UK Bank Holidays
Bank holidays are the perfect excuse to get away taking full advantage of that extra day off to start a long weekend away or begin a longer break. Whether it is the early May bank holiday, Spring Bank Holiday which replaced the Whitsun Holiday, August Bank Holiday, Easter Holidays or one of the other national holiday dates in the year, why not make the most of your extra time off.
The tradition of national holidays in the UK dates back to the early 19th Century, when the Bank of England would close its doors in celebration of a number of religious festivals and saints’ days - the number of bank holidays days in that period being estimated to be a healthy 33. In 1834 the bank dramatically reduced this, scaling the number of bank holidays down to just four: May Day on 1st May, All Saints Day on 1st November, Good Friday and Christmas Day.
2014 Bank Holiday Dates
Wednesday 1st January - New Year's Day
Book your Bank Holiday Break
Ensure you have something planned on one of these bank holidays. It's time to book, all you have to do now is decide how you want to spend the time on your perfect Bank Holiday Breaks.