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

The best known rowing Regatta in the world. On the banks of the Thames in Oxfordshire.
Henley Royal Regatta Cottage Breaks
See Henley Regatta Breaks

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Hillclimbs, rallying, 4x4's, supercars, dragsters set at Goodwood House in West Sussex
Goodwood Festival of Speed Cottage Breaks
Goodwood FoS Breaks

The Open Golf Championship

Held in July, The Open Golf Championship makes a perfect short break or holiday.
The Open Golf Championship
See British Open Golf Breaks


British Grand Prix from Silverstone

Superb Formula 1 racing at Silverstone, Northamptonshire. Family fun all weekend.
British Grand Prix Holiday Cottages
British Grand Prix Breaks

Cheltenham Festival/Gold Cup

4 days of exciting horse racing including the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup
Cheltenham Festival

Experience Cowes Week Regatta

A spectacular site and an unforgettable experience, a true Summer treat for all (not just sailors)
Cowes Week Cottage Breaks
Cowes Week Sailing Regatta


Royal Ascot Fashion & Racing

Enjoy the Royal tradition, fashion, style and horse racing at a British society highlight.
Royal Ascot Cottage Breaks
Royal Ascot Cottage Breaks

Wimbledon and Olympic Tennis

Two great ways to see the top tennis players in South West London in 2012.
Wimbledon breaks
Wimbledon Breaks


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.

June Events

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


July Events

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


August Events

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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