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Best last-minute European getaways for the bank holiday weekend (for under £300)

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Yahoo Style UK

Having rubbish plans for the bank holiday weekend – or worse, none at all – is one of life’s biggest wastes.

There’s nothing more soul-destroying that watching all of the rooftop bar-pub garden-house party fun from your phone screen as you sit indoors.

If you have found yourself in this exact rut ahead of the final bank holiday of the summer, then fear not, because a last minute European getaway could be the answer.

With thousands of flight providers specialising in last-minute deals, and countless sunny locations to enjoy mere hours from your home, there really is no excuse to spend the long weekend in front of the TV.

Banish your FOMO and make everyone else’s BHW plans look boring in comparison by booking one of these…

(Please note prices are subject to change.)

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Get to know Frankfurt

The German city along the river Main is home to stunning architecture, historic sights, a bustling Old Town, and tons of atmosphere. Make sure to visit the town’s famous Sachsenhausen Cider Taverns to sip the area’s signature beverage.
Get a return flight with Luthansa Air from London for £196 via SkyScanner.
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Explore Cork in Ireland

Like Dublin but condensed, Cork offers all the same bustling atmosphere, narrow streets and beautiful views. Cork is often called the food capital of Ireland, so use your three days to eat your way through the towns many superb restaurants.
Get a return flight with Aer Lingus from London for £296 via SkyScanner.
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Hop on the Eurostar to Amsterdam

Now, getting to one of Europe’s most popular weekend getaway destinations has never been easier. Just three hours and 41 mins on the Eurostar from London will land you in the Netherland’s capital: Amsterdam. Spend three days drinking in the city, from bikerides along the canals, visiting historical locations like Anne Frank’s house or spending time in the city’s famous coffee shops.
Get the Eurostar from London from £179.
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Explore the stunning Reims in Champagne-Ardennes

Wine lovers will be in paradise in Reims, part of the Champagne-Ardennes, one of France’s most famous wine regions. Renowned for the sparkling white wines that bear the region’s name, Reim boasts prestigious champagne houses, hilly countryside views, vineyards and medieval monuments.
Get a return ferry from Dover to Dunkirk for £267 and make the three hour drive to Reims.
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Spend a few days in Madrid

Spain’s capital is known for its extensive parks, luxurious boulevards and stunning architecture. Spend the weekend exploring the buzzy backroads, second-to-none shopping and vibrant nightlife after sunset.
Get a return flight with EasyJey from London for £278 via SkyScanner
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Tick Vienna off the list

Visit Austria’s capital for a weekend of culture, food and postcard-perfect moments. Pick up some goodies at the vibrant Naschmarkt, admire the Kunsthistorisches Museum, cycle round the Ringstrasse and eat your way through all the Schnitzel the town has to offer.
Get a return flight with Anisec Airlines from London for £292 via SkyScanner.
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Explore Oslo in Norway

Norway’s capital is known for its open green spaces, sensational Nordic food and museums. Head to the hip Grünerløkka district for some shopping or indulge in some history at the Norwegian Maritime Museum or the Viking Ship Museum.
Get a return flight with SAS and Norweigan Air from London for £287 via SkyScanner.
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