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.
Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
Two bedroom apartment within a private portered building. Fully Furnished. Open plan kitchen, dining living room. wooden flooring. Lift. Shower. Electric oven and hob. Washing machine. Good storage. 5 mins walk to St Pancras and Russell Square stations.
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Great sea view and located next to the beach. Comfortable and spacious apart. Perfect location to relax and enjoy the sea view and the beach without having to drive. Just walking you can go to many places around and you are walking distance from taxi-boat, or bus stop.
Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
A huge, cozy, apartment best for family and friends in Notting Hill just 30 seconds walk from London's Portobello Road. 3 double beds, a double sofabed, a fully equipped kitchen for home cooking. Fast WiFi, 42" TV and a balcony. Come and stay! …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Garden Cottage offers a quiet and private retreat, set in beautiful countryside boasting an abundance of wildlife. The cottage is warm and cosy with up to date facilities including large LCD TV, Freeview, DVD player and WIFI internet. Linen and towels are provided. …see more
“Class accommodation over looking stunning scenery”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
We spent 6 nights at Trewlawney & from the moment we arrived we were in awe of the most stunning views from this beautiful property. We found Julia & Peter to be very accommodating hosts -available bu… More
“Beautiful cottage & perfect location for our family trip”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2013
We stayed for 3 nights in Trelawney Cottage on a trip to the Brecon Beacons. We had 2 young children with us & they loved the cottage as well. It was clean, cute & comfortable. After a day of hikin… More
Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
This is a little flat/house. It is semidetached one-stored with an access from the Mews from ground floor, which makes the flat hidden from the buzz and just steps away from Prices Diana's favorite pizzeria and local favorite Gloucester Arms Pub. …see more