Contents

Regional Tourist Boards
Advice on Making your Bed and Breakfast Booking
Web Sites of Interest
UK Destination Guides

Regional Tourist Boards

England

CUMBRIA TOURIST BOARD Ashleigh Holly Road Windermere Cumbria LA23 2AQ
Tel: 015394-44444 Fax: 015394-44041
Email: mail@cumbria-tourist-board.co.ukWeb: www.cumbria-the-lake-district.co.uk

EAST OF ENGLAND TOURIST BOARD Toppesfield Hall Hadleigh Suffolk IP7 5DN
Tel: 01473-822922 Fax: 01473-823063
Email: eastofenglandtouristboard@compuserve.com

HEART OF ENGLAND TOURIST BOARD Woodside Larkhill Road Worcester WR5 2EZ
Tel: 01905-761100 Fax: 01905-763450

LONDON TOURIST BOARD Glen House Stag Place London SW1E 5LT
Tel: 020-7932 2000
Web: www.londontown.com

NORTHUMBRIA TOURIST BOARD Aykley Heads Durham DH1 5UX
Tel: 0191-375 3000 Fax: 0191-386 0899
Web: www.ntb.org.uk

NORTH WEST TOURIST BOARD Swan House Swan Meadow Road Wigan Pier Wigan WN3 5BB
Tel: 01942-821222 Fax: 01942-820002
E-mail: info@nwtb.u-net.com

SOUTH EAST ENGLAND TOURIST BOARD The Old Brew House Warwick Park Tunbridge Wells Kent TN2 5TU
Tel: 01892-540766 Fax: 01892-511008
Email: enquiries@seetb.org.uk Web: www.seetb.org.uk

SOUTHERN TOURIST BOARD 40 Chamberlayne Road Eastleigh Hampshire SO50 5JH
Tel: 023-8062-0555 Fax: 023-8062-0010
Email: 100651.3040@compuserve.com Web: www.visitbritain.com

WEST COUNTRY TOURIST BOARD 60 St. David's Hill Exeter Devon EX4 4SY
Tel: 01392-425426 Fax: 01392-420891
Email: post@wctb.co.uk Web: www.wctb.co.uk

YORKSHIRE TOURIST BOARD 312 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1GS
Tel: 0870 609 0000
Web: www.yorkshirevisitor.com

Northern Ireland

IRISH TOURIST BOARD 53 Castle Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT1 1GH
Tel: (028) 90327888 Fax: (028) 90240201

NORTHERN IRELAND TOURIST BOARD Saint Annes Court, 59 North Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT1 1NB
Tel: (028) 90246609 Fax: (028) 90312424

ANTRIM TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE 16 High Street, Antrim, County Antrim, BT41 4AN
Tel: (028) 94428331 Fax: (028) 94487884

IRISH TOURIST BOARD LONDONDERRY 44 Foyle Street, Derry, County Londonderry, BT48 6AT
Tel: (028) 71369501 Fax: (028) 71369501

Scotland

AYRSHIRE AND ARRAN TOURIST BOARD Burns House, Burns Statue Square, Ayr, KA7 1UP
(01292) 262555 Fax: (01292) 269555

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY TOURIST BOARD 64 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Tel: (01387) 245550 Fax: (01387) 245551
Web: www.galloway.co.uk

SCOTTISH BORDERS TOURIST BOARD Shepherds Mills, Whinfield Road, Selkirk, TD7 5DT
Tel: (01750) 20555 Fax: (01750) 21886
Web: www.holiday.scotland.net

EDINBURGH AND LOTHIANS TOURIST BOARD 4 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 7RY
Tel: (0131) 473 3600 Fax: (0131) 473 3616

GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE VALLEY TOURIST BOARD 11 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DY
Tel: (0141) 204 4480 Fax: (0141) 204 4772
Web: www.holiday.scotland.net

ANGUS AND CITY OF DUNDEE TOURIST BOARD 21 Castle Street, Dundee, DD1 3AA
Tel: (01382) 527540 Fax: (01382) 527550
Web: www.carnoustie.co.uk

KINGDOM OF FIFE TOURIST BOARD Haig House, Haig Business Park, Markinch, KY7 6AQ
Tel: (01592) 750066 Fax: (01592) 611180
Web: standrews.rroom.net/

PERTHSHIRE TOURIST BOARD Lower City Mills, West Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5QP
Tel: (01738) 627958 Fax: (01738) 630416
Web: www.perthshire.co.uk

ARGYLL, THE ISLES, LOCH LOMAND, STIRLING AND TROSSACHS TOURIST BOARD
Old Town Jail, St. John Street, Stirling, FK8 1EA
Tel: (01786) 445222 Fax: (01786) 446325
Web: www.holiday.scotland.net

ABERDEEN AND GRAMPIAN TOURIST BOARD 27 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1YL
Tel: (01224) 288800 Fax: (01224) 581367
Web: www.scotland.net

THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND TOURIST BOARD Peffery House, Strathpeffer, IV14 9HA
Tel: (01997) 421160 Fax: (01997) 421168
Web: www.visithighlands.com

ORKNEY TOURIST BOARD 8 Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX
Tel: (01856) 872856 Fax: (01856) 875056
Web: www.orkneyislands.com

WESTERN ISLES TOURIST BOARD 4 South Beach, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2XY
Tel: (01851) 703088 Fax: (01851) 705244
Web: www.witb.co.uk

SHETLAND TOURIST BOARD Market Cross, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0LU
Tel: (01595) 693434 Fax: (01851) 695807
Web: www.witb.co.uk

Wales

CARDIFF VISITOR CENTRE The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1WE
Tel: (08701) 211258
Web: www.visitwales.com


Advice on Making your Bed and Breakfast Booking

Initial Enquiry

When enquiring about accommodation be sure to state all your requirements as follows:

  • Arrival and departure dates
  • Number and type(s) of room required i.e. single, double, twin etc.
  • Facilities required i.e. en-suite bathroom, cot etc.
  • Type of board i.e. bed and breakfast, half board or full board
  • Any special requirements i.e. disabled access or special dietary requirements.
To avoid errors you should always confirm your booking details in writing.

When asking about the cost of the accommodation be sure to check that V.A.T. and any service charges are included in the price.

Your Deposit

Unless your booking is made at the last minute you are likely to be asked to pay a deposit. This payment should be deducted from your final bill when paid.

Payment of Bill

You may be asked to pay your bill on arrival. If so, check your room first to ensure that it suites your req uirements.

Cancellations

When you make a reservation, either by telephone or in writing, you enter into a legal contract with the proprietor. If you subsequently cancel your reservation the proprietor may ask you for compensation. This would probably involve the loss of your deposit and perhaps an additional payment.

However, if the proprietor manages to relet the room(s) he should not ask for compensation from you. It is therefore advisable to confirm your cancellation in writing as early as possible.

Before booking consider taking out insurance against your cancellation of the trip.

Arrival

If you expect to arrive late at your accommodation, or if you are delayed, let the proprietor know to avoid any problems.


Web Sites of Interest



Exchange-Rates.com

Exchange-Rates.comView the live exchange rates and read the latest currency news at www.exchange-rates.com. International money transfers and a free iphone currency app are also available.



Met OfficeThe Met Office describe themseleves as "one of the world's leading providers of environmental and weather-related services". You'll find a huge amount of weather data on this site, including UK, world and city forecasts, weather warnings and an extensive news archive.

Search the site by region to find out the average climate or current weather conditions at your chosen destination. They even offer customised forecasts delivered anywhere and at any time via your mobile phone. The site is a great resource for UK and World travellers who want up to date weather information.


The National TrustThe Nation Trust care for over 612,000 acres of beautiful countryside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, almost 600 miles of outstanding coastline and more than 200 buildings and gardens of outstanding interest and importance. Most of these properties are held in perpetuity and so their future protection is secure. The vast majority are open for visitors.

Naturally, the site has lots of information about how and where to visit its properties. The Trust also offer a holiday and travel service and a selection of gifts and souvenirs. If you want more related information there is an excellent link page to other environmental and tourist Websites.


Visit BritainProduced by the British Tourist Authority, this site is crammed with all sorts of information to help you choose and book your UK holiday. From holiday ideas and travel information to lists of events and attractions, its all to be found here. Whatever you taste in holidays, for a one-stop resource to plan all aspects of your trip take a look at Visit Britain.


Doing France....?

Pure FanceIf you are visiting France as well as the UK then Pure France can help you find quality holiday rental accommodation. They specialise in finding the property that is exactly right for your holiday. Their English-speaking staff can assist you with your reservations and they will be happy to advise with your property search. www.purefrance.com


Real Estate Languedoc
Languedoc estate agent, Freddy Rueda, can help you find the ideal property in this beautiful region of the South of France. www.realestatelanguedoc.com


La Charrue Bed and BreakfastDoing France as well as the UK? La Charrue is a bed and breakfast in the Lanquedoc village of Autignac. We can personally recommend the accommodation and the warm welcome offered by the owners, Ron and Jane Bennett. www.lacharrue.net

Disclaimer

All the information in this guide is believed to be correct. The publisher accepts no responsibility for any consequences arising from errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the information provided.

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