Bournemouth Is Easter Hot Spot!

The Lake District looks like being the top UK destination for travellers over the Easter and royal wedding bank holidays, with Bournemouth also set to attract visitors, it has been revealed.

And for those going abroad the most-popular spot is Malaga in southern Spain.

The Lake District topped the list of places people were most likely to travel to by car over the next two weekends, according to a poll by insurance company esure.

The next most-popular spot was Brighton followed by the north east coast of England and Bournemouth.

The poll of 1,025 British motorists also showed that 8% plan to travel more than 500 miles over the two weekends, with drivers spending an average of four hours 30 minutes in their cars.

Of those surveyed, 74% always expected delays over a bank holiday weekend and 60% reckoned jams were getting worse. As many as 35% said they would consider a holiday abroad rather than in the UK to avoid the traffic.

For those who actually are travelling overseas, Malaga is the most-popular destination, according to budget airline easyJet.

The no-frills carrier said that after the southern Spanish city, the next favourite destinations were Madrid, Paris, Faro in Portugal and Amsterdam.

EasyJet UK director Paul Simmons said:

''The double bank holiday offers the perfect opportunity to get away from it all, and therefore it's no surprise that Malaga is the most popular destination for British travellers during this period.''

More than 200,000 passengers are expected to depart from Stansted airport in Essex over the Easter weekend. Among popular destinations from Stansted this Easter are Belfast, Turkey and Hanover in Germany.

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