Where to go on holiday in June 2016

Top summer spots for a sunshine getaway at home or abroad June 1 marks the start of summer in Britain and is one of the best months of the year to travel, whether you’re thinking of a holiday in the UK or abroad.

With gorgeous sunshine, a wealth of celebrations taking place (including one that celebrates the sun!) and wonderful far-flung destinations offering low-season affordability, June is a great time to escape.

SEE ALSO: Ten private islands you can afford to rent 2 SEE ALSO: The best hotels for families in the Mediterranean 3 Across the continent, there is an array of beach 4 , city and countryside spots for every type of traveller, and if you want to beat the July and August crowds, this is the time to experience the European summer

The Crafty Traveller: We want peace of mind on our holidays, not gimmicks

| View comments Have you seen any of the new TV adverts over the past couple of weeks for the big holiday companies?

Thomson has been promoting itself with images of a one-eyed teddy bear in Mauritius, its message being it can take you to exotic destinations on its new Dreamliner planes