Exploring The UK’s Top Autumn Getaways

Exploring The UK’s Top Autumn Getaways

The UK is home to numerous fantastic tourist destinations, many of which are perfect all year round. In this article we focus on 20 great getaways and places to visit in the autumn months; we’ll look at cosy country retreats, fantastic shopping destinations, annual events, and a few unusual attractions with quirky appeal. All are readily accessible by car, and perfect for couples, families and solo travellers alike!
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Discover Britains’s Hidden Tourist Gems!

Discover Britains’s Hidden Tourist Gems!

Britain is filled with hundreds of wonderful visitor attractions; from renowned theme parks and superb beaches to castles and landmarks dripping with history, there’s something for every visitor to enjoy. But why stick to the tried and tested? Why not wander a little off the normal tourist path and discover some of the lesser-known sights that fill our nation. In this article we take a look at 20 brilliant visitor attractions, including places that cater for families, adventurers, history buffs and thrill-seekers, all guaranteed to leave you wanting more!
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Exploring Britain’s 20 Premier Coastal Towns

Exploring Britain’s 20 Premier Coastal Towns

Britain is blessed with a diverse, rugged coastline. From the soaring cliffs of Dover to the endless golden beaches of North Wales, there are hundreds of wonderful places to visit. In this article we explore 20 of the best seaside or coastal towns dotted around the British mainland; whether you’re travelling by train, hiring a car for a special roadtrip or just looking for somewhere relaxing, there’s a wealth of options. Each of our recommended towns is famed for a specific reason, be it an area of outstanding natural beauty, a wonderful beach or an iconic visitor attraction.
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Navigating Europe’s Premier Music Festivals

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Each year, the UK and continental Europe play host to dozens of iconic music festivals and events. In this article we take a look at 20 of the best annual happenings, all easily accessible to UK motorists by car; from the celebrated mud of Glastonbury to the eco-friendly festivals of Paris and mainland Europe, each event offers a great time, diverse artists, and an atmosphere guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Whether it’s dance, ambient music or good old fashioned rock and roll that floats your boat, there’s something on offer for all.

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European Winter Breaks By Car

The UK and continental Europe offer dozens of great places to see all year round. In this article we take a look at 25 ideal cities and attractions to visit in the winter months; from bustling Christmas markets to iconic city breaks, theme parks and quiet getaways, we showcase some of Europe’s best holiday destinations. One caveat – all can be reached from the UK by car!

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Best Camping trips in the South

Each year more than a million Brits pack up their cars or hire a van and head off on a camping holiday; from a quick weekend getaway to a far-flung adventure, the appeal of holidaying in the open shows little sign of waning. Southern England is especially blessed with a diverse range of campsites, catering for all tastes; from luxury yurts to retro caravans, cosy farm locations to windswept hilltop retreats, England’s southern regions have it all. In this feature, we take a look at 20 must-visit sites.

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Greatest 60 Driving Songs

There are few better feelings than hitting the open road and turning up the radio or putting on the MP3 player to savour a great driving song. From classic rock to catchy chart songs, some music was just made for the highway. Whether it’s a great guitar riff, soaring vocals or just that perfect driving rhythm, everyone has their favourites. In this article we take a look at 60 songs from a half century of classic music that provide the perfect accompaniment to any road trip, with a little something for all musical tastes; we’ve also included links to YouTube videos so you can get your groove on both in and out of the car!
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Places To Stay On A European Road Trip

Many thousands of British residents take a road trip onto the continent each year. Whether it’s their own car or a rental vehicle, the reasons for the trip are many and varied; from a simple cross-Channel hop to stock up in the delicatessens and supermarkets in Calais to a journey crossing thousands of miles and numerous countries.

While driving in Europe is often highly pleasurable, some tourists run into difficulties when finding great places to stay; whether it’s a last-minute change to the itinerary or a problem en route, failing to prepare or understanding your options can be a costly business. Others are caught out when they arrive at their hotel and discover there are no on-site parking facilities, which can lead to unexpected additional costs or hassle.

In this article, we take a look at a range of hotels and guesthouses that are ideal for road travellers, offering complementary or nearby secure parking and affordable facilities. We’ll also suggest a few places to stop off en route to major cities, which can break up a long journey into a more leisurely holiday. Naturally it’s impossible to catalogue the tens of thousands of hotels and guesthouses across Europe, so we’ve narrowed the choice down to 10 major towns and cities that are popular with British road travellers, and various places en route.

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Hiring A Truck To Drive To Europe? Read This First!

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Advice for hiring a truck and driving in Europe

When it comes to truck rental, whether for a short haul trip across to France or for a longer sortie into Central Europe, many of the rules and restrictions that need to be followed are identical to those for driving a car on the continent. However, many countries have unique regulations and driving laws that can catch out an unwary motorist, so it’s important to get a handle on the dos and don’ts of European motoring before you set off. It’s also vital to understand any specific laws and rules that apply to larger commercial vehicles, both at point of hire and out on the roads.

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The Best Car Journeys in Europe

Europe is filled with wonderful roads and enough iconic sights to attract any motorist. In this article we take a look at two dozen of the most popular, exciting and scenic roads across the continent, and throw in a few that will challenge even the best drivers. From twisty mountain passes to coastal roads through some of the world’s most idyllic villages, we reveal the great drives and routes that should form the basis of any motoring adventure in Europe. We’ve arranged the drives by country for ease of reference.

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