// Things To Do in the UK in the Summer
by Samantha, 18th June 2015
UK is a multifaceted country, and it is home to immense and varied opportunities for learning, sport and leisure. A summer holiday in the UK can be an unforgettable experience. Lines of tourist attractions, historical places, natural marvels and events are waiting.
Summer is a great time to see more of the country. For the historically-minded, there are many cities and places, such as Canterbury, York, Glastonbury, Edinburgh, to walk the ancient cobblestone streets, visit the renowned cathedrals, castles and museums, and see for yourself the places of legends. Nature-lovers will find amazing experiences in national parks of Britain and on the National Trail paths, with routes for both experienced and novice hikers.
In the summer, Britain hosts some of the hottest events of the world musical scene. The highlight of the year is Glastonbury festival, which attracts millions of visitors form all over the world. But if you’ve been not so lucky to get the tickets, there are many others: for theatre, poetry and performance there is Latitude in Suffolk; the legendary Bestival on the Isle of Wight might be a bit hard to get to, but hosts some of the greatest bands in a beautiful setting; Knockengorroch in Scotland invites the fans of folk music and Ceilidh to spend a beautiful weekend away from civilisation.
Thousands of organisations in the UK offer opportunities for volunteers in all kinds of occupations. Culture, conservation, social work, teaching, events, law, arts - the list is inexhaustible. There are paid and free opportunities; some of them offer great benefits for their volunteers, such as free entrance to the events and exhibitions. Volunteering can be a great experience, allowing you to have lots of fun, get new friends and get experience, trying your hand at different kinds of jobs.
One of the most productive ways to spend your summer break is to embark on an internship. Many big international companies and organisations offer short-term placements for students and recent graduates. Careers Interactive has many years of experience connecting employers and prospective interns, offering support on all steps to let the interns get the most from the experience. An internship in your dream company is a valuable opportunity to expand your skills set, gain the experience and get to know the culture and the environment in the company to make the best of your career options.