The best places to go on holiday in the month of July

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The best places to go on holiday in the month of July
Brits love to be beside the seaside in July. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

July has traditionally been the most popular month for families to go on holiday. July falls at the height of the summer season and coincides with the end of the school calendar year, so many people use this time to go away as a family. The idea of a perfect holiday is different for everyone. Whether you enjoy relaxing on the beach, exploring local countryside or experiencing the culture of a new city, July is the month in which to do it.

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UK breaks

You don't always need to get on a plane to enjoy a great holiday. If a beach holiday is your preference, then a trip down to Cornwall, Devon or the south coast can provide everything you're looking for without the hassle of air travel and airport queues. Alternatively, why not try the Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall. There you can enjoy a famously mild climate and experience sailing, castles, small fishing villages and also excellent white beaches. The downside of staying in the UK in July is the unpredictable weather and any holiday during this month will coincide with the school holidays, making everything a little more expensive.


Catalonia is the "supermarket" of holiday destinations because it offers everything and will have something for everyone. Staying in a seaside town such as Cadaques will allow you to enjoy the best elements of a beach holiday and allow you to explore. Cadaques boasts 27 beaches and 10 coves as well as mountain trails, a museum, art galleries and excellent dining options. If you are looking for a change of pace and scenery you can take a day trip to Barcelona and explore a vast and cultural city with a rich history and the famous stadium, Camp Nou.

The Algarve

If you're after a family holiday, the Algarve in Portugal has something for the whole family. If you have ever wanted to try sailing, enjoy a day of golf in the sun or relax by the pool, then the Algarve is the place to do it. The region offers sandy beaches, excellent food, sport and plenty of adventure for adults and children.


With its incredible mountainous terrain, Lake Titicaca and the ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru is an excellent and thrilling place to visit for the more adventurous holidaymaker. You can also take a guided trail through the Amazon rainforest. There's also wildlife, stargazing and lost cities to keep you invigorated throughout your holiday.


If a traditional holiday does not appeal, then a city break to an unexpected place could be just what you need. Montreal is a bustling metropolis full of energy and plenty of enthralling activities. It hasart galleries, festivals, excellent French cuisine and architecture that everyone will appreciate.

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