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A Sporting Summer

April 2019

The UK's summer is renowned for all the iconic sporting events held around the country. Summer months provide the best conditions to go outside, enjoy some fresh air, maybe sit back and watch the sporting events with a Gin & Tonic or Pimm's or on the otherhand, maybe even take part. The UK's summer brings everyone together whether its sitting in a park having a picnic or taking part in one of your favourite sporting hobbies.

Wimbledon is a world famous 2-week long Tennis Tournnament that takes place from the 1st of July - 14th. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts. Many iconic visitors attend this event such as Royals, celebrities and other athletes. If you are wanting to not splash too much cash at Wimbledon a groud ticket is priced at £25 whereas a court 4 ticket on the 14th July would cost £225 so ticket prices vary. 

One other famous British sporting event is cricket. Cricket is a popular recreational sport in England, with hundreds of clubs playing at various levels; village cricket in particular is regarded as a key aspect of English culture. This year the 2019 Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of the world cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30th May to 14th July 2019. The first match will be played at Lords, a cricket venue in St Johns Wood, London.

If you are looking for a sport with a bit more excitment and that gets your heart racing, how about joining in on the crazy atmosphere of horse racing. Horse racing is the second largest spectator sport in Great Britain and one of the longest established, with a history dating back many centuries. The major horse racing events such as Royal Ascot, Berkshire and Cheltenham Festival are important dates in the British and international sporting calendar. People watching at these events may reveal a famous face or two. With the opportunity to fine dine, place your bets, dress immaculately and enjoy the British summer time weather with close friends and meet new people whilst listening to live bands, the races may be a must visit. 

In addition to Horse Racing there are also many Horse Trials that take part in the UK, the two most prestigious being Burghley and Badminton. Horse trials include various types of events such as dressage, show jumping and cross country. They also have many stands for you to have a wonder round such as food, clothing, equine, pets, home and many more. For hotel packages and tickets at a discounted rate please contact Explore Britain Tours see

The UK's love for football is renowned. The FA cup was first played during the 1871-72 season and is the oldest national football competition in the world. It takes place every year during summer seasons. Experience the unique atmosphere at one of the UK's football matches. Hear the crowds relentlessly cheering their teams, the true dedictaion of football fans is so underrated. If you are not one for strong language and a rowdy crowd we roccomend that you a buy a ticket for the family area. 

If however you are looking for a more relaxing summer, there are still plenty of things for you to do in the UK. For example, there are many country parks such as Rufford Abbey, Heaton, Shire and many more that you can take your family and pets to, enjoy a picninc and have a nice relaxed summers day.

There are also many food and drink festivals in the British summer time with many new tatsting opportunities to try all those new cuisines and maybe invest in a new bottle of wine... or two!

The UK is suprisingly home to some of the most picturesque beaches. For example, Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall, with two miles of golden sand backed by cliffs and caves and opportunities to walk along the clifftop, book a surfing lesson or try a kiting leason or just relax on the sands. There is also a Beach Hut Bistro right on the sand that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Another picturesque beach in the UK is Pentle Bay, Tresco on the the Isle of Sicily. This beach has bleached white sand and emerald-and-turquoise seas dotted with islands. 

Overall there are plenty of things for everyone to do in the UK's summer time. Whether it be sporting, sunbathing, picnics or festivals, why not book a week away to the UK during the summer time. 

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