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What does 2013 have in store for the UK?

2012 was a memorable year for the UK. The spectacular Olympic Games in London had the whole world watching from start to finish in amazement, while other events such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee also captivated a global audience. As a result, more tourists decided to visit the country to see what all the fuss was about.

With the excitement from such events dying down, what does this year have in store for Great Britain in terms of big events that could help to persuade people to visit from abroad? As it happens, there are a few marquee events that could help to sell this part of the world to people who live there as well as those who are curious about what makes these islands so special.

Sport is king

The biggest game in club football, the UEFA Champions League final, will be played at Wembley Stadium in May. The game is likely to feature some of the world’s best footballers and could see the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Bayern Munich square off for the chance to be called Champions of Europe.

The Grand National, the biggest horse racing event in the UK, takes place at Aintree once again, and is a spectacle the entire nation enjoys. Also, there are numerous international rugby games and The Ashes, the bi-annual cricket series between England and Australia going on this year.

Open your ears

Numerous music festivals including Download, the Reading and Leeds festivals and T In The Park in Scotland all take place this year during the summer months. Also, there are plenty of live concerts and other cultural events on throughout the year that all help to attract foreign tourists.

With so much on this year, are people who live in the UK more likely to go on holiday at home? At a time when many people can’t afford to travel abroad, it makes sense, plus the accommodation on offer is plentiful. Holiday cottages, boutique hotels and campsites are all good places to stay in the UK.

If someone decides to check out these great brochures for 2013 from Cumbrian-Cottages.co.uk, they may find that staying in areas such as the Lake District will make for a comfortable, relaxing experience. That’s exactly what many people will want from a holiday, no matter where they stay.

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