August is a notoriously expensive month for a holiday, especially if you're looking at a week in the Med or visiting a big city. The glorious weather and school holidays push prices up, making this time of year too costly for many people to travel. But there's still hope for you to make your escape without breaking the bank as we've found some amazing last-minute holidays for August 2016 that don't cost the Earth.
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What's more, these cheap holidays are in the places you want to go: think Mallorca, Thailand, Rome and New York. Whether you're travelling as a family or a couple, feel like taking a cruise holiday or a lake break, there's an affordable option for you.
If you're flexible with dates and available to travel towards the end of the month, you can take advantage of even cheaper late-summer prices, while booking these deals now will ensure you bag the best bargains before they're gone.
Dreaming of summer in the likes of Lake Garda, Alicante, Las Vegas or Hua Hin? You'll love these great value summer getaways. If you fancy taking the kids to the Loire Valley, you can enjoy 40 per cent off a family-friendly holiday village surrounded by vineyards, valleys and châteaux. Or maybe you prefer peace and quiet on a Greek island? There's a hotel in Rhodes that offers the perfect away-from-it-all setting with views of Lindos Acropolis at an unbelievable price.
Browse our pick of the best cheap holidays for August 2016...