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The UK experience – Part II (UK)
Tips——British Council
Publishing Date: 2007/9/6

Whenever you will be living in the UK, you will find plenty to do and see locally, but make sure you do not miss out on the full range of UK experiences. What about trying some of these?

13. See your favourite bands at the Carling Weekend Festivals in Reading and Leeds

Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden and The Killers were among a long list of bands to play at this rock event in Reading in 2005. The festivals usually take place over a weekend. (www.readingfestival.com, www.leedsfestival.com)

14. Go to a cricket match

International and first-class cricket is played at the Edgbaston (Birmingham), Headingley (Leeds), Lords (London), Old Trafford (Manchester) and Trent Bridge (Nottingham) grounds from April to September. (www.visitbritain.com and www.ecb.co.uk)

15. Visit the Salford Quays development in Manchester

Formerly a major inland dock at the head of the Manchester Shipping Canal, the Salford Quays area has been redeveloped and now boasts the Lowry Center arts complex and a new museum – the Imperial War Museum North – designed by the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind (www.thelowry.com and www.iwm.org.uk)

16. Walk in the Lake District

A breathtaking location for climbing, walking or just to gather your thoughts. The Lake District was the first location in the world to be awarded a ‘Green Globe’ as a sustainable tourism destination. There are great routes for walking through the UK. (www.cumbria-the-lake-district.co.uk, www.walking-routes.co.uk)

17. Watch the starts at Wimbledon

The tennis tournament that all the world’s players want to take part in, and whether you get tickets or not, a ‘not-to-be-missed’ summer event in the UK. (www.wimbledon.com)

18. Join the Notting Hill Carnival

It’s Europe’s biggest street party. More than one million people share the mixture of hot Caribbean music, dancing and food as the wild and dazzling procession snakes through the streets of London.

19. Be contemplative at Stonehenge

No one is exactly sure of the meaning of this 5,000-year-old circle of stones in the middle of the Wiltshire countryside, but one thing is certain, Stonehenge still has a magical presence. (www.english-heritage.org.uk)

20. Take part in Hogmanay

Scotland celebrates New Year’s Eve in a big way, and you will find a friendly atmosphere and plenty of goodwill wherever you are. The festivities are centered in the capital city, Edinburgh, where there is a huge street party for everyone to join in (www.edinburghsghogmanay.org)

21. Try the crabs at Cromer

This small seaside town on the east coast is famous for the quality of its crabs. You will find fresh fish and seafood wherever you in the UK – look out especially for fish stalls at local markets. (www.thisiscromer.co.uk)

22. Explore the Leicester Space Centre

Visit Leicester’s attraction dedicated entirely to space. Discover real rockets, satellites and more, on a spectacular voyage of discovery. (www.spacecentre.co.uk)

23. Visit the Hay-on-Wye literature festival

Hay is a tiny market town in the Black Mountains of the Welsh Marches. It has 3.900 people and 39 bookshops. For ten days a year, 80,000 visitors converge on Hay from all over the UK, Europe and America to join in a literature festival. (www.hayfestival.com)

24. Visit the Yonex All England Open (badminton)

The All England Championships – the world’s greatest and most prestigious badminton grand prix tournament – takes place at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena. The championships are normally scheduled for early spring time. (www.badmintonengland.co.uk)

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