British Summer Sporting and Social Events
The Brits love their sport and so there is nothing quite like a major sporting and social event held in Britain... and there is certainly no shortage of events to choose from. You can expect to see the worlds leading sports people competing at the highest levels combined with the pomp, pageantry, fashion, style and patriotism of the adoring public.
There is no better way to see the British at their best than by attending one of these wonderfully British occasions and so here is a list of some of the best to go and see.
Henley Royal Regatta
Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Open Golf Championship
British Grand Prix from Silverstone
Cheltenham Festival/Gold Cup
Experience Cowes Week Regatta
Royal Ascot Fashion & Racing
Wimbledon and Olympic Tennis
British Sporting Occasions
Here are a few more words about the events listed above with the timing of when they begin. Click on the links to see a lot more about them and to see a selection of self catering cottages and apartments.
Henley Royal Regatta. Held in the first week of July, the Henley Royal Regatta is one of rowings leading events attracting the very best to this section of the River Thames in Oxfordshire. A popular Summer sporting and social event is a great day out or short break. Short breaks at Henley Royal Regatta
Royal Ascot. In the 3rd week of June it's time for tradition, pageantary, fashion, style, Royalty and horse racing at one of the highlights of the British social calendar, Royal Ascot. British pomp at its finest and a great day out for all. Royal Ascot Short Breaks
Goodwood Festival of Speed. A motor enthusiasts dream but also a wonderful family day out in West Sussex. From the famed Hillclimb challenge and Forest Rally Stage through Goodwood Park to off-road Activities Field, Junior Festival of Speed, Supercar Paddock and the Moving Motor Show display, what a fab day. Enjoy a Goodwood Festival of Speed self catering break
British Grand Prix. July is the high spot of the British motor racing season with the British Formula One Grand Prix being held at Silverstone in Northamptonshire. There is lots of entertainment at the circuit through the weekend as well as world class racing. Plan a weekend break at the British Grand Prix
Wimbledon Tennis Championship and Olympic Tennis. This year there are 2 chances to see the top tennis players battle it out, with the Championships and the Olympic tennis both taking place at Wimbledon. Plan a short break to Wimbledon
The British Open Golf Championship. A must see for keen golfers and those wishing to sample an exciting British sporting event, The Open Championship is one of golfs 4 majors and the only one held outside of the US. Between 15th July and 22nd July at Lytham St Annes. British Open Golf Championship
Olympic and Paralympic Sailing. Between July and September 2012 you can see Olympic and Paralympic sailing at Weymouth and Portland in Dorset. With the GB team among the favourites to win gold a fantastic atmosphere in and around the venues is assured. Olympic & Paralympic Sailing Cottage Breaks
Cowes Week Cottage Breaks. Whether interested in sailing or not, Cowes Week is something that you need to experience... the sights, colours, sounds, party mood are what make it such an experience. So why not enjoy a short break or holiday near this wonderful sporting event. Cowes Week Cottage Breaks
Scottish Championship Golf Courses. Take a golfing break or golf holiday near a Championship Golf Course in Scotland. Play on a Championship Course or watch the pros and find lots of cottages and apartments close by so you can make the most of your visit. Read more about Championship Golf Courses in Scotland
Golfing on an English Championship Golf Course. Enjoy a holiday or short break playing golf at an English Championship Golf Course. World renowned golf courses available to visitors with cottage accommodation near by. Read more about Championship Golf Courses in England
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Regional Cottage Holiday Guides
With so many great parts of the UK and Ireland to choose from take a look at our Regional Guides.
- West Country and South West Regional Guide
- South East England Regional Guide
- Cambridge East Anglia and East England Holiday Guide
- Yorkshire Regional Guide
- Brighton and Sussex Regional Guide
- Suffolk Holiday Guide
- Cornwall Holiday Guide
- Norfolk Holiday Guide
- Lake District Holiday Guide
- National Parks and Areas of National Outstanding Beauty Guide