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Episode 57 – Exploring the UK on a Budget: Insider Tips for Affordable Travel

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In episode 57 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast Tracy and Doug Collins share insider tips for budget-friendly UK travel.

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Episode 57 – Show Notes

Exploring the UK on a Budget: Insider Tips for Affordable Travel

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Encouraging an authentic travel experience while saving money
  • Travelling during low or shoulder seasons to save money
  • Peak times to avoid, such as August in London and Edinburgh when accommodation is most expensive
  • Staying in B&Bs and guest houses as a budget-friendly option
  • Accommodation guides for B&Bs and guest houses in various UK destinations
  • Benefits of B&Bs and guest houses, including breakfast and local interactions
  • Exploring free activities in the UK, such as markets, gardens, and parks
  • Meal deals from supermarkets like Marks and Spencers, Sainsbury’s, and Tesco
  • Budget-friendly evening meal deals for self-catering accommodations
  • Comparing transportation options: buses, coaches, and trains
  • Parking fees and park-and-ride schemes for driving holidays
  • Resources on UK train travel, including previous podcast episodes and an ebook
  • Saving money on train travel in London with an Oyster card or contactless payment
  • Free attractions in London, like historical places and art galleries
  • Choosing budget-friendly accommodation in London, including chain hotels
  • Passes for attractions and tours, such as the London Pass and City Pass for Edinburgh
  • Researching and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of various attraction passes

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