Have a great holiday – without leaving the country

With the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations to look forward to, Britain is the place to be this summer.

So instead of booking a holiday abroad, why not get yourself a copy of The British Television Location Guide to help you find some of the fantastic UK landmarks you’ve seen on your screens?

If you’re planning a stay in the London area for the Games, you could visit locations in the Capital featured in such dramas as Spooks, Ashes to Ashes or Silk for instance.

Or for a great day out, the historic City of Oxford, home to Lewis and Inspector Morse or the Midsomer Murders trail in the Chilterns are also easily accessible.

The real Downton Abbey – Highclere Castle in Newbury and stunning Chavenage which doubles up as Candleford Manor in Lark Rise to Candleford are just two of the nation’s magnificent stately homes worth visiting.

Port Isaac in Cornwall, the backdrop to popular Doc Martin is an idyllic destination for a relaxing break. All these amazing locations and many more are featured in The Guide.

As he launched a £5m government campaign to urge us all to holiday at home, Olympics Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “2012’s going to be a year like no other with the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics…the perfect time to make the most of the UK.”

Discounts of 20.12% are being offered on tourist-related spending such as meals and hotels. Go to www.great2012offers.com to check out the deals.

For more ideas for a TV-related staycation, buy The British Television Location Guide.

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