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Top 10 UK Budget Travel Destinations For 2017

Posted by Adam Smith on 29/01/2017
Top 10 UK Budget Travel Destinations For 2017

It does not matter what time of the year it is, we all come across that financial pinch. When you are planning a holiday excursion with your family, most of the people will advise you to double your budget and halve the time – often you feel like a kick in the stomach if you had plans to have a gala time without spending too much.

Fortunately, there are people who totally understand your financial quandary and offer low prices without compromising on the quality element, so that you can have a relaxing holiday with your family and don’t have to live on the bread and jam for the next few weeks. So, here is the list of the top 10 UK budget travel destinations for 2017.


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This is a mesmerising city that sits between two adjoining rivers. The city is known to have a history that dates back to the prehistoric times and above all, it has also been a backdrop of some of the influential political events. The city surely sounds like a place that emerges from the pages of a fairytale, but there are so many eye-catchy historic attractions and the best part is that they are reasonably priced.

Starting off with York Minster, one thing that instantly strikes you is its medieval stained glass and stone masterpieces. The underground chambers are given a complete makeover with dynamic audio-visual and interactive galleries divulging the importance behind the most valued artefacts of the cathedral. In addition, you also get to enjoy a wide variety of special events including performances by the Minister Choir throughout the year.


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The place has been frequently visited by the tourists from different parts of the world. One of the key things that attract all these tourists is its clean and gorgeous looking beaches. Having a glance next to the sea, you will be introduced with a beautiful built Bamburgh Castle; the castle will take you back to the days of knights and queens. If you or your kids are a huge fan of Harry Potter series, then you can take them to Alnwick Castle where most of the scenes of the movie were filmed.

If you want to enjoy the breathtaking views of Northumberland coast and want to capture it with your camera, make sure you stay at Seahouses or you can also choose to stay at one of the holiday cottages in one of the beautiful villages dotted around.


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When you visit Brighton, you get to make the most of your visit by becoming a part of different activities for free. You can explore the breathtaking beaches, well-maintained parks & gardens, and enjoy the natural beauty of Sussex countryside. Add flair to your trip by visiting Hove Museum & Arty Gallery, Brighton Fishing Museum, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

You don’t have to think much about the accommodation when you are in Brighton as you can choose from a plenty of options. You will easily find some of the finest hotels in Brighton offering family rooms for a maximum of 5 people by paying just £125 and you can also make things easier by dialling Expedia contact number to know more about the best hotels, flight bookings reservations. You can also opt for self-catering accommodation having comfortable rooms and chalets offering stunning sea views.   

Isle of Wight

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You can reach Isle of Wight by a Ferry. Lay leisurely at the sandy coast and you can also enjoy cycling or walking the old-fashioned way. Spend some time at the pubs & restaurants and don’t forget to explore the Roman Villa, Steephill Cove, Carisbrook Castle Blackgang Chine, and Osborne House.  

When it comes to accommodation, Park Resorts offer four parks to choose from – Lower Hyde, Nodes Point, Thorness Bay, and Languard. If you are looking for a self-catering option then make sure to check out Nettlecombe Farm. You also get to enjoy the best shopping opportunities in Isle of Wight. You get to make the most of its artistic heritage, this means that you can choose from a variety of arts and crafts outlets, handcrafted jewellery, and wood carvings. 


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Even though Belfast is a small city but it has lots to offer making your trip a memorable one. You will surely have a great time in the city that has inspired Gulliver’s Travels and Chronicles of Narnia. The city is well-known for its tobacco production, Irish linen industry, rope making, and Harland and Wolff shipbuilders. So whether you are looking to taste some unique cuisines, want to have a heavenly dining experience, or want to shop till you drop, then Belfast will surely fulfill all your desires.

You can shake a leg at some of the swankiest nightclubs here. If you are lucky enough, you can catch one of the international bands performing at Belfast Waterfront or Odyssey Arena. Only here, you get a once in a lifetime opportunity to collect in-depth information about the ‘Titanic’. There are different places you can visit to discover the Titanic experience including – The Kit, The Masts, The Yardmen, Model of Hull, etc.

North Norfolk

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The natural beauty of the beaches cannot be described in words. Explore the famous spots along the coastline including – Wells-next-the-Sea, Hunstanton, and Cromer. Beautiful market towns and villages are a must visit; make sure you have visited – Fakenham, Holt, Stalham, and Burnham Market. Enjoy an ideal stroll on the historic streets having independent boutiques, delis, and galleries. Witness the city’s rich heritage and culture at the museums, theatres, and festivals.

The city also has two of the famous cathedrals – Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and The Norman Cathedral. Some of the attractions the city has to offer include – birdwatching, boating & sailing, playing golf, cycling, and much more. The hotels in North Norfolk are quite affordable such as – Park House Hotel, The Lifeboat Inn, Heacham Manor Hotel, The Blakeney Hotel, Briarsfield Hotel.


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Cornwall is a place where the land meets the sea and it is best-known for its glorious 300 miles coastline of cliffs & dunes, oak-forested creeks, and medieval harbours. There is no dearth of attractions when you are in Cornwall. Start off your itinerary by visiting Tintagel Castle. It is the birthplace of King Arthur and it offers you a chance to immerse in the history. You can visit the exhibition which takes you back to the rich heritage of Tintagel. Here, you get to witness book sculptures, artefacts, and a 4D model of the headland that demonstrates how the site was developed through the time. The city has so many other attractions that are worth visiting such as – St Michael’s Mount, Tresco Abbey Garden, Tate St Ives, Chapel Porth, Potager Garden, Geevor Tin Mine.

Enjoy scrumptious food and drink at some of the popular restaurants, cafes, and pubs. In order to have a fine dining experience, make sure you have visited – Bird in Hand Pub and Brewery, St Petrocs Bistro, Camel Valley Vineyard, The Cormorant Hotel Restaurant, and Tabb’s Restaurant. Cornwall offers the best the best hotels and you don’t have to think twice before staying as they are quite cheap. Some of the best staying options in Cornwall are – Merchants Manor, The Alverton, The Cormorant Hotel, The Old Coastguard, and much more.


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Yorkshire is a city that has all the attractions and facilities to make your trip memorable. The city has lots to offer from Yorkshire Dales to the sandy beaches of Yorkshire Coast and the stunning North York Moors. The list just doesn’t end here as the city has some great options when it comes to staying, eating, and making the best use of time.

You and your family will surely enjoy travelling on A & G Passenger Boatsthat will take you to the historic Sheffield and Tinsley Canal. These boats are equipped with all the modern amenities you can expect such as – catering services, low panoramic windows, toilets, disabled access, and a licensed bar as well. The charges are as follows –

Type                                                                                                                          Price

2hr Heritage Trip 60+                                                                                            £7.95

1hr 20 min Heritage Trip 60+                                                                              £5.95

2hr Heritage Trip Adult                                                                                         £8.95

1hr 20 min Heritage Trip Family                                                                          £18.00

2hr Heritage Trip Child                                                                                          £6.95

2hr Heritage Trip Family                                                                                       £26.00

1hr 20 min Heritage Trip Child                                                                            £4.95

1hr 20 min Heritage Trip Adult                                                                           £6.95


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If you want to visit the most popular coastal destinations in Wales, then Pembrokeshire is the place to be. Here, you get to enjoy the only coastal national park in the UK – Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. This place has an abundance of breathtaking beaches, so you can enjoy a gala time with your kids and family.

All you need to spend £25 for a comfortable stay at Springwell Inn (3-star). The best thing about this hotel is that it is located opposite to Pendine Beach so you get to enjoy some great view while you sip your morning tea. Explore the colourful past of Pembrokeshire by visiting some of the best museums such as – Tenby Museum, Narberth Museum, Milford Haven Heritage and Maritime Museum.


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In addition to being the home to two Premier League of football clubs, the city has so much to offer. The city is also the birthplace of the famous band – The Beatles. You can enjoy Beatles Magic Mystery Tour at £16.95 and you get to witness sights and sounds of The Beatles. Visit Cavern Club where the band used to play in 1960. Other top attractions of the city are – unique buildings, museums & art galleries, cathedrals, Football clubs, art centres, parks etc.

You also have some of the finest yet cheap hotels. For one night at The Inner you need to spend £25, for Hope Street Hotel it is £177, for Heywood House Hotel it is £95, and for Blackburne Arms Hotel you will have to pay £75. The city is also famous for its long list of restaurants offering you the best food. Make sure you have visited one of these – Panam Bar & Restaurant, The London Carriage Works, The Art School Restaurant, R Bar and Brasserie, NYL Restaurant and Bar, and much more.


Next time you are looking for a budget travel destination in the UK, make sure you have referred to the above-mentioned places.