dealchecker.co.uk: Get Off the Beaten Track in Britain This Summer
LONDON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
-Travel writer Ben Hatch and dealchecker.co.uk reveal their guide to the
alternative British summer-
Ben Hatch, author of family travel guide Are We Nearly There Yet?, has collaborated
with travel comparison site dealchecker.co.uk [http://www.dealchecker.co.uk ] on a visual
guide to unconventional summer destinations in Britain. Many Brits are looking to avoid
London and other major cities this summer, so Hatch and dealchecker.co.uk have chosen 10
events, destinations and activities that are affordable for families and offer a memorable
change from the usual attractions.
“Staycations [http://www.dealchecker.co.uk/uk-breaks.html ]” have increased in
popularity in recent years as families discover that a holiday in Britain can be more
affordable and relaxing than going abroad, and the experts at dealchecker.co.uk can help
holidaymakers find the best hotel offers and cheap car deals. Alternative destinations are
not only a fun and quirky choice for UK breaks, but they are often cheaper as well.
Hatch spent five months driving to every town in Britain with his wife and two young
children in preparation for his book
[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Are-We-Nearly-There-Yet/dp/1849531552 ], and used this experience
to recommend several of his favourite destinations to dealchecker.co.uk.
The guide’s family-friendly suggestions range from dolphin spotting in the far north
of Scotland to the World Alternative Games in Wales, where competitors will flex their
muscle in events such as bog snorkelling and penny farthing races.
One of Hatch’s top selections for the guide is Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, not
far from Newcastle. He comments: “Alnwick Castle…is the setting for the Quidditch game
in the Harry Potter movies and also doubled for Hogwarts itself. There are Potter-themed
tours, a fantastic knights’ quest and dressing up for kids.”
Mark Attwell, MD of dealchecker.co.uk, comments: “It was great fun working with Ben to
suggest affordable destinations for families and those looking for something a little
different this summer. Visitors and locals alike can take advantage of offers on car hire
and hotel rooms so that extraordinary UK holidays don’t have to be expensive.”
The visual guide and full list of destinations are available at blog.dealchecker.co.uk
dealchecker.co.uk was founded in June 2005. The site is a leading flight,
accommodation, holiday and car hire price comparison service.
dealchecker.co.uk travel partners are industry leaders offering the most competitive
market travel deals. The site displays all relevant partners for each travel selection,
enabling customers to make the most informed choice for their travel arrangements.
dealchecker.co.uk is not a tour operator or travel agent, it does not sell any travel
products. When a travel selection is made, the final transaction is completed in
real-time, direct with the operator or agent that the customer has chosen.
http://www.dealchecker.co.uk has developed a crisp user-friendly site to meet the
demands of the modern traveller. Alongside the price comparison search and Real Deals the
website provides a price tracker, travel tips, destination content and weather trends.
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