Thinking of taking your holidays in the UK this summer? Well, this post is for you. We take a look at the best events and activities in the UK this summer for a range of tastes.
For the Thrill Seeker
The south coast of Devon and Cornwall are ideal for surfing, wakeboarding and kitesurfing, with lovely countryside and a laid back vibe to boot. Try out caving for a subterranean adventure at somewhere like Carnglaze Caves.
If you’re in the north, the Yorkshire dales are famous for the scenery; Malham Cove can be seen in the Harry Potter films and is a great place for climbing and hiking. If you’re into your motorsports, Silverstone is a great destination for a staycation – you can try your hand at driving an F1 car on the track.
For the Culture Vulture
If you’re looking to get a culture hit during your time off, some great places to start are cities like Edinburgh for the Fringe festival. It runs from the 5th to the 29th of August and is the home of some of the most innovative and amazing theatre and comedy the UK has to offer.
For those in the North, York has a rich Viking history that you can experience as close to the real thing as possible at the Jorvik museum. Oxford offers a beautiful location both for urbanites, scholars, and those who want to see the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding area. Tread in the footsteps of J. R.R. Tolkien and Emma Watson as you wander around the dreaming spires.
For the Free Spirit
Festivals that run later in the year, like Green Man festival in Wales, Bestival in the Isle of Wight, and Beautiful Days in Devon, are ideal to see the end of summer in style and save on expensive plane tickets. Festivals have become exceedingly popular of late, with all generations catered for by organisers.
If music and performing arts aren’t your thing, how about getting out into the wild and visiting somewhere out of the ordinary like the Scottish Hebrides. The Isle of Mull and the Isle of Iona are situated next to each other in the Irish sea, and boast white sandy beaches and scenery like no other. They’re less touristy than Skye too.
So, there’s some excellent food for thought – the UK has some excellent places to visit, so why not see more of your home and save time and travelling money on your holiday, and stay in the UK.