National Geographic : 1955 Jan
us oearcnugnt Tattoo, witn precision ar ana masses pipers, mgnngnts tne nmourgn r-estival. GUIDE TO BRITISH FESTIVALS IF YOU ARE planning a vacation in Europe, you can not do better than start with a week at one of the great Festivals which have made Britain the cultural and sporting mecca of the modern world. Probably the most famous is the Edinburgh Inter national Festival of Music and Drama in August and September. Here, in Scotland's romantic capital, you will see and hear the world's finest performers. Your days will be a heady round of concerts, plays, opera, ballet and sight-seeing. At night, you'll be thrilled by a Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. Then there is the Shakespeare Season on the banks of the Avon at Stratford. Performances every week day from April to November: tickets from 35¢! In September, musical Europe flocks to the Three Choirs Festival, held in annual rotation at the Cathedrals of Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford (the last named, this year). A marvelous program of Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, plus important new music by contemporary composers. The list of Festivals is almost endless. Folk dancing in London's Albert Hall in January. The Bath Assem bly in May. Glyndebourne Opera, opening in June, and the Canterbury Festival, starting in July. The Welsh Royal National Eisteddfod in August. Great shows and sports events stud Britain's calendar. Horse Racing at Aintree, Epsom, Ascot, Newmarket, Goodwood. Sailing at Cowes. Rowing at Henley. Tennis at Wimbledon. And always Flower Shows, everywhere. One word of advice. Don't leave your reservations until the last minute. Get in touch with your Travel Agent, now. And write for free illustrated literature to British Travel Association, Box 183, 336 Madison Avenue, New York 17, N. Y.