Planning holidays helps get many of us through our working weeks and months but there is nothing like the spontaneity of a last-minute getaway. Booking a holiday at short notice does not have to be expensive. With plenty of deals on hotels, flights and cheap travel insurance out there, you can afford to be picky and go for a destination that offers much more than price. Here are five of our favourites.
1. The Lake District
A big perk of organising things last minute is you can get a much better idea of whether the sun will shine. And when it does shine, there are few finer places anywhere than the beautiful Lake District. Visitors are guaranteed stunning views, unforgettable walks, a host of affordable B&Bs and campsites and plenty of delicious food that doesn’t break the bank. And there are no plane tickets or passports to worry about.