Sport in England

Sport

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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June events: Enjoy a flutter on the horses at Royal Ascot

Enjoy a quintessentially British day out at Royal Ascot – a highlight of the summer social calendar and one of the most exciting events of the year.

Location: Ascot, Berkshire

 

July events: Henley Royal Regatta

Enjoy the excitement and action of a classic English pastime in the scenic Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Henley, Oxfordshire

 

September events: 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

 

July events: 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

 

May events: Celebrate nature at Keswick Mountain Festival

Enjoy outdoor activities, world class speakers, sporting events, camping, and live music at this unique festival in the heart of the Lake District.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

 

July events: Barbury International Horse Trials

Saddle up for this three-day event, which tests the strength and stamina of horses and their riders.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

 

June events: Cheer on a winner at the Northumberland Plate Festival

Put on your posh frocks and enjoy three days of racing and live music at one of the biggest events in the North East horseracing calendar.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

 

May events: Cheer on the cyclists at Lincoln Grand Prix

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

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 
Browsing cars at the London Classic Car Show

Discover all-time greats at the London Classic Car Show

Get up close and personal with hundreds of classic cars at the London Classic Car Show between 14-17 February.

Location: Docklands, London

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