The best value UK cities to visit this August Bank Holiday

Cheap British cities for summer revealed by TripAdvisor


City Hall and Old Market Square, Nottingham.

Nottingham has been revealed as the UK city that offers the best value for a staycation this August Bank Holidayweekend.

The home of Robin Hood topped the list of cheapest cities in TripAdvisor's annual TripIndex , beating out other budget-friendly favourites including Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool - you can check out the full list below.

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Meanwhile, Oxford was unveiled as the most expensive city if you were hoping to get away for the long weekend, surprisingly pipping capital London to the post.

To determine which city break proved to be the best value for your money, TripIndex compared the prices for a three-night stay across 20 of the nation's most popular cities, taking into account typical costs for two adults.

This included prices for three-night stay in a four-star hotel, a visit to four of each city's biggest attractions, lunch each day, a taxi to and from dinner, and the cost of dinner itself.

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Nottingham proved firmly in the lead as the cheapest city with a total weekend cost of £681.24, almost two thirds less than the price of a break in Oxford which could set you back as much as £1,155.66!

It seems that accommodation in Nottingham is getting cheaper too, with research revealing that average prices have dropped by £25 per night since 2016, to £91 per night.

Feeling tempted to check out the city for yourself? Our sister site Nottingham Post has some brilliant suggestions for the best things to see and do in the city right now.

While Nottingham proved to be the cheapest overall, it's worth noting that when it came to hotel room prices, it was Sheffield that offered the cheapest rates with an average cost of £79 per night.

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Oxford prices on the other hand have been steadily rising, with a 10% increase since last year - and for the first time in five consecutive years in the TripIndex, it has surpassed London, where prices decreased by 5%.

But that doesn't mean you should avoid the university town completely. In fact, it proved the cheapest for things to do as plenty of its biggest attractions are actually free - so it could make for a great day out instead!

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The cheapest UK cities

1. Nottingham - £681.24

2. Leeds - £708.78

3. Sheffield - £715.70

4. Blackpool - £728.99

5. Cardiff - £778.48

6. Bristol - £783.12

7. Birmingham - £832.28

8. Newcastle - £833.44

9. Liverpool - £842.48

10. Glasgow - £844.45

The most expensive UK cities

1. Oxford - £1,155.66

2. London - £1,129.57

3. Bath - £1,044.60

4. Edinburgh - £1,026.51

5. Brighton - £975.39

6. York - £946.98

7. Chester - £925.35

8. Manchester - £881.42

9. Belfast - £880.37

10. Bournemouth - £849.22

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