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The top summer festivals (12136)

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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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Warm welcome to perfect apartment, highly recomended” This was a fabulous apartment in a perfect location, The owners couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful to ensure that we enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh  …see more

from £325 / night

£2275 / week

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from £325 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Bath holiday apartment rental

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Absolutely perfect, ticked every box” I am not usually moved to write reviews but I must take this opportunity to say how completely perfect this flat was for us for a weekend in Bath. It is perfectly presented, every convenience supplied and spotles  …see more

from £115 / night

£740 - £825 / week

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from £115 / night

(5) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Bathford

Bath / Bathford

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Very homely and cosy” On our way to Cornwall we couldnt have hoped for a better place to stay in Bath. The cottage was clean and well furnished. My daughter loved the selection of books and immediately began reading!. my son was more into music! Glad  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(43) Excellent 

24

Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £775 / week

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from £145 / night

(21) Excellent 

22

Holiday barn in Widcombe

Bath / Widcombe

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely, clean, quiet and comfortable barn just a short walk to Bath” We loved our stay in this great barn, the pictures do not do it justice and were surprised with the size of it. On the first night we discovered how easy it was to walk to Bath when  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

(5) Excellent 

15

Ibiza / Cala Tarida

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£216 - £505 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia , Cala Tarida

Ibiza / Sant Josep de Sa Talaia , Cala Tarida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage in Lydbrook

Forest of Dean / Lydbrook

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Pet friendly

from £50 / night

£220 - £395 / week

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from £50 / night

(33) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £88 / night

£613 - £1220 / week

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from £88 / night

(23) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage rental

Gloucestershire / Leigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(98) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location, great flat!!” Stayed for 4 nights and was so central but without being too noisy. Great communication with the owner and lovely clean and tidy apartment with all you need. As a regular to Edinburgh and having stayed in lots of apartm  …see more

from £75 / night

£368 - £1029 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Newent

Forest of Dean / Newent

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr” Lovely big house, which has everything you need. We spent lots of cosy nights in front of the log fire. Newent is a bit quiet, one pub left, two are closed. Micro brewery pub but no kids allowed. Good Indian restaurant but not much else. Usual tak  …see more

from £125 / night

£475 - £650 / week

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from £125 / night

27

Villa rental in Sant Antoni de Portmany with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Antoni de Portmany

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

(39) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Little Gem” Centrally placed, a real gem of a mews flat in Edinburgh. Cosy and welcoming - couldn't have asked for more. We will be back next time we're in edinburgh!  …see more

from £70 / night

£475 - £815 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Bream

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely comfortable cottage” Hector's House was a lovely, clean and well equipped cottage. It felt like staying in a home rather than a rental property. The communication from Lynda before the stay was really good, telling us everything we needed to kn  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Grassmarket

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect weekend in Edinburgh” We stayed for 2 nights during the Fringe in August. The location was perfect for the festival venues, and there is an amazing view of the castle from the building. Alexis was very friendly and easy to get in touch with,  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1260 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

17

Cottage rental in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“We love the Forest of Dean!” Lovely cottage, really comfortable beds, everything we needed to make our holiday complete. Carol and Tony were perfect hosts, not too intrusive but there if they were needed. Lots of wild life including a lovely pair of  …see more

from £88 / night

£460 - £630 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £74 / night

£518 / week

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from £74 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Bungalow rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous” Lovely house, beautiful spot. Great for kids, in our group ages went from 7 to 13. We ate on the beach, went beachcombing, walking and kite flying. Decent pub close by in Lelant if you don't want to cook. Galley kitchen in the house perfec  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3250 / week

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from £250 / night

26

Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Plaza Catalunya

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £410 / night

£2867 / week

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from £410 / night

(29) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage in Llangammarch Wells

Powys / Llangammarch Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely and cosy” We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. There was a heatwave going on so we were very lucky to have sun every single day. The cottage was nice, clean and had everything we needed. The view from the bedroom was beautiful. I  …see more

from £55 / night

£255 - £425 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Villa rental in San Antonio with swimming pool

San Antonio / Cala De Bou

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £231 / night

£1617 - £4311 / week

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from £231 / night

(25) Very Good 

19

Holiday apartment in Central Bath

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Ms” Beautiful, clean, comfortable and well equipped apartment, perfectly situated for strolling around the city.  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Ibiza Town with shared pool

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant Ibiza Apartment” Great apartment, highly recommended.... Pros: - Great location, close to Pacha, taxi rank, Lio, Cavalli, Passion cafe and there is an ideal 'corner shop' at end of the drive. - Large balcony with equally large dining  …see more

from £104 / night

£725 - £1871 / week

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from £104 / night

(42) Excellent 

19

Holiday home with golf nearby in Duddingston

Edinburgh / Duddingston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy accommodation with Fantastic host” We loved our stay at Come Ben the Hoose. The house itself has everything you could possibly need, and the beds and shower are great. What really sets this place apart is the wonderful hostess Ann. She went ou  …see more

from £58 / night

£310 - £535 / week

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from £58 / night

(111) Excellent 

30

Barn rental in Clyro

Hay-on-Wye / Clyro

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“A peaceful get away in comfort.” Thank you so much for a wonderful time in a marvellous setting. A warm welcome on arrival and with your local knowledge it was all simply perfect. The only down side was we couldn't have stayed longer!  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £75 / night

(24) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Pimlico

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect! Look no further” We are a family of 2 parents and 2 kids (10,15). We stayed there for a week. The flat is lovely. Very nice decorated with thinking of the small details. The apartment is very well equiped. It is centrally located with a f  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1000 / week

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from £136 / night

(3) Very Good 

32

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Jordi

Ibiza / Sant Jordi

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £236 / night

£1648 / week

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from £236 / night

(7) Very Good 

25

Holiday log cabin in Llanynis

Builth Wells / Llanynis

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Miss” Lovely cabin, beatiful views, the owners were fab. Even has wifi there was a bit worried staying in a log cabin in the winter but it really was warm in there throughly enjoyed it and will definately be booking this cabin again!  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Port des Torrent holiday villa rental

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia / Port des Torrent

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £786 / night

£5500 - £11000 / week

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from £786 / night

(43) Excellent 

22

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“A great get-away in stunning countryside” Comfortable cottage with everything you could want. Lovely views and cosy log stove for wet winter days.  …see more

from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(29) Very Good 

40

Holiday apartment in Old Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Fab location, great character would definately recommend. Only constructive critism would be to provide retaurant guide with contacts.  …see more

from £145 / night

£1000 / week

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from £145 / night

(37) Excellent 

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St Ives holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Thoroughly recommended” We have just returned from a week in St Ives and stayed at Gwithians Reach. The house is cosy and warm, finished to perfection with personal touches way about and beyond the normal holiday rental. We felt at home straight awa  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £1995 / week

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from £100 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“A home from home” This was a return visit for us, which says all you need to know! Terry and Ann couldn't be easier or more friendly to deal with in getting our booking right. This is a very comfortable, warm and clean place to call home for a few d  …see more

from £100 / night

£565 - £1250 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Hyde Park / Queensway

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Nice apartment, Great Location” This apartment, while a little small, was more than enough for our family of four. It was extremely well located and well maintained. Rafael was very helpful with all aspects of the trip and answered any questions or co  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 - £1270 / week

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from £160 / night

(74) Excellent 

19

New Town holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“smashing apartment-great area” Location ideal short walk to centre. Patrick always helpful. Apartment freshly decorated with loads of utensils, towels etc. Patrick even left a bottle of adult juice!! for us to enjoy. Second time we have stayed here a  …see more

from £80 / night

£690 - £1200 / week

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from £80 / night

(29) Excellent 

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New Town holiday townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay and see Edinburgh” We loved how we could walk everywhere: Old Town, Princess Street Gardens, New Town, restaurants etc.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £86 / night

£598 / week

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from £86 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Poble Sec

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

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