Get the lowdown on the top summer festivals plus the finest places to stay, without a sodden tent in sight! The running of the bulls, tomato fights and cheese chases – we've got plenty of ideas for your summer break, from the wondrous to the downright wacky.
Renowned for its pockets of eccentricity, there are plenty of fantastic summer festivals in the UK. Stay in Gloucestershire and chase the cheese down Cooper’s Hill, or try Llanwrtyd Wells for World Bog Snorkelling, Salisbury for Stonehenge Summer Solstice, Bristol for Balloon Fiesta and Llandrindod Wells for Victorian Festival. If you prefer something arty, it’s all going on in August and September at the Notting Hill Carnival, Edinburgh festivals and St Ives Festival.
Summertime is party time on the continent! Stay near Pamplona in Navarre for the running of the bulls, near Buñol in Valencia for the world’s largest tomato fight or in the heart of Paris for Bastille Day. Music fans should rent a pad in Barcelona for Primavera Sound, a villa in Costa del Azahar for Benicassim or fly to Ibiza for the closing parties. While over in Morocco you’ll be wowed by Berber musicians and acrobats at Marrakech Popular Arts.
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Edinburghs Old Town, Grassmarket apartment is ideal for a couple,family or group of friends.
The location is on the tourist bus route, but walking may be preferred as it is so close to the Castle, Holyrood Palace, Royal Mile, Museums and Shopping on Princes Street.
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Light and airy apartment situated within a short walk of St Ives town, all of the award winning St Ives beaches, 5 minute walk from the largest car park and the leisure centre for those not so sunny days.
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Self-catering Spanish home with stunning sea views, just two minutes from the beach. Balcony for al fresco dining. Ideal for relaxation.Beautiful sunsets , Es Vedrá views
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Granary Cottage is a cosy one bedroomed cottage with loads of character set in a quiet rural location with easy access to the beautiful Forest of Dean. Ideal for couples and perfect location for walking, mountain biking or visiting Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Cheltenham I …see more
Spacious, Edwardian house with garden in very quiet cul-de-sac. Sleeps up to 12. Trendy bars, cafes and boutiques just minutes walk away. The nearest tube station is Queens Park in Zone 2 3.5 miles (5.6 km) and 15 minutes by Tube from the centre of London. Queens P …see more
Contemporary 2 bedroom apartment In London - Battersea within easy access to all London major attractions, shopping and night life. Recently re-designed and renovated with modern appliances. Security intercom with video camera. …see more
Charming 3 bedroom (6+2 pax) villa with a green garden and a very nice swimming-pool.
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Beautiful detached granite barn situated on the border of Steeple Woods, only 10 minutes walk from the centre of St Ives with its award winning beaches, art galleries, shops and restaurants. Ideal for walkers and beach lovers alike. Close to amenities, public transport …see more
This property is ideal for a self catering family holiday. There is a fully equipped kitchen and large common room/dining area.
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This South Bank flat boosts views overlooking the River Thames! A superb 2x bdrm-both ensuites is minutes walking distances to major sites; London Eye,IMAX,Tafalgar Square,Tate Modern,Covent Gardens, Soho or simply cruise down the Thames. Fabulous Location! …see more
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Located in Central London in the prestigious South Kensington, this newly renovated top floor studio flat with a mezzanine bedroom area, has stunning views across London. Located within easy walking distance of the Science, Victoria & Albert, Natural History museums. Ap …see more
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Homely Apartment in Central Edinburgh with spectacular views of the stunning Calton Hill. With only a 5 minute walk from the city centre and the train/bus/ tram terminals, this is the perfect base for any trip! Guest …see more
Fantastic location in East London.
Next to the Olympic Park, great transport links. Walking distance to Stratford station, overland services, underground services and DLR.
Westfield Stratford on doorstep.
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Edinburgh Festival City centre pad.Great location in Rose Street in the heart of the action. Rose Street is a pedestrian walkway with cafe culture and pubs galore. Minutes from all city sights with shops theatres and restaurants outside and in surrounding streets.
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Central but quiet apartment
All linen and towels provided (100% cotton)
Fully equipped kitchen
Small private patio with table and chairs
Two TVs, DVD and Ipod dock
Under-floor heating in bathroom
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Cider press cottage is perfect for holiday makers who enjoy the outdoors and want to experience the natural beauty of the Royal Forest of Dean. From walking enthusiasts with dogs to those who require a somewhere with easy access our holiday home is the perfect retreat. …see more
Recently converted, luxury 2 bed cottage, rated 4 star 'Gold', in a private, quiet, courtyard on the edge of Bath. Stunning views at the rear, underfloor heating, luxury oak kitchen, two shower rooms, one ensuite. Walk to the river Avon and super riverside pub. Parking. …see more
Completely refurbished and newly redecorated the apartment has plenty of natural light.
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Easy reach of Edin. City via local bus or Car/train from local Park and Ride(8 min). City Edge location has many virtues: quietude, quick access to /Edinburgh Bypass for Day Trips to Borders and all Central Belt locations. Shopping/Entertainment within 2Km
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5 Bedroom holiday house close to Gandia in the Vale of Albaida. Wonderful village location. This traditional period house offers, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, garden patio, sun terrace, bbq and wonderful private swimming pool, perfect for families and large groups. …see more
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Shops within easy walking distance
15 min walk to Bath Spa Train & Bus Station
Minute walk to Great Pulteney Street & Rugby Recreation Ground
Opposite Holburne Museum & Sydney Gardens
Free Tennis Court at Sydney Gardens
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Cosy, comfortable and luxurious 1850s cottage with period features and woodburner. AA 4 star. Excellent base for walking, cycling (inc MTB), fishing, bird watching and many local attractions. Direct access into the forest from the garden. Dogs welcome. Off-road parking. …see more
Central location, on the 2nd floor of a traditional Scottish tenement building, benefiting from FREE PARKING. Close to Arthur's seat, The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle & festival venues. Easily reached by transport links & 5mins away from amenities. Pric …see more
Shoreditch One. A fun and modern one bedroom flat with parking and 2 goldfish! Located in fashionable Shoreditch with Old Street tube station less than 10 minutes away. Relax and cool off in the garden after a day's sightseeing.
Buses C/. Aribau & Av. Diagonal.
40 m. from Av. Diagonal.
60 m. from two parking car.
450 m. Tube and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat.
450 m. Turo Park Garden.
450 m. Palau Robert Garden
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