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Our guide to the very best of the UK's festivals & heritage events and attractions. We've been busy finding the very best things for you to do, places to visit, and events to attend across the UK in 2012.

  • Angel of the North; photo courtesy of Newcastle Gateshead Initiative Angel of the North Festivals & Heritage

    Looming above the A1 in Gateshead is the controversial Angel of the North. Love it or loathe it, British sculptor Antony Gormley's steel statue is one of the most important landmarks in north-east England.  Read more

  • It's apple time at Mary Arden's House in Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo credit to Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Apple Days Festivals & Heritage

    In recognition of an important time in the farming year, Mary Arden's House & The Shakespeare Countryside Museum present traditional country crafts, activities and entertainment during Apple Day. These include cider making, apple juicing, hog roasts and archery demonstrations.  Read more

  • Appleby Horse Fair Appleby Horse Fair Festivals & Heritage

    One of Europe's largest livestock trading fairs, held since the 12th century and hosted by and for the gypsy and travelling community. Around 10,000 travellers attend the festival along with another 30,000 visitors over the course of the week.   Read more

  • Arctic Corsair, Hull. © Hull Museums Arctic Corsair Festivals & Heritage

    A veteran of the Cod Wars, the Arctic Corsair in Hull's dock is the last of the city's deep-sea fishing vessels. Former deep-sea fishermen take visitors along its narrow companionways, recounting their dangerous work in the Icelandic fishing grounds.  Read more

  • Argyllshire Highland Gathering (Oban Games) Festivals & Heritage

    Dating back to 1871, the Argyllshire Highland Gathering at Oban's Mossfield Park is one of the Highland Games' elder statesmen. After marching from town to the games ground, the "heavy" games commence: shot putt, hammer throwing and caber tossing.  Read more

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum Festivals & Heritage

    Arlington Court is a Regency house packed with beautiful furniture. The National Trust Carriage Museum in the Stable Block contains one of the UK's best collections of 19th-century horse-drawn vehicles. Travel in style by taking a carriage-ride around the grounds.  Read more

  • Armed Forces Gala Weekend Festivals & Heritage

    Penzance celebrates the armed forces in fine form with this annual gala weekend. Battle re-enactments, free-fall parachute displays and military bands all contribute to the celebrations, with events designed to appeal to military personnel and laymen alike.  Read more

  • Arundel Festival Arundel Festival Festivals & Heritage

    A variety of activities conclude with a series of concerts over the Bank holiday weekend.   Read more

  • Ashford Borough Museum, Ashford Ashford Borough Museum Festivals & Heritage

    Delve into Ashford's history at the Ashford Borough Museum, which houses local archaeological and geological artefacts. There's also a fascinating range of black-and-white photography featuring old Ashford, and a special exhibition entitled Ashford at War.  Read more

  • Anglo Saxon Alfred Jewel © University of Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2003 Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology Festivals & Heritage

    Oxford's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is Britain's oldest public museum. It houses the University of Oxford's collections of art and antiquities from the civilisations of the ancient world to the present day.  Read more

  • Avon Valley Railway, Bristol. Photo by Brian Smith, courtesy of Avon Valley Railway Avon Valley Railway Festivals & Heritage

    Travel back to the glory days of steam power on the two-mile Avon Valley Railway in Bristol. Visitors can enjoy trips on steam or diesel trains through the scenic river valley, and take part in the railway's many themed events.  Read more

  • Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Photo courtesy Bailiffgate Museum Bailiffgate Museum Festivals & Heritage

    In the heart of Alnwick, Bailiffgate Museum is an interactive museum that brings the history of the region to life. Visitors can play a medieval computer game, try on armour or even plunge into a replica Northumbrian mine.  Read more

  • Baishakhi mela, London. Courtesy of Alternative Arts Baishakhi Mela Festivals & Heritage

    The Baishakhi Mela comes to London's buzzing East End to celebrate the Bengali New Year. Food stalls, parades and rickshaw rides invite visitors to make themselves at home in Banglatown and join in the festivities.  Read more

  • Ballater Victoria Week Festivals & Heritage

    The Scottish town of Ballater has, since 1989, celebrated its Queen Victoria connections by devoting a week in early August to festivities for the whole family. Collectively entitled Ballater Victoria Week, this includes Thursday's Ballater Highland Games.  Read more

  • Ballyclare May Fair Festival. Courtesy of Newtownabbey Borough Council Ballyclare May Fair Festival Festivals & Heritage

    The Ballyclare May Fair Festival is a local custom dating back to 1756. Once a fertility festival, it's still an occasion for young girls to dress up in their finest and dance around the May Pole to traditional Irish music.  Read more

  • Balmoral Castle, Ballater, Scotland, summer residence of HM The Queen. © British Tourist Authority Balmoral Castle Festivals & Heritage

    Stately granite Balmoral Castle on Royal Deeside has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since 1856. The grounds, gardens and exhibitions are open to the public from April until August (when Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive).  Read more

  • Bamburgh Castle. Photo by Jane Ellis, courtesy of Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh Castle Festivals & Heritage

    Steeped in history and overlooking the dramatic Northumberland coast, Bamburgh Castle has great views of the Farne Islands - a haven for seabirds - Holy Island and, inland, the Cheviots and the magnificence of the Northumberland National Park.  Read more

  • Bangless Bonfire Nights at Bristol Zoo Festivals & Heritage

    Get less bang for your buck at Bristol Zoo Gardens this Guy Fawkes Night! As its animals are distressed by the conventional clamour of fireworks displays, the zoo holds a special, but silent, fireworks spectacular to celebrate this usually cacophonous night.  Read more

  • Barefoot Festival Barefoot Festival Festivals & Heritage

    Barefoot Festival takes place in the sumptuous grounds of Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire – Middle England. Now in our 7th year, this unique and family friendly little gathering just keeps getting better encouraging people to remove their shoes and relax. Features music, art, crafts, workshops, dance and street entertainment. 2012 will see the arrival of the the vintage section to Barefoot which will feature a vintage beauty salon, and indoor indoor and outdoor Vintage Market, dance classes - Jive, Lindy Hop, Rock and Roll and Charleston, a Vintage cafe & Pimms tent, a make-do and-mend style craft room, Burlesque Show, Vintage Bands and jukebox, classic car display, a Great British Outdoor style camping area and more   Read more

  • Fashion Doll Court Dress. Photo courtesy Museum of Costume, Bath Bath Assembly Rooms Festivals & Heritage

    Bath Assembly Rooms were designed by John Wood the Younger in 1769 when the town was emerging as a fashionable centre for "polite society". Bombed during the Second World War, the building was fully restored and today comprises offices for Bath & North East Somerset Council, elegant public rooms and the Museum of Costume in the basement.  Read more




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