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Few contemporary artists are celebrated by the average man as much as the mysterious king of counter culture, Banksy. His subversive brands of humour, rejection of conformity, authority and warfare have captured the imagination of many, whilst his remarkable talents have impressed the art world. Photo by Dan Taylor on Flickr Starting off as a youngster with a sharp sense of humour, keen political eye and a talented hand with a spray can, he is now one of the most successful and celebrated art Read More >>

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Nice is believed to be amongst the oldest human settlements in Europe and remains one of the most popular cosmopolitan tourist resorts in Europe. A hub for arts and culture enthusiasts, those interested in visiting this beautiful region will find plenty to keep them entertained. © Copyright Avis Opéra de Nice Throughout history, Nice has changed hands many times leaving it as culturally rich and architecturally stimulating as any other European city. Home to some of the most beautiful squar Read More >>

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Edinburgh is a city filled with a rich history of culture and spectacular grand stone architecture, a haven for tourists and local visitors alike – especially at New Year. One of the city’s largest events, the annual Hogmanay Festival celebrated on New Year’s Eve is famous throughout the UK. Hogmanay is one of the biggest and most celebrated dates in the Scottish calendar, hosting traditional singing of “Auld Lang Syne”, widely adopted by the rest of Britain. In days gone by it was cus Read More >>

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Every year, tourists from all over the world travel to Spain to enjoy the summer. Spain remains one of the few countries which have become synonymous with the word summer. From the regional festivals and great beaches to cultural and historical attractions, there is not much more you could wish for when looking for a summer holiday destination. Here are a few cities to consider should you be heading for in Spain for your summer holidays. © Copyright Avis Ibiza This Spanish island off the city Read More >>

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© Copyright Callum Black and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence You might think that the camping season is over now that the rain has started to set in, however as long as you are fully prepared, camping can be enjoyable at any time of the year! Camping trips are a favourite pastime for lovers of the outdoors. But for the wider population, it’s an experience that attracts mixed reviews. It can be an exhilarating experience if you are prepared, or quite an overwhelming ex Read More >>

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The West Country is the perfect location for a driving break; with long roads passing through wonderful countryside and the sea breeze coming through the window where could be better? The Atlantic Highway, the A39 stretches from the pretty market town of Barnstaple in north Devon along the northern craggy coastline of the South West peninsula before weaving inland and down to the harbour town of Falmouth in south Cornwall. The drive from start to finish will take just over two and a half hours t Read More >>

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For most tourists who visit Germany, Munich and Berlin tend to be the most likely destinations.  However, more people are now being drawn to Frankfurt… and here’s why: Frankfurt Rhien-Main Airport With millions of passengers annually, this list would be incomplete without Frankfurt airport (the portal to this beautiful city) which caters for millions of passengers a year. So captivating is the airport that more than a million people a year go on an airport experience tour to experie Read More >>

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There are many destinations which attract tourists the world over every summer but none more so than the Algarve, Portugal.  The Algarve is one of Portugal and Europe’s most popular tourist destinations and for good reason, with with the great weather, beautiful beaches, rich culture and history. Most visitors reach the Algarve through the region’s only international airport, Faro Airport.  Companies offering car hire at Faro Airport such as Avis offer a variety of Faro car hire options su Read More >>

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From modern harbour towns, through medieval villages, to ancient caves – a drive through Northern Spain takes you back in time.   There’s more to this region than superb architecture.   Head south from the sandy beaches to discover rolling hills, high passes, forests, fields and Romanesque churches. High points on route include - 1/ Pamplona – Follow in Hemingway’s footsteps 2/ Monte Igueldo, San Sebastian – Live the high life 3/ Santiago de Compostela – Holy city 4/ Guggenh Read More >>

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  The Lake District is one of the true gems of the England and there’s no better time to visit than Spring. Download our latest Avis Great Drives guide and see our recommended road trip that will show you the best of what the Lake District has to offer.   - Pick up your Avis hire car from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and head south on the A19 road to the super-stylish Seaham Hall hotel and spa. - Take a stress-free drive on the A1M and A66 to Barnard Castle, passing through lush moorlan Read More >>

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