Where to go in May

Lizzie Adamson-Brown on 01 May 2020
As we roll into Summer 2020 and the world isn’t open for holidays this year, let’s focus on our holidays for 2021!

These are available to book now and I’d highly recommend booking early so you can make the most of the early booking prices and availability.

Here are some of my personal choices as a guide for your May holiday next year! I’ll give you some options for a short break, 1-week break and a 2-week break for you to think about.

Short Break …

You may not be in the mood for a trip overseas or to spend time in the airport right now, so why not try a short break in the UK first? If you are a whisky drinking connoisseur, nature lover or amateur historian, the Isle of Skye in Scotland could be for you…


Early May is the best time to visit as the dreaded midges haven’t emerged yet and there is fabulous chance of good weather to make those lochs sparkle, mountains blush and the peat moors glow in purple and green. The majestic Cuillin mountain range is a breathtaking sight to behold, in all its atmospheric allure and imposing cliffs. May is said to be one of the driest months so it’s an ideal choice. The sun rises in all its glory at 4am and sets after 11pm making it nice long days to enjoy all that Skye has to offer.

Visit the historical Dunvegan Castle, Museums that delve into Scotland’s bloody past and crofting. Why not try a cruise to the fabulous rock formations of Trotternish, spy sea eagles and sip on a Talisker whisky? Sky is connected to the mainland both by Ferry and a road bridge.

One Week Break …

Castles without crowds, and weeping willows draping the resplendent River Loire, flanked by glorious chateaux and quaint little market towns ….


This area is in a class of its own, steeped in history with links to Joan of Arc and Fontevraud Abbey with its royal tombs. Stroll or canoe down the river Loire and sample the markets, abundant with fresh strawberries and asparagus, this is the land of delightful food. May is a great time to visit with an enjoyable, comfortable mild climate and it’s a lot quieter, before the summer crowds descend! My tip would be to stay in the Central Loire between Orleans and Angers, packed with amazing architecture and fabulous eateries and why not stay in a Chateau?

Two Week Break…

If you are looking for some warm early sun and looking for empty beaches or a perfect pilgrimage, Spain’s northwest province is ideal. A lot greener, due to the damper climate in contrast to the more overbearingly hot, southerly Spanish provinces …


In May the Galician Hills are alight with blossom and yellow broom. You may get some rain at this time of year, but it will still be warm and empty countryside will be inspiring. Galicia’s beaches are unspoilt and lest developed with fabulous dunes at Playa de la Lanzada and amazing rock formations at Prais das Catedrais. The walking is legendary and the Camino de Santiago which starts at St Jean Pied a Port and finishes at Santiago de Compestella is a Pilgrimage made by many at this time of year and thought to be life affirming for many Christians. To walk it all would take approx. 30 days, but you can drop in anywhere en-route, around Santiago with all facilities open. I would suggest hiring a car and a ‘must do’ is a stay at the Parador de Santiago, heritage hotel overlooking the outstanding cathedral!

I hope you have enjoyed these suggestions in this blog, but feel free to contact me for fantastic options for May, within your budget.

Lizzie xxx