For some travellers heading to the United Kingdom this year, it may not always seem like a cheap place to visit. However, this is possible if you take the time to choose and search for the best deal in your itinerary months before your scheduled vacation. Not only will you have a fabulous holiday, but you will be amazed to come home with money left over.
One of the cheapest and most beautiful holiday destinations in the UK, the Yorkshire Dales has so much to offer. Gorgeous scenery, lovely peaks, and historic villages where you can walk, climb, go canoeing or mountain biking are just some of the many things you can do. You also get to enjoy a beer at a two-hundred-year-old pub, relax on a village green, or shop in a quaint market town like Skipton or Richmond.
If you are looking for the best and most affordable local food, why not have a pub lunch of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding? You can also enjoy a five-course meal at one of Yorkshire’s best restaurants. You will still find meals are affordable, yet the quality is incredible.
If you enjoy beaches when you are on holiday, you cannot go wrong with Cornwall. It has a beautiful coastline, and the weather tends to be warmer than the more northern climes, so you can swim, surf or just read a book on the beach to your heart’s content.
Cornwall is also a wonderful place for the whole family. The kids will love the harbour at Polperro, and the 5 beaches in St. Ives. Mom and dad will enjoy the art galleries in Penzance, the pubs and cafes in Port Isaac, and the whole family will want to eat some of Cornwall’s best fish and chips in Padstow.
Price-wise, you will find both eating out and shopping in Cornwall is cheaper than in the UK’s larger cities. The county also has some of the UK’s best restaurants, and unusual boutiques and gift shops the like of which you have never seen.
The Scottish Highlands
While in the UK, you should not miss a visit to the Scottish Highlands. Sparsely populated, it is a wonderful area for hiking, fishing and mountain climbing, as well as for looking for the Loch Ness monster, skiing near Aviemore, or visiting the site of the famous Scottish battle of Culloden.
Do not think the Scottish Highlands are all about the outdoors either. You will find some of the best shopping in Scotland in Inverness, the Queen’s estate Balmoral Castle is also in the area, and a visit to Inveraray Castle will please any ‘Downton Abbey’ fan.
The Scots are also known for valuing a good bargain, so eating out, shopping and a lovely place to stay will not come at a premium.