Brief encounter location one of seven best in UK

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CARNFORTH Railway Station has been voted one of the seven ‘must see’ man-made additions to a British holiday.

To celebrate British Tourism Week 2011, which runs until March 21, has created a list of seven man-made additions to the British holiday experience and among the best of the best is Carnforth Station, setting of the movie Brief Encounter.

Train enthusiasts and film buffs will see eye to eye on a visit to Carnforth Railway Station, restored to its former glory in recent years, and the location for the filming of Brief Encounter in 1945.

As it was shot during the war, the location was selected by the War Office as being out of the way and an unlikely target for attack.

Filming took place at night in order not to disrupt train schedules.

The venues are spread across the four corners of Britain and offer entertainment for film buffs, historian, theatre lovers and tea connoisseurs to name but a few.

Ginna Clark from said: “Britain is home to a vast array of tourist attractions, but not all get the attention they deserve. “Some of these you may have heard of, but others are still waiting to be discovered.

“With the British weather being one of the few things that can let you down on a British holiday, it pays to be armed with a choice of different things to see and do.”

“With the natural scenery, plus some great man-made additions, we believe that every day of a British holiday can be packed with fun.”

A wide selection of brochures is available on to coincide with UK Tourism Week and to encourage holidaymakers to “choose the UK”. Everyone who registers on the website will stand a chance of winning a £1000 luxury UK holiday this year.