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The top summer festivals (7396)

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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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

(13) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Sant Rafael with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Rafael

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m  …see more

from £225 / night

£1630 - £3621 / week

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from £225 / night

(41) Excellent 

17

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

(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

(13) Excellent 

30

Apartment rental in Grassmarket

Edinburgh / Grassmarket

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Short relaxing break” Just returned from a short break. My wife is unwell at the moment and this lovely appartment in a peaceful location is just what we needed. The appartment is very spacious and well equipped. It is in a great location just off t  …see more

from £72 / night

£504 / week

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from £72 / 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) Excellent 

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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

(1) Excellent 

20

Montgomery holiday farmhouse rental

Powys / Montgomery

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £169 / night

£1182 - £1895 / week

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from £169 / 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

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday home in London

England / London

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £199 / night

£1295 - £1345 / week

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from £199 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in San Agustin des Vedra

Ibiza / San Agustin des Vedra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldn't have asked for more!” We stayed in this villa for a week with family/friends as we were getting married in Ibiza at the end of September. This villa is stunning and has everything you need or could wish for. Richard (the owner) is super quick  …see more

from £450 / night

£2650 - £5000 / week

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from £450 / 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

(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

(49) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / South Bank

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment in wonderful location” We recently stayed in this apartment for 10 days and had the most fabulous time exploring and enjoying London from this excellent base. The apartment is clean and well equipped with everything we needed for a se  …see more

from £130 / night

£799 / week

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from £130 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Port de Sant Miguel

Port de Sant Miguel / Isla Blanca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious, Great View, Lovely Island” We stayed at Casa Anna in early May 2013 so it was just at the start of the season. This meant that we didn't get full use of the pool. I would love to return to Casa Anna during the middle of summer as I am not  …see more

from £130 / night

£800 - £2680 / week

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from £130 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Nuestra Senora de Jesus

Ibiza / Nuestra Senora de Jesus

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely Stunning Villa” Great villa in an amazing location, quiet and relaxing. Only a 5 minute drive to Jesus for provisions or 10 minutes to the outskirts of Ibiza town and larger supermarkets. 15 minutes will get you to the Marina in Ibiza t  …see more

from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

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

(29) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“appartment Barcelona” Excellent apartment, lovely finish, on top floor with modern lift.Everything to hand and owners easily contactable and very helpful.Beside st pau metro and mini markets and cafe's. Excellent spot.  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Paris / Central Paris

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £134 / night

£932 / week

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from £134 / night

(90) Excellent 

28

Home rental in Bath with golf nearby

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great Weekend in Bath” We had a great time at 3 Powlett Road. The house is ideally situated and an easy walk to the city centre. The parking is easy and the house is lovely and had everything we needed. Mark, the owner, is very helpful and even asked  …see more

from £75 / night

£650 - £899 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

18

London holiday home rental

England / London

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £140 / night

£1300 - £3560 / week

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from £140 / 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) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment in Royal Mile” Myself and 3 friends hired this apartment for our annual trip to Edinburgh and were not disappointed ! The host Marion was very helpful from even before we arrived asking if we wanted our beds made into singles or double  …see more

from £140 / night

£900 - £1800 / week

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from £140 / night

(2) Very Good 

22

Holiday bungalow in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £49 / night

£280 - £530 / week

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from £49 / night

(4) Excellent 

38

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

(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

(27) Excellent 

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Cala Tarida holiday apartment accommodation

Ibiza / Cala Tarida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Breathtakingly beautiful” My partner and I stayed here along with our 2 year old daughter in June 2015 for 1 week. The reason we picked Cala Tarida was because we were getting married and as soon as we spotted Atico Tarida on the internet, we knew th  …see more

from £300 / night

£1750 - £2900 / week

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from £300 / 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

(31) Excellent 

21

Holiday studio in Mitcheldean

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“A fabulous country retreat.” Stayed at Little Owl for 2 nights. Wish we had booked for longer. It was idyllic and gave us the peace and tranquillity we needed. Our neighbours were beautiful horses,sheep,goats,pigs and a donkey. Little Owl is compact b  …see more

from £50 / night

£259 - £368 / week

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from £50 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“NYE” Lovely place, really nicely kept and great access for walks and a local pub. Lots of places in the local area to visit as well. Hot tub is great and warm. Thank you Sarah.  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central London/Zone 1

London / Central London/Zone 1

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £270 / night

£1650 / week

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from £270 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ibiza Town holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £87 / night

£1811 - £4742 / week

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from £87 / night

(8) Excellent 

12

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

(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

(25) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p  …see more

from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Rafael

Sant Rafael / Buscatell

8 12 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £367 / night

£2565 / week

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from £367 / night

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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

(10) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Porthminster

St Ives / Porthminster

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“nice place having everything near by” We, two families from Germany, had a wonderful week in St Ives this summer. The house, as already been said, is well equipped and you can reach everything on foot very quickly. It has enough space and bathrooms fo  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £2000 / week

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from £108 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Josep De Sa Talaia , Nucleo

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia / Sant Josep De Sa Talaia , Nucleo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

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