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Great Britain by David Else

By David Else

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WORLD BOG SNORKELLING CHAMPIONSHIPS late Aug Following July’s filthy cycling event (for more information, Click here), now it’s the swimmers’ turn to snorkel through the mire. Crazy, but the crowds love it. BIG CHILL late Aug Most head here to recover from summer’s excesses; an eclectic and relaxed mix of live music, club events, DJs, multimedia and visual art. Held on the deer-park grounds of Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire; Click here for more information. Return to beginning of chapter SEPTEMBER BRAEMAR GATHERING 1st Sat in Sep With more than 20,000 people (including the royals), ‘gathering’ is an understatement for this famous Highland knees-up.

Out of London, costs drop; shoestringers need around £30 per day for hostels and food. Midrangers will be fine on £60 to £85 per day, allowing £25 to £35 per person for B&B accommodation, £12 to £18 for lunch, snacks and drinks, £15 to £25 for an evening meal. Admission fees are the same for everyone – work on around £10 per day for general admission costs. Travel costs depend on transport choice. Trains can cost anything from £10 to £50 per 100 miles, depending when you buy your ticket. Long-distance buses (called coaches in Britain) cost about half the train fare for an equivalent journey.

July and August are busiest (it’s school holiday time), especially in coastal towns, national parks, and historic cities like Oxford, Edinburgh and York. In April and October you take a chance on the weather but avoid the crowds, although some hotels and attractions close from mid-October to Easter, and tourist offices have limited hours. Overall, the least hospitable months for visitors are November to February. It’s cold in the south, very cold in the north, and daylight is short. In Scotland, north Wales and the hills of northern England, roads can sometimes be closed by snow.

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