British Breaks Available In August

Posted on: 24 July 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

With many people choosing to spend their summer holidays in the British Isles, we take a look at some of best deals in Great Britain during late summer.

A vacation or short break in the UK will reward you at any time of year, be it Easter, Christmas or the Summer holidays – think of historic English castles and cathedrals, dramatic Welsh valleys, Cornish coves, the stunning coastlines of Northern Ireland and the wonderful scenery of the Scottish Highlands.

- 7 nights in the Lake District for £400

Enjoy a relaxing week in the North Lakeland fells staying in The Granary, a converted two-bedroom wing of the Old Rectory in the village of Uldale. The property sleeps four and will also take two dogs – at a supplement of £15 each – and makes the perfect spot for walkers.

The offer of £400 is valid for August 9 arrivals onwards for seven nights. Cumbrian Cottages; 01228 599960.

- 7 nights in Scotland for £415 

Relax on the privately-owned island of Eilean Shona, at the entrance to Loch Moidart on Scotland’s west coast. White Cottage, available from 19th August, sleeps up to three people and there are no cars or bikes on the island – visitors leave their cars on the mainland and are transferred by private motor launch. Unique Cottages: 01835 822277. High season rate is from £495 per week.

- 7 nights in Cornwall for £450

Stay at Tikkidew, an open-plan barn conversion with a galleried bedroom, near to St Mellion. The property sleeps two and is available for seven nights from 5th August. The offer also includes two free daily memberships to St Mellion Golf & Country Club. Through Holiday Lets: 01234 756945. High season rate is from £625 per week.

- 7 nights in Scotland for £650

Escape to Scotland's Black Isle, a peninsula between the Cromarty and Dornoch Firths in the Highlands.

Enjoy seven nights' accommodation in Peediequoy Cottage, a detached property sleeping six with superb views across the fields to the Beauly Firth. Available for £650 for a week's stay starting August 9, 16 or 26. Unique Cottages; 01835 822277.

- 12 nights cruise around the UK, France and Ireland for £749pp 

Set sail from Tilbury on board the MS Marco Polo, sit back, relax and enjoy 12 nights with stops in Jersey, Honfleur, Edinburgh, Stornoway, Killybegs, Belfast and Cork before returning to Tilbury. Price includes all meals, on board entertainment and the chance to go ashore at all stops. The Classic Traveller: 0800 988 5843

- 7 nights in Devon from £855

Base yourself in Plymouth and ensure your Devonian break goes with a bang as the British Fireworks Championships comes to the maritime city during August. On August 12 and 13, there'll be four displays a night, starting at 9.30pm as darkness descends over the scenic backdrop of Plymouth Sound.

You can bag yourself a prime view with a seven-night, self-catering stay at a city-centre property, such as 28 Century Quay (sleeps four, located on the historic Barbican, available from August 9 for £855) and 30 Azure (sleeps 2/3, overlooks Plymouth Hoe, has secure allocated parking, available from August 9 for £1103). Blue Chip Vacations; 01803 855282.

- Travelodge Special Offer - 50,000 rooms for £19 and £29 across the UK

If you are looking for a weekend away, then perhaps Travelodge has your solution.  As long as you stay by 7th September 2008, you will pay £19 and £29 per room, depending on the location.  Visit   They have also partnered up with leading British holiday brands to offer further savings, including:

  • National Express coaches - 10% off on coach travel to selected seaside locations
  • Blackpool pleasure beach - £5.00 off entry fee and two for one offer on all shows
  • Sea Life – 2 for 1 offer for all outlets throughout the UK
  • Crealy Park – Free lunch for the family
  • Grand Pier, Weston Super Mere – 2 for 1 on a variety of refreshments
  • Wookey Hole – 20% off entry price
  • Komedia Brighton – Discounted entry 

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