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Who Needs Westminster Abbey Budget-Busting Tips For Right Royal Wedding

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Prince William and Kate Middleton have a big task ahead of them planning their nuptials next year. They've just named the date and place - but have assured the taxpayer they will consider the economic climate while they're deciding where and how to celebrate their big day. So, the UK's leading tourism directory, iknow-uk, has come up with a few budget ideas that'll save a few pennies... and could help you if you want your big day to be magical - but don't have a fairytale budget.


Blackpool Tower iknow-northwest.co.uk

The happy couple could say their vows at the top of this iconic landmark - or in the ballroom below. Then how about checking into one of the resort's budget hotels - from about £20 a night.



Party Boat iknow-northwest.co.uk

No need to push the boat out - just hitch up your skirt and hop on Your Majesty! Canal boat cruises saunter up the Lancaster Canal at a leisurely pace. You can have up to 48 guests and a promise from the owners to make your day extra special.



Gretna Green iknow-scotland.co.uk

If they really want to avoid the hype, Kate and Wills could slip off to the most famous home of the quiet, quickie wedding ceremony. Thousands of couples tie the knot here every year, attracted to the town's romantic heritage.



The Lake District iknow-lakedistrict.co.uk

All the money in the world can't buy a great view - and this one is spectacular. The 17th century King's Head Hotel in Thirlmere is at the foot of Helvellyn in the heart of The Lake District. Standard rooms here start at £25 a night.







Notes to Editors:

-     iknow-uk ltd launched iknow-yorkshire in September 2003. They have since launched iknow-scotland, iknow-lakedistrict, iknow-northwest, iknow-cornwall, iknow-devon, iknow-wales, iknow-dorset, iknow-kent, iknow-somerset, iknow-sussex, iknow-hampshire, iknow-northeast, iknow-peakdistrict, iknow-london, iknow-cotswolds and iknow-homecounties.


-     April 2009 saw the launch of a comprehensive hospitality section to iknow-yorkshire, which is now also available on iknow-lakedistrict and iknow-northwest.


-     Since their launch, the sites have received over 25 million visitors and created two million booking enquiries, which equates to £290 million worth of bookings, making iknow a leading authority on online bookings across the UK. 


-     For enquiries contact iknow-uk on 01772 521166.