Anglophile Travel

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The overwhelming success of “Downton Abbey,” among other British imports, has inspired travel companies to put together Anglophile-focused travel.  If you are so inclined and you have deep pockets, you might avail yourself of several new tours both in the US and England.

You can travel to Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C., and see 45 elaborate costumes from the PBS series “Downton Abbey.”  In nineteen rooms, you can feast your eyes on simple tweeds and elaborate evening dresses.  If you still want more, for a mere $1499, per person, you can take a Viking River Cruise to Highclere Castle, where both interior and exterior filming of the series takes place.

With the success of the movie “Paddington,” several English hotels are offering Paddington-themed family vacations.  “Get Lost in London With Paddington” offers afternoon tea, a bus tour, and a keepsake bear for about $1,040.

In honor of the 125th birthday of the “Queen of English Crime Novels,” a literary crime festival will be held in Torquay, England, to celebrate Agatha Christie.  9780061738449_p0_v5_s114x166  All of these sites offer Anglophiles a chance to revisit their favorite English characters.

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