Top UK breaks this summer


If you’re looking for a few fun ways to spend your time in the UK this summer, then there’s an overwhelming range of options. And whilst the UK summer weather can be somewhat unpredictable, you can always be guaranteed some fantastic summer events, and here are some of the best!


Sporting events

Summer is the time of year where Britain hosts some truly spectacular international sporting events. The Ashes test series sees the English and Australian cricket teams locked in battle over five matches at an array of acclaimed cricket grounds such as The Oval and Edgbaston. It’s a great way to spend a relaxing, yet engrossing day, and with the English team looking particularly on form this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the national team.

The horse racing schedule is also looking good this summer with many highly anticipated races being held at some world famous racecourses. Key amongst these is the Ascot races in July which offer the perfect introduction to the joys of UK horse racing at this most royal of horse racing courses. For those seeking a tip to raise the adrenaline levels, head to for the latest horse racing information.

And then towards the end of summer the Rugby World Cup will be see twenty nations competing for the highly coveted trophy. Kicking off on 18 September with England playing Fiji at Twickenham, the attention will undoubtedly be on the magnificent title holders the All Blacks.

Music festivals


Listening to music outdoors is one of the best things to do in the British summertime. And thankfully, there is a huge range of music festivals to cater for this with something for even the most specialist of music fans.

Indie music lovers should head to the deeply cool Truck Festival in Oxfordshire on 17th July to check out the best in up and coming bands such as Slaves and The Wytches. And then the famous V Festival will showcase some bigger names between 22nd and 23rd August with the likes of Kasabian and Calvin Harris taking the headline slots.

And if you like your music a little more refined, then head to the glorious Castle Howard stately home near York on 22 August where the annual Castle Howard Proms takes place, and will provide a sumptuous classical soundtrack in breath-taking surroundings.



For the art connoisseur the Liverpool Tate will be showing a highly anticipated Jackson Pollock retrospective until the middle of October, with some little seen works getting an airing for the first time in the UK.

And then for a true celebration of the weird and wonderful, then head to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe between 7 and 31 August where the streets come alive with cabaret entertainers, street musicians and world class comedians.