Travel hack: best value city breaks near you

Edinburgh and Cambridge

We all love to get value for money so why not try one of the cheapest places to visit in the UK or even two?

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Everyone loves a quality weekend away without breaking the bank, so we think these two UK destinations can provide you with just that!

Journey-planner site Omio compared 100 popular travel spots all over Europe, ranking them according to factors including drink prices and the number of free attractions. And the two places in the UK made the top ten: Edinburgh and Cambridge.

The study concluded that in Edinburgh, you could get dinner for two for £43, a beer for £3.93 and a travel pass for £3.90, putting it in fifth place. In Cambridge, you could get dinner for two for £43, a beer for £4.37 and a 24-hour travel pass for £6.95, achieving an overall score of 67.8 and landing itself in seventh place.

With plenty of history and culture in both of these cities, it makes them perfect weekend getaway destinations, packed with local events and sight-seeing opportunities, so why not plan your trip now!

How to get there


By train: Cambridge has excellent links into London stations, as does Edinburgh Waverley station being serviced by over five different train operating services.

By road: Parking available near the hotels, as well as multi-story carparks within the cities.

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