Bank Holiday breaks in May

Get away for a short holiday in May


Kai Sedgwick

Kai Sedgwick
HomeAway travel expert


ScotlandMake the most of May by booking a family getaway in Europe. It doesn’t matter how far you choose to roam - from home shores to foreign climes, there are a wealth of holiday options to suit your budget. When travelling in May, you’ll want to pick a destination that’s reasonably close; after all, the less time you spend in the air, the more time you can spend enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend.

HomeAway have a host of holiday rentals situated across the UK and mainland Europe. Whether you crave sunshine, adventure or a bit of both, we’ve assembled some great destinations that offer good value for menu and plenty to do at this time of year. Get away in May and experience an unforgettable holiday.


 

May Bank Holiday ideas


   

Scotland Scotland May bank holiday ideas

Pack some warm clothes and head to Scotland to explore its celebrated landscape. Set the GPS to the Isle of Skye, where the beautiful Loch Duich and the jagged ridges of the Cuillins await. After exploring the island’s quaint villages, inlets and bays, prepare your senses for a culinary treat at award-winning restaurant The Three Chimneys. Alternatively, holiday in Edinburgh and feast your eyes upon the capital’s beguiling architecture. Vibrant bars, cosy eateries, chic coffee shops and guided tours are all part of the fun.

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Normandy, France Normandy bank holiday ideas

From William the Conqueror to the D-day landings, the vestiges of Normandy’s tumultuous past can still be seen today. 400 miles of coastline include the open beaches of Cotentin as well as lively rock pools where children fish for crabs. Good wine, bread and cheese are cornerstones of Normandy’s cuisine; visit the boulangerie and stock up on rustic rolls, cakes and sweet pastries. If you’re happy to cook the bulk of your meals instead of eating out, a short trip to Normandy can easily be enjoyed on a budget.

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Algarve, Portugal Algarve bank holiday ideas

The Algarve starts to get warm around May - great news for British families clamouring for sunshine. Boasting three of Europe’s top beaches, the Algarve is perennially popular for good reason. Head here in May to beat the crowds. The region’s water parks will keep the kids happy, while adults will relish a round of golf or a walk around the Old Town of Faro. With the blue blossom of jacaranda trees and the turquoise ocean, the Algarve is a beautiful sight to behold in May.

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Wales Wales bank holiday ideas

Wales is another May Bank Holiday destination that can be enjoyed on a budget. Don’t come here because it’s cheap though - come here because it’s beautiful. Take the kids canoeing and fishing; set off on a mountain hike or hit the beach at Broad Haven. Dip a toe in the shallow water and dredge a bucket through the rock pools. Wales is blessed with a number of free family attractions including the enchanting Dryslwyn Castle and Llanddwyn Island, which is actually joined to the mainland most of the time.

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Costa Brava Costa Brava May bank holiday ideas

Just two hours by air, the Costa Brava is a world away from the UK - especially during May, when things start to heat up in Spain. Family holidays in Costa Brava are all about the beach of course, and what a beach, indeed - miles of clean sands flanked by pines and jagged pink rocks. The food here is also exceptional, with Catalonia combining inventive cuisine with excellent locally-produced wine. Swim, dive, snorkel and sail or explore the ancient city of Girona.

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Holiday Homes for 2014 May Bank Holiday Breaks

The Nearest Beach Is Only 20 Minutes Away, The Beautiful Beach Of Los Alcares On The Mar Menor

The resort offers a great place to getaway, for either a Family, Couples or a bunch of Golfers, the resort caters for all. There are a number of restaurants around the resorts town centre, all within walking distance. The apartment is in a perfect...

Peaceful Location ,easy Stroll to All the Amenities of Sleepy Little Village, 15 Mins by Car to Uzes

The chateau has great history dating back to 1541. Built by an Italian Renaissance architect it has a delightful feminine uplifting effect to every body that visits .It consists of the main chateau and has also 3 independent cottages outside with ...

Peaceful Rural Location Near Chic Market Town St Remy, Charming Maussane And 40mins To Cool Beaches

Large 5 bedroom,5 bathroom exceptionally stylish country house with very beautiful large garden, not at all overlooked ,Extremely comfortable and well appointed.Maintained and decorated to a very high standard.Library with huge selection of books,...

Restored Farmhouse, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Swimming Pool, Set In Countryside

Restored farmhouse, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, swimming pool, set in countryside. Completed in July 2013 this fully restored traditional detached stone farmhouse is set on the edge of the small rural hamlet of Cambou and will accommodate 12 people i...

Rural Location In Pretty Witherslack Village, Ideally Situated For The Lake District

Imagine yourself eating breakfast on the terrace while the children and dogs play happily on the lawn. Or chasing rare butterflies through secret, wild and sculpted gardens. Or putting on your boots and stomping off for a Sunday morning walk up Wh...
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