09:45 28 August 2009
According to VisitEngland, Brits arent going away this bank holiday. Instead, theyre discovering all of the local charms over the bumper weekend.
Perhaps whats keeping the nation put is the prospect of scorching barbecue weather conditions, which may result in packed beaches and back gardens, as four out of five Brits have decided not to go abroad this year.
The south of England will see the most of the sunshine, but that isnt warm enough for those who bagged some last minute flights. Their main holiday spots are Majorca, Ibiza, mainland Spain, Turkey, Portugal and the Greek islands.
For those staying in Britain, the 200 miles worth of roadworks could bring misery for thousands of drivers.
While most have been suspended over the weekend to keep traffic flowing, 40 locations have kept theirs up for safety. Here are some of the worst remaining hotspots to watch out for.
A study by Total Assistance has revealed that the car is still the nations most preferred method of transport.
The company also published its top 10 UK destinations (or more accurately, English destinations) for the August bank holiday weekend, as voted for by their customers:
However, for those who do brave the roads some more, this list of things to do by the Guardian provides some excellent opportunities over the weekend. Catch them before theyre gone!
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