Travel Guide to the United Kingdom

 

United Kingdom Festivals to Experience:

Highland Games

Highland Games
Scotland, United Kingdom

With their roots planted firmly in the Middle Ages, the Highland Games in Scotland are a celebration of Scottish history, culture, athleticism, and art. Originally intended as a county fair of sorts, it was an opportunity for the various clansmen, and of course the chiefs, to show off their physical prowess to impress each other and the many ladies who came to watch the activities. Frivolity and merriment follow the festival goers as they walk from...
Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival
Somerset, United Kingdom

There are music festivals, and then there is the undisputed king of music festivals. The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts near Shepton Mallet, England is far and away the most popular and most exciting music fest out there. The 2010 festival (scheduled 6/23/10-6/27/10) sold out of its 180,000 available tickets in less than 12 hours. And that was before the lineup was even announced. That’s because the Glastonbury Festival is world renowned for having stellar acts, and lots of them. The past...
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Scotland, United Kingdom

A blowback against the Edinburgh International Festival (an invitation only performing arts fest) Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland is the planet’s largest arts festival. Commonly called simply “The Fringe”, it runs the last three weeks of August each year. Unlike its more stuffy counterpart, The Fringe is open access meaning anyone with a free spirit and a desire to perform is welcome to come and show off their stuff. And this means that year to year (and even venue to venue) you’ll never know what to...
St Ives September Festival

St Ives September Festival
St Ives, United Kingdom

During September the seaside town of St Ives in Cornwall, England is home to the St Ives September Festival, one of the longest running festivals of the arts in the United Kingdom. The festival has been going on for over 30 years and runs for 15 days (the 2010 festival runs from Sept 11-25). It features a wonderful eclectic mix of music, film, poetry, talks, exhibitions and much more. Started in 1978 by local entrepreneurs and the nearby International Musicians...
   

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