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18.03.2023 - 14:47 / ok.co.uk
Cold fronts, snow and drizzle continue to sweep across the UK, so it’s no wonder we’re all hankering for some sun. In fact, over half of Brits* are planning a late spring holiday, with March, April and May reported as the most popular times for travel.
If the current chilly conditions are getting you down and you’re badly in need of some travel inspo, director and travel agent, Gavin Lapidus from eshores has pinpointed the best locations to make a bee-line for. From affordable weekend breaks to far-flung treats, here are his five top spots, each with a balmy temperatures to enjoy and a must-see hidden gem for you to discover.
Bon voyage! For an affordable break - Évora, Portugal Average spring temperature: High 18°C, Low 9°C Portugal ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for an affordable springtime break. You can find reasonably priced accommodation, food and transportation options right across the country, and the weather is usually mild and pleasant right now.There’s also an exceptional range of attractions to explore, from historic cities to beautiful beaches.
Hidden gem: Évora, a town in the Alentejo region, just over an hour away from Lisbon, is packed full of culture and makes for a relaxed, unique place to visit. It has been granted UNESCO World Heritage Status, thanks in part to the well-preserved 1st Century AD Roman Temple.The Capela dos Ossos, or Chapel of Bones, can also be found in the town – an unusual gothic destination features a chapel decorated with human bones, making for a chilling yet fascinating place to visit.
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