UK Festivals and Event to Look for in 2014

In case you are planning a trip to the UK in 2014, you should make sure that you attend a festival or some other kind of event during your stay. There are a lot to choose from, so you should start with a theme to consider, such as sports or art.

Sports Events

Sports Events

The biggest sports event is considered to be the Commonwealth Games organized in July and August. This is the biggest sporting event in Scotland. Besides this there is also the British Open in July and the Rider Cup in August. Besides these you should also consider Cowes Week and Derby Day.

Biking

Biking

This is one of the most important sports of the country, especially because of the Tour de France. It might be a good idea to choose a campsite near the route of the competition. If you are interested in this sport, you might want to go by the Tweed Love Bike Festival.

Arts

Arts

If you are into arts, you may be curious about the Hay Festival. The Blenheim Palace Literary Festival is supposed to present a lot of great new books, so all bookworms should be there. The people who like the work of Agatha Christie, ought to take a trip to the Agatha Christie Festival.

Gastronomy

Gastronomy

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In case you would like to find out more about the English gastronomy, the best thing to do is to attend some culinary events. These include Flavour Fortnight, English Wine Week, Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, and the Dorset Seafood Festival.

Going Weird

Going Weird

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While there are a lot of “normal” events and festivals, there are some really weird ones as well. These include the World Bog Snorkeling Championships, World Pea Shooting Championships, World Conker Championships, World Snail Racing Championships, and the Helston Flora Day.

All the Rest

All the Rest

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There are some events and festivals that don’t fit any of the above mentioned categories, but that are worth to be taken into consideration. These include Wakestock, Egremont Crab Fair, World Egg Throwing Championships, Jorvik Viking Festival, Brixham Pirate Festival, opening of the National Forest Way, and so on.

Other Considerations

You should know that in some cases there is a small entrance fee to the festivals and events, but if you’re on a tight budget, you can also find some free ones. If we’re talking about Britain, you have to make sure that you won’t miss the last episode of “The Hobbit”.

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