The British have always had strong connections with Dubrovnik and the region. Starting when Richard the Lionheart was returning from the Crusades in 1192 and according to legend was shipwrecked near the island of Lokrum. From those early beginnings the British have had a love affair with the city.
Kings and Queens, high-ranking politicians, actors, sportspeople, the list goes on. Dubrovnik is a magnet for British guests, over the past decade the most numerous tourists every year have come from Great Britain, this year once again British guests are leading the way. This year, for the first time ever, the City of Dubrovnik will organise the “British Week in Dubrovnik,” from the 27th of June to the 3rd of July. The rich program, which is jointly organised with the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Lokrum, Midsummer Scene and Dubrovnik Cinemas, includes all of the best of Britain. (excel to pdf)
From Hamlet on Lovrijenac Fortress, an exhibition of Richard the Lionheart on the island of Lokrum, British film classics under the night sky, an exhibition of famous British people who have been in the city, plus much, much more. Every day has a highlight event, and every day has at least four separate events. There will even be an iconic red London double-decker bus parked on the Pile entrance into the Old City of Dubrovnik serving English tea and biscuits. With the British the most numerous guests in the city, and the strong links between the UK and Dubrovnik the first ever British Week in Dubrovnik is guaranteed to be a success and for sure just the first in a traditional event.