Sheffield hotel breaks most affordable, stats suggest

The South Yorkshire city of Sheffield has been named the UK's best value place for a city break following recent research into the 20 most popular UK city locations.

Taking a night out in Sheffield – famed for steel manufacture and the Crucible Theatre – and then staying at a local hotel, comes to £153.94, according to TripAdvisor TripIndex UK Cities stats.

The figure is substantially lower than that seen for Edinburgh, which took the title of the most expensive place to have a UK city break.

Birmingham is the second most affordable spot with a total break cost of £166.06, followed by Cardiff (£173.24) and Newcastle (£176.26). The top five is completed by Bristol (£180.43).

Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester and Belfast were in the second half of the top ten.

The numbers are based on typical prices this month for two travellers to have a cocktail in a four star hotel, dinner out, taxi rides and a stay for the night at a four star hotel.

For individual components of the overall price, dinner was found to be cheapest in Brighton (£54.09) and most costly in Belfast (£73.01).

Four star hotel accommodation was the most costly in Edinburgh, on average (£233.47). Sheffield's figure was £69.35.

TripAdvisor notes that Edinburgh prices will probably have been up this month because of the Edinburgh Festival.

“For travellers planning a UK break over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, heading north will generally offer the best value for an evening out and overnight stay, although this is not always the case so be sure to plan ahead to get the best deals,” James Kay from TripAdvisor advised.

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