Sport

Sport in England

From genteel games of cricket on village greens to huge stadiums heaving with noisy fans screaming their support, sport is part of the fabric of English life. The centuries-old social season is characterised by the thwack of tennis balls meeting champion rackets, thundering horses hooves, and glamorous hats at royal regattas, whilst legendary sportsmen are honoured in themed hotels, cafes and dedicated exhibitions. Attempt to join their ranks – try your hand at sporting activities in Olympic arenas, take to the road on two wheels, or immerse yourself in the open water. For a less conventional sports holiday, try a wackier pursuit. We suggest gravy wrestling or stinging nettle eating…

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Have a punt at Warwick Races

Have a punt at Warwick Races

Plan your day at the racecourse to see one of the horse races taking place all year round.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

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Pay your respects at the birthplace of rugby

Pay your respects at the birthplace of rugby

Visit Rugby School where it all began, tour The Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum and explore the historic market town of Rugby.

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire

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Take a VIP tour of Headlingley Carnegie Stadium

Take a VIP tour of Headlingley Carnegie Stadium

Get behind the scenes at the RUFC ground in Headlingley, Leeds. Book during the Rugby World Cup and go on a tour with Sir Ian McGeechan.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Explore the home of rugby

Explore the home of rugby

After the game, take the opportunity to discover where and how it all began in the Warwickshire market town of Rugby.

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire

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Step up to the okey for 8 days of Darts action in Hull

Step up to the okey for 8 days of Darts action in Hull

Get up close and personal with some of the UK’s best darts professionals as they let the arrows fly.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Test your fitness levels at The Great North Run

Test your fitness levels at The Great North Run

The Great North Run is an iconic half marathon with more than 54,000 runners registering to take part every year.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Where the spirit of Brooklands lives on

Where the spirit of Brooklands lives on

Fun for all the family at Brooklands Museum - the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.

Location: Weybridge, Surrey

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Cheer on a winner at the Northumberland Plate Festival

Cheer on a winner at the Northumberland Plate Festival

Put on your posh frocks and have a little flutter at one of the biggest events in the North East horseracing calendar.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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High-octane thrills on track, water and in the air

High-octane thrills on track, water and in the air

Experience the thrills of Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. Watch the car rallies, air displays, water sports and more.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Cheer on the cyclists at Lincoln’s racing events this summer

Cheer on the cyclists at Lincoln’s racing events this summer

Take to the streets of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter to show your support for some of England’s top cyclists during a four-day festival of cycling.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Watch world-class tennis in a beautiful seaside setting

Watch world-class tennis in a beautiful seaside setting

Enjoy world-class tennis and strawberries and cream in a stunning parkland setting, just minutes away from Eastbourne’s beach.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Cheer on the UK’s first America's Cup World Series races

Cheer on the UK’s first America's Cup World Series races

Watch Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team compete with some of the world’s top sailors in a series of exhilarating races across the Solent.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Get Sporty in Southsea

Get Sporty in Southsea

When the weather's good, you can’t beat Southsea with miles of beaches to explore, and a huge selection of sporting activities to keep you active.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Sit courtside at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Sit courtside at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Experience the thrill of top-class tennis at the world's oldest tennis tournament, the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.

Location: Wimbledon, Greater London

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Watch a cricket match at world famous Trent Bridge

Watch a cricket match at world famous Trent Bridge

Visit one of the most famous sporting grounds in the UK and watch cricketing history being made.

Location: West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

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Join a mass cycle ride in Central London with RideLondon

Join a mass cycle ride in Central London with RideLondon

Get on your bike and enjoy two days of special cycling events as part of the RideLondon festival – including a public FreeCycle through London.

Location: Central London, Greater London

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Relax in style at England’s first country club

Relax in style at England’s first country club

Enjoy five-star luxury at this historic estate in the Buckinghamshire countryside and play a round on the Harry Colt designed golf course.

Location: Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

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Cheer on the runners at the London Marathon

Cheer on the runners at the London Marathon

Watch as thousands of runners and test their fitness levels to the max (for a good cause) at the London Marathon.

Location: London, Greater London

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Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

The annual festival is one of the most historic sporting events in the world and has played host to some great cricketers over the years.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Join Exeter for a weekend of star-studded rugby action

Join Exeter for a weekend of star-studded rugby action

Exeter will be host to the Rugby Europe’s 2016 Grand Prix 7s Series at its premier rugby venue this summer.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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