Bargain hunters find holiday treasure

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Where will you find the best out of season bargains in the UK?
Where will you find the best out of season bargains in the UK?

Travelling outwith peak season offers holidaymakers a double reward – basically, more bang for their buck, without the crowds.

And while, realistically, you can't guarantee the sunshine on a late spring break in Britain, you can pretty much tailor-make the holiday of your dreams without having to fight your way through teaming hoards of tourists.

Stacey Gibson, marketing manager for boutique holiday park operators Verdant Leisure, thinks there's nowhere better than East Lothian and Berwickshire – each roughly an hour south of Edinburgh - if you're looking for a break which can be as action-packed or relaxing as you want.

Peace and tranquility

“Saying there is something for everyone is a bit of a cliché, but it is so true,” said Stacey. “For nature lovers the area is teaming with wildlife and local landscapes to dream of.

“The rugged East Lothian coastline has eight award-winning beaches, magnificent nature reserves and quaint villages, while history lovers will enjoy Bamburgh Castle, or even a trip down memory lane at the nearby Museum of Flight.

“Head further south to the Berwickshire coast to enjoy breathtakingly beautiful scenery, the lovely fishing harbours of St Abbs and Eyemouth and the much sought-after, much fought-after, Berwick Upon Tweed.”

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Peace and tranquility

If you love wildlife and conservation, this place is well worth a visit. Whet your appetite here (Adops please insert hyperlink behind here and enjoy more than a dozen live wildlife webcams.

Surfer dudes alert! Find your inner Keanu Reeves as you surf or paddle board with some of the best coaches in the country.

The historic royal seat of the kings of Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle sits on top of craggy volcanic rock, and offers visitors an unforgettable glimpse into the past a stunning locations. The site has a recorded history back to Viking times.

Set in 80 acres of glorious landscape overlooking the River Tweed, Paxton House is perfect for all ages, and even welcomes the family dog.

Fancy yourself as a Jordan Speith or Rory McIroy? Find your golfing moment of glory on more than a dozen excellent courses, which will test your skill and gladden your heart.

If this has inspired you to book your next break, think about Thurston Manor Leisure Park or Pease Bay Leisure Park, as the perfect base. Even better, they've teamed up with a selection of tourist attractions to offer discount days out for all their holidaying guests – ask them for more details.

Ready for something further afield? Take a look at Viewfield Manor / in the Ayrshire countryside and Riverside Leisure Park in Northumberland for inspiration.

For more information on short breaks or holiday homes for sale, visit Verdant Leisure website or call 0845 034 2195.