Budget travel

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Smokie hot action and goosebumps: a car-free trip to Arbroath
From atmospheric outdoor theatre and historic houses to sumptuous seafood and dramatic clifftop walks, Scotland’s east coast gets the pulse racing

Phoebe Taplin

29, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Bikes, boats and Betjeman: a car-free break in Wadebridge, Cornwall
While Padstow and Rock heave with cars, a three-generation stay further up the River Camel manages to keep everyone happy

Phoebe Taplin

11, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Cornwall on a budget: a night in a ‘coffin bunk’ on a converted fishing boat
Our series on low-cost stays ends in a Cornish coastal village with Unesco status – bunking down on the renovated Pen Glas

Dixe Wills

05, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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West Highlands on a budget: a hostel amid Scotland’s mountains and waterfalls
Our series of low-cost stays continues at the revamped Glen Nevis hostel, handy for long-distance trails, plus safer routes for frisky weather

Dixe Wills

29, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Snowdonia on a budget: a five-star hostel in the heart of the national park
In the third of our series, an upgraded former YHA hostel is the perfect base for cycling, swimming and scrambling in Sir Edmund Hillary’s footsteps

Dixe Wills

21, Jul, 2021 @10:49 AM

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Yorkshire Dales on a budget: my peaceful little Swaledale cave
In the second of our new series, a YHA pod in a historic hostel is a cosy base for a 30-mile dale-hopping tour

Dixe Wills

14, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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South Downs on a budget: a youth hostel stay for great walks and pretty villages
In the first of a new series on UK hostels, our writer stays in a YHA pod and hikes a glorious corner of the downs

Dixe Wills

07, Jul, 2021 @10:38 AM

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Trading places: could a home swap save your summer holiday?
UK holiday accommodation is at a premium this year – but there is a way you can get it for free

Miles Brignall

01, May, 2021 @8:30 AM

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10 of the best UK campsites: readers' travel tips
Combining open air with social distancing, a stay at a UK campsite will be a popular option this year. Readers reveal their favourites

Guardian readers

02, Jul, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Hostels in England set to reopen from 4 July – but without dorms or socialising
Hostels face the challenge of social-distancing regulations while also trying to maintain their communal ethos

Antonia Wilson

26, Jun, 2020 @10:20 AM

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‘Things have to change’: tourism businesses look to a greener future
While the pandemic has dealt travel a severe blow, some hope it can be an opportunity to introduce slower, fairer, more sustainable holidays

Jane Dunford

28, May, 2020 @5:20 AM

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Five of the best new UK hostels – reviewed
Take a city break in style – but still on a budget – at these hostels with great design (and decent grub) in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Liverpool and London

Antonia Wilson, Dixe Wills and Robert Hull

12, Mar, 2020 @6:30 AM

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