PRN: Get Off the Beaten Track in Britain This Summer

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LONDON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

-Travel writer Ben Hatch and 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 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 have chosen 10 events, destinations and activities that are affordable for families and offer a memorable change from the usual attractions.

"Staycations" 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 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, and used this experience to recommend several of his favourite destinations to

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, 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

About was founded in June 2005. The site is a leading flight, accommodation, holiday and car hire price comparison service. 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. 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. 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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