The month of August has been packed full of all kinds of enjoyable and interesting festivals, for the older festival goer, the younger generation and families looking for a weekend of fun. Here at Azure we’ve picked seven of our favourite festivals, giving you the lowdown on what each festival was about.
Carlisle is situated in the county of Cumbria, close to the Lake District and is often referred to as the border city, being approximately 10 miles to the south of Scotland. Carlisle gained city status in 1974, and attracts many visitors who are drawn to its historic attractions such as Carlisle Castle and Cathedral, as well as its museums and galleries.
Located on the River Stour, Canterbury is a beautiful and historic city situated in the county of Kent. Canterbury has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as the Cathedral, there are ancient ruins to explore, an abundance of picturesque buildings together with an amazing array of shops and restaurants. It combines the historic with the modern, offering a popular destination for a city break.
The city of Cambridge is rich in heritage and is located in East Anglia, situated approximately 50 miles to the North of London, on the River Cam. Steeped in history, Cambridge offers breath-taking architecture and is home to the world renowned University of Cambridge. A beautiful place to explore, by punt on the River, by bicycle or via the many walks which take you through this remarkable city.
Bristol is a city situated in the South West of England, close to both Gloucester and Bath. Located alongside the River Avon, Bristol borders Somerset and Gloucestershire and was awarded a Royal Charter in 1155 as well as county status in 1373. Bristol is recognised as being a city steeped in history, as well as a prosperous city of culture.
Brighton and Hove are seaside resorts situated in East Sussex. Both were jointly awarded city status in 2000. Hugely popular, Brighton and Hove have a wide range of attractions for the many visitors they receive each year, offering the traditional seaside experience as well as the lively and culturally diverse, there really is something for everyone in these cities.