6 amazing experiences around the UK this summer

Nomo Bank

23 Jun 2022

There’s nothing quite like a British summer.

Right across the country, you’ll find unforgettable activities and experiences to share with friends and family. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s watching world-class sport, exploring the UK’s art and culture scene, or simply relaxing in the beautiful British countryside.

If you’ve got a trip planned to the UK this summer, you’ve got lots to look forward to!

Here are 6 ways to enjoy a memorable trip to the UK this summer:

Immerse yourself at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Head to Edinburgh in August and you’ll find the city bursting with activity, in one of the world’s biggest celebrations of comedy and the arts. The Fringe Festival welcomes a wave of creative energy from around the globe, with comedians, artists and performers taking to hundreds of stages all over the city to put on shows.

Find out more about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Go punting in Oxford or Cambridge

Floating down a river in a vintage wooden boat on a summer’s day – sounds like a dream, right? Head to one of the iconic university towns of Oxford or Cambridge to spend a glorious afternoon punting. It’s one of the most popular activities for both students and tourists, and you can choose to either commandeer the small boat yourself or have a guide take you on your own private riverboat trip.

Find out more about punting in Oxford and punting in Cambridge.

Indulge yourself with a spa day

Spa retreats in the British countryside offer the perfect way to unwind in green, leafy surroundings. The UK is home to a wide variety of country house spas to meet your every need. Relax, swim, sleep and pamper yourself to your heart’s content!

Check out some of the top UK spas here.

Go hiking in a national park

The UK is home to stunning scenery waiting for you to explore! The Lake District, the South Downs and the New Forest are just a few of the many national parks in the UK which are perfect for connecting with nature on a long hike. If you’re looking for fresh air, wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, make sure you plan a day trip out to a UK national park!

Explore the UK’s national parks here.

Take in the action at a showjumping event

The UK hosts a vast number of prestigious equestrian events in the summer, showcasing some of the very best dressage, showjumping and eventing competitors from around the world.

For any horse lover, the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead in West Sussex is a must-see if you’re in the UK this summer!

Visit the seaside

Although the UK may not be as famous for its beaches as other holiday hotspots, a day out at the seaside brings with it plenty of charm, relaxation and fun. If you’re looking for luxury, you’ll find exquisite seaside restaurants and yacht trips in Cowes on the Isle of Wight or St Ives in Cornwall.

Alternatively, if you’re after a more laid-back seaside trip with fish and chips on the beach, head to Brighton, or Southend, where you’ll find the world’s longest pleasure pier!

Prepare for your trip with Nomo!

Excited about your UK trip but not looking forward to the card fees? Travel with Nomo, for fee-free spending with your debit card or Apple Pay when you travel.

Plus, you can withdraw money fee-free from ATM machines (ATM rates may apply), and send money fee-free to other UK bank accounts.

Travel, spend and enjoy with Nomo!