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Things to do Bank Holiday weekend

The UK family is a hardy bunch. Undaunted by the usually lousy weather, up and down the country, plans are in place for that final escape before school (and work) resumes – the August Bank Holiday get away.

While some head for the airports, the majority will pack a car (and flask) and head out on the open road. But where to go? Got Sat Nav? Then why not try Point of Interest Pot Luck.

With a vague idea of an end destination, the more sophisticated Sat Navs have a whole host of visitor recommendations at your finger tips; so if you’re looking to avoid the same old theme park or tatty stately home, then why not consult your most informed travel companion and really get away from it all?

But if you insist on following the crowds, here is a round up of some ideas from CoPilot Live for this week’s Bank Holiday:

Five Places to visit an hour from London

The Reading Festival, Reading
22-24 August
Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ
Lat: 5127’ 52.7’N Long: 059’ 7.7’ W
The Great British Duck Race, River Thames
Sunday 31 August
Molesey Lock, Near Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Lat: 51 24’ 22.2” N Long: 0 20’ 23.0” W
Scarecrows, Shires and Sheepdogs
23-25 August
Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9QG
Lat: 51 7’ 4.4” N Long: 011’ 14.1” E
Epping Forest Five Mile Walk, Essex
25 August
Bakers Lane Car Park, Epping, CM16 5DQ
Lat: 51 7’ 4.4” N Long: 0 6’ 55.7” E
Victorian Servants and Domestic Service at Blenheim Palace
Until end of August
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
Lat: 5127’ 52.7’N Long: 059’ 7.7’ W

Five Bank Holiday attractions across the UK

Victorian Day, Drumlanrig Castle
23 August
Drumlanrig Mains, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4AG
Lat: 55 16’ 26.6” N Long: 3 47’ 57.9” W
World Bog Snorkelling Championships
25 August
Ty Barcud, Llanwrtyd, Powys, LD5 4RB
Lat: 52 6’ 28.7” N Long: 3 38’ 9.1” W
Great North Bike Ride
24 August
Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9QG
Lat: 51 7’ 4.4” N Long: 011’ 14.1” E
King Henry’s Joust, Pendennis Castle
24-25 August
Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4LP
Lat: 50 8’ 52.2” N Long: 5 2’ 54.8” W
Annual Kite Festival, Portsmouth
23-25 August
Southsea Common, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, PO5 3PB
Lat: 50 46’ 55.0” N Long: 15’ 29.0” W

Five things to do by the sea

National Beach Volley Ball Championships
23-24 August
Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth
Lat: 52 36’ 45.4 “N Long: 1 43’ 26.2” E
RFU Beach Rugby, Newquay,
24-25 August
Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay, Cornwall
Lat: 50.25’ 1.2”N Long: 5 4’ 45.0” W
Mumbles and Swansea Beer Festival
21-23 August
Guildhall, Swansea, SA1 4NL
Lat: 51 36’ 50.8” N Long: 3 57’ 40.3W
French Market
22-25 August
Hove Lawns, Hove Seafront, Hove
Lat: 51 36’ 50.8” N Long: 3 57’ 40.3W
Morecambe Bay Charity Walk
21-23 August
Call: (01772) 744148 or email
Lat: 54 4’ 12.0” N Long: 2 51’ 15.9” W


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    Posted October 19, 2009 at 9:23 am | Permalink


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