This is summer: Websites
The internet is a traveller's best friend for up-to-the-minute information, instant hotel booking and getting the best from your holiday. So log on and learn more...
Sunday 13 July 2008
Plan your journey from departure to final destination: type in the target street or postcode and choose to avoid motorways, tolls roads and congestion charges.
Check road conditions, accidents or road works before you begin your journey. Screen displays details of any incidents or bad weather conditions that may cause delays.
Lists cycling routes and mountain bike trails across the UK. Users can plot or upload their own cycle routes and share these with others .
This colourful website gives information on travel by ferry from the UK. Browse the 'ferry for you' option for available routes and destinations.
Plan your travel by bus, train, coach, ferry or underground for local or long-distance journeys. Change the settings for the journey planner to suit your own needs.
Britain's biggest walking charity's website offers practical information, tips on walking locally, advice to beginners and people with disabilities.
This stylish website offers 'everything you need to know' destination guides for weekend breaks in the UK.
Choose from more than 50 free walk sheets to download and print out. Plan days out with an interactive map detailing individual places or clusters of properties.
Search for bunkhouses, hostels, camping barns and group accommodation in the UK – by name, location or activity. Use it also to find self-catering and specialist holidays.
The definitive online guide to discovering the capital – the best cafés and bars, sightseeing, shopping, arts and entertainment. Whatever you're into, you'll find it here.
Cheap accommodation with private or family rooms at over 200 UK countryside, city and coastal locations. The website shows the best offers and recommendations.
Britain's official guide to canals, rivers and lakes, if you want to explore the UK by water. A wide-ranging website with lots of information and detail.
Online version of Alastair Sawday's series Special Places to Stay, the guides have selected around 3,000 'wonderful, wacky, sublime and luxurious' properties.blueflag.org.uk
Their award scheme assures tourists that the beaches they visit have the highest quality water and other seaside facilities.
Aims to provide exceptional self-catering holiday experiences in every sector of the holiday market – from luxurious to rustic cottages and cabins.
UK and European Camp and Caravan Site Directory. Buy, sell or hire anything from awnings and accessories to upholstery and VW camper vans.
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
Are plastic planes the future of flight? Heathrow expansion reopens debate over aviation's effects on the environment
Inside Travel: Greece 2015 Q&A - should we cancel our Greek holiday? Are our flights safe? And what will we be spending there?
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Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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