Summertime is officially here and what better way to make the most of the good weather than with a holiday? These UK destinations are great at any time of the year, but as there’s so much going on in July, you can combine your stay with a visit to one of these awesome July events. From a cheese-fest in Caerphilly to a celebration of Captain Cook in Whitby, you’ll find all sorts of weird and wonderful things to do in July.
Top UK Events In July And Best Places To Stay
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Kenmore Highland Games | Perthshire
When: 4 July
This small traditional evening of games takes place in the picturesque village of Kenmore, in the Highlands of Scotland, where Loch Tay drains into the River Tay. It’s the only Scottish highland games held in the evening, so the whole family can join in the fun when work and school is out! Expect a packed evening of frivolities including highland dancing, tossing the caber, a piping contest, tug-o’-war and trade stands. If you’re looking for things to do in July and want something a little different, this event is not to be missed!
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod | Wales
When: 3 – 8 July
The 2018 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod boasts a glittering line-up, featuring musical performances from Alfie Boe and Van Morrison. There are plenty of exciting daytime activities for all the family to get involved in, so there’s never a dull moment! Llanfest, the International Eisteddfod’s very own mini-festival, is headlined this year by the Kaiser Chiefs. Their rousing anthems will bring this annual celebration of music, dance, peace and international friendship to its thrilling conclusion.
Captain Cook Festival | Whitby
When: 6-8 July 2018
The 250th anniversary of the momentous first voyage of one of the world’s greatest explorers will be celebrated in Whitby this year. To mark Cook’s first voyage, there’ll be a packed programme of events to entertain and educate visitors of all ages. Two tall ships will take pride of place in Whitby’s historic harbour and entry is free. Step back in time and climb aboard ‘Atyla’, the Spanish hand-built tall ship, to experience life at sea. Find out more about the Battle of Trafalgar on the replica warship topsail schooner, HMS Pickle. Or board the Bark Endeavour Whitby, an authentic replica of Cook’s HMS Bark Endeavour. Plus, Endeavour Wharf will be home to a live cooking theatre where local chefs will bring history to life, giving an 18th-century twist to modern cuisine using food and produce that would have been eaten on board.
The Isle of Wight Arts 2018 Open Studios
When: 13 – 23 July
The Isle of Wight Arts 2018 Open Studios event provides a great opportunity for visitors to meet the artists who produce an amazing range of quality art and crafts. Over 140 artists of many disciplines will be showing their intriguing and inspiring work across this beautiful, accessible island. If you’re an art-lover and are looking for July events, this is a must! Make a holiday of it and stay for a week or two in a private holiday rental. You never know, you might feel inspired to pick up a pencil and start sketching yourself! And with such stunning surroundings from sandy beaches to the iconic Needles Landmark near Alum Bay, you’ll have plenty of subjects to keep you busy.
Jimmy’s Festival | Suffolk
When: 21 – 22 July
Jimmy Doherty (Channel 4) is back with his annual festival and it’s looking to be one of the best yet. Held on his farm in Suffolk, this two-day July event is all about food, family and fun. Main stage headliners Paul Young, The Happy Mondays and The Bluetones will keep grown-ups happy, whilst Dick & Dom and Andy & The Oddsocks will keep kids enchanted. There’s also a wildlife park, a funfair, cooking demos, food tastings, workshops and much, much more. This fantastic foodie festival makes for a brilliant summer party, so book a rental nearby and join in the fun!
Royal Welsh Show | Powys
When: 23 – 26 July
This exciting event is one of the pinnacles of the British agricultural calendar! Expect four days of competitions, livestock shows, forestry, horticulture and crafts. Find out more about countryside sports, or if you’re looking for a little retail therapy you’ll find plenty of shopping opportunities. Need a bite to eat? Head to the Food Hall for a treat for the senses. Local produce such as meat, cheese, honey and beer will be available to sample and buy. So, when it comes to UK events in July, this 12-hour programme of non-stop entertainment is sure to please.
Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open | Scotland
When: 26 – 29 July
This four-day event is a fantastic opportunity to watch the world’s best female golfers compete. Admission to East Lothian’s Gullane Golf Club is free and visitors won’t be disappointed. The course has some stunning views so spectators can watch the competition whilst being surrounded by dramatic coastal vistas. Cheer on your favourites at one of the biggest golf tournaments to visit Scotland, and combine your love of golf with a holiday. When you’re not watching the golf, you’ll find plenty of other outdoor sports to have a go at, from horse riding in the mountains to bodyboarding at the beach.
Port Eliot Festival | Cornwall
When: 26 – 29 July
Port Eliot Festival takes place at the beautiful ancient Port Eliot estate at St Germans, South East Cornwall. The stunning estate boasts a woodland, park, historic house and the oldest church in Cornwall. Dance the day and night away to a wide range of live music. Tuck into some tasty food from all over the globe, or enjoy some comic relief in the comedy tent. Other tents and stalls will be offering inspiring fashion, art, wellbeing and much more besides. So, book a place nearby and head along to the Port Eliot Festival for a laid-back July event.
The Big Cheese | Caerphilly
When: 27 – 28 July
Set in the shadows of Caerphilly Castle, the second largest castle in Britain, this annual festival brings together Welsh food and drink producers in one of the largest travelling food halls in the country. Entertainment is the life and soul of the festival, with live music acts, choirs and dancers. The castle is transformed into a medieval encampment with re-enactment displays and battles so if you love history, this is the event for you! Other highlights include the traditional funfair, craft stalls, children’s activities, animal encounters and much more.
Edinburgh Art Festival | Scotland
When: 26 July – 26 August
Edinburgh Art Festival presents its 15th edition, bringing together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of the very best in visual art. This year, Partner Galleries present an unrivaled array of must-see exhibitions, with 36 exhibitions at 25 venues across the city. The 2018 Pop Up Exhibitions and Events features 13 projects selected from across Scotland, while The Commissions Programme supports artists to develop ambitious new projects outside the formal gallery context. Five artists have developed new work specially for the 2018 programme, and in Scotland’s Year of Young People, Platform brings together four of Scotland’s most promising early-career practitioners. A rich programme of accompanying events includes talks, special tours, the Art Late series and a whole range of activities designed for families and young children.
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