7 Best UK Events of 2016

The UK offers numerous fun-filled events for every taste and generation, and this year, the big 2016, is no different!

Here’s a list of some of the activities being prepped as we speak:

Enjoy a free holiday: Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF)

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From the 26th of June to 5th of July, Greenwich will see its streets, parks and public spaces transformed into performance spaces. Theatre lovers can enjoy outdoor performances and all for FREE. Furthermore, Greenwich offers amazing attractions like the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory (be sure to have a stroll into the Maritime Museum as well!)

See Beautiful Landscapes: Isle of Skye, Scotland

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worldofwanderlust.com

Skye is the largest and most northern island of the Inner Hebrides and the birthplace of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes. You will be enchanted by its mountain ranges, miles of amazing coastline and captivating history. It’s also renowned for its abundant wildlife, for example, Atlantic Salmon, Golden Eagle and Red Deer.

Pursuit the Magna Carta’s history: 5 trails throughout the UK

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This year, we will be celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta which is the document that established the principle to maintain everyone under The Law, explaining that no man, not even the king, is above the law. To  celebrate this old and essential document, six Magna Carta Trails are proposed throughout England. Designed for self-guided travel, the trails allow time to soak in the history of places such as the Salisbury Cathedral’s 13th-century Chapter House, which holds one of the best-preserved copies of the Magna Carta

 Swimming in an artistic pool: Jubilee Pool, Cornwall

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Swimming (and architecture) fans are in for a treat when the art deco Penzance Jubilee Pool – the largest surviving seawater lido in Britain – reopens in May. Built in 1935, it was damaged by storms in 2013 but has now been returned to its full glory. It is the perfect place for all ages to swim safely in fresh seawater.

Immerse into a journey through 2,000 years of English history: Bishop Auckland in County Durham

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guardian

Inspired by the French theme park Puy du Fou, Bishop Auckland in County Durham will host an open-air historical theatrical spectacle named “Kyren- an epic tale of England” this summer. 2,000 years of British history told by 1,000 members of the local community and it’s promised to take up to 8,000 spectators on this historical journey. Visitors can also enjoy Auckland Castle, the National Railway Museum at Shildon.

Be impressed by a colorful sky: Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common

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visitengland

Portsmouth City Council and The Kite Society of Great Britain have joined again to organise the 25th Portsmouth International Kite Festival which is going to take place on the 13th and 14th of August on Southsea Common, Portsmouth. It is the opportunity to admire relaxing and stunning spectacles in the sky.

Let’s celebrate: Notting Hill Carnival, London

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The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe. It was started in 1964 for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their cultures and traditions.  This year, it takes place the 29th of August in the streets of London W11. It is an amazing opportunity to hear invigorating music and social solidarity. Don’t miss it!