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7 stunning summer Pride events and the perfect places to recover

Pride season is upon us! Plan ahead with these dates for your diary and chic post-party accommodation options

7 stunning summer Pride events and the perfect places to recover
Marchers at Isle of Wight Pride 2017 | Photo courtesy of Isle of Wight Pride

Photo: Instagram/yorkpride

York Pride: 9 June

The city of York may enjoy its historical reputation, but it really enjoys being brought into the 21st century on Pride weekend. One of the UK’s most relaxed and friendly events, there’s a parade, live entertainment, funfair, after party and more! 

Where to recover: Equally historic and vibrant, St Marys is the perfect place post-pride. Sleeping six, there’s a large sauna, games room with pool table and large flat screen TV. 

Photo: Flickr

Pride Edinburgh: 16 June

Scotland’s National LGBTI Festival celebrates its 23-year birthday with a Pride March, live music, a Community Fair and more than a little vibrancy among Edinburgh’s stunning city streets.

Where to recover: Relax by the riverside at Sailor’s Cottage. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or a stroll around the harbor. It’s only 20 minutes by bus to the city centre too!

Photo: Instagram/bristolpride

Bristol Pride: 14 July

Voted one of Britain’s best pride events and still completely free, Pride Day in Bristol offers much love and color with a parade in the day and party late into the night. Start celebrating early with events running from 2 July.

Where to recover: A super-stylish retreat in the countryside, the gorgeous Dovecote is perfect for lovebirds looking to recuperate with hot tub, 230 acres to explore and fresh eggs for breakfast!

Photo: Courtesy of Isle of Wight Pride

Isle of Wight Pride: 21 July

Things move faster than you might think on the Isle of Wight. In 2016 they didn’t have a Pride organisation. Now they’re hosting UK Pride 2018. Catch a ferry from Portsmouth and enjoy the celebration in a stunning setting with a headline turn from Conchita!

Where to recover: Large bay windows and stunning sea views let the outside in at The Salt Pot in Ventnor. Sleeping six, it’s the perfect place to recover.

Photo: Wiki

Brighton and Hove Pride: 3-5 August

One of the UK’s biggest, best and most popular pride events, the Brighton Pride Festival is a bright and beautiful celebration by the sea. This year’s event is headlined by Britney Spears on Saturday 4 August. This is followed by the LoveBN1Fest on the Sunday with a headline turn by Nile Rodgers. 

Where to recover: Only a short distance away from Brighton, The Lodge near Hassocks is the perfect place to recuperate. The glorious South Downs National Park can be explored or you can take a wander around the lovely village of Hurstpierpoint.

Photo: Instagram/pridecymru

Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend: 24-26 August

Running over three days at the City Hall Lawns, the Big Weekend promises to cover Cardiff in color with live music, amusements, entertainment and more than 200,000 revelers.

Where to recover:  Just minutes from Cardiff centre, the accommodation at Cwrt Yr Ala Barns offers a hot tub, outdoor heated swimming pool, games room, complete comfort and much more.

Photo: Courtesy of Manchester Pride

Manchester Pride Big Weekend: 24-27 August

The daddy of pride events, no one does it quite like Manchester. Thousands of people march through the city’s streets in a bright and beautiful display, and there are music events all weekend across multiple stages.

Where to recover: Head out of the city to Hague End in Derbyshire and you have the perfectly peaceful Peak District to enjoy. Or you can just sit in the garden and soak up the views!

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Words: Ben Webster, cottages.com

All property pictures courtesy of cottages.com

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