Glasgow crowned as best value Bank Holiday break!
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Thu 23 Aug 12 @ 10:13
In a poll by travel website TripAdvisor, Glasgow has been named as the best value Scottish city for a Bank Holiday break.
Three other Scottish cities made it into the top 20, with Glasgow crowned the winner over Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. The poll lists the cities considered to be the most popular with visitors and looked at the average cost of accommodation, taxis, drinks and dinner.
Glasgow was found to offer visitors the best value in Scotland, costing a couple just £164.40 for a four-star hotel room, four-mile taxi ride, cocktails at a five-star hotel and a two-course dinner with wine at a leading restaurant.
Birmingham was named as the best value city in the UK with a total cost of £139.54, and was followed by Nottingham, Sheffield and Liverpool.
Coming into place as the seventh best value city in the UK. Glasgow has some of the most affordable four-star hotel rooms available during peak season in UK, starting at just £71.
Edinburgh was named as the most expensive Scottish city to visit, with an average Bank Holiday break working out at almost £100 more than Glasgow.
The Scottish capital was the third most expensive break on the list, beaten by London and Bath - but only by £4.
Tourist officials welcomed the new list saying it was "encouraging" four of the UK's top 20 short break cities were in Scotland.
VisitScotland chairman Mike Cantlay said: "The fact Scotland has a substantial presence here is very encouraging and echoes what we've been saying for some time, that value for money and quality are more important than ever, particularly to the 'staycation' market.
"Whether people are looking for a budget break or an excuse to spoil themselves and indulge in a luxurious five-star break, Scotland really does have something to suit every pocket, as this survey indicates."