Edinburgh has been revealed as the UK city with the most cost-free activities and attractions per capita with national landmarks, museums, art galleries and more, in a study by a holiday booking site ahead of the cost of inflation peak in April*. Studies have found that the average UK household is going to be £1,000 worse off this year**. To guide budget travellers and frugal families, the holiday booking site looked at cost-free attractions and activities per capita to compile a list of the top 10 'free-est' cities people might want to visit this year.
A holiday booking site has revealed Edinburgh as the UK’s ‘free-est’ city with the most cost-free attractions and activities per capita, ahead of April’s anticipated inflation peak*.
Hot Tub Hideaways’ study into Britain’s top 10 most ‘free’ cities to visit aims to guide budget travellers and frugal families, after the drastic rise in taxes and inflation, including food, energy and fuel. Studies have found that the average UK household is going to be £1,000 worse off this year**.
Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh showed itself to be the UK’s ‘free-est’ city, beating London. Edinburgh has a population a 16th the size and only one third fewer free activities and attractions than London.
The top five cities with the most cost-free activities and attractions per capita are:
The full list and travel guide of all 10 cities, can be found here: https://www.hottubhideaways.com/uk-top-10-free-est-cities
Cardiff came second in the study despite having the smallest population of approximately 360,000 people. The smaller population versus the large number of free attractions and activities makes Cardiff city a great location for anyone looking for an eventful getaway without the crowds.
Taking the third spot, Liverpool offers a number of free destinations throughout the northwestern city with free sights including; the Beatles memorial statue in the city centre, St Luke’s, a bombed out church from WWII, and the city’s popular Chinatown.
London, the largest city in the UK, came in 10th of the ‘free-est’ and is not only a cultural melting pot but also home to the most cost-free public art galleries and museums, ranging from the famous Tate Modern to the magnificent Natural History Museum holding the bones of dinosaurs. It only came last in the list due to its huge population figure - meaning there are less free attractions and activities on offer per capita.
Hot Tub Hideaways searched the UK for the best cities to take a trip to and compared the population data of each city with the free attractions and activities on offer, like landmarks, museums and art galleries. This revealed the amount of cost-free things to do for visitors and tourists per capita, resulting in the list of the UK’s free-est cities.
Hot Tub Hideaways is a trusted marketplace for travellers to discover the best last-minute hotel deals across the UK, Europe and worldwide destinations. The site is owned by the Snaptrip Group, which also oversees Snaptrip, LateRooms.com, Last Minute Cottages, Big Cottages, Dog Friendly Cottages, iKnow, Villa Holidays and LateCottages.
Matthew Fox, CEO of Hot Tub Hideaways said,
“With money getting tighter for most people this year, we wanted to help people make well-informed choices by revealing the UK cities that offer a really great value getaway.
“There are so many exciting and interesting attractions and activities available all across Britain that don’t cost a penny, so it’s totally worth making the most of them, perhaps more so now than ever before! We hope this guide helps people to get enjoyment out of domestic travel without having to break the bank.”
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