The Trust’s South West region director Mark Harold said: "We’re encouraging people to plan around the congestion to make the journey an enjoyable part of the holiday."
Ideas include the gardens and parkland of Killerton, 11km from a stretch of the M5 likely to be busy with travellers to the West Country, and the landscape garden of Stourhead, 4km from the A303.
The initiative ties in with the Highways Agency’s Don’t just drive, Discover campaign, which urges families to plan their journeys as much as they plan their holidays, and to take breaks en route.
See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bankholiday for details.
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