The Best British Bank Holiday Breaks

10 images

From the cobbled seaside charm of Tenby to stargazing in Breacon Beacons, we've compiled the most idyllic places to stay this Bank Holiday...

If you’re looking to make the most of a forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend, then let us inspire you with our line-up of classy destinations around the UK. Choose an elegant, stylish hotel with Michelin-starred restaurant, cosy bar, and plenty of attention from staff who want you to have an excellent time.

Or go for a Bank Holiday break where you can be a little more independent. We have found several beautiful self-catering properties in stunning coastal and rural locations. Relax on your terrace and gaze down to a bustling marina, or lose yourself in the depths of the countryside where all the gazing can be upwards towards a perfect starry night sky.

There’s culture lined up for you if you’re excited by art, artists, authors, musicians and galleries. In fact, we have unearthed one or two landmark anniversaries that provide the perfect excuse for an escape and some exploration. If you want private and exclusive, we have just the place. If you want to be at one with nature, then we can point you to some fantastic locations.

A quick word about getting away for the Bank Holiday. After all, you’re likely to be on the move at the same time as loads of others – and no one wants to spend more than the bare minimum amount of time stuck in motorway gridlock.

So wherever you’re heading, plan your journey. If you’re taking the car, try to travel when the roads will be a little less busy. Even setting off an hour early can make all the difference to your total travel time.

Make the most of your Bank Holiday. We can’t guarantee the sunshine, but we think our ideas will take some beating.

Most Popular