The UK's most affordable staycation spot is an 'amazing and beautiful' area

Lake District England

The Lake District was joint first as the most affordable staycation destination

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 16/08/2023

- 14:47

Updated: 16/08/2023

- 16:21

Popular UK destinations were ranked on the affordability of various holiday activities

There are lots of great staycation options for those looking for a bit of UK sun this year.

A new study has shared the top staycation destinations across the country.

The Lake District and Blackpool were the top destinations, according to the research by finance specialists RIFT.

The holiday hotspots came in joint first for affordability, both getting a score of 4.26.

Blackpool pier England

Blackpool ranked the most affordable in a number of categories


It is no surprise these spots took the top spot as they have garnered lots of praise on Tripadvisor.

Speaking of the Lake District, one tourist wrote: "Amazing and beautiful area of Britain with so many things to see and do."

Another said the Lake District National Park is "worth the journey" and they were "surprised by how beautiful the valleys are".

The least affordable destination was Brighton, which got an overall score of 3.67.

The research looked at the affordability of accommodation, a family day out, the cost of a pint and the price of fish and chips.

Blackpool was found to offer the best value accommodation and had an average daily rate of £126.

Brighton, on the other hand, had an average accommodation price of £162 per day.

Dorset had the most affordable family day out at around £50 for a family of four.

Brighton beach England

Brighton was found to be the most expensive staycation spot


The cheapest pint could be found in Blackpool where a drink would cost around £3.25.

Brighton had the priciest tipple at around £5.35 per pint. It was also the most expensive place for fish and chips, costing £12.68 on average.

Blackpool took the crown again for the most affordable chippy with it costing around £9.06.

The managing director of RIFT said: “While a staycation is certainly a great way of cutting travel costs, inflation here in the UK remains high and this is having an impact on the cost of some staycation staples.

“Depending on what you want from a holiday, it pays to do your research and identify which the best options are for accommodation, day trips, food and drink and so on. You may have a caravan and so high accommodation costs aren’t an issue, or you prefer to cook at home so the cost of eating out is irrelevant.

“But if you want an option that offers the best all-round experience, you can’t go wrong with the tranquillity of the Lake District or the bright lights of Blackpool.”

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