June marks the start of summer in Britain and is one of the best months of the year to travel, whether you're thinking of a holiday in the UK or abroad. With gorgeous sunshine, a wealth of celebrations taking place (including one that celebrates the sun!) and wonderful far-flung destinations offering low-season affordability, June is a great time to escape.
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Across the continent, there is an array of beach, city and countryside spots for every type of traveller, and if you want to beat the July and August crowds, this is the time to experience the European summer. For an unusual island escape, the Azores bursts into bloom in June and is an upcoming destination offering lush scenery and a unique culture.
Spain is a popular country for holidays in June but it's worth avoiding the Brit-heavy Costa Del Sol and opting instead for Valencia, with its 15 kilometres of sandy beaches, endless days of sunshine and intriguing architecture, both ancient and modern.
If it's a holiday at home you have in mind, you can make the most of some of Britain's most spectacular coastline before the crowds arrive in Dorset. The peaceful beaches and beautiful scenery of the Jurassic Coast are heavenly at this time of year and we've found a luxurious Airbnb rental to ensure you're close to the best pubs and restaurants.