With summer finally on our doorstep, we here at Snaptrip want to put into practice our ‘make the most of your weekend’ ethos. That’s why we’ve rounded up the UK’s most stunning destinations and picked out their most awesome events, all for your short break pleasure. In every part of the country, counties and towns boast their own calendar of one-off adventures, but there’s an especially great selection this July in Gloucestershire.
So why not the make the most of July and catch one of these great Gloucestershire events? It’s a great month, and you deserve a action-packed break with your loved ones. We have a number of last-minute cottages in Gloucestershire available throughout July for an amazing trip, so go on, read on for our list of Top 5 Things to Visit in Gloucestershire this July!
1. The Royal International Air Tattoo
Returning to Fairford, Gloucestershire on the 14-16 July this year, we have the event that soars above the rest. We mean literally. The Royal International Air Tattoo is a feast for the eyes that takes place in the skies (sorry, not sorry) and is set to dazzle with displays of military flight like you’ve never seen. Event organisers, marvellous volunteers and skilled pilots make this “one of the world’s most thrilling aviation spectacles.” Get down to Gloucestershire for this incredible marriage of air-show and musical concerts to see just what the RAF are made of.
2. Cotswold Beer Festival
For all the ale-lovers out there, we present the Cotswold Beer Festival. The 41st annual Cotswold Beer Festival is hitting the Tithe Barn this July from the 28 to the 30 July. Showcasing real ales and ciders, this festival – one of the longest running CAMRA events – you can also enjoy the infamous BBQ and musical performances. We hear vintage swing and traditional jazz will be making waves on the live stage!
3. Summer Shakespeare at Berkeley Castle
Running until July 11th, Summer Shakespeare at Berkeley Castle is bringing the classics back to life. With tickets for early afternoon and evening performances of both A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing, there’s no better place to enjoy this age-old theatre than the historic grounds of Berkeley Castle. Bring your blankets, your umbrellas, your chairs and your picnics – all permitted during the show.
4. The Cotswold Show & Food Festival
Eagerly awaited, The Cotswold Show & Food Festival takes over Circenster Park (the capital of the Cotswolds) for one big foodie weekend, intent on bringing you the very best from over 50 local producers, live demonstrations, and appearances from the pinnacle of cheffy talent here in the UK, including esteemed head chefs Marcus McGuinness, Nik Chappell and Nick Deverell-Smith. Not just a food fest, there’s also the ‘World of Dogs’, the Hawkeye Falconry Display and Polo demonstration.
5. Cheltenham Music Festival
And last but not least, we have this extremely classy affair: The Cheltenham Music Festival. Taking place in various venues across Cheltenham from the Town Hall to the Parabola Arts Centre, music takes Cheltenham by lyrical storm this July. For over two weeks (1 – 16 July) this self-professed ‘musically-centred cultural banquet that has few equals in the UK’ will bring to you the finest in classical musical boasting over 60 individual events to enjoy. Experience saintly surround-sound with performances in Tewkesbury Abbey and prepare to be entranced with talks at Gloucester Cathedral and spellbinding solo performances.
Are you ready for your staycation to Gloucestershire?