You can still enjoy great breaks on a budget

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Posted by Sarah

One of the real benefits of working for a travel company is that I’m always confronted by loads of ideas for my next holiday – in both the UK and the rest of the world. In fact, I take as many opportunities as I can to get away on short breaks to places in Britain that you can visit over a weekend, though this month’s snowy weather has made it a little harder of late.

So when some of my less optimistic colleagues in the travel industry bemoan the death of their holiday-lifestyle due to the rocketing Euro, I don’t have much sympathy. Sure, the Alps are beautiful for skiing at this time of year and the south of France is really quite spectacular – but there’s so much breathtaking scenery and so many exciting attractions in the UK that anyone who fails to see how much we have to offer is just being plain lazy.

Of course, the problem these days is money – the Euro might be too expensive for us Brits but the good old pound doesn’t bring much respite either. A lack of cash shouldn’t hold you back though; I think it’s so important to be able to enjoy a holiday – even if you’re only away from home for a few days.

I have a lot of friends and colleagues who found the post I wrote a couple of months ago on saving money on a visit to London quite helpful, so I thought I’d start replicating the trend. So every week for the next few months, I’ll bring you a potted rundown of free or cheap attractions in some of the UK’s leading cities – those that you already know as major tourist destinations and those you might not.

And where better to start than the site of Superbreak’s headquarters: York! Watch this space for more.

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