and is from the Words for You CD, which features many great British poems read by … [Read more...] about Inspirational Video: Check Out Our Lovely Dedication to England in Springtime in This Video Where Geoffrey Palmer Reads Home Thoughts From Abroad – “Oh To Be In England”
Editor's Note: This is a continuation of the post we published last week where we're finally finishing the trip diaries from our last trip to Britain. Enjoy! In the service of Brevity, we're going to use this post to cover our entire stay in Dorset. Since this was our vacation bit, we slowed down a bit and stopped doing a ton of things every day. So, there's not as much to … [Read more...] about Diamond Jubilee Trip Diaries – Days 8 – 11 – Shaftesbury and Beyond
Editor's Note: This post is about 1 year in the making. We planned to publish this last year but got bogged down making our web series then the arrival of our baby, so things just got away from us. Having just booked our next trip to Britain, I made a personal vow to at least finish the articles from our last trip! Enjoy! We really enjoyed our time in Bath but it was time to … [Read more...] about Diamond Jubilee Trip Diaries – Day 7 – Bath and Beyond
Editor's Note: While going through old notes I took on our last trip to England in May 2012, I found a bunch of observations that got lost in the shuffle and buried at the bottom of my note program. I thought it would be fun to put them together into one post. So, while the topic is a little dated, the information is timeless. We're a little late in getting this out as our … [Read more...] about Random Observations from Last Trip to Britain or Why British Toilets Are Better
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 on the River Avon, visit the Jane Austen Centre and much more. Useful Links: Bath Abbey Abbey Rise Bed and Breakfast Roman … [Read more...] about Travels in Britain: Explore Georgian Bath in the Second Episode of our Video Series
We had another good night's rest at the Abbey Rise and we got an earlier start than we had on previous days. We took in breakfast at the B&B, again expertly prepared by Ms. Dewhurst. We had a few attractions that we wanted to make sure we saw and planned to end our day with a visit to the Bath Postal Museum (I'm a postal nut, believe it or not). Royal Victoria … [Read more...] about Diamond Jubilee Trip Diaries – Day 6 – Our Final Day in Bath
Editor's Note: We got a little behind on writing our trip diaries but we're back at it now and we're going to share our visit to Bath this week. When we last left you guys, we had just arrived in Bath for a 3 day visit and had experienced the fun Bizarre Bath tour for the evening. When we awoke the next day after a late night, we were all very well rested, finally. The … [Read more...] about Diamond Jubilee Trip Diaries – Day 5 – Exploring Bath
We really enjoyed our time in the Cotswolds and our stay at the Old Swan in Minster Mill Hotel and it broke our hearts to have to leave after such a lovely stay but our itinerary was merciless and it was time to move on to the next destination we were really excited about visiting: Bath. But first, we had a few more stops before we got there. Minster Lovell Hall The … [Read more...] about Diamond Jubilee Trip Diaries – Day 4 – Last bits of the Cotswolds and Onto Bath
We awoke after a restful night's sleep. I woke up before everyone else and took the opportunity to sneak out and explore the grounds of the hotel before everyone else woke up. The grounds surrounding the Old Swan and Minster Mill Hotel are simply beautiful. The inn that the hotel was converted from dates back to 1445 and the place oozes history and charm. It was recently … [Read more...] about Diamond Jubilee Trip Diaries: Day 3 – Blenheim Palace and an Oxfordshire Narrowboat Tour
We all awoke well rested despite our 2am trip to Tesco, though we did wake a little later than we would have liked. With a packed itinerary, any time lost sleeping was one more thing we couldn't do that day. We had a great send off from the Oxford Hotel. As part of your stay, they provided a delicious hot breakfast buffet with more than you can possibly eat and it certainly … [Read more...] about Diamond Jubilee Trip Diaries: Day 2 – Exploring the Oxfordshire Cotswolds Properly – Burford, Wildlife Park, Filkins and More!
It had been just over a year since I'd been to Britain for the Royal Wedding and it had seemed like a million years ago. I couldn't wait to be back again. This time, I wouldn't be going alone. My wife would be joining me as well as our 15 month old son. Cue the 'You took a 15 month old to Britain? On an airplane? You brave soul.' It actually wasn't that bad. But first, we … [Read more...] about Diamond Jubilee Trip Diaries: Day 1 – Leaving for London and our Arrival in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds
It was really the icing on the cake of a fantastic weekend. Here's a short video of the various flypasts that took place today as well as the crowd singing a spirited rendition of God Save the Queen. … [Read more...] about Diamond Jubilee: Video of the Flypasts and God Save the Queen
We've hinted about it on our Facebook page and we've been planning it for over a year and now it's time to reveal the details of our upcoming trip to England to cover the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. This will be our longest trip to England yet - at almost 3 weeks - and it's something that only Anglotopia has been able to make happen. We're so excited about this trip because it … [Read more...] about Jubilee Trip: Check Out Our Itinerary for our Diamond Jubilee Trip!