UK holidays: Swansea and Sheffield ranked as ‘best value for money’ staycations

UK holidays are anticipated to see another summer of success once domestic travel restrictions are relaxed in the coming weeks. Ahead of this, new data has discovered which destinations offer travellers the most bang for their buck.

Though the easing of travel restrictions varies for each of the devolved nations, Scotland, England and Wales are all expected to have reopened for self-catered staycations by the end of April.

Experts from NetVoucherCodes analysed the cost of various aspects of a typical UK holiday and came up with the “best” and “worst” value for money destinations across the country.

They predicted the cost of a week away, taking into account aspects such as the average price for accommodation, meals out, and a pint.

According to the experts, it was the cosy seaside town of Rhosili Bay in Wales that came out on top for cost-effectiveness.

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However, the experts warned: “It is worth getting your holiday planned, as caravans in the same area are currently being booked for upwards of £1,200.”

Wales is currently only open to Welsh residents.

The good news is, there was also one English destination that scored highly for its low-cost offering.

Sheffield came in second place, with a week-long hotel stay for a family of four comings out at around £440.

Those looking to stay in a B&B can do so for an extra £80.

The research found that adults can eat out for approximately £10 each, with the price of a pint sitting at about £3.50.

“Sitting on the edge of the Peak District National Park, the city of Sheffield has plenty to explore,” stated the spokesperson.

Liverpool took third place, with a hotel stay costing around £455.

“Located a short walk from the centre of St Ives, Porthminster is the perfect place to have a Cornish break,” explained the NetVoucherCodes spokesperson.

“The award-winning beach is a favourite among families and has seasonal lifeguards, making it a super safe place to swim.”

A week-long hotel stay for a family of four can be found for as little as £330, however, the cost of an average stay came in at £500.

The research also found some of the most expensive staycation locations in the UK.

Woolacombe Beach, in Devon, was ranked the most costly option.

It was followed by Jersey’s St. Brelade’s Bay, Fistral Bay in Cornwall, Brighton on the south coast and Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District.

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