Hotels in the Lake District for Bank Holidays
Article by Hillthwaite House Hotel
It was reported that around 24% of the British adult population went away for the 2009 August Bank Holiday weekend.
The August Bank Holiday weekend has always been one of the busiest and most popular Bank Holidays to go away. It is in a prime summer month and also the last Bank Holiday before Christmas. The weekend is one of the last before children return to school and the timing of it is ideal for both tourists taking their first break of the summer or as a short get away for those who have taken a holiday earlier in the summer.
Getting away for August Bank Holiday in the UK is a great idea especially in 2009. The Sterling to Euro exchange rate is still poor and with holidays and prices abroad rising, staying in the UK has been a popular choice this summer. A long weekend is an excellent choice if money is tight and a holiday for a whole week is unaffordable. Another reason could be or if the time off work cannot be had. Staying in a hotel for 3 nights often means a discount or added value can be obtained for example free dinner on one of the nights or a half price third night.
There are late deals to be had in and the Lake District is a good example. The Lake District is a great place to visit for a Bank Holiday weekend as it is easily accessible, has a wide range of locations and places to stay and visit and offers something different from a city break or holiday abroad. With such a large amount of hotels, late availability deals can often be had. Such discounts can sometimes mean that an otherwise out of price range hotel can be booked.
The roads in the UK on Bank Holidays are notoriously busy so staying at home but choosing to go out for day trips can mean major stress not relaxation. A weekend away means the journey can be done at an off peak time and once at the venue, the car can parked up and left until it is time to return home. Many Lake District hotels are situated near bus stops and other good transport links. On the larger lakes there is the choice of water transport in the form of ferry’s and launches to get from one end to another. Hotels in the Lake District also have a huge number of walks from right outside the door. If money is tight, then the Lake District is the perfect destination. What can be cheaper than walking one of spectacular fells?
Green initiatives are high on the agenda for Lake District tourism operators. Tourism businesses are promoting the use of green travel both travelling to and around the Lake District. Incentives for guests are being offered in the form of discounts should a guest travel to the county by train or if a bike is hired for the duration of the stay. As many tourists are more aware now of how much of an effect an airplane journey has on their carbon footprint, staying in the UK is the green traveller’s destination of choice.
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