Top UK Sporting Events
We are certainly a nation of sports fans and there is some kind of sport being played at all times of the year, regardless of the weather! The British can also be thanked for inventing many different types of sports, such as tennis, football, rugby, golf, cricket, snooker and darts – to name just a small selection! So, if you’re feeling sporty then it’s time to take a trip to watch some of the best that British sport has on offer. You could choose:
Football is everywhere in the UK, from the Premier League to the lower divisions. The season runs from August to May. It’s considered one of the best leagues in the world and you can see some of the best players in the world play all around the country. Get your trip to the game organised with Dorset Coach Hire. Dorset coach hire by Turners Coaches can take you where you want to go.
The rugby season runs from September to March and the big teams play in a variety of popular destination cities. The absolute highlight in the rugby calendar is the Six Nations Championship between Scotland, Ireland, Wales, England, France and Italy.
One the biggest events in London every summer is Wimbledon. Renowned the world over for its grass courts, its history and traditions possibly make it the best tennis competition in the world. Wimbledon is situated in the south-west of London and takes place at the beginning of July.
Throughout the summer months, there are tournaments and events taking place on golf courses right across the country. Visit the British Open, the Irish Open and occasionally a huge event like the Ryder Cup. One of the most beautiful courses is St Andrews in Scotland, which you can visit and even have a few rounds on the famous fairways.
Formula 1 Grand Prix
The Formula 1 calendar includes a visit to Britain at the Silverstone race track. The race normally takes place at the beginning of July, with two days before the race for practice and qualifying. Make a trip of it and combine race day with a visit to nearby Warwick or Oxford?
A British summer wouldn’t be complete with seeing cricket played on village greens across the country. For a unique insight into English heritage and culture, then a trip to a famous cricket ground is a must. Enjoy a game as you relax with a cool drink on a beautiful sunny day. Games are played on every day of the week and can last from 11am until around 6pm depending on the weather.
During the summer, there are many equestrian events to enjoy across the country. Racing has been a hugely important part of British life and culture. There are many racecourses with world-famous races, various equestrian events, horse trials and show jumping.