Don’t Fork-Out More For Fuel This Bank Holiday

As motorists prep to take to the tarmac for the bank holiday weekend, Perrys is warning that drivers may have to fork-out more for fuel whilst using key holiday hot-spot roads.


Those planning a ‘staycation’ could be stung – with some fuel stations asking for an additional 1.9p per litre, compared with the typical service station fee. With 77 per cent of motorists, who will be driving this weekend aiming to to drive over 50 miles, it’s no shock that filling stations appear to have hiked their prices.


Popular holiday destinations, like Cumbria, which is certain to see lots of footfall around the Lake District this weekend, has a massive 15 per cent difference in the petrol prices on offer at other stations. For instance, some garages charge a laughable 131.2p, while others only demand 114.3p.

Motorway Services

And it’s not just drivers in Cumbria who are at risk of ballooning fuel prices, other locations affected encompass: Membury services (123.7p) and Stafford services (121.9p). These are all places that are situated close to a major motorway that motorists will likely be using to get to their holiday destinations, including the M25, M6, M40 and M1.


Perrys anticipates the data will help drivers stay on the ball when filling their fuel tanks. The info should also give motorists the best chance to make the most of their time away, without falling victim to whopping petrol prices.


Perrys’ motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, commented: “We want to make sure that motorists are able to enjoy driving this bank holiday, without worrying about spending even more than usual on fuel. No one wants to splash out needlessly, so Perrys urges drivers to avoid pricey fuel by checking out their routes, and making certain they discover the cheapest petrol or diesel possible.”

Top 10 Highest Priced Petrol Spots

Nearest service station: Highest price within 5 miles:

  1. Kinross services 130.9p
  2. Abington services 130.9p
  3. Southwaite services 126.6p
  4. Happendon Services 125.9p
  5. Tebay Services 125.2p
  6. Membury services 123.7p
  7. Michaelwood services 123.5p
  8. Lancaster (Forton) Services 122.2p
  9. Watford Gap Services 122.1p
  10. Stafford services 121.9p