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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.

  • Battersea Park Diamond Jubilee Festival Battersea Park Diamond Jubilee Festival Festivals & Heritage

    Celebration takes place at one of London's most popular parks, situated next to the River Thames, through which over a thousand boats pass for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant from around midday. There will be live music, a Classic Carboot sale, workshops, Carter's Steam fair and a competition to build the tallest cake in Britain.   Read more

  • Fireworks. Photo by Barbara Realini, © Whatsonwhen Battersea Park Fireworks Display Festivals & Heritage

    One of the most famous and spectacular firework displays in London takes place in Battersea Park every year. Around 55,000 warmly dressed folk stare skywards and drink mulled wine as the spectacular fireworks go off accompanied by music and lights.  Read more

  • Battle of Britain. Courtesy of Royal Air Force Museum Battle of Britain Weekend Festivals & Heritage

    London's RAF Museum commemorates the bravery of those who took part in the Battle of Britain with a weekend of special activities. Bringing history to life, actors present the story of RAF pilots, while a living-history area shows the struggles they endured.  Read more

  • Battle Proms. Courtesy of JSL Productions Battle Proms at Blenheim Palace Festivals & Heritage

    At beautiful Blenheim Palace, the Battle Proms concert comprises traditional fairground stalls, impressive Napoleonic Cavalry and infantry displays but, most importantly, a quality classical musical programme. The magical July evening culminates in a fireworks display.  Read more

  • Battle Proms. Courtesy of JSL Productions Battle Proms at Burghley House Festivals & Heritage

    At beautiful Burghley House, the Battle Proms concert in July comprises traditional fairground stalls, impressive Napoleonic Cavalry and infantry displays, but most importantly, a quality classical musical programme. The magical evening culminates in a fireworks display.  Read more

  • Battle Proms Concerts - Althorp Park Battle Proms Concerts - Althorp Park Festivals & Heritage

    The UK's premier classical picnic proms takes place across the UK: Burghley House (July 7), Blenheim Palace (July 14), Hatfield House (July 21), Highclere House (August 4) and Ragley Hall (August 18).   Read more

  • Battle Proms Concerts - Hatfield House Battle Proms Concerts - Hatfield House Festivals & Heritage

    The UK's premier classical picnic proms takes place across the UK: Burghley House (July 7), Blenheim Palace (July 14), Highclere House (August 4), Althorp Park (August 11) and Ragley Hall (August 18). Over the last 15 years, the organisers of the Battle Proms have developed what is now one of the most distinct and comprehensive concert programmes in the UK; this is an exceptional evening not to be missed.   Read more

  • Freshly baked bread at the Birmingham BBC Good Food Show. Courtesy of BBC Good Food Show BBC Good Food Show Festivals & Heritage

    If you have a passion for food, you'll be in gourmet heaven when you discover the vast range of foodstuffs at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham's NEC. Each year the event offers both food advice and entertainment.  Read more

  • Beached Festival Beached Festival Festivals & Heritage

    The second year of the one day festival with a beach party atmosphere including a beach bar, deckchairs, BBQ and summer coctails available. Limbo contests, sandcastle competitions and hula hooping events also take place. Music festival featuring house, techno, disco and garage including headliners The Whip, Zed Bias and The Minx.   Read more

  • Discover life in the early 1800s at Pockerley Manor, Beamish. Courtesy of Beamish Beamish Festivals & Heritage

    History comes to life at the Beamish open-air museum, devoted to the re-enactment of Northern English life from 1800 to the 20th century. Visitors explore traditional houses, farms and shops, all painstakingly restored and brought to life by actors in period costume.  Read more

  • Discover life in the early 1800s at Pockerley Manor, Beamish. Courtesy of Beamish Beamish Agricultural Show Festivals & Heritage

    The reconstructed Colliery Village at the Beamish open-air museum hosts the Beamish Agricultural Show each year, featuring produce from local gardeners and the Beamish estate. The finest is auctioned off after a Harvest Festival in the chapel.  Read more

  • Bearded Theory Bearded Theory Festivals & Heritage

    Derbyshire's biggest family music festival and the winner of the UK's best Independent Festival 2011. The festival hopes to again break the World Record for the most amount of fancy dress beards in the same place at the same time. Performers include Chumbawamba, Terrorvision, Levellers, Wheatus and Dr and the Medics.   Read more

  • Beasts and Beauties at the Hampstead Theatre Beasts and Beauties Festivals & Heritage

    Returning to Hampstead Theatre for the festive season, Poet Laureate Carol Anne Duffy's retelling of six European fairy tales, Beasts and Beauties is a family treat. Adapted by Tim Supple and director Melly Still, it promises some happy endings, but not always!

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  • Beautiful Days Festival Beautiful Days Festival Festivals & Heritage

    Organised by folk-rock band the Levellers, who have previously headlined the event. Line up includes Frank Turner, Levellers, The King Blues, Bellowhead, Reel Big Fish, Billy Bragg and Benjamin Francis Leftwich .   Read more

  • Beckford's Tower & Museum, Bath. Courtesy of Bath Preservation Trust Beckford's Tower & Museum Festivals & Heritage

    The 120-foot, neo-classical Beckford's Tower in Bath offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. The museum inside has displays of furniture made for the tower as well as paintings, prints and objects illustrating the life of arts patron William Beckford.  Read more

  • The Medieval Farm at Bede's World Bede's World Festivals & Heritage

    The extraordinary life of the Venerable Bede, a 7th-century monk and chronicler of early Christianity, is celebrated at Bede's World in Jarrow, where he lived and worked.  Read more

  • Bedford International Kite Festival Bedford International Kite Festival Festivals & Heritage

    Showcases kites from across the four corners of the globe as well as the best domestic flyers from around the UK. The festival includes children's and adults workshops, entertainment, food and drink, music, stalls and "It's a Knockout" competition.   Read more

  • Bedford River Festival Bedford River Festival Festivals & Heritage

    The River Festival is a colourful milieu of live entertainment, river events, parade, funfair and fete with activities as diverse as raft, races, fireworks, sports, arts and heritage villages. There will be displays from professional acts as well as local community groups in the arts and sporting worlds. The Bedford River Festival is free to the public and offers numerous opportunities to participate   Read more

  • Belfast Castle, Belfast. Courtesy of Belfast Tourist Office Belfast Castle & Cave Hill Festivals & Heritage

    Belfast Castle looks over the city from the slopes of Cave Hill, an area which has played an integral part in the city's history. Now the hill is part of the Cave Hill Country Park.  Read more

  • Belfast Cathedral Festivals & Heritage

    Belfast's Anglican cathedral is also known as the Cathedral Church of St Anne and was consecrated in 1904. Its most striking exterior features include the modern spire, added in 2007, and the largest Celtic cross in Ireland.  Read more




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