Avis Launches Free 'Phantoms & Fireworks' Web Guide

  • Get Out & About and Enjoy Hair-Raising Halloween Antics & Spectacular Fireworks Across The UK With 10% off Avis Car Rental*

Looking for some inspiration for your Halloween and Guy Fawkes celebrations? Then make sure you check out www.avis.co.uk/phantoms for ‘Phantoms & Fireworks’ - Avis’ free web guide to some of the most ghostly locations and spectacular fireworks displays throughout the UK. Plus, Avis is offering 10% off your UK car rental* - so if you need a car for your frightening frolics and fireworks extravaganzas, or perhaps a larger vehicle to accommodate extended family and friends, simply reserve at www.avis.co.uk/phantoms quoting discount number (AWD) X199914.


Visit some of the UK’s most haunted castles and stately homes where restless spirits have roamed the ramparts for centuries, for a close encounter of the ghostly kind! But, be careful - who knows what may be lurking in the shadows? You may want to keep your engine running for a quick getaway!

Drive your Avis car to Glamis Castle in Scotland, birthplace of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, which has several ghostly residents. You may see "The White Lady", believed to be the very beautiful Lady of Glamis. Falsely accused of witchcraft, she was burnt alive at the stake and , legend has it, has haunted the castle for hundreds of years. Or see the ghost of a small boy servant who is often seen waiting patiently on a stone seat just inside the Queen Mother’s Sitting Room.

Dare to go ghost-hunting on All Hallow’s Eve in the dark? Dover Castle in Kent, Framlingham Castle in Suffolk and Castle Acre Priory in Norfolk are holding eerie twilight tours that will make you jump out of your skin. Or you can join a spine-chilling night-time Ghost Walk through some of Britain’s oldest towns and cities, such as York, Stratford and Bath. Local experts guide you to some of the most haunted areas and make your hair stand on end with tales of mystery, murder and mayhem.

For some screamingly scary 21st century fun, Thorpe Park is running Fright Nights from 21st to 31st October, including The Carnival of the Bizarre, The Asylum and Hellgate horror mazes, plus exhilarating, high octane rides in the dark. For your little monsters, Scooby Doo and the gang will be making several appearances at Chessington World of Adventures during October for all sorts of Halloween Hocus Pocus and spooky mystery solving. Visit www.thorpepark.co.uk or www.chessington.co.uk for further information, dates and opening times.

… and fireworks

The 5th November 2005 marks four hundred years since Guy Fawkes was captured, foiling his gunpowder plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and overthrow King James I. Some of the most spectacular fireworks and bonfire nights take place at Leeds Castle in Kent, Birmingham’s Edgbaston Cricket Ground, and Battersea Park in London. Legoland in Windsor is also hosting firework displays in October and November.

So, get into the Halloween spirit, and click on www.avis.co.uk/phantoms to view the Avis Phantoms & Fireworks guide. The Avis 10% discount offer* is valid for rentals until 20th November - just enter discount number (AWD) X199914 where prompted.

* 10% off applies to time and mileage elements only - insurance and tax are non-discountable. UK online rentals only.

11 October 2005 Staff

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