Preparation is the key to getting the most from your mid week short break. Because your stay is short it's important to know what you would like to see in an area and plan it. This way you can ensure that places you visit are open to visitors and are aware of any tea shops, parking and other details that can cause stress if unknown. This is even more critical if you plan to travel a considerable distance.
- The web is one of the best sources of information about tourist attractions and will contain details of opening times, parking and entry prices.
- Tourist Information Centres stock literature about places to visit with essential facts and direct you to individual websites for detailed information and photographs.
- Visit your library in advance and see if you can obtain guidebooks to take with you or read before your trip. Secondhand book shops or charity shops can also be good sources for travel guides because people buy them for their immediate trip and often discard them on their return.