Places and events for self-catering holidays in July
July is the month that schools break up for the summer holidays and demand for self-catering holiday accommodation is at its highest. It's always wise to book ahead if you possibly can.
The weather should be warm and pleasant, even in Scotland. Many places hold fetes, carnivals and various other summer events. Here are a few places that you might want to plan a holiday or short break around.
In England - view holiday cottages available in July and the school holidays
Suggested UK holiday destination for July summer breaks
Annual Antique Street Market on 3rd Sunday in July in Bungay, Suffolk, East Anglia
This is a must for the bargain hunter with over 120 dealers offering a wide variety of antiques and collectables. This is a fun day out for everyone with local hostelries offering refreshments on the streets and even cooking tasty morsels to keep the avid antique hunters going all day! There are weekly auctions and specialist shops including a converted Victorian Ice rink, which is full of Eastern Promise! Antiques, rugs, drapes, artefacts, traditionally made furniture at low, low prices.
Take a look at some of the events we have listed for July and cottages nearby offering accommodation.
Self catering accommodation and events in July in Essex - take a look at the fabulous self catering holidays available in EssexView cottages in Suffolk here
Always popular with holidaymakers in the UK, streams of visitors head for Cornwall each year to enjoy balmy days by the sea, discovering sheltered coves, pretty fishing villages, olde-worlde tea shoppes selling cream teas....
Discover some of the best of Cornwall with a stay at one of the holiday cottages at Kennacott Court. Set in generous grounds of over 70 acres with wonderful views of the lush nearby countryside, this collection of cottages benefits from excellent shared leisure facilities which include an indoor swimming pool, games room, tennis courts, gym and even a golf course! As if all of that wasn’t enough, these good quality cottages are located just a short drive from the coast so you really can discover some of Cornwall’s top attractions with a break here.
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July holidays in Scotland
The annual Highland Games are held during the summer in various locations. Many towns host their own games and it can be good fun to watch brawny kilted men toss the caber or dance the Highland fling.
The summer is always a good time to visit Scotland - the months from May to September are generally the best and most reliable.
In the summer you will be able to enjoy Scottish raspberries - the finest anywhere, forest and verges with wild flowers, and some of the best and widest sandy beaches in the British Isles. The above beach is at balmedie, just north of Aberdeen, and is part of miles of golden sands on the north east of Scotland coast.
There are unspoilt forests, forests with mountain biking trails, waymarked footpaths, bridleways and acres of beautiful Scottish countryside to enjoy. The cottage owners will be delighted to tell you about their part of Scotland.
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