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Hidden Gems – 7 UK Holiday Destinations for a Modest Budget

As summer draws near, it’s time to start planning for the holidays. But with all the costs involved in planning the perfect holiday – the airfare, the accommodation, the daily expenditures, you may want to take the holiday to a budget-friendly destination.

We’ve therefore compiled a list of the top most affordable hidden treasures in the UK.

Hidden Gems

1. The English Riviera

This coastal destination in the county of Devon is one of UK’s most popular holiday destinations. It boasts stunning beaches, breath-taking scenery, and award-winning attractions. You’ll also find stunning gardens, impressive miniature villages and jaw-dropping shows at night. So whether you’re looking to take a romantic break or travelling with kids, South Devon’s Beautiful Bay is ideal for any seaside holiday.

The average price of a meal per person at an inexpensive restaurant is £11.00. There are plenty of accommodation options to suit every taste including hotels, traditional inns, B&Bs and guesthouses, and self-catering. Some of these facilities offer accommodation from as little as £20 per night.

2. Pembrokeshire 

Located in the southwest of Wales, this historic county in Wales is magically out of sync with modern times. It is out on the peninsula and out of the land surrounded by sea. With more than 50 beautiful beaches and186 miles of magnificent and varied coastline, Pembrokeshire offers endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

During your stay in Pembrokeshire, be sure to visit the Pembrokeshire national park, the Oakland theme park, Pembroke Castle, Caldey Island, and the Folly Farm adventure park and zoo. If you feel more adventurous, go hiking, biking or camping at the Welsh Coast Path.

3. Pentewan

Pentewan is well-known for its beautiful beaches and camping sites. The most popular beach in this coastal village is Pentewan Beach. It is large, sandy and excellent water sports – swimming, water skiing, surfing, sailing, sea canoeing, and surfing. The village has more than 20 campsites, all of which are located along the coastline. For a perfect holiday, use a cheap campervan hire UK for a great camping adventure; find campervans for hire.

4. The Fylde Area

This coastal plain in western Lancashire has everything you need for the ultimate holiday. Its pretty villages are packed with boutique hotels, tea shops, and cafes. The countryside offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and birdwatching.

5. Llandudno

Situated on the picturesque north coast of Wales, Llandudno is as vibrant as it is historic. It’s amazing Blue Flag beaches, fascinating zoos, excellent theatres, amazing pubs and restaurants, mighty big mountains and green valleys are worth a visit. Also, worth visiting in this Victorian seaside gem is the Llandudno Pier, Colwyn Castle, and Colwyn Bay.

You can find hotels rooms from just £35. Meals are also affordable – expect to pay £10 for a meal at an inexpensive restaurant or £48 for a three-course meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant.

6. Hunstanton – Hunstanton is a great destination for families looking to make the most of the glorious beaches and the breath-taking coastline.

7. West Norfolk – Filled to the brim with historic buildings, West Norfolk is a perfect destination for those in search of picturesque scenery and charming countryside.

These seven holidays destinations in the UK will help you avoid the hoards on your next trip and discover a lot of things without breaking the bank.