Sporting events

Sporting events

We are a sports-mad country, with world-class sporting events occupying various fields in England across the year. There's the promise of the Rugby World Cup kicking off on English soil in 2015, the world's oldest football cup competition, the FA Cup, with away fixtures perfect for arranging a football break, and an impressive range of sailing, cricket and golf fixtures, to mention a few. Then, of course, there’s the Social Season, with horse racing, polo and tennis all jockeying for attention. If you have to pick, Ladies Day at Royal Ascot is one of the most famous race meet days of them all.

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A thrilling day at Chester Races

A thrilling day at Chester Races

You can’t beat a fantastic day at the races, so get dressed up and pick up your race card for a day of fun and socialising.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Get on board for the Henley Royal Regatta

Get on board for the Henley Royal Regatta

Quintessentially English sporting event on the River Thames.

Location: Henley, Oxfordshire

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Experience the excitement of the Aintree Grand National

Experience the excitement of the Aintree Grand National

Experience the excitement of the Aintree Grand National.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Enjoy a flutter on the horses at Royal Ascot

Enjoy a flutter on the horses at Royal Ascot

Enjoy a quintessentially British day out at Royal Ascot – a pinnacle event in the summer social calendar and a must-attend event of the year.

Location: Ascot, Berkshire

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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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Ride the route of the Tour De France, Grand Départ

Ride the route of the Tour De France, Grand Départ

Come and experience a section of the greatest cycle race in the world and cycle through some of the most beautiful countryside anywhere.

Location: Ilkey, West Yorkshire

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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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Experience the ultimate rugby weekend at Newcastle Falcons

Experience the ultimate rugby weekend at Newcastle Falcons

Stay at the four-star Sandman Signature Hotel, experience the famous Geordie welcome and watch top flight rugby at Newcastle Falcons.

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear

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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 Rugby Europe’s 2017 Grand Prix 7s Series at its premier rugby venue this summer.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Get football fever at St James' Park

Get football fever at St James' Park

Experience Premier League football at St James' Park, home to Newcastle United, and go behind closed doors to the players’ changing rooms.

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear

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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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Revel in pageantry at the Henley of the north

Revel in pageantry at the Henley of the north

There's nothing weary about the Wear, at northeast England's premier rowing event.

Location: River Wear, Durham

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Visit the UK’s premier racing venue at Silverstone

Visit the UK’s premier racing venue at Silverstone

There’s far more to this legendary circuit in Buckinghamshire than you may imagine.

Location: Silverstone, Buckinghamshire

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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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Cheer on cyclists at the Tour de Yorkshire

Cheer on cyclists at the Tour de Yorkshire

Hold onto your helmets – the ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ is taking place from 29 April to 1 May. Competitors will begin their race to the finish line from Beverley to Scarborough over three days.

Location: Yorkshire

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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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Race Ahead with Britain’s Newest Racecourse

Race Ahead with Britain’s Newest Racecourse

As Britain's newest racecourse, Chelmsford City offers you good quality racing and a fun and lively atmosphere.

Location: Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex

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Watch Britain's top cycling teams race around Leicester

Watch Britain's top cycling teams race around Leicester

Get close to the action as some of Britain’s top professional cyclists contest the Leicester Castle Classic cycle race.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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Pick a winner at Exeter Racecourse

Pick a winner at Exeter Racecourse

Nothing beats a day at the races. Enjoy the hospitality and atmosphere, collect your winnings and celebrate in style in Exeter in the evening.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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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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