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Is it really cheaper to take a holiday in the UK than it is to travel abroad? With budget airlines to the med costing less than train fairs across the country and hotels abroad costing the same as British holiday parks, it can often feel as if a staycation is in fact the expensive (and less sunny) option. However, there are much more affordable ways to enjoy a holiday in the UK that most people don’t consider. Here are just a few ways to book a budget break in Britain with thrills to rival an adventure overseas.
Travel by coach
When it comes to planning your travel, taking a coach is by far the cheapest option. Companies like Megabus have hundreds of routes across the country – they’re much cheaper than trains and in some cases more direct. It could even be cheaper than taking a car (if anything, it will allow you to take a break from driving). There are also coach trip companies that do day trips and weekends away to local seaside towns and cities if you’re looking for a short holiday.
Rent out a holiday lodge
Hotels in the UK can be very pricey, as can holiday parks. Whilst there are options such as b&bs and hostels to consider, they can take away the glamour of going away. Holiday lodges such as these lodges in South Devon could help to give you that luxury feel that you’re after – many of these lodges come with amenities such as barbecues and hot tubs. They could be great for both a romantic getaway or a family vacation with kids, giving you your own private pad to use as a base whilst you travel the surrounding area.
Take advantage of free attractions
There are plenty of attractions across the UK that are free. When it comes to natural sights, there are all kinds of attractions to consider. You could try the challenge of hiking up a mountain such as Ben Nevis or you could delve deep into the woods of the Forest of Dean. If you want something more relaxing, there’s always the option of hitting one’s the country’s many beaches. Meanwhile, when it comes to planning a city break to London, almost all the museums are free of charge from the Science Museum to the Natural History Museum. Get creative with activities such as taking a picnic in a scenic area rather than splashing out on a restaurant meal or hunting for seashells on the beach rather than spending money on the pier amusements.