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LONDON, 23 AUGUST 2012:

With August being one of the most fiercely fought after holiday times in offices, some workers are forced to sacrifice their vacation plans as other employees pip them to the post. Many want to make the most of the ‘free’ days holiday and with the bank holiday weekend fast approaching, leading car hire comparison site carhiremarket.com, is expecting to witness a flurry of last minute deals as people look to book their short getaways.

However, work calendars cannot be lucky for everyone and three days can seem like a very short amount of time to play with if you can’t extend it any further. As a result, holidaymakers are anxious to discover a destination that will allow them to take full advantage of their mini-break.

Andrew Shorrock, Marketing Manager at carhiremarket.com says: “August is always the peak reservation period, and despite all the excitement this year, 2012 is no different. However, holidaymakers should realise 3 days can be a perfect amount of time to get away from the stress and strain of work life.”

Common destinations for Brits include the typical beach breaks such as Dorset, Cornwall or the Lake District. However for those looking for something a bit quirkier, carhiremarket.com has complied a list of top 5 locations accessible enough to help those with only a short while to play with:

1) Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

This diverse location has a breadth of exciting activities and iconic landmarks to visit across a 3 day visit – with the additional benefit of being only a 4 hour train journey from London.

By hiring a car upon arrival you can make the most of the spectacular golf courses and romantic castles on offer. With the magnificent Scottish wilderness of the Galloway Forest Park, enjoying the great outdoors can help blow away any stresses with canoeing, hiking, white water drafting or mountain biking all readily available.

2) Black Forest, Germany

Not just a delicious cake, this must-see location is considered one of the most beautiful cities in southern Germany!

Easily accessible from Frankfurt airport, any traveller can jump in a car after a short direct flight from London and begin to enjoy the fairytale villages, thermal baths, casinos and pine-filled mountains. With an abundance of popular activities for the adventurous, including skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, boating and ice-skating there really is something for everyone.

You can even take your car down to the town of Baden Baden and visit the Roman Irish baths, in which you can enjoy an invigorating 16 step bathing sequence to regenerate your mind and body! The changing temperatures and varying baths, with their precious thermal waters, guarantee a feeling of complete relaxation on your short break away.

3) St Lawrence, Jersey

Head over to the stunning Channel Island of Jersey - famous for having more sunshine hours than any other corner of the British Isles.

Step back in time and learn about the German occupation in the Second World War at the Jersey War Tunnels in the spooky setting of a hospital bunker, before heading over to the 13th century Mont Orgueil above the eastern harbor of Gorey, and the simple yet evocative 19th century communal washing areas, such as the Lavoir de La Rue des Prés near Five Oaks junction.

Car hire from carhiremarket.com across the bank holiday would set you back as little as £64 for the whole weekend, and will provide a quick and convenient way to discover all of the historical monuments Jersey has to offer.

4) Corsica, South of France

Well known to many UK holidaymakers the South of France really does boast some outstanding backdrops for a perfect for a short getaway. Corsica offers great driving roads through lavender fields and vineyards leading to ancient hilltop villages, and the rugged surroundings of the several national parks in the area will satisfy anyone looking for relaxtion close to home!

For something a bit different, grab your car and head down across the spectacular coastal road along the French Riviera. Here you can peer down at the blue azure water of Southern France, a perfect chance to take some stunning photographs and show off to those back home.

5) Saltzburg, Austria

Famous as the birthplace and home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the legendary music composer who was born and raised in Salzberg in the early 1700’s, the city is only a short flight direct from Stansted airport.

Austria also boasts spectacular scenery and brilliant roads for any keen driver and their families to enjoy. After a day trip you can head back into the city centre to do a whistle stop culture tour of the locations made famous by “The Sound of Music”. By hiring a car you can save money on expensive coach tours and give yourself the freedom to see the statue of Pegasus, Leopoldskron Palace, Hellbrunn Palace glass pavilion, Nonnberg Abbey and Lake Fuschl at your own leisure.

For more information on the best value car hire visit www.carhiremarket.com

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