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The South West is a part of the UK that everyone flocks to every summer, and Cornwall is home to a great number of attractions and events that will ensure it is a top UK holiday destination for the summer. In this blog post we will look at some of the top events happening in 2012.

Royal CornwallShow – Running from 7th to the 9th June, the Royal Cornwall Show will see the best of the countryside and agriculture head to the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge. This wonderful country show lets those from around theUK see everything that is amazing about this part of the country. Tastings, competitions and live entertainment will ensure this is a great family day out.

(image courtesy of Flickr user madnzany)

Run to the Sun – From June 1st to 4th, Newquay will be playing host to one of the most exciting festivals of the year. Come along and catch some of the finest DJs, comedians, bands and acoustic sessions. The ever popular silent disco will be making its return where you can bop along to with a pair of headphones and your own private party. This 25 year old event is sure to be a summer highlight for those heading down toCornwall.

EdenProject – Cornwalland the South West can sometimes be overlooked by major music acts and bands when they are touring, so it is genuinely exciting when massive acts do make a stop off in the sleepy South West. Actor and Rapper superstar Plan B is heading to the Edenproject as part of their Eden Sessions on Friday July 6th and pop punk mega group Blink 182 are playing a few days later on Sunday 8th July. If you are in the county on your summer holidays around these dates, then these gigs are not to be missed.

(image courtesy of Flickr user eastscene)

If you like the look of any of these summer events, why not look to book  Cornwall cottages for some ideal accommodation for your UK summer holiday.

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