Looking for great weather in winter without the painfully long flight? Turns out there are plenty of great options within 6 hours of the UK! You don’t have to go to the ends of the earth for winter sun…
Morocco can be reached by air in just 3 hours, but the weather is a world away from the dreary British winter! Comfortable temperatures of around 20°C allow you to enjoy a city break in Marrakesh, sampling traditional Moroccan tagines and browsing the markets for gifts, or enjoy a beach holiday in the warmer resort of Agadir on the Atlantic coast.
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The Canary Islands are a great choice for short-haul sunshine all year round, and Gran Canaria is one of our favourites! This beautiful island boasts beautiful beaches, a lively nightlife and plenty of family-friendly hotels and restaurants. With temperatures reaching 25°C and a flight time of just 4.5 hours, what’s not to love?
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Egypt cools off a little in the winter months, but after the sweltering heat of summer this can be a relief! Sharm el Sheikh in particular is still pleasantly warm, making winter an ideal time to sample activities like desert tours and quad biking, or take a day trip to the famous Pyramids.
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The winter months are arguably the best time to visit Gambia, when the weather is warm and a slight breeze has blown away the humidity of the summer. Gambia’s tourism industry has boomed in recent years, leading to an abundance of boutique hotels and beautiful resorts.
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By Kate Moxon – Unstoppable sun seeker