Great bank holidays in 2013 with Sykes Cottages

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Next year’s bank holidays may feel like a long way away, but now really is a great time to book a trip over a bank holiday weekend in 2013. Bank holidays and public holidays are extremely popular times of year to take a trip, so booking early is the best way to ensure that you get the holiday cottage that you want.

Plan ahead for a great bank holiday weekend

Many of the bank holidays fall into the school holidays meaning that New Year, Easter, May and Christmas are already some of the most popular times to take a holiday. Plan ahead to avoid disappointment and to ensure that you have the widest choice of holiday cottages.

Peak District

The bank holiday dates for 2013

So when are the bank holidays in 2013? Here is a list of dates for the 2013 bank and public holidays in England, Wales and Scotland. For more information about bank holidays and public holidays, visit the Directgov website.

Holiday Date Exceptions
New Years Day 1st January
2nd January 2nd January Scotland only
Good Friday 29th March
Easter Monday 1st April England and Wales only
Early May Bank Holiday 6th May
Spring Bank Holiday 27th May
Summer Bank Holiday 5th August Scotland only
Summer Bank Holiday 26th August England and Wales only
St Andrew’s Day 2nd December Scotland only
Christmas Day 25th December
Boxing Day 26th December


Make the most of long weekends

The extra day off work means that a bank holiday is a great time to have a weekend away. Make the most of a three day weekend and book a cottage for a short break for just three nights. After three relaxing days away you will feel like you have really made the most of the bank holiday! Or, if you fancy a full week away, taking annual leave to coincide with a bank holiday weekend means that you can have a week off and only use four days holiday. Great news!

Shropshire Union Canal

Don’t wait; book your bank holiday break today!

We are already taking bookings for 2013! If you want to find out more about booking a bank holiday break, give our offices a call and talk to one of our friendly holiday cottage advisors, or browse our website to view our cottages to rent for the next bank holiday.

We also have holiday cottages that are available for a break over the upcoming August bank holiday weekend. Why not book your perfect self-catering holiday today?

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