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12 Insanely Affordable Holidays Across Britain

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From London: Travel from Euston to Windermere for £102 return, 3 hours 30 minutes. Book a self-catering cottage for up to £50, or camp at Park Cliffe from £16.Spending money left: £48From Manchester:Travel from Piccadilly to Windermere for £36 return, 2 hours. Book a room at the Green Gables Guest House, or glamp at Low Wray.Spending money left: £102From Edinburgh:Travel from Waverley to Windermere for £64 return, 2 hours 45 minutes.Book an Airbnb for up to £70.Spending money left: £66

From London:

Travel from Euston to Windermere for £102 return, 3 hours 30 minutes.

Book a self-catering cottage for up to £50, or camp at Park Cliffe from £16.

Spending money left: £48

From Manchester:

Travel from Piccadilly to Windermere for £36 return, 2 hours.

Book a room at the Green Gables Guest House, or glamp at Low Wray.

Spending money left: £102

From Edinburgh:

Travel from Waverley to Windermere for £64 return, 2 hours 45 minutes.

Book an Airbnb for up to £70.

Spending money left: £66

Visit:Fell Foot Park for relaxing by Lake Windemere, FreeLakes Aquarium for learning about the wildlife and habitat of the Lake District, £6Hill Top Farm to see Beatrix Potter's charming 17th century cottage, £10.50Eat:Graze for a fresh local bunch, £4-7#4 for classy bites on a budget, £5-15Old Laundry Theatre for dinner and a show, £32Drink:Hole in t'Wall for a great beer garden and local flair, £4-7The Country Hut for wine and cocktails, £10The Village Inn and Bar for a modern vibe, £4-9Fancy spending a bit more? Head to Cartmel Village for the day to taste-test in the well-known foodie village. We recommend The King's Arms for fantastic pie and sticky toffee pudding.

Visit:

Fell Foot Park for relaxing by Lake Windemere, Free

Lakes Aquarium for learning about the wildlife and habitat of the Lake District, £6

Hill Top Farm to see Beatrix Potter's charming 17th century cottage, £10.50

Eat:

Graze for a fresh local bunch, £4-7

#4 for classy bites on a budget, £5-15

Old Laundry Theatre for dinner and a show, £32

Drink:

Hole in t'Wall for a great beer garden and local flair, £4-7

The Country Hut for wine and cocktails, £10

The Village Inn and Bar for a modern vibe, £4-9

Fancy spending a bit more? Head to Cartmel Village for the day to taste-test in the well-known foodie village. We recommend The King's Arms for fantastic pie and sticky toffee pudding.

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From London: Travel from St Pancras to Whitstable for £30 return, 2 hours. Book an Airbnb for up to £105, or stay just a short walk from the beach at the Marine Hotel.Spending money left: £115From Manchester:Travel from Piccadilly to Whitstable for £106 return, 4 hours.Go for an Airbnb up to £70, or check out the Whitstable Premier Inn.Spending money left: £74From Edinburgh:Travel from Waverley to Whitstable for £155 return, 6 hours 30 minutes.Take an Airbnb up to £50 or camp at Homing Park from £28.Spending money left: £45

From London:

Travel from St Pancras to Whitstable for £30 return, 2 hours.

Book an Airbnb for up to £105, or stay just a short walk from the beach at the Marine Hotel.

Spending money left: £115

From Manchester:

Travel from Piccadilly to Whitstable for £106 return, 4 hours.

Go for an Airbnb up to £70, or check out the Whitstable Premier Inn.

Spending money left: £74

From Edinburgh:

Travel from Waverley to Whitstable for £155 return, 6 hours 30 minutes.

Take an Airbnb up to £50 or camp at Homing Park from £28.

Spending money left: £45

Visit:Whitstable Castle for history lovers and stellar views, FreeTankerton Beach for swimming and sunbathing, FreeWhitstable Harbour Village for shopping, street food, and seaside views, FreeEat: Waltshaws' Kentish Pantry for specialty coffee, craft beers, and their famous TARDIS sausage rolls, £4-9JoJo's for fish, mezze, and cosy dining £6-15The Lobster Shack for fresh sea food and a relaxed atmosphere, £8-26Drink:The Smack for an eclectic vibe and craft ales, £4-8The Old Neptune for a drink on the beach, £4-8The Wine Room for tastings, £10-15Fancy spending a bit more? Venture beyond the shoreline with a sailing day trip on the Greta Barge.

Visit:

Whitstable Castle for history lovers and stellar views, Free

Tankerton Beach for swimming and sunbathing, Free

Whitstable Harbour Village for shopping, street food, and seaside views, Free

Eat:

Waltshaws' Kentish Pantry for specialty coffee, craft beers, and their famous TARDIS sausage rolls, £4-9

JoJo's for fish, mezze, and cosy dining £6-15

The Lobster Shack for fresh sea food and a relaxed atmosphere, £8-26

Drink:

The Smack for an eclectic vibe and craft ales, £4-8

The Old Neptune for a drink on the beach, £4-8

The Wine Room for tastings, £10-15

Fancy spending a bit more? Venture beyond the shoreline with a sailing day trip on the Greta Barge.

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From London:Travel from Euston to Liverpool Lime Street for £54 return, 2 hours 30 minutes.Take an Airbnb up to £60, or book a standard room at the Heywood House Hotel.Spending money left: £86From Manchester:Travel from Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street for £12 return, 1 hour.Rent an Airbnb for up to £90, or book a room on the waterfront at the Royal Hotel.Spending money left: £98From Edinburgh:Travel from Waverley to Liverpool Lime Street for £76, 3 hours 30 minutes.Take an Airbnb up to £50, or book a room at the convenient and cosy Printworks Hotel.Spending money left: £74

From London:

Travel from Euston to Liverpool Lime Street for £54 return, 2 hours 30 minutes.

Take an Airbnb up to £60, or book a standard room at the Heywood House Hotel.

Spending money left: £86

From Manchester:

Travel from Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street for £12 return, 1 hour.

Rent an Airbnb for up to £90, or book a room on the waterfront at the Royal Hotel.

Spending money left: £98

From Edinburgh:

Travel from Waverley to Liverpool Lime Street for £76, 3 hours 30 minutes.

Take an Airbnb up to £50, or book a room at the convenient and cosy Printworks Hotel.

Spending money left: £74

Visit:Albert Dock for shopping, eating, museums, and seaside views, FreeSefton Park and Palm House for fresh air and gorgeous gardens, FreeThe Beatles Story Museum for music buffs, £15Eat:TriBeCa for glorious pizza, £7-9Almost Famous for proper burgers and booze, £7-10Lucha Libre for tast Mexican streetfood, £5-14More suggestions here.Drink:The Attic for a stunning sun terrace, £4-8Peter Kavanaugh's for character and craft ales, £5-10Baltic Fleet for local charm and microbrews, £5-10More suggestions here.Fancy spending a bit more? Go for a night out in the Baltic Triangle, or catch a show at the Empire, the UK's largest two tier theatre.

Visit:

Albert Dock for shopping, eating, museums, and seaside views, Free

Sefton Park and Palm House for fresh air and gorgeous gardens, Free

The Beatles Story Museum for music buffs, £15

Eat:

TriBeCa for glorious pizza, £7-9

Almost Famous for proper burgers and booze, £7-10

Lucha Libre for tast Mexican streetfood, £5-14

More suggestions here.

Drink:

The Attic for a stunning sun terrace, £4-8

Peter Kavanaugh's for character and craft ales, £5-10

Baltic Fleet for local charm and microbrews, £5-10

More suggestions here.

Fancy spending a bit more? Go for a night out in the Baltic Triangle, or catch a show at the Empire, the UK's largest two tier theatre.

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From London:Travel via sleeper train to Edinburgh for £106 return, then purchase separate tickets from Waverley to Balloch Central for £28 return. 7 hours.Book a camping pod or Airbnb up to £50, or if you're travelling in a pair or more, try a bunk room at the Oak Tree for £30/person.Spending money left: £66From Manchester:Travel from Piccadilly to Balloch Central for £63 return, 5 hours (sleeper trains available).Take a room at the fabulous Lodge at Loch Lomand, or book an Airbnb up to £120.Spending money left: £67From Edinburgh:Travel from Waverley to Balloch for £28 return, 2 hours 30 minutes.Take an ensuite with a view at the Loch Lomand Country Guest House for £100, or book an Airbnb up to £120.Spending money left: £74

From London:

Travel via sleeper train to Edinburgh for £106 return, then purchase separate tickets from Waverley to Balloch Central for £28 return. 7 hours.

Book a camping pod or Airbnb up to £50, or if you're travelling in a pair or more, try a bunk room at the Oak Tree for £30/person.

Spending money left: £66

From Manchester:

Travel from Piccadilly to Balloch Central for £63 return, 5 hours (sleeper trains available).

Take a room at the fabulous Lodge at Loch Lomand, or book an Airbnb up to £120.

Spending money left: £67

From Edinburgh:

Travel from Waverley to Balloch for £28 return, 2 hours 30 minutes.

Take an ensuite with a view at the Loch Lomand Country Guest House for £100, or book an Airbnb up to £120.

Spending money left: £74

Visit:Peaks and hills for stunning landscapes and hikes, FreeDumbarton Castle for history and beautiful views, £4.50Luss Pier for loch cruises, £11.50Eat:The Wayfarers for a yummy and diverse lunch menu, £4-15The Village Rest for a cosy vibe and comfort food, £5-12The Village Inn for a fab garden, £5-15Drink:The Loch Lomond Brewery to take away local craft beers and enjoy them by the loch, or request a tour, £10The Oak Tree Inn for local favourites and wine, £4-20The Tullie Inn for cocktails and CAMRA awarded cask ales.Fancy spending a bit more? Book a seaplane tour to see Loch Lomand and the Trossarchs from a new and unique angle.

Visit:

Peaks and hills for stunning landscapes and hikes, Free

Dumbarton Castle for history and beautiful views, £4.50

Luss Pier for loch cruises, £11.50

Eat:

The Wayfarers for a yummy and diverse lunch menu, £4-15

The Village Rest for a cosy vibe and comfort food, £5-12

The Village Inn for a fab garden, £5-15

Drink:

The Loch Lomond Brewery to take away local craft beers and enjoy them by the loch, or request a tour, £10

The Oak Tree Inn for local favourites and wine, £4-20

The Tullie Inn for cocktails and CAMRA awarded cask ales.

Fancy spending a bit more? Book a seaplane tour to see Loch Lomand and the Trossarchs from a new and unique angle.

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From London:Travel from Kings Cross to Scarborough for £115 return, 3 hours. Take an Airbnb for up to £40, or check availability at The Boatshed for £20.Spending money left: £45From Manchester:Travel from Oxford Road to Scarborough £59, 2 hours 30 minutes.Take an Airbnb for up to £70, or check out the Peasholm Park Hotel from £38.Spending money left: £61From Edinburgh:Travel from Waverley to Scarborough for £109 return, 3 hours 30 minutes.Try the Amrock Guesthouse for £27, or the Airedale Guest House from £25.Spending money left: £64

From London:

Travel from Kings Cross to Scarborough for £115 return, 3 hours. Take an Airbnb for up to £40, or check availability at The Boatshed for £20.

Spending money left: £45

From Manchester:

Travel from Oxford Road to Scarborough £59, 2 hours 30 minutes.

Take an Airbnb for up to £70, or check out the Peasholm Park Hotel from £38.

Spending money left: £61

From Edinburgh:

Travel from Waverley to Scarborough for £109 return, 3 hours 30 minutes.

Try the Amrock Guesthouse for £27, or the Airedale Guest House from £25.

Spending money left: £64

Visit:Peasholm Park for a day in the sun, FreeThe coast for fossil hunting tours, £5Scarborough Castle for history and views, £5.20Eat:C-A-L-F Cafe for affordable and locally sourced vegan meals, £4-7Eat Me Cafe for a a cute vibe, seriously varied menu, and good price, £4-9The Copper Horse for a cosy and home-style meal, £12-20Drink:North Riding Brew Club for local charm and craft beers, £4-8Indigo Alley for live music, £4-8The Courtyard for wine, cocktails and a classy atmosphere £4-10.Fancy spending a bit more? Head through the North York Moors to to Robin Hood's Bay for the afternoon to shop for local crafts along the seaside.

Visit:

Peasholm Park for a day in the sun, Free

The coast for fossil hunting tours, £5

Scarborough Castle for history and views, £5.20

Eat:

C-A-L-F Cafe for affordable and locally sourced vegan meals, £4-7

Eat Me Cafe for a a cute vibe, seriously varied menu, and good price, £4-9

The Copper Horse for a cosy and home-style meal, £12-20

Drink:

North Riding Brew Club for local charm and craft beers, £4-8

Indigo Alley for live music, £4-8

The Courtyard for wine, cocktails and a classy atmosphere £4-10.

Fancy spending a bit more? Head through the North York Moors to to Robin Hood's Bay for the afternoon to shop for local crafts along the seaside.

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From London: Travel from Paddington to Bath Spa for £56 return, 1 hour 30 minutes. Go for an Airbnb up to £90, or try the Premier Inn. Spending money left: £104From Manchester: Travel from Piccadilly to Bath Spa for £85 return, 3 hours 30 minutes. Book an Airbnb up to £60, or try the Bath Travel Lodge.Spending money left: £105From Edinburgh: Travel from Waverley to Bath Spa for £194, 7 hours (sleeper trains available).Book at Bath Backpackers hostel for £22, or try Couchsurfing.Spending money left: £34

From London:

Travel from Paddington to Bath Spa for £56 return, 1 hour 30 minutes.

Go for an Airbnb up to £90, or try the Premier Inn.

Spending money left: £104

From Manchester:

Travel from Piccadilly to Bath Spa for £85 return, 3 hours 30 minutes.

Book an Airbnb up to £60, or try the Bath Travel Lodge.

Spending money left: £105

From Edinburgh:

Travel from Waverley to Bath Spa for £194, 7 hours (sleeper trains available).

Book at Bath Backpackers hostel for £22, or try Couchsurfing.

Spending money left: £34

Visit: The Victoria Art Gallery, for a cheap and artsy adventure, FreeBath Abbey for stunning architecture, £2.50The Jane Austen Centre, for book lovers, £9Eat:Da Vinci's Italian Deli, for yummy budget bites, £4-8Burgers and Barrels, for killer burgers and great atmosphere, £9-12The Riverside Cafe, for an incredible view and local eats, £10-15Drink:The Salamander for craft beer, £3-6The Coeur de Lion for a cozy atmosphere, £3-6The Tasting Room for wine, whisky, and spirits, £5-10Fancy spending a bit more? Pamper yourself at the Thermae Spa, with sessions from £35, or take a museum pass for access to Roman Baths, and special exhibits at the Victoria Art Gallery and the Fashion Gallery.

Visit:

The Victoria Art Gallery, for a cheap and artsy adventure, Free

Bath Abbey for stunning architecture, £2.50

The Jane Austen Centre, for book lovers, £9

Eat:

Da Vinci's Italian Deli, for yummy budget bites, £4-8

Burgers and Barrels, for killer burgers and great atmosphere, £9-12

The Riverside Cafe, for an incredible view and local eats, £10-15

Drink:

The Salamander for craft beer, £3-6

The Coeur de Lion for a cozy atmosphere, £3-6

The Tasting Room for wine, whisky, and spirits, £5-10

Fancy spending a bit more? Pamper yourself at the Thermae Spa, with sessions from £35, or take a museum pass for access to Roman Baths, and special exhibits at the Victoria Art Gallery and the Fashion Gallery.

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From London:Travel from Kings Cross to Newcastle for £115 return, 3 hours. Book a private room at the stylish Albatross hostel for from £17, or take an Airbnb up to £30.Spending money left: £55From Manchester:Travel from Piccadilly to Newcastle for £91 return, 2 hours 30 minutes.Take an Airbnb up to £55 or book at the Newcastle Premier Inn.Spending money left: £54From Edinburgh:Travel from Waverley to Newcastle for £32 return, 1 hour 30 minutes.Take an Airbnb up to 100, or try the charming Hedgefield House Bed and Breakfast.Spending money left: £68

From London:

Travel from Kings Cross to Newcastle for £115 return, 3 hours.

Book a private room at the stylish Albatross hostel for from £17, or take an Airbnb up to £30.

Spending money left: £55

From Manchester:

Travel from Piccadilly to Newcastle for £91 return, 2 hours 30 minutes.

Take an Airbnb up to £55 or book at the Newcastle Premier Inn.

Spending money left: £54

From Edinburgh:

Travel from Waverley to Newcastle for £32 return, 1 hour 30 minutes.

Take an Airbnb up to 100, or try the charming Hedgefield House Bed and Breakfast.

Spending money left: £68

Visit:36 Lime Street for local art exhibitions, FreeOuseburn Farm for wildlife sightings, Free (but donate!)The Victoria Tunnel for an alternate view of the city, £6More suggestions here.Eat:The Fat Hippo Underground for serious burgers, £5-10Scrumpy Willow and The Singing Kettle for a charming atmosphere and yummy brunch, £5-10The Sky Apple Cafe for delightful veggie dishes, £5-10More suggestions here.Drink:The Cluny for live music and craft beer, £4-8Pleased to Meet You for a varied drinks menu and charm, £4-10BrewDog for craft beer favourites and vintage games, £4-8More suggestions here.Fancy spending a bit more? Solve a real-life Crystal Maze-like puzzle at Escape Newcastle, or enjoy a a luxe meal inside a 13th century friary.

Visit:

36 Lime Street for local art exhibitions, Free

Ouseburn Farm for wildlife sightings, Free (but donate!)

The Victoria Tunnel for an alternate view of the city, £6

More suggestions here.

Eat:

The Fat Hippo Underground for serious burgers, £5-10

Scrumpy Willow and The Singing Kettle for a charming atmosphere and yummy brunch, £5-10

The Sky Apple Cafe for delightful veggie dishes, £5-10

More suggestions here.

Drink:

The Cluny for live music and craft beer, £4-8

Pleased to Meet You for a varied drinks menu and charm, £4-10

BrewDog for craft beer favourites and vintage games, £4-8

More suggestions here.

Fancy spending a bit more? Solve a real-life Crystal Maze-like puzzle at Escape Newcastle, or enjoy a a luxe meal inside a 13th century friary.

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From London:Travel from Euston to Conwy for £88 return, 3 hours.Book an Airbnb up to £55, or take a camping pod near Conwy Castle.Spending money left: £57From Manchester:Travel from Euston to Conwy for £26 return, 2 hours.Book an Airbnb up to £100 or go for a room at the Gwesty Glan Aber Hotel. Spending money left: £74From Edinburgh:Travel from Waverley to Conwy for £124 return, 5 hours 30 minutes.Camp at Conwy Holiday Park for £21, or the YHA Conway hostel from £16.Spending money left: £55

From London:

Travel from Euston to Conwy for £88 return, 3 hours.

Book an Airbnb up to £55, or take a camping pod near Conwy Castle.

Spending money left: £57

From Manchester:

Travel from Euston to Conwy for £26 return, 2 hours.

Book an Airbnb up to £100 or go for a room at the Gwesty Glan Aber Hotel.

Spending money left: £74

From Edinburgh:

Travel from Waverley to Conwy for £124 return, 5 hours 30 minutes.

Camp at Conwy Holiday Park for £21, or the YHA Conway hostel from £16.

Spending money left: £55

Visit:Conwy Morfa Beach for fresh air and sandy beaches, FreeQuay House, to see the smallest house in Britain, £1Tryfan to see the stunning peak, cab and bus fare varies.Eat:Blas ar Fwyd for a local foodie experience and great drink pairing, £4-12The Old White House, for friendly service and wild views, £8-15Pen-y-Bryn for delightful pub food at a good price, £5-17Drink:The Castle View, for great drinks to go with the great view, £4-8Nikki Ips for wine and a modern vie £4-10The Blue Bell for a cosy atmosphere and local favourite, £4-8Fancy spending a bit more? Book at the lovely and well-located Groes Inn B&B, and take an hour's drive to the stunning village of Portmeirion.

Visit:

Conwy Morfa Beach for fresh air and sandy beaches, Free

Quay House, to see the smallest house in Britain, £1

Tryfan to see the stunning peak, cab and bus fare varies.

Eat:

Blas ar Fwyd for a local foodie experience and great drink pairing, £4-12

The Old White House, for friendly service and wild views, £8-15

Pen-y-Bryn for delightful pub food at a good price, £5-17

Drink:

The Castle View, for great drinks to go with the great view, £4-8

Nikki Ips for wine and a modern vie £4-10

The Blue Bell for a cosy atmosphere and local favourite, £4-8

Fancy spending a bit more? Book at the lovely and well-located Groes Inn B&B, and take an hour's drive to the stunning village of Portmeirion.

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From London:Travel from Kings Cross to Leeds for £72 return, 2 hours 30 minutes.Take an Airbnb up to £50 or a room in Calverly village at the Innkeeper's Lodge and bus into the city.Spending money left: £78From Manchester:Travel from Piccadilly to Leeds for £20 return, 1 hour.Take an Airbnb up to £100, or book at Hotel Met.Spending money left: £80From Edinburgh:Travel from Waverley to Leeds for £99 return, 3 hours.Book an Airbnb up to £35, or check out the Ibis Leeds CentreSpending money left: £66

From London:

Travel from Kings Cross to Leeds for £72 return, 2 hours 30 minutes.

Take an Airbnb up to £50 or a room in Calverly village at the Innkeeper's Lodge and bus into the city.

Spending money left: £78

From Manchester:

Travel from Piccadilly to Leeds for £20 return, 1 hour.

Take an Airbnb up to £100, or book at Hotel Met.

Spending money left: £80

From Edinburgh:

Travel from Waverley to Leeds for £99 return, 3 hours.

Book an Airbnb up to £35, or check out the Ibis Leeds Centre

Spending money left: £66

Visit:Kirkstall Abbey for rich history and gorgeous architecture, £4.20Victoria Quarter for charming atmosphere, shopping, and tasty dining, FreeCity Varieties, for the world's longest running music hall, prices varyMore suggestions here.Eat:Hansas for delicious and affordable vegetarian cuisine, £6-8MEATliquor Leeds for stellar burgers and drinks, £8-10Hepworth's Deli for a cosy brunch, £4-15More suggestions here.Drink:The Midnight Bell for a massive and relaxing beer garden, £4-10The Scarborough Hotel for a nice beer or glass of wine right out of the train station, £4-10The White Swan to do puzzles with your pints, £4-10More suggestions here.Fancy spending a bit more? Spend the evening at the swanky Alchemist bar to enjoy stunning views of the Leeds skyline, or head out to one of the lovely villages close by for a cosy afternoon.

Visit:

Kirkstall Abbey for rich history and gorgeous architecture, £4.20

Victoria Quarter for charming atmosphere, shopping, and tasty dining, Free

City Varieties, for the world's longest running music hall, prices vary

More suggestions here.

Eat:

Hansas for delicious and affordable vegetarian cuisine, £6-8

MEATliquor Leeds for stellar burgers and drinks, £8-10

Hepworth's Deli for a cosy brunch, £4-15

More suggestions here.

Drink:

The Midnight Bell for a massive and relaxing beer garden, £4-10

The Scarborough Hotel for a nice beer or glass of wine right out of the train station, £4-10

The White Swan to do puzzles with your pints, £4-10

More suggestions here.

Fancy spending a bit more? Spend the evening at the swanky Alchemist bar to enjoy stunning views of the Leeds skyline, or head out to one of the lovely villages close by for a cosy afternoon.

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Travel from Piccadilly to Lealholm for £56 return, 4 hours.Take an Airbnb up to £100, or book a room at the Board Inn Bed and Breakfast.Spending money left: £94Want to come in under budget? Camp at Wild Slack Farm from £15Fancy going from London or Edinburgh? Increase your budget and prolong your stay, since transport prices and times won't make an overnight worth your while.

Travel from Piccadilly to Lealholm for £56 return, 4 hours.

Take an Airbnb up to £100, or book a room at the Board Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Spending money left: £94

Want to come in under budget? Camp at Wild Slack Farm from £15

Fancy going from London or Edinburgh? Increase your budget and prolong your stay, since transport prices and times won't make an overnight worth your while.

Visit:The Esk Valley for hiking and picnicking, FreeRunswick Bay for a charming seaside day out, transportation costs varyThe Museum of Victorian Science, for lovers of Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and creepy history, £15Eat & Drink:The Shepherd's Hall Tea Room for a cosy local favourite, £7-12The Beck View Tea Room for a quaint atmopshere and strong dishes, £5-15The Board Inn for real ale and relaxed vibeFancy spending a bit more? Head to Staithes for a picturesque day on the seaside, or to Whitby to enjoy a bit more hustle and bustle, as well as the the area's literary history as the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Visit:

The Esk Valley for hiking and picnicking, Free

Runswick Bay for a charming seaside day out, transportation costs vary

The Museum of Victorian Science, for lovers of Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and creepy history, £15

Eat & Drink:

The Shepherd's Hall Tea Room for a cosy local favourite, £7-12

The Beck View Tea Room for a quaint atmopshere and strong dishes, £5-15

The Board Inn for real ale and relaxed vibe

Fancy spending a bit more? Head to Staithes for a picturesque day on the seaside, or to Whitby to enjoy a bit more hustle and bustle, as well as the the area's literary history as the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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Travel from Waverley to Aviemore for £51 return, 3 hours.Book an Airbnb for up to £100, or book a room at the lovely Cairngorm Hotel. Spending money left: £95Want to come in under budget? Book a campsite at Glenmore from £15.Fancy going from London or Manchester? Double your budget for a longer break, since the trip is too long to make an overnight worth your while.

Travel from Waverley to Aviemore for £51 return, 3 hours.

Book an Airbnb for up to £100, or book a room at the lovely Cairngorm Hotel.

Spending money left: £95

Want to come in under budget? Book a campsite at Glenmore from £15.

Fancy going from London or Manchester? Double your budget for a longer break, since the trip is too long to make an overnight worth your while.

Visit:Insh Marshes for birdwatching a nature walks, Free (but donate!)Cairngorm Brewery for tours and delicious local beers, £3CairnGorm Mountain for biking, walking, and winter skiing, from £12Eat:The Mountain Cafe for a laid-back vibe and tasty cafe-style dishes, £5-10The Wee Puffin for a family-run traditional Scottish cafe, £4-15Papa Rock for locally sourced burgers and a friendly atmosphere, £8-20Drink:The Winking Owl, for Cairngorm Brewery on tap, £4-10The Old Bridge Inn for a cosy fir, live music, and premium lagers, £4-10The Glenmore Lodge for a stunning mountain view, £4-10Fancy spending a bit more? Book dinner as you cruise through the mountains on board the Strathspey Railway.

Visit:

Insh Marshes for birdwatching a nature walks, Free (but donate!)

Cairngorm Brewery for tours and delicious local beers, £3

CairnGorm Mountain for biking, walking, and winter skiing, from £12

Eat:

The Mountain Cafe for a laid-back vibe and tasty cafe-style dishes, £5-10

The Wee Puffin for a family-run traditional Scottish cafe, £4-15

Papa Rock for locally sourced burgers and a friendly atmosphere, £8-20

Drink:

The Winking Owl, for Cairngorm Brewery on tap, £4-10

The Old Bridge Inn for a cosy fir, live music, and premium lagers, £4-10

The Glenmore Lodge for a stunning mountain view, £4-10

Fancy spending a bit more? Book dinner as you cruise through the mountains on board the Strathspey Railway.

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Travel from Paddington to Torquay for £89 return, 3 hours 30 minutes.Take an Airbnb up to £75, or book a room at the Rainbow International Hotel.Spending money left: £86Want to come in under budget? Book at La Papillon for £15.Fancy coming from Manchester or Edinburgh? Increase your budget and consider flying in, or prolong your stay since a short break from farther north isn't very practical.

Travel from Paddington to Torquay for £89 return, 3 hours 30 minutes.

Take an Airbnb up to £75, or book a room at the Rainbow International Hotel.

Spending money left: £86

Want to come in under budget? Book at La Papillon for £15.

Fancy coming from Manchester or Edinburgh? Increase your budget and consider flying in, or prolong your stay since a short break from farther north isn't very practical.

Visit:Hollicombe Beach for tranquil sunbathing and swimming, FreeKents Cavern for natural history and creepy cave walks, £10Berry Head National Reserve for wildlife spotting and seaside hikes, transportation prices varyEat:Green Leaf Cafe for charming atmosphere and fresh meals, £5-15Daisy Cake for delightful desserts, £5-7The Elephant for comfort, class, and a superb tasting menu, £8-20Drink:The Hole in The Wall, for Torquay's oldest pub, £4-10Vaughan's Bar for a nice glass of wine and seaside view, £4-10Offshore Torquay for a lovely view and good vibe, £4-10Fancy spending a bit more? Retreat to the fab Orestone Manor for the weekend for lovely views, delicious dining, and luxury comfort.

Visit:

Hollicombe Beach for tranquil sunbathing and swimming, Free

Kents Cavern for natural history and creepy cave walks, £10

Berry Head National Reserve for wildlife spotting and seaside hikes, transportation prices vary

Eat:

Green Leaf Cafe for charming atmosphere and fresh meals, £5-15

Daisy Cake for delightful desserts, £5-7

The Elephant for comfort, class, and a superb tasting menu, £8-20

Drink:

The Hole in The Wall, for Torquay's oldest pub, £4-10

Vaughan's Bar for a nice glass of wine and seaside view, £4-10

Offshore Torquay for a lovely view and good vibe, £4-10

Fancy spending a bit more? Retreat to the fab Orestone Manor for the weekend for lovely views, delicious dining, and luxury comfort.

Prices based on a single traveller lowest fares, including Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak return prices from The Train Line. Read more tips on saving on train fare here.

You can reach Scarborough from London via Kings Cross Station. A previous version of this article suggested departing from London Charing Cross.