Great Yarmouth named Britain's most affordable holiday destination



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Great Yarmouth is the most affordable holiday destination for a self-catering break in Britain, according to new statistics from rental giant holidaylettings.co.uk.

Bridlington in Yorkshire and Betws-y-Coed in Conwy also offer holidaymakers great value when it comes to booking a holiday rental.

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While Great Yarmouth, in Norfolk, topped the list, destinations in Northumberland, Cumbria and Pembrokeshire also featured strongly among the top 10 UK towns that offer a cheap holiday for tourists.

A two-bedroom property in Great Yarmouth during November and December has a weekly average rate of £249 compared to a two-bedroom home in Newquay that can command an average price of £562.

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Saskia Welman at holidaylettings.co.uk said that many of the destinations are old-fashioned favourites that offer incredible value for money.

"It's worth checking out deals in some of those more traditional holiday hotspots, as these offer fantastic value for money.

"The festive season is very nearly upon us and it can be an incredibly expensive time, especially for families."

Welman adds that holidaymakers will be "amazed at what you can afford" in these areas.

The UK's top 10 most affordable towns to rent a holiday home*:

1. Great Yarmouth, England
2. Bridlington, England
3. Betws-y-Coed, Wales
4. Pickering, England
5. Beadnell, England
6. Filey, England
7. Cromer, England
8. Llandudno, Wales
9. Cockermouth, England
10. Saundersfoot, Wales

*Based on two-bedroom properties available to rent in November – December 2015

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