There’s no better place to be – Summer 2012 in the UK
We’re only weeks away from the celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee and a mere 66 days from the opening ceremonies of the London Olympic Games. The world will be descending on the UK this summer and London will be packed to the hilt with holidaymakers from the four corners of the earth.
The grand festivities in the capital are sure to be a sight to behold, but don’t be fooled into thinking that London is the only place in the UK that will be celebrating this summer in a grand way. Head out of London this summer to get a taste of what the rest of the UK has to offer!
Opening of Wales Coast Path
The Wales Coastal Path stretches 870 miles around the coast of Wales, taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found in the UK. The official opening was on May 5th, but events will be held in cities and villages along the route all summer. Organized walks can be found through Ramblers Cymru, or just set off on your own adventure.
There is no shortage of self catering holiday cottages to be found along the path, so you can walk for the day and then curl up in the comfort of your own private cottage. Visit www.webcottages.co.uk to view a full selection.
On July 9th, 1212 the city of York was given the freedom to govern itself, and the city is celebrating the 800th year of the anniversary this year. Events will be held throughout the summer to commemorate this occasion, including a memorial weekend in the lead up to the 9 July anniversary.
York is a city worth visiting at any time. It obviously boasts an impressively long history, stretching from the time of the Romans through to the present day. The city is home to York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, and one of the most magnificent cathedrals in the world. York also has an enviable chocolate history, today being home to the confectionary brands Nestlé York, KitKat, and the Yorkie Bar. All of this makes for a pretty sweet holiday!
After William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens is probably one of the most famous authors to come out of England. The author of A Christmas Carol would have celebrated his 200th birthday on February 7, 2012 and the anniversary is being marked throughout the year around the world.
Over the summer there are a number of Dickens related events being held in England, all celebrating the characters and creativity of this great author. From June 8-10th the city of Medway is marking the bicentenary with parades and newly commissioned artworks, while the Kentish town of Broadstairs will be staging its own production of Oliver Twist.
Summer 2012 is set to be a landmark in UK history. There is so much being celebrated here this summer that there is sure to be something for everyone. Whether you are a history hound, a literary lover, or an outdoor enthusiast there will be an event somewhere in the UK for you this great summer of 2012.
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