The UK is proudly one of the world’s great sporting nations, taking part in just about every international competition going. It’s also the original home to many sports and competitions, including association football, cricket, golf, tennis and more. It’s a great destination for sports fans, and with DFDS ports across the county, you’re never more than a few hours’ drive away from a sporting attraction.
Our Calais and Dunkirk to Dover routes, as well as our Dieppe to Newhaven cross Channel ferry, provide easy access to sports events across England and Wales. There’s also our Amsterdam to Newcastle route providing you with access to the north of England and Scotland with a relaxing overnight ferry crossing.
If you’re visiting the UK by car, then what better time to attend a motorsports meeting? There are many of these taking place up and down the country, primarily throughout the summer months. We’ve explored a few of these in more detail, including Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival and the Formula One and MotoGP British Grands Prix.
At Silverstone circuit, you’ll find the British Grands Prix for both Formula One and MotoGP, so whether your preference is for four wheels or two, you’ll have the opportunity to watch the world’s greatest drivers and riders battle it out to be crowned world champion.
Goodwood is one of the UK’s best known racing circuits, which has established several events on the estate that offer all the thrills of the racetrack with the atmosphere of a festival. The Festival of Speed takes place around a hill climb, celebrating speed of vehicles. In comparison, Revival takes a look back on the halcyon days of British motorsport, and features all manner of classic cars and fashion.
In addition to the motorsports events, we also have details of the British Open – one of international golf’s four major tournaments. If neither are your thing, read on for a wealth of additional sporting entertainment and spectacles available, including football stadium tours, marathons, golf competitions and tennis tournaments taking place in the spring and early summer. For the winter months, read on for the Premier League beginning in December.