If you have been watching the British news or coverage of the UK’s major sporting and social events so far this year you may well have the impression that the weather is grey, wet, dreary and not the place for your Summer holiday, BUT THIS IS NOT TRUE.
It’s certainly true that us Brits are obsessed with the weather, it’s our number one discussion point, we can’t help it. And, in our defence the British climate can be a little less than predictable which makes trying to forecast it a national pastime.
It’s fair to say that, so far this summer, we have had more than our normal share of wet days but to think that every day is grey and raining would be to misunderstand the British habit of talking the weather down. There are very few days that are a complete wash out and so in practice even on the worst days it’s a case of dodging the worst of the showers/downpours and then making the most of the dry moments.
So far this year we have been at the Diamond Jubilee, Olympic Torch Relay, South of England Show, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Cinema in Preston Park (Brighton) and many other outdoor events and at each we have been bathed in sunshine – even getting sun burnt at Goodwood!
So while the weather may not be baking hot at the moment that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy everything the UK has to offer. What’s more, this is a great time of year with so much to do and see. Wimbledon may be over but The Open Golf Championship and Glorious Goodwood are just around the corner with the Olympics only weeks away.
Aside from these major events there are countless County and Agricultural Shows to enjoy, hundreds of British gardens are open to visits during the summer and of course all of our major attractions, including many indoor attractions, from the Eden Project to the Tower of London will be a brilliant day out for young and old.
So what’s stopping you? If you are looking for a Great British holiday, short break or weekend break get booking now while there is still some great self catering accommodation available.
Source: Find Cottage Holidays