(Late Spring Bank Holiday Monday)
ENGLAND, Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling near Brockworth in Gloucester, Gloucestershire – dozens of brave and/or insane people fling themselves down a precipitous hill (1-in-2 gradient ) attempting to catch huge, rolling rounds of Gloucester cheese. Bones get broken regularly, a few people faint just watching the event, so this is a remarkable sight in the nanny state of England, but parking is a nightmare – 15, 000 spectators rolled up in 2009. This is the craziest of crazy UK Festivals.
30 July – 2 August
ENGLAND, Cambridge, Cambridge Folk Festival – one of world’s longest running folk events – the real deal for the folks who like the music. ‘A festival with a prestigious reputation for quality music in intimate surroundings’ in Cherry Hinton Hall. Family friendly.
7 – 31 August
SCOTLAND, Edinburgh International Festival, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe – over a thousand shows of all kinds, ranging from opera to stand-up comedy, from near porn to mere corn. A true European art attack in great Edinburgh city. Our personal favourite out of all UK Festivals. Edinburgh Festival Pictures
2 – 4 August