Rather than go with a stereotypical weekend in Amsterdam, why not enjoy your stag or hen do in the luxuriously laidback South of England? Try a cheap licensed hostel in Beer, of Seaton; waterski across Woolcombe Bay, or plunge into Paignton's party streets for an unforgettable send off. Devon's beaches and mild green hills lend themselves easily to extreme sports and thrill seeking fun, perfect for the bride to be or future groom who wants a little risk and excitement, but without ending up painted blue or on the way to France.
It's easy to book last minute breaks in Devon, whether in the rural splendour of Dartmoor or the Georgian seaside resort of Ilfracombe. The cities and towns of Devon, such as Plymouth and Exeter, have their own charm; explore underground passageways, illuminated by distant torches; light a candle in a baroque Cathedral, take a tour of a medieval Quarter, or just enjoy the shopping, sights, scents and saloons of a big city. Visitors can enjoy a huge range of eateries offering a succulent selection of cuisines from all over the world, especially in the port towns. Walk the path of the pilgrims at the famous Mayflower steps, and experience Plymouth Gin at its source.
If you are flexible about the dates and locations, then money saving aficionados can steel themselves and wait to pounce on a super deal at one of the last minute cottages in Devon. Holiday home owners typically offer seasonal rates in recognition of peak vacation dates and school holidays, and would rather have a full cottage at a cheaper rate than have it empty. Summer months often go fast, but spring and autumn can be equally balmy in this changing climate, and if you are going to book last minute self catering in Torquay you can get a beautiful property, right on the English Riviera in a warm April.
If you are trying to book hotels in Torquay, be aware that rooms in this popular tourist destination go fast! City breaks are a stylish alternative to the usual beach holiday and needn't be more expensive. If you make a reservation with one of the last minute hotels in Plymouth you can enjoy an affordable holiday in a bohemian and historic city with a huge amount to offer. Last minute hotel deals in Exeter are another way to explore a charming, ancient city, while enjoying the pleasures of the sea and delightful aquariums.