Trips to events in the UK.

Roskilde Festival

The UK has so much to offer, in terms of holidays which are relaxing, or full of excitement, and culture.  There are major events happening all over the UK, throughout 2016, so why not combine going to one whilst having a break away?


If you fancy watching a live big game event, then why not head to London to see the 6 Nations Rugby, England v Ireland game?  This is held on Saturday 27th February 2016, at Twickenham Stadium.  You will experience the shared passion and excitement of the world’s greatest rugby tournament, getting a real sense of occasion.  There are endless activities you can do whilst staying over in the capital.  During the day there’s London’s sightseeing tours, with the tops ones being Warner Bros. Studio Tour, where you can see the set, costumes and props from the Harry Potter film series.  Open bus tours let you hop on and off, exploring London at your own pace, Royal and Historic London Tours, and BBC Tours are just a few to consider

Liverpool_Tall_ShipLiverpool has lots to offer, from going to the Beatles Story, where you can see actual artifacts which belonged to the band members, and a replica of the Cavern Club, to going to the Albert Dock, where ships used to load and unload directly to/from the warehouses.  On and evening, Liverpool has variety and quality to offer in its nightlife, from superclubs, to cocktail bars, to a multitude of restaurants which will suit every palate.  The Grand National, at Aintree Racecourse, is held on Saturday 9th April 2016, and this event offers exciting competition and pure entertainment.  This steeplechase as the most difficult of all courses to complete successfully, and it has 600 million people watch it live on television.  If you fancy a flutter from the comfort of your living room then why not get on an online betting site, as they’ve upped the ante with these National odds?  Betway are offering very competitive odds, so you can either see which horse looks good to win, or pick a name which you fancy.

Alternatively you might want to spend your weekend out of the city, and in the country, so why not spend the weekend at Stainsby Festival?  This event is held from 15th – 17th July 2016, in the Derbyshire countryside.  It’s a family friendly event, in a beautiful rural setting, and is a registered charity, not-for-profit event run entirely by unpaid volunteers.  In the large marquees you can see live music and performances, there’s also children’s entertainment, craft stalls, poetry, storytelling, and walkabout events throughout the weekend.  It’s free to camp over the weekend, but if you fancy something a bit more luxurious the local hotels, guest houses, and holiday cottages close by.

Travel piece. Feature on staying in the UK this year and a round up of what’s on offer through the year. Go through some big events (a good mix of sport and non sport) and obviously make mention of the Grand National.


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