Festivals and Holidays
As the school holidays descend upon us, we all turn our minds to holidays and festivals - here are a few thoughts if you are looking to holiday closer to home.........
Holidays on Jersey
Jersey is easy to get to with a ferry crossing from Poole or Portsmouth or by short flight from many UK airports.
There are a great range of festivals on the island and they are ideal to combine with a 4 day break to take in some surfing, cycling or blo-karting - to name but three of the many activities that can be enjoyed on the island.
Festival highlights include:
Sea Side Festival - 5th August
Jersey Live Festival - 1st and 2nd September
International Air Display - 13 September
Autumn Walking Week - 15 - 22 September
Tennerfest - 1 October -12 November
If any of these are of interest, email us your preferred travel dates and whether you would prefer a hotel or apartment and we can get back to you with options - contact us
Holidays in Scotland
Edinburgh is a favourite of ours in August as it plays host to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - running from the 3rd to the 27th August , it is a feast of entertainment with shows to suit all....and I mean all ages and tastes.
If you are heading that way, do consider that, Scotland is one of the most inspiring places to take a holiday in the British Isles. A visit to Scotland is an experience in every sense of the word. Its history is turbulent and its genealogy is fascinating. There are breathtaking castles and cosy country pubs. You can enjoy sports as diverse as canoeing or caber-tossing and there are plenty of good times to be had at any time of the year.
Scotland has officially been part of the United Kingdom since 1707 yet it retains a true sense of self and identity. This is what makes the country such a unique destination and once you have visited you will want to return again and again.
There are a number of beautifully romantic castles in Angus and Dundee which look as though they have been plucked straight from the pages of a fairytale book. You will also find some amazing historic ruins and mystical glens tucked away throughout the surrounding countryside.
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The Kingdom of Fife is home to many ancient towns including St Andrews, more generally referred to as the home of golf. Fife itself is the last remaining kingdom of auld Scotland`s seven Celtic kingdoms and is a place where you can enjoy a totally stress free break while absorbing the culture and traditions of the festivals, ceilidhs and fine local cuisine.
In the south around Dumfries and Galloway you will find miles of beautiful countryside and many of the country`s finest lochs.
Don`t forget a trip out to the many beautiful islands that are dotted around the Scottish Coast. The Orkneys, Shetlands and Western Isles all have landscapes that are completely unique, as well as being home to many rare and endangered species that you will not get the opportunity to see anywhere else.
Of course the big cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are where you will find most of the happening nightlife, as well as some amazing architecture and cultural festivals. Glasgow is one of Europe`s most prominent centres of art, education and culture. You will find more than 30 different museums and galleries throughout the city.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is probably the only place which combines the vast majority of all the country`s different characteristics and elements. There is a stunning mix of culture and heritage which is seamlessly integrated with a thoroughly modern city and visitors here will be able to experience the vast majority of Scotland`s flavours. An EdinburghTaxi will be able to take you anywhere you want to allow you to enjoy the best of the city with the minimum of stress.
Holidays in Guernsey
Guernsey is an island which is closer to France than the UK, geographically, but it is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. As well as the island of Guernsey itself, the Bailiwick includes the islands of Herm, Jethou, Burhou, Lihou, as well as two other jurisdictions, the island of Alderney and the island of Sark.
The island of Guernsey itself is divided into 10 parishes - the defence of all the islands is the responsibility of the UK but the Bailiwick of Guernsey is not part of the U.K. but rather a collection of separate possessions of the Crown (the islands of Guernsey, Sark, Alderney and Jethou each forming a separate possession).....but, enough of the history, why would you want to visit?
It is an island, with a warmer climate than the UK so you can enjoy a range of activities outside; on the beach, walking the cliffs, island hopping or dining ‘al fresco’ and watching the world go by.
There is a wealth of things to do on the island from sailing to surfing and karting to golf........
We have packaged up a range of options (see above) but if you would like us to package a trip for you, just email us from here
Still to book a summer holiday?
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Festivals and Holidays was posted on 17 July 2012 by Guest Blogger.