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Two of Europe’s cheapest places to visit are apparently right here in the UK

Two words: staycation, baby!

Ella Doyle
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Ella Doyle

So things aren’t great around here at the moment. And you’d be forgiven for really, really fancying a good old holiday. But when you really sit down to think about it, suddenly it can all seem rather far-fetched, especially when even a staycation can break the bank. 

Some good news, then: two UK cities have just made a ranking of the cheapest travel destinations in the whole of Europe.

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. 

The full top ten is as follows:

  1. Granada, Spain
  2. Bruges, Belgium
  3. Venice, Italy
  4. Valencia, Spain
  5. Edinburgh, UK
  6. Innsbruck, Austria
  7. Cambridge, UK
  8. Seville, Spain
  9. Màlaga, Spain
  10. Florence, Italy 

Want more travel inspo? You can read Omio’s full study here

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