How to Make the Most of the Bank Holiday Weekend

It won’t be long before this year’s August bank holiday is upon us – from Saturday 29th to Monday 31st, get ready for some of the best summer events available.

Here we look at days out for the whole family to help you forget all about work and start forging memories that will last a lifetime. From Notting Hill Carnival to countryside adventures, there is something for families of all shapes and sizes to make this bank holiday they best yet!

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Our Favourite Summer Drives

Sometimes there’s nothing better when the sun is shining than rolling down the windows, blasting some feel good tunes and taking a long drive. This blog lists some brilliant suggestions for summer drives.

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Discover the British Isles

The British Isles can be a sight to behold. Tucked away in some of the furthest corners of the UK the British Isles can be a motorist’s haven. Below we look at some of our favourite isles, the best way to get there and the key locations you should keep an eye out for.

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Best UK Hen and Stag Destinations

In the run up to a wedding, we all do different things to get ready.  Some of us have a small get together and reminisce about the times we had before marriage. Others get together for one last blowout celebration, travelling to various places to party and enjoy time with those special people in our lives before they start a new life.

From Brighton to Bournemouth, Newcastle to Norwich we look at some of the best destinations for upcoming stag and hen parties.

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Best Camping trips in the North

Looking to go camping as a family or as part of a large group? We look at some of the best camping holidays in Scotland, Wales and the North of England to help choose the perfect pitch for you to bed down and relax.

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Best Festivals of 2015

Festivals come in all shapes and sizes, some are legendary and some are unknown. We take a look at the best day and weekend festivals across the nation and Europe as well as the best transport option for each one.

Tramlines – 24th-26th July

Located in the heart of Sheffield and based in the city’s top venues including the Sheffield Cathedral, this weekend long event offers the fun and frolics of a festival without the need to camp.

At £30 for a full weekend ticket, Tramlines hosts some of the world’s top artists and still manages to be affordable. This year acts include Wu Tang Clan, Basement Jaxx, The Charlatans and many more.

Travel options: Due to Sheffield’s complex one way systems, the easiest way to travel to the city is via train. No matter where you are coming from the journey offers stunning scenes of the surrounding Pennines.

Somersault Festival – 23rd – 27th July

From the same team behind the award winning Wilderness Festival, this North Devon event in Castle Hill offers something for everyone. With a programme of top acts including Bombay Bicycle Club, the legendary Jimmy Cliff and Crystal Fighters this festival is a must for any music lovers.

Tickets which vary between £82 to £145 give access to tonnes of activities from yoga to trekking, alternative circus and street performers and much more. For an event with a difference, this is ideal for families looking to experience a fun day out.

Travel options: Based in the heart of the South West, Somersault Festival has a variety of travel options. Looking to make the journey an experience? Why not drive there? Rent a car, roll down your windows and feel the fresh air flood in as you travel towards a weekend where anything is possible.

Træna Festival – 9th – 11th July

Maybe a little too ‘out there’ for many, based in Norway the annual festival is on a little island surrounded by shining waters and swooping sea eagles.

All 500 residents of Træna, one of the smallest municipalities in Norway, take part in the event which has a programme of cutting edge music. With electro-pop from Emilie Nicolas and performances from South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord this is the perfect event to explore remote landscapes and experience one of the best events available for £110 – on a lump of rock at the edge of the Arctic circle.

Travel options: Træna can only be reached by boat. Whether it is from Sandnessjøen, Nesna and Stokkvågen  – experience the sea and arctic circle like never before on your journey to one of the most remote and unique festivals in the world.

Famous Vehicles from Throughout History

Over years both TV screens and silver screens have played host to some remarkable acting talent. Although often, the leading ladies and gents will be far outshone by their four wheeled counterparts that capture the hearts and imaginations of viewers. To celebrate the mechanical superstars of the past few decades we’ve put together a rundown of history’s most iconic wheels.

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