United Kingdom Sports & Outdoors

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    Wembley stadium
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    Brown Jug pub, Broadstairs, Kent, UK.
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United Kingdom Sports & Outdoors

  • Wembley Stadium

    London Sports & Outdoors

    Wembley Stadium is the official home of English football. I have been lucky enough to see Manchester United win many trophies on this splendid grass. The current stadium was opened in 2007 and was built on the site of the earlier Wembley Stadium which was demolished in 2003. Sadly when it was demolished so went the famous twin towers. The...

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  • Football

    Manchester Sports & Outdoors

    I loved it here!! My dad and I spent hours walking around, reading the information, looking at the disaplys, playing some of the games, watching short films and enjoying the history! It was a brilliant day out! And it's FREE to get in! There are donation boxes throughout the museum. The museum is spilt into four floors. There are many displays of...

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  • Rugby

    Edinburgh Sports & Outdoors

    Rugby internationals at Murrayfield - always a big occasion, but especially for world cup games. People descend on the city from all over the country to meet up with old friends and support the national team. I haven't been for years, but before the family commitments came along, I was a "hard core" regular! Update! Went to see Scotland v France...

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  • Millennium Stadium

    Cardiff Sports & Outdoors

    Since opening in June 1999, the Millennium Stadium has welcomed, on average, over 1.3 million visitors per year. Sporting the first fully-retractable roof in the UK and the second largest in the world, the venue is at the leading edge as a multi-purpose, multi-faceted event venue. The total construction cost of the stadium was £121 million and is...

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  • Football

    Glasgow Sports & Outdoors

    Hampden Park is the "home" of Scottish football. The venue for cup finals and most international games. It is an occasional venue for European cup finals - famously Real Madrid v Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1960s. More recently Real Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen when Zidane scored his wonder goal. I think my first visit was about 1970 for a cup final...

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  • Football (Soccer)

    Birmingham Sports & Outdoors

    The football teams of the area have been doing relatively well of late with three teams in the English Premiership, after several years in the doldrums. Aston Villa, is by far the biggest of the teams and is based at Villa Park which you cannot miss seeing from the Motorway spur as you drive into the heart of Brum. They still have failed to...

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  • Football

    Newcastle upon Tyne Sports & Outdoors

    Newcastle has to have the best pre match entertainment that I have seen in the country which gives home and away fans a chance to drink and have fun before the game. The best location for this is in the Bigg Market. The pre match includes football fun and drinking competitions. The famous Geordie dancer and also the dangerous curry hell. Away fans...

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  • University Sports

    Oxford Sports & Outdoors

    Oxford was the scene of one of the most famous sports events of the 20th Century - the first four minute mile. Nowadays, it's common for professional athletes to break this barrier, but back in 1954 it was seen as almost the Holy Grail of Athletics. The great run took place at Iffley Road, Oxford University's main sports ground, and the man in...

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  • Ice Hockey

    Belfast Sports & Outdoors

    Ice Hockey - With Belfast team - The Belfast Giants (mainly made up of Canadian Players) Just bring a loud cheering voice, and if you want to join in with the cheerleaders "The G Crew" why not bring your own Pom Poms. You can buy Game Shirts, hats & Bits at the venue, also refreshments. Also Cafes & Places to Eat are in the next door Odyssey...

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  • Football (Soccer)

    London Sports & Outdoors

    Stamford Bridge is home to Chelsea. It has an all-seater capacity of 41,798. It's a pretty decent stadium in central London. Tickets can be on the expensive tickets side, but at least the away fans now have a decent view from the Shed End. I think I've had tickets in most parts of the ground over the years. When I started going to Chelsea, away...

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  • Football

    Edinburgh Sports & Outdoors

    The jambos (jam tarts = Hearts) play their football at Tynecastle and have been giving the Old Firm (Celtic & Rangers) a run for their money in the last two seasons. Bank rolled by lithuanian Vladamir Romanov they have made their way through 3 managers last season, finished 2nd in the league and won the Scottish Cup. To date this season there has...

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  • Welsh Rugby

    Cardiff Sports & Outdoors

    If you find yourself in cardiff on an International rugby weekend then you're in luck. The atmosphere is awesome and not to be missed. Mingle with locals and visitors who share a passion and expect a trouble free atmosphere for a great day and night. If this is not your scene, head out of town for the day. Open mind, sense of humour and your...

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  • Great North run

    Newcastle upon Tyne Sports & Outdoors

    The Great North Run is definitely one of the highlights of the sporting calendar in the North East – indeed, of any calendar! It is a half marathon, starting near the Town Moor to the north of central Newcastle and finishing in South Shields on the coast to the east. Soon after starting, the runners cross the Tyne Bridge en masse, creating one of...

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  • Oxford United

    Oxford Sports & Outdoors

    Oxford United play football in the English third division at the Kassam Stadium. It is a nice compact stadium built on only 3 sides, the 4th side is a car park. It can be a nightmare to get out of if you are parked near to the stadium as there seems to be only one road out of the area, so most people use the park and ride buses to get there. ...

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  • Winter Sports

    London Sports & Outdoors

    There's an opportunity to Skate at Somerset House in Central London between November and January every year. It is known as 'London's most glamorous ice rink'. There are a number of sessions available including Skate Club Night and Skate School and Penguin Club. Please check out the website for further information on ice skating including times...

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  • Walking

    Edinburgh Sports & Outdoors

    Hollyrood Park which belongs to the Monarchy but is accessable to all with no gates or restrictions. The park is 650 acres of unmanicured hill just raw nature as nature intended. If the weather is fine go for a walk here and see Arthur's Seat, a long ago extinct volcano which erupted under the sea when Scotland was many miles from where it is today...

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  • Rugby

    Newcastle upon Tyne Sports & Outdoors

    Althoguh I am not a big rugby union fan, Newcastle do have a good rugby union team, who play in Englands premier rugby league. They are called the Newcastle Falcons, and also have the David Beckham of rugby union...his name is Johny Wilkinson...and is amongst the best players in the world! When watching Newcastle play you might need ear plugs...

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  • Running, Jogging and the Marathon

    London Sports & Outdoors

    One of London's best known sporting events, the Marathon takes place in late April 2012 along a 26.2-mile route that starts in Woolwich (just near where we live as a matter of fact!), goes through Greenwich, Canary Wharf, the Embankment and finishes at the Mall in front of the Buckingham Palace. Expect streets to be closed to traffic and taken...

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  • Horse Racing

    Edinburgh Sports & Outdoors

    This really is a wonderful afternoon/evening out. Fresh air & excitement in a pleasant atmosphere. I usually put a small bet on each race, after studying the form guide and looking at the horses in the parade ring. And I usually lose, but its cheap to get in (£13). So a few pounds lost on betting is just part of the cost of the event. You could...

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  • Watersports

    London Sports & Outdoors

    As I have found out about this event beforehand that it was going to take place in St Katharine's Docks I have gone along to watch it and it was a great experience. The whole place it was buzzing with excitement, anticipation and worries from family and friends that they came along to see their loved ones off. The Clipper round the world yacht race...

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  • Ice Hockey

    Edinburgh Sports & Outdoors

    Ice hockey. Last night (13.1.7) went to see Capitals play Sheffield. David v Goliath in UK ice hockey. Fantastic game. Teams neck & neck throughout. 3-2 for Sheffield with 5 minutes left. Edinburgh equalise with minutes left. No score in overtime, but lots of chances. Capitals win in penalty shoot-out. Tremendous entertainment. Only £20 for me...

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  • Cricket

    London Sports & Outdoors

    Lord's has been around for ages. If you are a cricket fanatic a visit to a match at this stadium would not dissapoint you. If there is no match on, you can take a tour of the grounds. See the website for more information regarding this.

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  • Marathon

    Edinburgh Sports & Outdoors

    The annual Edinburgh Marathon has grown in stature to become a major event on the European calendar. Having said that it is also an excuse for many runners wanting to complete their first big run. This is a great way to see lots of Edinburgh - if you're hard enough!! - as the marathon starts in Princes St and winds its way through Holyrood Park...

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  • Equestrianism

    London Sports & Outdoors

    I first heard about Rotten Row when I was editing a newsletter for a special interest group on horses. One of our members went to England and mentioned it. Rotten Row is the most famous riding trail in Central London. It is three quarters of a mile (1,125 metres) of soft, sandy track. This picture is NOT of Rotten Row, but of riders near Wellington...

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  • Sports Centre

    Edinburgh Sports & Outdoors

    The civic sports centres were extremely well maintained in Edinburgh and I have used the Pulse Centres in Glenogle swim centre, Dalry swim centre & Meadowbank in the past. This was a good way to get a cheap workout (£3.80 per session) without having to fork out on expensive monthly fees, having not been for a while I thought I'd better update this...

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  • 2012 Olympic Games

    London Sports & Outdoors

    London recently hosted the 30th Olympic games. It was a spectacular 2 weeks showcasing the world's best athletes and paralympians. Britain finished with 29 gold medals including golds for Ennis, Farah and Murray.

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  • Snowboarding

    Edinburgh Sports & Outdoors

    although it rarely snows in Edinburgh, it's still possible to snowboard throughout the year - on plastic! the place is called Hillend, just outside the city centre. You can either bring your own kit, or hire equipment there.

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  • Rugby (Union and League)

    London Sports & Outdoors

    In February 2007 a friend took me to a Rugby game of the 6 nations championships. England was facing Italy at Twickenham Stadium which is also called "The home of England Rugby". England won the game in the sold out stadium with 20:7. Twickenham Stadium was inaugurated in 1909 by the Rugby Football Union. At that time it had a capacity of 20.000...

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  • Tennis

    London Sports & Outdoors

    Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon since 1877. nearest tube station - Southfields

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  • Walking and Hiking

    London Sports & Outdoors

    I was surprised to find the following walks at Camden: -Canal walk from Camden to the London Zoo -The Belsize walk from the Primrose Hill to Parliament Hill -The Jubilee Greenway; section 2 from Little Venice to Camden; section 3 from Camden to Victoria Park Hiking gear

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  • Cycling

    London Sports & Outdoors

    London once had its own motor racing circuit, actually located within the Crystal Palace park complex... The first race, for motorcycles, took place on 27th May 1927 The track was only a mile long, with a mixture of hardpack on the straights, but tarmac bends, & this layout was utilised until it was extended by another mile & properly surfaced in...

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  • Golf.

    London Sports & Outdoors

    When I was thinking of taking up golf, the main question was: 'Will I find time to actually practice it, given our (then mine) travel schedule?' Luckily, places like the World of Golf (of which there are several in UK, including the Sidcup one) make practice possible as they are open up to 10pm on weekdays and have both the floodlit driving range...

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  • Football

    Wherever there is green grass, there will be also place to play football. At weekends all those places are full of kids or adults from the amateur leagues playing their games. Nice to watch, but if you can, try to go to one of the premier league games.

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  • Pool and Snockers

    Who don't know Jimmy White the master in the Snoker game, I watch his (better to say Show than game) on TV in EuroSport channelwith a pleasure, as when he plays the opponent must forget that he has a turn LOLSnokers and Pool are great games, fun and you can always find clubs to have this kind of sport every where in England!Go to Tottenham court...

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  • Pool and Snockers

    Who don't know Jimmy White the master in the Snoker game, I watch his (better to say Show than game) on TV in EuroSport channelwith a pleasure, as when he plays the opponent must forget that he has a turn LOLSnokers and Pool are great games, fun and you can always find clubs to have this kind of sport every where in England!Go to Tottenham court...

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  • Riverside Roar

    Middlesbrough FC play their home games at the Riverside Stadium. You will see Premiership football from August to May. Boro as they are nicknamed have a whole host of internationals on show when they play. The list includes: - Gareth Southgate, Ugo Ehiogu (England) - Mark Schwarter (Australia) - Joseph Job (Cameroon) - Szilard Nemeth (Slovakia) -...

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  • A walk by the Gribble Inn

    Here's a walk you can do to work up your appetite:Approx. distance of walk: 4 miles. OS Map No. 197 SU 902/050There are few public footpaths in the area surrounding the pub. For this reason it does mean a lot of the walk is along the highway, and whilst most of the lanes are very quiet and peaceful care should be taken for the first half mile;...

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  • Conquering mountains.

    If you like to conquer mountains here, you have several choices.The highest peak in England is Scaffel in Lake district. The highest in Wales is Snowdon within Snowdonia National Park. Lastly, the highest in Scotland is Ben Nevis in Fort William. The winner for the highest peak in United Kingdom goes to Ben Nevis in Fort William, Scotland. Warm...

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