Octopus Travel’s Top 10 Destination Tips for British Tourism Week

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Tourism is Britain’s 5th largest industry, worth £115 billion a year to the UK economy and with British Tourism Week set to take place from 12-20 March, http://www.octopustravel.co.uk is proud to be a UK based online hotel retailer promoting the diversity of UK destinations.

British Tourism Week

From Buckingham Palace to The Tower of London, The London Eye to Oxford Street, London has a whole host of activities to keep you occupied

To celebrate Tourism Week the travel experts at Octopus Travel have selected their top ten ‘Best of British’ destinations and rounded up some top tips on things to do whilst visiting. So if you fancy making the most of what the UK has to offer and taking a break a bit closer to home, check out the hotels in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and many more top destinations below for great value and top tips.

Visit Octopus Travel’s best of British deals for Tourism Week.

1) Top Tip for Manchester: The 2011 Manchester Irish Festival will run from Friday 4th March - Sunday 20th March. The event is part of two week Tradfest being sponsored by Guinness and the Levenshulme Pub Company which is celebrating its 21st Anniversary.
3* Ramada Manchester Piccadilly (TA Rating 3.5) From £76

2) Top Tip for Leeds: Leeds is the only English city outside London with its own repertory theatre, opera house and ballet companies whilst Leeds Art Gallery has one of the UK’s best collections of contemporary British art. On top of these great cultural options, the city is also home to the Royal Armouries, the national collection of arms and armour.
3* Malmaison Leeds (TA Rating 4) From £70

3) Top Tip for Bristol: Imagine stepping back in time, on board the world's first great ocean liner, Brunel's SS Great Britain, in Bristol's historic Harbourside.
4* Doubletree By Hilton Bristol South Cadbury (TA Rating 4) From £59

4) Top Tip for Liverpool: Well known as being the home of The Beatles, music fans must visit The Beatles Story at Albert Dock, a brilliant tour through the Beatle’s lives. Also recommended is a pop into the Cavern Club on Mathew Street, where the Beatles began, for a lunchtime beer or some live music in the evening.
3* The Liner Hotel (TA Rating 4) From £60

5) Top Tip for Newcastle Upon Tyne: A few of the highlights are; Earl Grey's Monument, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Bessie Surtees' House, and Blackfriars and don’t forget, Newcastle is also renowned for its nightlife!
3* Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre (TA Rating 4) From £62

6) Top Tip for Cardiff: Check out a piece of sporting history at Cardiff’s impressive Millennium Stadium. Or if that’s not your cup of tea, enjoy lunch in the beautiful harbour.
5* Hilton Cardiff Hotel (TA Rating 4) From £115

7) Top Tip for London: From Buckingham Palace to The Tower of London, The London Eye to Oxford Street, London has a whole host of activities to keep you occupied. Make sure you indulge in a meal or two too, as London has some of the best restaurants in the world.
3* The Mad Hatter Hotel (TA Rating 4) From £72

8) Top Tip for Edinburgh: Edinburgh castle is simply stunning and there is also the chance to indulge in a local tipple at the nearby Scotch Whisky Experience.
5* The Glasshouse (TA Rating 4.5) From £105

9) Top Tip for Glasgow: Head to Glasgow for a wonderfully arty cultural experience taking in The Mackintosh House, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and The Burrell Collection.
4* Glasgow Marriot Hotel (TA Rating 4) From £90

10) Top Tip for Birmingham: The Bull Ring offers a great weekend for any shopaholic. With Selfridges alongside a whole host of other stores, Birmingham makes for a great girly weekend.
3* Cavalier House Hotel (TA Rating 3.5) From £35

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Prices are based on two people sharing a twin / double room. Rates may change due to different travelling dates, destinations & exchange rate fluctuations. All bookings are subject to availability. More terms and conditions apply and can be viewed at http://www.octopustravel.co.uk.

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