10 British Things About Cheyenne, WY

When Wyoming comes up in conversation people may think of “The Wild, Wild West” or cowboys, which do exist current day, but Cheyenne, its capital, has a number of British things going on. The British influence is everywhere we tell you: 1. Knights of the Turntable

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Insert your face here. (Arts Cheyenne)

The Knights of the Turntable meet the first Wednesday of each month, 6:15 p.m. until 9 p.m., at Phoenix Books and Music, located at 1612 Capitol Ave. The group gets together to enjoy British music, trivia and screenings with past topics including: The Beatles, British New Wave and British Pub Rock. 2. Shakespeare in the Park

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Shakespeare in the Park is a great way to spend a summer evening. (Cheyenne Botanic Gardens)

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, located at 710 S. Lions Park Drive, hosts Shakespeare in the Park during the summer months, with this being its 14th year. The Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company, a traveling group, swings by the Gardens to perform Shakespearean plays. 3. Afternoon Tea

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Where to start? (Nagel Warren Mansion)

The Nagel Warren Mansion, located at 222 East 7th Street, hosts an afternoon tea on Fridays and Saturdays, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The hotel was founded in 1888, and the staff embraces its history, wearing period costumes from Victorian England when serving afternoon tea. Guests have the choice of a traditional tea in either the parlor or sitting room. Reservations are required. 4. Cheyenne Celtic Music Arts Festival

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This tee shirt says it all: Eat Haggis. (Facebook)

The annual Cheyenne Celtic Music Arts Festival is held downtown in the plaza in front of the Cheyenne Depot Museum, located at 121 15th Street, to celebrate Celtic heritage and culture from Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Guests can expect Celtic music, dance, literature, culture, and food. You can find out more about the three-day festival here. 5. Michael Collins Pipes & Drums

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The Michael Collins Pipes & Drums band was established in 1996. (Facebook)

The Michael Collins Pipes & Drums band, based out of Denver, Colorado, make a regular appearing in Cheyenne performing at the Frontier Days Parade. You can check out their schedule here. Or, if you’re really in the mood for some Celtic music, you can hire them. Their website says no event is too big or too small, so it’s possible. 6. Cheyenne Soccer Club

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The pros have to start somewhere. (Wilson Pins)

Cheyenne Soccer Club, a volunteer-run organization, promotes youth soccer in the area. The group works to develop individual skills, teamwork, discipline and a positive attitude. 7. Fish and Chips

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Poor Richard needs to cheer up. (Trip Advisor)

If you’re in the mood for some fish and chips, you’re best bet is to swing by Poor Richard’s, located at 2233 East Lincolnway. You can take a peek at the menu here. 8. Shepherd’s Pie

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The Peaks Cafe is open seven days a week. (Facebook)

The Peaks Cafe, located at 300 E. 8th Street, breaks out traditional dishes on St. Patrick’s Day like corned beef, Irish soda bread and shepherd’s pie. While it’s not on the menu all year, it’s nice to know where to go for a special treat. 9. Freedom’s Edge Brewing Company

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Giddy up. (Facebook)

Freedom’s Edge Brewing Company, located at 1509 Pioneer Ave., has a rotating menu including ales made from English Whitbread yeast like its Blood Orange Imperial IPA and Kilted Red Ale. Like one of its Facebook posts said, “The beer isn’t going to drink itself.” Get over there for some taste testing. 10. University of Wyoming Rugby

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A rugby playin’ cowboy: what could be better? (UW)

The University of Wyoming is about an hour drive from Cheyenne in Laramie, WY. The UW Rugby team was established in 1972, and competes in Division I-A. You can check out the team’s schedule here. What strikes your fancy? 

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