As the sun has come out, so have the crowds for the Olympic Torch relay.

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The procession will cover a whopping 8,000 miles in 80 days across the UK, but if it’s not coming to your home town, or if you’d rather watch the flame from a sunny seaside spot, why not book a short break at one of our holiday parks on the Olympic route.

To help you plan your holiday, check out our guide to the Olympic Torch in touching distance of seaside towns.


Swansea to Aberystwyth: May 27, Day 9 – the torch sets out from Swansea, visits the ferry town of Fishguard and finishes in Aberystwyth.

Aberystwyth to Bangor: May 28, Day 10 – the route goes via the pretty town of Machynlleth, to Blaenau Ffestiniog before ending in Bangor.

Beaumaris to Chester: May 29, Day 11 – the torch starts at Beaumaris Castle and then goes over the Menai suspension bridge, along the north Wales coast and to Chester.

Want to see the torch on these days? See our holiday parks in Wales

Stranraer to Glasgow: June 8, Day 21 – the Scottish route starts in Stranraer and heads to the golfing town of Turnberry and Alloway, before arriving in Glasgow.

St Andrews to Edinburgh: June 13, Day 26 – the leg starts in St Andrews, the home of golf, before passing the incredible canal lock that is the Falkirk Wheel, and finishing in Edinburgh.

Take a look at our holiday parks in Scotland to see the torch on these days

Edinburgh to Alnwick: June 14, Day 27 – leaves Edinburgh through the Borders and to the historic town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, then along the Northumberland coast.

Alnwick to Newcastle-upon-Tyne: June 15, Day 28 – continues through Northumberland and along the coastal resorts of North Tyneside, ending in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Check out our holiday parks in the North East to see the torch

Middlesbrough to Hull: June 18, Day 31 – departs Middlesbrough and goes through the Victorian coastal resorts of Redcar and Saltburn to Whitby and then on to Hull.

Kendal to Blackpool: June 22, Day 35 – the torch starts at Kendal and heads down to the UK’s most popular seaside resort, Blackpool.

Book a short break to see the torch at one of our North West holiday parks

Grimsby to Lincoln: June 27, Day 40 – leaves Grimsby and travels along the east coast before turning inland and going on to Lincoln.

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Norwich to Ipswich: July 5, Day 48 – the procession heads along the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline and includes towns such as Lowestoft, the UK’s most easterly point.

Book one of our Norfolk holiday parks to take part in the Olympic Torch relay

Ipswich to Chelmsford: July 6, Day 49 – the torch travels along the coast to Southend-on-Sea, home to the world’s longest pier.

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Salisbury to Weymouth: July 12, Day 55 – the journey starts from prehistoric Stonehenge and continues along the Jurassic Coast to the first completed 2012 Games venue – sailing’s Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour.

Portland Bill to Bournemouth: July 13, Day 56 – starts at Portland Bill and goes through Dorset, past the coastal arch of Durdle Door and via the ruined fortress castle of Corfe.

Bournemouth to Southampton: July 14, Day 57 – the torch sails across the Solent to the Isle of Wight before returning to the mainland and the New Forest.

These Dorset holiday parks are great bases for watching the Olympic torch relay

Portsmouth to Brighton: July 16, Day 59 – leaves Portsmouth and goes through West Sussex, past sights including Chichester Cathedral and Arundel Castle.

Brighton to Hastings: July 17, Day 60 – the torch sets off from Brighton and goes via the landmarks of Battle Abbey, built on the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.

Hastings to Dover: July 18, Day 61 – the final coastal leg for the tour, the torch leaves Hastings and travels on to the seaside town of Folkstone, before arriving at the iconic white cliffs of Dover.

Stay at a holiday park in Sussex to see the Olympic Torch relay roll by

Written by Dan at BreakFree Holidays

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