Press Release: AFerry.co.uk - Ten places to visit this Spring Bank Holiday
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13 May, 2014
AFerry.co.uk - Ten places to visit this Spring Bank Holiday
As the Spring Bank Holiday approaches, AFerry.co.uk has a few ideas for some places to visit that are not too far to travel. Here are our top ten picks:
DisneylandParis® - enjoy 20% discount on prices even during the school holidays. DisneylandParis® is a favourite with adults and children alike. At Disneyland Park, fairytales take flight across five incredible lands - from the pirate-filled waters of Adventureland® to the Wild West of Frontierland®.The best crossing for ease of access is Dover - Calais with P&O, MyFerryLink, Eurotunnel or DFDS.
Nausicaa Sea Centre in Boulogne is one of the largest aquariums in Europe. After a fun exploration of the site, maybe visit the Old Town of Boulogne with its Basilica of Notre-Dame. The best crossing for ease of access is Dover - Calais with P&O, MyFerryLink, Eurotunnel or DFDS.
Honfleur is located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine and very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie. It is known for its old, beautiful picturesque port, characterised by its houses with slate-covered frontages, painted many times by artists, such as Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet. The Sainte-Catherine church, which has a bell tower separate from the principal building, is the largest wooden church in France. The best crossing for Honfleur is to Le Havre with DFDS.
Mont St. Michel is one of the most iconic spots in France with its 11th century Romanesque Abbey and one of the highest tides in Europe. The best crossing for Mont St. Michel is to St. Malo with Brittany Ferries.
Rotterdam is known for its university (Erasmus), cutting-edge architecture, lively cultural life, striking riverside setting and maritime heritage. Just ten kilometers from the Hook of Holland - the nearest crossing is with Stena Line or alternatively Rotterdam with P&O.
Dublin is one of the most popular and lively cities in Europe renowned for its blend of old and new, for its hospitality and cultural scene as well as historic centre and modern architecture. The best crossing is with Stena Line.
The Isle of Wight is so near and has so many attractions to offer the visitor. These range from the beaches of Sandown to Blackgang Chine and Osborne House, sailing in the Solent or exploring Ventnor Botanic Gardens or Carisbrooke Castle. Your crossing from Portsmouth is with Wightlink.
Waterford is famous for its beautiful crystal and the visitors centre there is a must for fans of the glassware. Reginald's Tower is the oldest urban civic building in Ireland and attests to the historic importance of the town. The nearest port is Rosslare with Stena Line.
Normandy Beaches - June sees the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings so a visit to the famous Normandy Beaches has added significance this year. Visit the many historic sites, monuments and museums in the area. Crossings from the UK go to Le Havre, Dieppe, Cherbourg and Caen with DFDS and Brittany Ferries.
Bruges - picturesque and charming, Bruges is lovely any time of year. Chocolate shops abound of course, a trip on the canals is a must to admire the pretty architecture and no-one should miss a visit to the Chip Museum! Your crossing to Zeebrugge is with P&O Ferries.