The UK has a treasure trove of iconic attractions that attract millions of people throughout the year. But if you’re looking to add a touch of excitement to your British excursion, then consider checking out some of these special highlights that range from betting on the Cheltenham Festival, to even visiting some of the nation’s iconic music events.
Perfectly British events
2016 looks to be a bumper year to be British as there are a few remarkable anniversaries that would definitely be worth attending. And they certainly won’t be much bigger than the Queen’s 90th birthday that will take place from 12-15 May with a series of wonderfully British street parties across the nation.
Although tickets for the main party in Windsor Castle have already sold out, there’s no reason to be downhearted as 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the passing of William Shakespeare. In commemoration of the famous playwright’s life, there will be expected to be a huge range of fun and informative events taking place around his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire and beyond.
Top sporting occasions
The UK has a fantastic sporting heritage and even the Queen loves going the races, so if you’re looking to celebrate the best in British horse racing, then consider placing a special bet at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
This promises four days of top class racing at the prestigious racecourse on the edge of the Cotswolds, and you can of course liven up proceedings by taking advantage of one of Coral’s Cheltenham promotions that will make backing a winner all the more lucrative.
Or if you fancy racing on an even more epic scale, then the London Marathon takes place on 24 April and promises to see over 36,000 people run through the streets of this iconic city.
Few countries are able to match the UK for the sheer quality and diversity of its musical exports. And the nation has established many special music festivals that prove to be a good bet for seeing many top artists at a relatively cheap price.
Although the Glastonbury Festival has already sold out, there’s some great alternatives such as Green Man and Truck Festival, and there are also many more tranquil festivals also such as the Cheltenham Music Festival that offers the best from the world of classical and opera in the beautiful Cheltenham Town Hall.
So whether it’s attending the birthday celebrations of a beloved monarch, or placing a special bet on a top-class racing event, it looks like 2016 will be a spectacular year in the UK.