2014 August bank holiday breaks
Self catering August bank holiday weekends - top family fun
August bank holiday breaks are the perfect opportunity to grab a last bit of sun before winter sets in. With almost a third of the year to wait before the next bank holiday Monday, a short bank holiday break in August is ideal for a sun soaked weekend of family fun. Around the world are a vast range of destinations offering virtually guaranteed sunshine and more things to do than you could possibly try; the only hardship is selecting just one!
The August bank holiday weekend is the most popular time of the year for people to take a holiday, which means prices, especially in the package holiday industry, can soar. The popularity of August bank holiday breaks means that there is always plenty to do in the August bank holiday, but if you would prefer to bask in the sun in solitude, there are plenty of destinations to spend a gloriously peaceful self catering August bank holiday. Booking your August bank holiday break early allows you to find some excellent bargains, and if you have left it a little late, there are some wonderful August bank holiday breaks to be had here in the UK, right on your doorstep.
Summer Bank Holiday 2014 DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Summer Bank Holiday 2015 DateMonday, August 31, 2015
Great August bank holiday breaks
Top five August bank holiday destinations
August bank holiday breaks in CornwallCornwall is the perfect destination for August bank holiday short breaks. Easily accessible and with some of the finest beaches in the UK, Cornwall offers a vast range of things to do for an August bank holiday family fun weekend.
August bank holiday breaks in EdinburghThe August bank holiday coincides with the last week of the Edinburgh Festival, providing some of the best August bank holiday days out around. There is endless entertainment to enjoy, but book early as accommodation goes fast.
August bank holiday breaks in the Costa del SolSpending the August bank holiday in Spain is ideal for family activity holidays in the sun. The sun shines all day, and the warm Mediterranean waters and golden beaches are magnificent for a relaxing bank holiday Monday.
August bank holiday breaks in BrugesIf you are looking for a cultural or romantic August bank holiday getaway, the short trip to Bruges is a very tempting possibility. The unrivalled combination of culture and cuisine is sure to please, especially for older families.
August bank holiday breaks in the CotswoldsThe Cotswolds are an excellent choice for August bank holiday breaks. It has never been easier to keep the family active and healthy with the endless walking, cycling and horse riding possibilities on bank holiday Monday.
First things first though; when is the August bank holiday? The date of the August bank holiday Monday always falls on the last Monday of August, which, in 2013 is the 26th of August. Although the date of the August bank holiday is unique to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, there are always a huge number of August bank holiday events occurring throughout Europe, as the date often coincides with local summer festivals, fairs and festivities, providing plenty of things to do for the August bank holiday weekend.
It seems a real shame not to take full advantage of the rare 3 day weekend afforded by a bank holiday Monday. With many of our holiday home owners happy to take short bookings, if you cannot take the full week off, there are some fantastic August bank holiday short breaks to be discovered. If you are thinking of a short bank holiday weekend of family fun, there are some excellent choices within the UK, cutting out travelling time, and giving you much more time with which to enjoy your August bank holiday days out to the full.
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