August Bank Holiday 2016: Terrific things to do in the UK

Great days out and short breaks across Britain, from Loch Lomond to Cornwall

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The UK's last Bank Holiday weekend of the year is almost upon us and if you're looking for fun, fantastic days out or exciting escapes for August Bank Holiday weekend, you've come to the right place as we've picked some of the best events and experiences taking place across Britain to ensure you're not stuck indoors during this wonderful time of the year.

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Perfect for getting out and about as a family, exploring somewhere new in Britain or relaxing with some time to yourself, the late summer long weekend brings an array of activities, events and festivals - as well as, fingers crossed, some good weather.

Foodies can experience the best of the gourmet world at The Big Feastival in the Cotswolds, while cinema lovers should head for Lancashire to re-live the Harry Potter movies with outdoor screenings at historic Lancaster Castle. Those who wish to get active and hit the water can take part in Loch Lomond's Great Scottish Swim, while the little ones will love meeting Mim-Mim at CBeebies Land.

Whether you're looking for a free day out or a luxurious escape to the countryside, we've got you covered. Take a look at some of the best things to do around the UK this August Bank Holiday, from partying at Notting Hill Carnival to a wild 'Sleepout' on a protected island.

August Bank Holiday 2016: Things to do in the UK

August Bank Holiday 2016: Things to do in the UK

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